Latest News as of 3/23/17


1) Advisor Hold!
2) P/NP Deadline
3) Fa16 Graduates
4) Entry-Lvl Firm Job
5) Justice Sotomayor Talk!
6) SLC Writing Prog
7) L&S Peer Advisor Job
8) Pub Svc Ldr Prog
9) Positions @Geneq Cntr
10) Spk @ Lvndr Grad.
11) Just in Time Job Help
12) Job Srch Help
13) Intrnshps


1) 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 a different 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.

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

March 27    Fa17 Schedule of Classes goes live
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.



2) P/NP Deadline

P/NP Deadline

Friday, March 24 is the deadline to change from or to P/NP.
PLEASE check in CalCentral now, to confirm that your courses are set for the correct grading option.

NOTE: all courses for the Legal Studies major must be taken for a letter grade.

If you change a Legal Studies requirement to P/NP you won’t be able to use it for the major.
It can be tough to decide whether or not to change a course to P/NP, so if you have questions let me know.

NOTE: if you change a course to P/NP, make sure you pass it. A grade of C- minus or higher is required to Pass a class with a ‘P’.
For some grad programs, and law school, an ‘NP’ grade is factored into your admissions gpa as an ‘F’. Oh noooooo!

Again, let me know if you have questions.


3) Fa16 Graduates

Fa16 Graduates

Dear Degree Candidate,


Please provide the Registrar’s Office with a long term address for diploma mailing, if you have not currently done so. Provided all University requirements are met, you should receive your diploma in mid to late April. Even so, the address you provide should be a reliable place to receive important mail for up to 3-6 months after graduation. The deadline to submit your diploma mailing address is March 24th. Failure to submit an address by the deadline means your diploma will be sent to the permanent address we have on file.


  1. Update your diploma mailing address on CalCentral. Click on your picture, select Profile and Contact Information.

  2. Diploma Mailing Request Form : Follow the provided link to download the form, and fill out and send electronically to, or bring in person to 120 Sproul Hall

  3. Email: Send an email to with the following information: Your full name as it appears on your student ID, your student ID number and your Long Term Diploma Mailing Address.




  • The name on your diploma will appear just as it does on your student record.
  • To update, correct or add a cultural accent in your name please visit our website: for more information.

  • All diplomas awarded Fall ‘16 will automatically be mailed to both Grads and Undergrads.

  • Failure to submit a diploma mailing address will result in your diploma being sent to the permanent address on file.

  • Only one diploma per degree is issued unless original is lost or damaged.

If you have any questions, contact the Diploma Specialist within the Office of the Registrar at (510) 642-6775, or


The Office of the Registrar


4) Entry-Lvl Firm Job

Entry-Lvl Firm Job

Wykowski & Associates, a boutique law firm located in San Francisco’s Financial District, is looking for an independent and self-motivated individual to assist us with our legal practice. We are a high-quality business litigation law firm. We also specialize in the representation of individuals, corporations, and non-profit entities in the nation’s burgeoning cannabis industry. Our principal attorney, Henry Wykowski, is a nationally-recognized authority on issues pertaining to cannabis and has been trial counsel in many of the industry’s leading cases. We regularly litigate cases in State and Federal Courts. The ideal applicant should possess strong oral and written communication skills, and have experience with Microsoft Office, Google Apps and cloud storage systems such as DropBox. Experience with QuickBooks and Sage Timeslips is preferred, but not necessary. Duties will include answering phones, maintaining office files, monitoring daily correspondence, communicating with clients, attending to office billing, and assisting attorneys in drafting court briefs, as well as corporate transactional documents. Throughout the semester, the student may have the opportunity to attend court hearings and interact with clients. Depending on interest and ability, you may also be asked to participate in case strategy and implementation. This position is an excellent opportunity for an undergraduate considering law school or working in the broader cannabis business space. Prior assistants have attended top-tier law schools and transitioned into practice with solid lawyering skills gained through their work experience. We are particularly interested in students finishing their second year who are available to continue through graduation provided we are a good match for each other. Please send our office a cover letter and resume addressed to Henry G. Wykowski by email:


5) Justice Sotomayor Talk!

Justice Sotomayor Talk!

For those of you who weren’t able to go to the talk last week, here it is on the UCB Boalt YouTube channel:


6) SLC Writing Prog

SLC Writing Prog

Greetings from the SLC Writing Program!

