Latest News as of 4/21/17


1) Honors Rsrch Conf

2) Sign Up to Walk Now!
3) Boalt Info Sess
4) LSAT Blueprint Evnt
5) Help Needed – Ca Mock Trial
6) Barbara Lee Intrnshp
7) CASA for Grads
8) FSU Law
9) Schwarzman Scholars


1) Honors Rsrch Conf

Honors Rsrch Conf

Fri 4/28
10:15am – 5:15pm
Seminar Rm in 2240 Piedmont (Legal Studies bldg)
Come for some, come for all. Come see your friends present! ūüėČ

Are you curious about . . .
How humanitarian aid organizations negotiate the logistical and ethical challenges of delivering aid in Syria?
How Uber and Lyft drivers negotiate the ambiguity of their employment status?
How school tax credits are really being used?

Come hear the answers to these and other fascinating questions in legal studies during the 9th Annual Legal Studies Honors Undergraduate Research Conference, Friday April 28 from 10:15 AM to 5:15 PM in the Selznick Seminar Room at 2240 Piedmont.   These honors students have been conducting original research under the guidance of Berkeley Law faculty all year.  Please feel free to stop by anytime during the day. Next year, these students will be heading to graduate and law programs, including Berkeley Law, Stanford Law, University of Chicago Law, NYU, and other excellent schools.


9:30 am    Welcome Breakfast, Kadish Library

10-10:15 am    Introductory Remarks, Kadish Library
Professor Lauren Edelman, Honors Program Director Professor Jonathan Marshall, Director of Legal Studies Professor Calvin Morrill, Associate Dean of Legal Studies

10:15-11:45 am  Public Discourse and the Law in Action, Selznick Seminar Room
Moderator: Kavitha Iyengar, JSP Ph.D. Student
*¬†¬†¬† Sarah Bernardo, “Capital Punishment in Extremis: The Effect of Method of Execution on the Legitimacy of the U.S. Death Penalty”
*¬†¬†¬† Kimberlie Le, “Direct Democracy in California: Understanding Voter Behavior”
*¬†¬†¬† Brooke D’Amore Bradley, “The Illusion of School Choice: The Realities of Arizona’s Tax Credit Programs”

12-12:45 pm    Catered Lunch, Kadish Library

1-2    :30 pm        Articulations of the Law: Rights Claims, Legal Consciousness, and Social Movements, Selznick Seminar Room
Moderator: Diana Reddy, JSP Ph.D. Student
*¬†¬†¬† Alexandria Ku, “Stereotyping and the Limits of Title VII”
*¬†¬†¬† Rachel Schuster, “Individual Mobilization of Disability Rights”
*¬†¬†¬† Jagdeep Sekhon, “The American Sikh Community and Rights Mobilization”
*¬†¬†¬† Shao-Jia Chang, “Rights within the Sharing Economy: A Study of Legal Consciousness and the Quasi-Contract Model”

2:30-2:45 pm  Coffee Break, Kadish Library

2:45-4:15 pm¬†¬†¬† New Sites For Law’s Development, Selznick Seminar Room
Moderator: TBD
*¬†¬†¬† Andrew Gove, “Regulating the Future: Liability and the Emergence of Artificial Intelligence Technology in Autonomous Vehicles”
*¬†¬†¬† Jonathan Rasmusson, “Socio-Legal Movement: Challenging the Legal Paradigms of Contemporary Environmental Protections”
*¬†¬†¬† Shraddha Gupta, “Turkey: At the Crossroads of the European Union and Political Conservatism”
*¬†¬†¬† Colin van Loon, “Humanitarian Aid on Trial: The Case of Syria”

4:15-5:15 pm    Celebratory Reception, Kadish Library


2) Sign Up to Walk Now!

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3) Boalt Info Sess

Boalt Info Sess

Berkeley Law Information Session:

Get a head start on Berkeley Law’s fall JD admissions application! Are you a UC Berkeley undergraduate student thinking about applying to law school next year? This session is for you! Assistant Director of Admissions Alice Young will talk about the law school application process and provide tips on what you can be doing over the summer to prepare your application. The presentation will end with questions from the audience and will conclude with a tour of the law school. No RSVP is required.

Thursday, April 27th
3:30pm – 4:30pm (Boalt Hall tour will begin at 4:30pm)
Boalt Hall, Room 132, next to Cafe Zeb


4) LSAT Blueprint Evnt

LSAT Blueprint Evnt

Hi Pre-Law Students,

Phi Alpha Delta is hosting a free LSAT Seminar on Tuesday, April 25h at 7pm in collaboration with Blueprint LSAT Prep to provide valuable information about the Law School Admissions Test. Blueprint LSAT expert, Lianna McSwain, will be giving a breakdown of the test, how it is scored and how it is used in the law school admissions process. This event is open to all Berkeley students and there will be free pizza! So come hungry and bring a friend!

For more information or to RSVP, please visit the Blueprint events page by clicking here.

Event Details: LSAT Seminar
Date:  Tuesday, April 25th
Time: 7pm
Location: Barrows Hall, Room 20


5) Help Needed – Ca Mock Trial

Help Needed – Ca Mock Trial

Golden State Mock Trial is a new California Mock Trial organization that exists to promote high school mock trial governed by the principals of excellence, transparency, honesty, and the celebration of our sport. GSMT will be hosting its inaugural tournament in Sacramento, California from Friday, April 28th to Saturday, April 29th. The tournament will feature a case crafted specifically for the tournament, and some of the most formidable and decorated teams in the state of California. We are looking for individuals who have any prior experience or interest in Mock Trial to come and score some of these rounds of competition.

