Legal Studies Latest News

June 14, 2021


1) LS Honors Prog
2) Connect in Place
3) Career Cntr Jobs
4) Fung Fllwshp
5) Launchpad Intrnshp
6) Next Insurance Job
7) SLC Lang. Exchng Prog
8) Social Justice Rsrcs
9) Job Alumni Panel
10) Junior ParaLgl Job
11) Depositions
1) LS Honors Prog
LS Honors Prog
If you will be in your final year coming up and are interested in applying for the Legal Studies program, the deadline is June 15th.
Here’s the info.
Scroll down to ‘Application Process’.

2) Connect in Place

Connect in Place

My name is Victoria, and I’m a student at UC Berkeley. Over the past year, I’ve worked with a team of college students from top universities to launch Connect-In-Place, a free virtual summer camp for middle and high schoolers. So far, we’ve had over 3,200+ kids in classes taught by 300+ college student instructors on everything from “The Art of Thinking Like a Computer” to “Minecraft: Intro to Architecture & Team Building” to “The History of Rock and Roll.” We’ve also raised over $24,000 to provide laptops to youth with financial need and have been featured in NBC.

We are now recruiting instructors for Session 2 (July 12 – August 8), and interviews end June 19.

Details below, or you can also look at our website ( or email the operations team at

Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity? Teach a course with Connect In Place, where college students teach free courses ranging from “The Art of Thinking Like a Computer” to “Minecraft: Intro to Architecture & Team Building” to “The History of Rock and Roll!” Connect in Place has taught 400+ classes to a community of 3,200+ students, and wants to continue making education more accessible + engaging this summer!

Apply for Summer Session 2 (July 12 – August 8) here:

*Sign-ups close June 19*

3) Career Cntr Jobs
Career Cntr Jobs
The Career Center is Hiring Communications Assistants
We are looking for 2 communications/marketing students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students in these positions will have access to and work directly with all the professionals in the Career Center, exposing them to the latest trends, industry leaders, and other resources related to career development.
Communications Assistants will support the counseling staff in a variety of ways:
* Researching and writing material for mass distribution through Handshake
* Assist with preparation of promotional materials
* Produce/design program materials when needed
* Leveraging media to build brand awareness
* Conduct market research
* Media coverage of events and/or assist with production of short, fun video clips
** Hours are flexible depending on the student’s availability. Ideal candidates will be able to work 10-12 hours a week.
** Must be eligible for Work Study.
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume via Handshake. Deadline to apply is June 15, 2021.
4) Fung Fllwshp
Fung Fllwshp
What is the Fung Fellowship?
The Fung Fellowship is a unique opportunity for rising juniors, including incoming transfers, from all majors to create innovative solutions to address real-world challenges alongside our community and industry partners. Fung Fellows utilize the iterative human-centered design process, area specific principles, and emerging technology. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the Fung Fellowship has two tracks: Health + Tech and Conservation + Tech.
The Fung Fellowship accepts applications from all majors and has no GPA bracket; applications will be reviewed holistically.
Application Deadline: Friday, July 30 at 11:59pm PDT

The Fung Fellowship experience:

• Explore a new interdisciplinary landscape
• Experience the design process from prototype to product
• Embark on a community-based project to gain real-world experience
• Establish yourself as a young leader in an emerging field

Selected Fung Fellows attend a 3-unit course each semester, are supported in career development, and have the opportunity to apply to a second year honors program.

Your next steps:
• Learn more about the program at:
• Connect with a current Fellow and stay tuned:• Join our info session on Wednesday, July 7 from noon-1pm PDT: Registration details coming soon!
• Apply by Friday, July 30 at 11:59pm

5) Launchpad Intrnshp
Launchpad Intrnshp


Leadership Launchpad

We are currently recruiting for our Leadership Launchpad virtual internship program! The application deadline is June 27th.

Leadership Launchpad provides the following professional experience:

– Communications: Learning best practices for successful communication campaigns.

– Marketing: Integrating proven strategies from tech-entrepreneurs, investors & politicians

– Public Relations: Learning skills in direct outreach, public relations, and engagement

– Virtual Network Building: Developing a virtual network focused on professional growth

– Primary Research & Content Drafting: Writing research plans, analysis, and reports

– Project Management: Getting experience in strategic planning and project execution.

Along with professional experience there is the opportunity for internship credit to applicable majors!

Apply today by submitting your resume at:!

