Latest News as of 4/10/17

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1) Honors Info Session
2) Chemerinsky Talk
3) Job Srch Help
4) Leg. Spkr Event
5) Zimring Book Event
6) Advisor Hold!
7) Sign up to Walk- LS Commencement

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1) Honors Info Session

Honors Info Session

LEGAL STUDIES HONORS PROGRAM INFORMATIONAL  SESSION
4:30 pm, Tuesday, April 11th, Legal Studies Building (2240 Piedmont Avenue)

The Legal Studies Honors Program is a yearlong course devoted to conducting original, interdisciplinary thesis research. If you have at least a 3.5 GPA, and are a Legal Studies major, come to the informational session in order to hear:

–Three current Honors students discuss their experiences in the program and their research projects, which engage with topics like the abolition of capital punishment, workplace- based gender discrimination, and delivering humanitarian aid to war-torn Syria;

–Professor Lauren Edelman and Kathryn Heard talk about how the program can prepare you for graduate school, law school, or postgraduate careers; and

–Lauri La Pointe when detail when and how to apply to the program.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided!

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2) Chemerinsky Talk

Chemerinsky Talk

THE CASE AGAINST THE SUPREME COURT: DEAN ERWIN CHEMERINSKY AT THE BERKELEY FORUM

Although UC Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky has always regarded the law as “the most powerful tool for social change,” in recent years he has become a notable critic of the Supreme Court. In light of current events such as Obergefell v. Hodges, the 2015 case that legalized same-sex marriage, and the unsuccessful nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland, the Supreme Court has come under the public eye more so than ever before. With his litany of court cases as justification, Chemerinsky’s critique of the institutions is predicated on his belief that the Court has consistently sided with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful, while failing to protect the minority. Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, one of the eminent constitutional law scholars of our generation, will draw upon his experiences to discuss the shortcomings of and possible reforms to the Supreme Court.

Please visit our website for a complete list of event policies

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3) Job Srch Help

Job Srch Help

Please visit our website for a complete list of event policies
Job Search Essentials: Preparing for FALL Recruiting!
Friday, April 14, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM @ Career Center, Gold Room

Job Search Essentials: Interview with Confidence
Monday, April 17, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM @ Career Center, Gold Room

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4) Leg. Spkr Event

Leg. Spkr Event

The Psi Class for SIgma Alpha Nu, a pre-law, professional co-ed fraternity are hosting a Legal Speaker Event with multiple attorneys.

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 8pm-10pm (We will open doors at 7:30pm, but the event does not start till 8pm)
Where: 221 Kroeber Hall

Who: Currently we have confirmed the following attorneys to speak at the event: Robin Lipetsky, she is the public defender at Contra Costa. We have also confirmed Brandon Greene who works at the East Bay Community Law Center as part of the Clean Slate unit. There might be other attorneys and people who work within the legal field there, as well.

Everyone is welcome to come. Since Kroeber does close at 8pm, someone will be outside letting people in.

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5) Zimring Book Event

Zimring Book Event

Please join us for a faculty book talk with Franklin E. Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law at UC Berkeley.

Tuesday, April 11
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library
Free and open to the public
Copies of the book will be for sale courtesy of Eastwind Books.

Prof. Zimring’s timely new book, When Police Kill (Harvard University Press), is receiving national acclaim for marshaling empirical evidence that exposes, as Bill Keller puts it in his review in the New York Times, how “police have been given more power than they need, have too frequently abused it, and are the least accountable of our public servants.”

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6) Advisor Hold!

Advisor Hold!

Anyone declared Legal Studies should now have an ‘Advisor Hold’ hold on their Fa17 registration in CalCentral.

The ‘Advisor Hold’ ensures that all declared students come in for advising at least once a semester in order to stay on track.

If you are on the Spring 2017 degree list and you have a hold, e-mail me. (If you already have, I’ll get back to you.) If you know for certain that you have completed all of the major requirements already and are on the summer or fall degree list, e-mail me.

If you are abroad or at UCDC, e-mail me.
Otherwise, everyone else come in, no e-mails.

If you need to declare (and you have an ‘undeclared senior hold’) come declare. Bring in the completed Legal Studies Application and your essay. (Find the App under ‘About the Major’ then ‘Declaring the Major’ on our site.)

My drop in hours are 8:30-12 and 1:30-4.

April 17th    Fa17 registration begins

Poke your head in my office to let me know you’re here and if I’m with someone, please hang out on the couch.

Thanks!

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7) Sign up for Commencement!

Sign up for Commencement!
Please sign up for the Legal Studies Commencement Ceremony now!

The link can be found at the bottom of the ‘Commencement’ page on our website.

– Deadline to sign up: Friday, April 21st
– You do not need a ticket, just wear your cap and gown
– Each graduate will receive two free tickets
– All guests 5 yrs old and under must have a ticket, ask Lauri for free tickets when you come to pick yours up
– First day to pick up tickets: Tuesday, April 25th
– Last day to purchase tickets: Thursday, May 11th
– Last day to pick up tickets: Friday, May 12th
– No tickets will be sold at the door
– If you need more tickets after your initial purchase, please go back and enter your name into the form.
You DO NOT NEED TO ANSWER ALL OF THE QUESTIONS AGAIN!!! 😉 JUST ENTER YOUR NAME and…the rest of the fields can be filled with just one letter or numbers (in the case of the phone number fields).

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