Legal Studies Latest News as of 10/14/22

October 14, 2022
1)  Pub Pol $$
2)  CFPB Job
3)  Possibility Lab Talk
4) Changemaker Podcast
5) Pub Defndr Campaign
6) Harvard Law Info
7) Law School Events
8) OURS Events
9) Intrvw w/AI
10) Social Justice Forum
11) BLAQOUT! Conf
12) Berkeley Project
13) Women & Money Conf
14) Capital Fellows
15) Discovery Hub
17) Xlab Positions
18) City of SF Jobs
1) Pub Pol $$
Pub Pol $$

Apply for the David M. Howard Memorial Prize
Deadline: 11:59pm (PT) Sunday, October 16, 2022

The David M. Howard Memorial Prize in American Politics recognizes outstanding achievement in graduate research in public policy, political behavior, or public opinion in the U.S. broadly understood.

Each year, IGS selects one UC Berkeley Ph.D. student to receive the award, which includes a cash prize of $2000.

To apply, email the cover sheet on the prize's webpage, your CV, and a statement describing your research and how you meet the selection criteria (up to 600 words max) to IGS Executive Director Christine Trost at Please ask your faculty reference to email a letter of recommendation separately. All materials must be received by October 16, 2022, at 11:59pm (PT) for consideration.
Learn more about past winners of the Howard Prize here.

2) CFPB Job
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is recruiting this fall for the Director's Financial Analyst (DFA) position, and we want to encourage graduating seniors or recent graduates to apply. 
My name is Matthew McBride and I am currently a first-year DFA. I transferred to UC Berkeley and graduated with a degree in math. I currently work as a data analyst for the enforcement arm of the bureau. I work directly with lawyers and data scientist to monitor lenders and enforce consumer protection regulation. This position has granted me the ability to apply my technical skills to a cause I truly believe in, all while surrounding myself with intelligent and driven individuals. 
We are looking for people with a diverse background and a passion for public service! I am eager to encourage other students to apply to our program. 
Information about the DFA Program and upcoming recruiting events are included in the message below. 
Visit the CFPB webpage for more information and to apply during the live application window. 
ABOUT THE PROGRAM This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Designed to engage recent college graduates in meaningful public service work, DFAs are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem-solving skills while helping to ensure all households have access to markets for consumer financial products and services that are fair, transparent, and competitive. As a DFA, you will complete two year-long developmental rotations in different divisions across the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities taking place across the agency. In a short period of time, DFAs will play an integral role in everything the CFPB does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to supervision of market participants. 
ELIGIBILITY AND HOW TO APPLY The DFA program is recruiting for full-time fellowship positions that begin in June 2023. Recent graduates who will have received an undergraduate degree on or after April 1, 2020 and before June 20, 2023 are eligible to apply. 
Those interested should apply here during the live application window on USAJobs. The application will be open from Tuesday, November 1 through Monday, November 28. 
If you have questions or want to be notified when the application becomes available, students and alumni can send an email expressing interest to You can also reach out to me at to hear more about my experiences as a DFA. 
UPCOMING INFORMATIONAL WEBINARS The Bureau will be hosting virtual informational webinars about the DFA Program conducted over Webex. You will need to register to attend. The webinar will provide an overview of the DFA job position and application process, allowing time for questions. We will also be hosting drop-in Open House sessions where the DFA Program Recruiting team will answer any remaining questions. 
These sessions will take place on the following dates: 
Webinar Session 1: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 (5:00 – 6:00pm ET)

WebEx Link: Register here

Open House Session 1: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 (1:00 – 3:00pm ET)

Microsoft Teams Link: Join here

Webinar Session 2: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 (5:00 – 6:00pm ET)

WebEx Link: Register here

Open House Session 2: Thursday, November 10, 2022 (1:00 – 3:00pm ET)

Microsoft Teams Link: Join here

3) Possibility Lab Talk
Possibility Lab Talk
BLSA (Berkeley Legal Studies Association) First Fa22 Speaker Event:
SAVE THE DATE! On Oct.27, BLSA will host our 1st guest speaker panel with Rohit Naimpally, the director of innovation from the Possibility Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy to come and share the insights of Data-Driven Innovation in Policy Analysis!

If you're interested in law and policy analysis, don't hesitate to join us via zoom on Thursday, Oct.27, 2022, 7:00-8:00 PM PST to learn more!

Do you believe data should drive decision-making? The Possibility Lab brings together public policy experts who are committed to evidence-based policymaking and who use quantitative, participatory, and experimental methods to understand the potential of new ideas to improve people’s lives.