With the semester in full swing, this is the perfect time to recommend writers use our services! From seasoned scribes to first year Cal writers, we work with undergraduates at all stages of the writing process — whether they are revising a midterm essay or brainstorming research paper topics. Student writers can book an Appointment with a tutor in advance, visit us in Drop-in, or work with a Weekly tutor to take their writing to the next level.


7) L&S Peer Advisor Job

L&S Peer Advisor Job

Apply to be a 2017-2018 College of Letters and Science (L&S) Peer Adviser! L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising seeks talented students to become peer advisers for the upcoming academic year. Peer advisers provide academic support to all L&S students. They work in our two office locations (206 Evans and 156 Dwinelle) as well as the residence halls, providing academic advising information on college requirements, L&S policies and procedures; and, campus referrals.

Applications are now available and due March 24.

More information about the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising is available here:


8) Pub Svc Ldr Prog

Pub Svc Ldr Prog

Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program Application deadline: Friday, March 31

The Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program seeks outstanding student leaders who are engaged in off-campus service activities. For the 2017-18 academic year, we will select as many as 50 undergraduates to participate in the program and to receive need-based scholarships in the range of $2,000 to $6,000.


9) Positions @Geneq Cntr

Positions @Geneq Cntr

Become an intern at the Gender Equity Resource Center! 

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced students who are committed to issues of social justice and motivated to make social change within our communities to be a part of our internship program!

Applications are due by Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 11:59pm. Infosessions on Thursday, April 6th at 4pm and Wednesday, April 12 at 12pm at 202 Cesar Chavez.

Below is brief information about each position, please read through the full position descriptions at before applying!

Open Positions:

Cal Self-Defense for All Assistant Coordinator [1 Position, Paid] is responsible for all administrative and office functions related to designing, implementing, and evaluating the Cal Self-Defense for All program. Cal Self-defense for All is a program that addresses violence and harassment in our community by empowering members of our community to know about the problem, develop personal strategies, and learn about physical resistive techniques in a supportive environment. Funded by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Student Service Fees (CACSSF).

Core Program Assistants [2 Positions, Units Available] plan and execute GenEq’s annual programming. These are the programs that we believe are the necessary foundation to support our campus communities to thrive: 1.) National Coming Out Day or LGBTQ+ History Month, 2.) Transgender Communities Week, 3.) RISE: Celebrating Women, Community Love & Leadership, and 4.) Take Back the Night.

GenEq Course Facilitator [1 Position, Units Available] will co-facilitate, alongside a GenEq staff person, a semester-long course that is designed to give students a foundational understanding of GenEq’s topic areas (women, LGBTQ+ and sexual & dating violence), and related current events and activism. In addition to facilitating the course, this intern will also help with administrative tasks to manage the course.

LGBTQ+ Wellness Interns [2 Positions, Paid] will work with staff from GenEq and the Tang Center to provide wellness oriented programs and workshops throughout the year to LGBTQ+ undergraduates and graduates. These interns will help with (1) basic administration of the program, (2) ascertain needs and trends within LGBTQ+ wellness, (3) identify and communicate with potential speakers and facilitators, (4) provide advisory on the program, and (5) promote and market the program to students widely. The LGBTQ+ Wellness Internship is made possible through funding provided by the Wellness Fee Referendum.

Marketing, Outreach & Volunteer Coordination Interns [2 Positions, Units Available] will work to increase the visibility of, and participation in, GenEq’s programs, services and resources. The interns will be taking on a baseline of marketing, outreach and engagement projects that are essential to the functioning of GenEq, though creativity in the execution of these responsibilities and the proposing of supplementary projects will be expected.

Queer Cal Pals Coordinator [2 Positions, Paid] will design, plan and implement the Queer Cal Pals Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. The goal of the program is to connect incoming undergraduate and graduate students (Pals) with on and off campus resources and communities across the LGBTIQQAA spectra. The program is also designed to create connections across the campus LGBTQ+ student communities by engaging student volunteers/peers.volunteers/peers. Queer Cal Pals is made possible through funding provided by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Student Services and Fees (CACSSF).

Wonder Women Weekly Coordinators [2 Positions, Paid – Workstudy Only]
advocate for and organize events supporting women’s community building, leadership and empowerment. Under the direction of the Director of Women’s Resources, this position is responsible for all activities related to designing, implementing, and evaluating women’s community building and healing programs. Funded by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Student Service Fees (CACSSF).