If you are a legal professional, member of law enforcement, or mock trial alumni, please consider volunteering to score or preside at Golden State 2017. You may volunteer for as many or as few rounds as you would like–and we will train you! Training will be provided before every round of competition to ensure that you feel ready and confident in your abilities to score.

If you are interested in observing and scoring these hardworking high school students, click the link below, fill out the form, and you will receive additional information about the tournament. We hope to see you there!


6) Barbara Lee Intrnshp

Barbara Lee Intrnshp

Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Oakland District Office is currently accepting internship applications for Summer 2017 from students currently enrolled at an accredited institution who live in or attend school in the 13th Congressional District of California. The internship program offers an opportunity to learn about the Congresswoman’s work in the 13th Congressional District, provide direct services to constituents and assist with outreach events.

Applicants should be flexible, professional and have excellent written and oral communication skills. The internships are unpaid, but we will be glad to help secure credits through the student’s school or university. For the summer internship program, we have a minimum time commitment of eight to twelve hours per week. Applications are due by Friday, May 5th, 2017. Students from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please complete the online application at


7) CASA for Grads

CASA for Grads

Dear Class of 2017,

The Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA) would like to officially congratulate you on your upcoming graduation!  Sponsored by the Cal Alumni Association (CAA), we are UC Berkeley’s flagship group for student-alumni engagement.  Take a look at the benefits and opportunities we provide to all our alumni.  Sign up here to get involved! No membership fee is required.

Alumni Network

From the moment you decided to attend Berkeley, you joined a tradition of achievement created by 220,000 talented alumni worldwide.  Your Berkeley network can help you find work, enrich your professional skills, and provide opportunities to continue learning.

‚ÄĘ Socials with fellow alumni
‚ÄĘ Alumni-student networking events
‚ÄĘ Speaker panels
‚ÄĘ Coffee chats
‚ÄĘ Job tours

Please feel free to email us at if you have any questions or concerns!  You can also find us on Facebook.
Congratulations once again, and we hope to keep in touch.  Go Bears!
Best regards,
Zoey Li
Alumni Relations Coordinator


8) FSU Law



The Florida State University College of Law is consistently rated one of the nation’s best in terms of job placement. From incoming orientation through graduation and beyond, we strategize your job search process with you because preparing our graduates to succeed in their careers is the most important thing we do. Our alumni network is a primary reason graduates fare so well in the job market. Alumni are extremely engaged in helping connect students with job opportunities. Our location also is an advantage, as students have a wide variety of externships, internships, clerkships and clinics from which to choose. Additionally, our outstanding faculty members are productive and successful, and want you to be, too. Our students like their experiences at our law school and the careers we help them launch.

Lydia Florence will be conducting personal interviews to answer any of your questions on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Career Center, 2nd floor at 2440 Bancroft Way at the University of California – Berkeley in Berkeley, CA. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please choose your preferred time here. I look forward to meeting with you.

Signup Link: your preferred time here. I look forward to meeting with you. Signup Link:


9) Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars

Applications for the third cohort of Schwarzman Scholars opened today, April 17, 
2017, and we are looking forward to meeting another outstanding group of high-potential young leaders from around the world.

The second class of 129 Schwarzman Scholars, selected in the fall of 2016, is composed 
of students from 30 countries and 75 universities, with 45% from the United States, 20% from China, and 35% from the rest of the world. 
Schwarzman Scholars is quickly becoming the premier training ground for future leaders, educating and preparing the world’s most exceptional 
men and women to confront the difficult challenges of the coming century 
and develop an understanding of China.

This year, this unparalleled, fully-funded opportunity will be extended to up to 140 future leaders who will begin the program in August 2018. The program is open 
to students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained
an undergraduate degree.

The application for the 2018-2019 cohort is now available on the Schwarzman Scholars website and will close on September 28 for applicants from the United 
States and across the globe. We invite you to read the press release announcing the launch of this year’s application cycle for additional details. For
applicants who hold passports from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Macao, regardless of where they attended university, the application can be found 
on the Tsinghua University 
website and must be submitted by May 31, 2017.

In addition to evaluating applicants’ proven intellectual and academic ability, the admissions process is heavily focused on leadership potential, 
strength of character, ability to anticipate and act on emerging trends and opportunities, and desire to understand other cultures, 
perspectives, and positions. Those selected will have demonstrated their potential to not only benefit from but also 
contribute to the Schwarzman Scholars program and the network of Schwarzman Scholars alumni.

The written application will be reviewed by a distinguished team of 
readers from around the world who will narrow the pool based on an 
extensive set of guidelines. Approximately 400 semi-finalists will be 
invited to an in-person regional interview in Beijing, Singapore, 
London, or New York, and will go before notable panels comprised of 
CEOs, former heads of state, university presidents, non-profit 
executives, journalists, and other leaders from around the world.

Webinars and in-person information sessions for interested applicants 
will be hosted in April and throughout the next several months leading 
up to the application deadline. To find out more, please register for a session or contact us with any questions.

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