6) Next Insurance Job
Next Insurance Job
Next Insurance is a $4B InsurTech startup leading the charge in the small business insurance sector. Next’s Corporate Compliance team is looking for a Compliance Specialist. The role will involve legal and regulatory research in areas such as insurance licensing, tax, fraud and privacy. Additionally, this person will be working directly with business teams to operationalize requirements to help the business grow and be compliant. Ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of legal or compliance experience.
7) SLC Lang. Exchng Prog
SLC Lang. Exchng Prog
Apply to be a student coordinator for the Fa21 Student Lerning Center Language Exchange Program here.
8) Social Justice Rsrcs
Social Justice Rsrcs
Resources For Countering Anti-Black Racism
Reckoning with Organizational History
Morton L. Mandel Public Lecture
June 14, 2021 | 4:00 p.m. EDT
Over the last few years, organizations across the United States—including corporations, universities, and nonprofits like the American Academy of Arts & Sciences— have begun to reflect on their ties to slavery, Native genocide, and other troubling elements of American history. Please join us for a program on why historical self-examination matters and what can be gained from studies of the past. We will hear from leaders of a diverse group of institutions about the reckoning process, best practices that other organizations can use, and how this work can create opportunities for a better future.
The discussion will highlight Telling Our Nation’s Story, one of 31 recommendations in Our Common Purpose, the final report from the American Academy’s Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship. This recommendation encourages honest conversations that bridge divides and help develop new narratives that incorporate all aspects of our history.
9) Job Alumni Panel
Job Alumni Panel
Wednesday, June 23 at 5:00-6:00 PM
Gain insights from recent graduates on their experiences with the job search process and starting jobs after Cal. This event includes panel and breakout room discussions.
Alumni panelists:
– Roberto Arteaga, Constituent Services Representation, Office of US Senator Alex Padilla
– Tien Nguyen, Financial Aid Counselor, Stanford University
– Cristina Cea, Business Development Consultant, Oracle
– Israel Garcia Ceballos, Bilingual Therapeutic Services Coach, Seneca Family of Agencies
– Additional recent grads to be determined
10) Junior ParaLgl Job
Junior ParaLgl Job
Case Assistant / Junior Paralegal Positions with a Global Law Firm

Graduates: I am a UC Berkeley Legal Studies alum now running a legal placement agency and I am looking for 2020 and 2021 Legal Studies graduates for one of my global law firm clients. This prestigious law firm is looking to hire Case Assistants / Junior Paralegals to work with their high-profile technology clients in Silicon Valley.  Training will be provided and no prior legal experience is required.  Salaries start in the $50Ks + bonus and the firm provides a comprehensive benefits package.

My career and placement services are free to you and all inquiries are confidential.  If you are interested in more detail about these and other job opportunities please send a resume to and feel free to review my LinkedIn profile: .

 Congratulations on your impressive accomplishment in graduating from UC Berkeley!

11) Depositions

Legal Studies Fall 2021 Announcement: An Opportunity for Undergraduates to Participate in a Berkeley Law JD Skills Class with the OPTION of earning 1 unit of LS 199 Individual Research Credit

In Fall 2021, undergraduates will have a unique opportunity to play the role of witnesses in a Berkeley Law JD Professional Skills Class (Depositions: Law 246.3), taught by Professor Henry Hecht.

Professor Hecht seeks six (6) students to serve as role-playing witnesses.  Students selected will be expected to prepare in advance by reading a witness statement and a very limited amount of background material.  Witnesses will then be expected to participate during the semester in six (6) Tuesday afternoon classes from 3:35 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., on September 14, September 21, October 12, October 19, November 9, and November 16.  During those classes, you will play the role of a witness for either the plaintiff or the defendant in a mock case.  Students selected must be able to commit to attending all six (6) Tuesday afternoon classes.

Professor Hecht’s Depositions course is a lawyering skills course, in which Berkeley Law students, working in small groups, simulate the process of preparing witnesses for their depositions and then taking as well as defending their depositions.  Practicing Bay Area lawyers attend these sessions, observe the law students in action, and critique their performances.  (Note: A deposition is a pre-trial legal procedure in which witnesses in a civil lawsuit answer questions by the opposing parties under oath, typically in a law office rather than a courtroom.  During the pandemic, depositions were conducted remotely via Zoom.)

Playing the role of a witness will allow you to gain insight into the US system of civil litigation and to see it in operation.  In addition, it will provide you with a chance to meet and talk with Berkeley Law students and Bay Area attorneys.  Finally, witnesses will earn a $50.00 Amazon gift card for their service.

To Apply:

Please apply by e-mail to Professor Hecht at, by no later than Wednesday, September 1, at 5:00 p.m.  Please include the words “Application to be a Witness” and your last name in the subject line of your e-mail.  In your cover message, please include a brief statement about why you are interested in taking part in this class; and attach your resume.

Students’ applications will be reviewed by Professor Hecht, and he will notify students of his decisions by no later than Friday, September 3, at 5:00 p.m.

OPTION: Earn 1 Unit of LS 199 Course Credit for Supervised Independent Research with Professor Perry

Students who choose this OPTION have the opportunity to earn one unit of LS 199 P/NP course credit for their service as a witness in Professor Hecht’s Depositions class under the supervisor of Professor Perry.  In order to earn this supervised independent research credit, students will be required to do some additional readings on the civil litigation process and on the participant observation method, which are described below.  At the end of the semester, students selecting this option must submit a paper of at least ten pages in length, exclusive of notes and bibliography.  The requirements for the LS 199 course credit, offered by Professor Perry, are described below.

Requirements for LS 199 credit:

  1. Attend all six (6) class role playing sessions, and prepare for the role plays;
  2. Take notes on what you did and what you observed, preferably in a small note pad, organized by the date of the session; and submit the raw, handwritten pages along with your final paper;
  3. Read materials, posted on bCourses, on participant observation methods; and consider how those method(s) apply to your own experience;
  4. Read two chapters, posted on bCourses, from Robert Kagan’s Adversarial Legalism: The American Way of Law, focusing especially on Chapter 6, which mentions depositions;
  5. Papers will be graded on a P/NP basis by Professor Perry.

If you want to pursue this option, specify that in your cover message to Professor Hecht when you apply; and he will let Professor Perry know.