Attendance of an infosession is not mandatory for applicants, but is highly encouraged. It is a great time to learn more about which positions you are most interested in, to visit the space, and to talk with staff.  Our infosessions will be held in the Gender Equity Resource Center on these dates:

Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 4-5pm and Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 12-1pm


Applications are due by Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 11:59pm via googleform, googledoc or turn in to 207 Cesar Chavez (in the Gender Equity Resource Center). Full information can be found at

Questions? Email

The Gender Equity Resource Center, fondly referred to as GenEq, is a UC Berkeley campus community center committed to fostering an inclusive Cal experience for all. GenEq is the campus location where students, faculty, staff and alumni connect for resources, services, education and leadership programs related to gender and sexuality.   The programs and services of the Gender Equity Resource Center are focused into three key areas: Women; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer + (LGBTQ+); and Sexual & Dating Violence. GenEq is a part of the Division of Equity & Inclusion.  Learn more at


10) Spk @ Lvndr Grad.

Spk @ Lvndr Grad.

17th Annual Lavender Graduation Celebration
Undergraduate & Graduate Student Speaker Application

Online Application:
Deadline April 17 2017 11:50PM

Dear UC Berkeley LGBTIQA students and student allies,

and Graduate Students, the Lavender Graduation Celebration Planning Committee invites you to apply to be a student speaker at this year’s LGBTQ+ graduation celebration to be held on Friday May 5, 2017 at 6:00pm in the Alumni House at UC Berkeley.  

Eligibility: UCB Undergraduate or Graduate Students who will be on the degree list for either spring, summer or fall 2017 or who graduated December 2016. Allies of the LGBTQ+ community are also welcome to apply.

Up to 3 speakers will be chosen with at least one speaker being a graduate student (masters, doctorate, professional degree). The selection of students will be based on their service within the campus or off campus LGBTQ+ communities, and who have a cogent, engaging and inspirational story or message to their fellow graduates. We value a diversity of speakers and Cal LGBTQ+ experiences and thus encourage students from various parts of campus to apply. Please prepare your remarks to be no longer than 5-8 mins.

Each speaker will receive a Cal Rainbow Graduation Stole

​ (see photo below)​

in addition to the Rainbow Tassel all gradates receive.

Deadline to apply: Monday April 17, 2017, 11:59PM

Questions: Contact Kate Jerman,, 510.643.4991
Online Application:


11) Just in Time Job Help

Just in Time Job Help

Just in Time Job Search Boot Camp!
Thursday, April 6 — 1pm; 2:15pm; 3:15pm
Career Center, Blue and Gold Room

The semester is almost over and there is still time to land a job or summer internship! Get ready for the Just In Time Job Fair April 12-13 and polish your job search skills!
In three 45-minute sessions, employers will share their tips and tricks with you for a successful job search. The programs are:
1. Do’s and Don’ts of the Job Search: Employers Share Their Stories and Insights (1:00-1:50);
2. Making the Most of Career Fairs: Advice From an Employer (2:15-3pm), and
3. Resumes and Cover Letters: What Employers Want (3:15-4pm).

Come learn some great strategies and options from our brief presentations, followed by Q&A and casual networking. Participating employers include Magoosh, Enterprise, Capgemini Consulting, Whole Foods, First Steps for Kids, and others to be announced. Feel free to attend one, two or all sessions.RSVP today to save your seat!


12) Job Srch Help

Job Srch Help

Job Search Essentials: Preparing for Fall Recruiting
Friday, April 14, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM @ Career Center, Gold Room


13) Intrnshps


Research, Policy, and Communications Intern, City of Berkeley

Application deadline: March 31

2017 Canon Insights Summer Internship Program – Legal
Application deadline: March 31

Associate Legal Specialist, Adobe Systems
Application deadline: March 3

Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program
Application deadline: Friday, March 31
The Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program seeks outstanding student leaders who are engaged in off-campus service activities.  For the 2017-18 academic year, we will select as many as 50 undergraduates to participate in the program and to receive need-based scholarships in the range of $2,000 to $6,000.


Survey for iPad Mini

Survey for iPad Mini

May ’17 Grads — Take a Survey, Win an iPad Mini!
Every year the Career Center asks seniors and recent graduates about what they’re doing after they graduate, whether they are working, going to graduate school or pursuing other interests. This brief survey takes no more than five minutes, and by submitting your responses you will be eligible for drawings giving away 3 iPad minis. Your answers will remain confidential.


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