Rohit has over ten years’ experience in the impact evaluation space, with a focus on randomized evaluations and early-stage research studies. He manages overall strategy and the Lab’s Innovation workstream under the California 100 Initiative. He believes in using rigorous, community-centered research as part of public policy.

You can find our zoom link in our RSVP google form! Please submit your questions and RSVP!

RSVP Link:
4) Changemaker Podcast
Changemaker Podcast
The Ethnic Studies Changemaker Initiative is creating a cohort of undergraduate students who will be trained to create podcasts around topics of social/racial justice and the digital divide. Students from all majors are welcome to apply. This project is supported by the Berkeley Collegium Grant. 
Ethnic Studies Changemaker Team 
Ethnic Studies ChangeMaker Initiative
"Scaffolding Stories/Building Communities"
5) Pub Defndr Campaign
Pub Defndr Campaign

Hello, My name is Alexandra and I am part of the leadership team for the campaign of Rebecca Young, who is running for SF Public Defender. We are looking for those interested in activism, marketing, and any other skills that they may want to exercise while being a part of a truly historic grassroots campaign team. San Francisco is the only city in which Public Defender’s are elected officials. If elected, Ms. Young would be both the first woman and the first Chinese American to be the San Francisco Public Defender in California's history. As a recent student who studied legal studies and public policy, I know just how vital it is to build a strong framework of individuals who care about voting rights, criminal Justice reform, and other similar social issues. I wholeheartedly believe that the work and goals of this campaign connect directly to these causes. The opportunity to get real world exposure to SF politics would be a great supplement to fellow students, not only as a one-of-a-kind addition to college resumes, but this opportunity would also allow students to take what they are learning about in their courses and apply it directly to the communities around them. 

If any of your club members are interested in getting involved in our grassroots campaign, please fill out this form.

 Learn about Rebecca's platform at her website.

For any questions please inquire to with the subject "Rebecca Young Grassroots Campaign Interest".

"Grassroots advocacy is a bottom-up method for influencing decision-making that relies on people rather than wealth to drive change. Grassroots organizations are primarily made up of civilians advocating a cause to spur change at local, national, or international levels. Bottom-up approaches allow for the citizens– sometimes through grassroots organizations– to define their own goals and how to achieve them."

To learn more about how important grassroots practices are, in depth analysis are linked below.

Grassroots Advocacy: Definition & Best Practices for Success

UN: Grassroots organizations are just as important as seed money for innovation

 Best, Alexandra Gonzalez and Rebecca Young Campaign Team

6) Harvard Law Info
Harvard Law Info
Career Center Harvard Law info sess recap with Five Takeaways

7) Law School Events
Law School Events

Law & Grad School Fair 

Virtual - Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 1-4pm

Get to Know Georgetown Law 

Virtual Monday, October 17, 2022 from 3-4pm 

Early Pre-Law Planning for 1st + 2nd Year Students w/Berkeley Law 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 3-4pm

A Conversation with Dean Ingber from Yale Law 

Monday, October 24 from 3-4pm 

Get to Know Columbia Law School 

Virtual Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 12-1pm

8) OURS Events
OURS Events
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships has several useful events coming up quickly:
9) Intrvw w/AI
Intrvw w/AI

Do you have an interview coming up? Practice with BigInterview!
Big Interview is an AI-based interview training system. It includes:
  • A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
  • A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
  • A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions
  • The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback
How to access Big Interview?
  •  STEP 1: Go to click "Register".
  •  STEP 2: Complete the registration process
  •  STEP 3: You'll then receive a confirmation email at your SCHOOL email address. Click "Verify" in the email!
Learn additional insights on interviewing here.
10) Social Justice Forum
Social Justice Forum
School of Social Welfare's Annual Forum on Social Justice
October 13-14, 2022
This year's inaugural event, the Latinx Forum on Democracy, Migration, Health, & Wellbeing is dedicated to elevating Latinx scholarship on the UC Berkeley campus. Click here to see full details and register.

11) BLAQOUT! Conf

Volunteer at BLAQOUT! Conference 2022
October 14-16, 2022
BLAQOUT! is an annual three-day UC-wide conference that centers Black LGBTQIA+ community building, creativity, affirmation, health, and wellness. Seeking volunteers to support this year's conference and help organizers on the day of the event. Click here to learn more.

12) Berkeley Project

Berkeley Project

Volunteer with Berkeley Project
Deadline: October 16, 2022

The Berkeley Project is the largest student-organized day of community service hosted for Berkeley students. This Fall, you can volunteer individually or with your organization, all together. BP Day will be on Saturday, November 5. 

13) Women & Money Conf
Women & Money Conf

YWCA 15th Annual Young Women* and Money Conference
November 5, 2022 | 9am - 4pm

The conference aims to financially empower young women in the East Bay by advancing their personal financial knowledge through keynote speakers and workshops on personal finance, credit, investments, and more. Click here to learn more.
14) Capital Fellows
Capital Fellows

A Gateway to Public Service and Leadership

Apply by Monday, February 6th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. PST to the Capital Fellows Programs

  • Assembly Fellowship Program
  • Executive Fellowship Program
  • Judicial Fellowship Program
  • California Senate Fellows

The Capital Fellows Programs are nationally recognized public policy fellowships offering unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of California state government. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the State Assembly, State Senate, Executive Branch, or the Judiciary. The fellowships are administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, and are an outstanding opportunity for college graduates to engage in public service and prepare for future careers.

  • Fellows receive a monthly salary of $3,253;
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits; 
  • Student loan deferments;
  • 6 graduate units in Political Science or Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State; and
  • A graduate certificate in Applied Policy and Government upon completion of the fellowship.

Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1, 2023, and a demonstrated interest in public service, public policy, and California state government. Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome to apply.

For the 2023-24 fellowship year, individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of Monday, February 6th, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. PST at Capital Fellows Programs

If you have questions regarding the Capital Fellows Programs, please contact Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies at,

15) Discovery Hub
Discovery Hub
Wednesday, October 19th, 4-5pm @Moffit Library 405
What did you DO at UC Berkeley? Your answer to this question is much more important than “what did you major in?” or “how did you do in school?.” Workshop #4 will help you tell the story of your Berkeley experience by reflecting on 1) what did you learn about yourself and the world while at Berkeley and 2) how to frame these experiences to open doors for the next chapter of your life after graduation.
Please register for this workshop with the link below:

Become an State Campaign Associate with CALPIRG

CALPIRG is seeking a Campaign Associate to help lead our Beyond Plastic campaign.

Everyday, Californians throw away millions of single-use plastic containers, wrappers, packaging and other plastic “stuff.” The big problem with all that plastic is that it can take hundreds of years to fully degrade and the vast majority of it can’t be recycled. That means that almost every piece ever made is still out there piling up in our landfills, littering our streets, and polluting our environment.

CALPIRG’s Beyond Plastic campaign is working to eliminate the single-use plastics we’ve known for decades we can all live without.

We are seeking a Campaign Associate who will spearhead this campaign and work with our experienced team of advocates, researchers, and digital and communications experts.

Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply; we provide training on advocacy and organizing skills, as well as oversight and on-the-ground training by an experienced advocate. Ideal candidates will have leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, an eagerness to learn, and be ready for a challenge. We value organizing experience, including building campus or community groups.

  • Build powerful coalitions: Reach out to like-minded organizations and affected constituency groups to demonstrate support for our campaign goals.

  • Earn traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on Facebook and Twitter for your campaign.

  • Lobby elected officials: Coordinate strategy with champions in Congress. Make a convincing case to legislators who are undecided on a particular vote. When a critical vote is happening on your campaign, work to demonstrate the support you’ve been building on the ground to help line up the votes needed to win.

  • Research and write reports: Catalog and analyze data relevant to the issue and our policy proposals to help influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause.

  • Identify and cultivate donors: Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund your campaign.

  • Recruit new people to your team: Help build your team recruiting volunteers, interns and full-time staff.

  • Run a grassroots campaign office each summer: Run a campaign office for the summer to raise money to support our campaigns, build our organization and membership, and help build critical and timely grassroots support to win key campaigns while honing your organizing and management skills.


The target annual compensation for this position is $$30,000-$32,000 in the first year. CALPIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.


Fill out our online application:


Oakland, Sacramento, or Los Angeles

We’re also hiring Campaign Associates to work on other campaigns in locations across the country. We accept applications on a rolling basis. The position starts August 203.


CALPIRG is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Visit for things you should know about our network when you apply.

CALPIRG is an equal opportunity employer.

17) Xlab Positions
Xlab Positions
The Experimental Social Science Laboratory (Xlab) invites you to join our research participant pool! As a registered participant, you will be supporting UC Berkeley's world class research. All experiments conducted online and at Xlab are computerized social science studies that typically last between 30 to 60 minutes. Participants earn $20/hour on average for the studies they participate in. For more information, visit or watch our short video. To sign up, visit We look forward to seeing you at the Xlab! Do science. Get paid.
18) City of SF Jobs
City of SF Jobs
Friday, Oct 14 | 2:00 - 3:15pm | VIRTUAL
The City of San Francisco has unique programs specific to diverse hiring those who are job seeking with a disability!
Join us in an employer information session where DSP students can learn of the opportunities to work for the City of San Francisco.