Legal Studies Latest News as of 11/29/22

November 29, 2022


1) Hum Rts Fllwshp
2) Student PIRGs
3) Depositions!
4) Veterans/Military @Berkeley Law Talk TODAY
5) Transfer Ctr Jobs
6) Law Firm Jobs
7) Holiday Card Mailing
8) FAO S. Fllwshp Info Sess
9) Pub Svc Fllwshp
10) RIW Fllwshp
11) Roosevelt Fllwshp
12) Colorado Law 
13) The White House Fllwshp
14) Capital Fllws Prog
15) Intl Affairs Su Prog
1) Hum Rts Fllwshp
Hum Rts Fllwshp
The application for the 2023 Human Rights Center Fellowship is live! 
Our fellowship is open to all enrolled UC Berkeley students, including undergrads, grad students, Graduate Theological Union students, and students graduating in May 2023. Learn more about the fellowship and the application process, and to apply.
HRC will host two virtual information sessions about the fellowship program in December that you can add to your calendar. Attend the session on Wednesday, December 14 at 4:00 pm, or sign up for the session on Thursday, December 15 at 11:00 am (all Pacific Time). The Google Meet video conference links are included in the calendar events. 
We recommend attending in real time so you can ask questions, and will offer additional sessions in January, and a video recording of an information session (to request either of those, please fill out this form). 
Once you have attended or viewed an information session, you are encouraged to meet with our fellowship coordinator Alexey Berlind, who will be available to discuss your application in January 2023. 
If you have urgent questions, you can email him at (
2) Student PIRGs
Student PIRGs

Looking for a job making a difference? We're hiring across the country! 

Save the Bees: We’re working to get campuses, cities, and states to ban the sale of bee-killing pesticides for our homes, parks and gardens. Apply now.

100% Clean Energy: We’re also working to tackle the climate crisis by getting states from Oregon to Florida, as well as more than 50 colleges to commit to powering their energy needs with 100% Clean Energy. Join our team.

Move Beyond Plastics: Nothing we use for 5 mins should pollute our planet for generations. Help us move beyond single use plastics in our cities, on our campuses, and all across the country.

Sign UP For a Coffee Chat with a Student PIRGs Organizer to learn more!   

We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for the work. Learn more.

Scrolling through our feeds it seems there's no limit to the problems facing our country. The good news is we have the solutions: we can power our country with 100% renewable energy, move beyond plastics, and ensure a healthy democracy.

If you have a friend who you think would be interested, you should forward them this email!

Looking forward to seeing your application.

3) Depositions!
Legal Studies Spring 2023 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 Spring 2023, 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 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 February 7, February 14, March 7, March 14, April 11, and April 18. 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, without a judge present.)

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 Monique Sanchez, the Faculty Support Assistant to Professor Hecht, at, by no later than Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Please include both the words “Application to be a Witness” and also 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, January 27, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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 supervision 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:
i. Attend all six (6) class role playing sessions, and prepare for the role plays;
ii. 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;
iii. Read materials, posted on bCourses, on participant observation methods; and consider
how those method(s) apply to your own experience;
iv. Read two chapters, posted on bCourses, from Robert Kagan’s Adversarial Legalism:
The American Way of Law, focusing especially on Chapter 6, which mentions
v. 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.
4) Veterans/Military @Berkeley Law Talk
Veterans/Military @Berkeley Law Talk

Hello from the Berkeley Law JD Admissions Office! We wanted to share with you information about an upcoming event featuring the Military and Veterans at Berkeley Law student organization. 

Student Experiences of Active Service and Veterans at Berkeley Law

A panel discussion featuring current Berkeley Law students.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
4-5pm Pacific Time
Live on Zoom

Registration is required.

Register Here

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in any of our information sessions, please contact Chelsea Hackett at with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

The panel will feature the following Berkeley Law students:

  • Mike Ebeling: Mike Ebeling is a Navy JAG student in the Law Education Program (LEP/FLEP). Prior to law school, he served as a Submarine Officer. He holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.
  • Caity Lynch: Caity Lynch served as an Engineer Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve with a deployment to Afghanistan.  She holds a B.A. from the University of Montana and also worked as a state regulator in California.
  • Eric WrightEric Wright served as an Army Engineer Officer with two deployments to Afghanistan.  He holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley and also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kazakhstan.
  • Matt Sardo: Matt Sardo is a third year JD student. He will start his career in big law back home in D.C. Prior to Berkeley Law, Matt spent ten years on Active Duty as an Army Infantry Officer and Special Forces Officer and remains in the Army Reserves as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Berkeley. Matt is married and has two young kids.
  • Brian Eiselman: Brian Eiselman is an LL.M. student specializing in cybersecurity and data privacy law.  While on active duty as an Air Force JAG, he served as the primary legal advisor for the 22nd Annual Air Force Marathon in 2018, and chief prosecutor for America's Cryptologic Wing (70th ISR Wing) at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

If you're not able to attend this event, please visit our website for other ways to connect and learn about the school. We hope to see you there!

Sincerely, Office of J.D. Admissions

5) Transfer Ctr Jobs
Transfer Ctr Jobs
The Transfer Student Center is now hiring Peer Advocate Leads for the 2023 Spring Semester Peer Advocate Lead plays a critical role within the Transfer Student Center.  The job pays $18.00/ hour, averages a 10-hour commitment per week, and requires the student to be work-study eligible. The Lead works in a team setting and helps to provide the connection and collaboration between and amongst team members. The Lead manages responsibilities, collaborates, performs duties at the highest level, and contributes to building a strong team culture. Some duties include: 
  • Responsible for TSC maintenance responsibilities to ensure our physical and virtual spaces are organized and actively engaging with our community (examples include: responding to emails and messages, tracking TSC inventory, updating the TSC resource site, and upkeeping of community space)
  • Being the first point of contact for visitors at our community space by having a presence at our front desk at 100 Chavez to ensure helpful services for students, and oversee the maintenance of the Center and equipment.
Transfers Students interested in applying to the Peer Advocate Leads (P.A.L) position, please apply via the link below. 
 Applications will be due on Wednesday, November 30th at 11:59pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jasmine Kamariotis at or Kassandra Lopez at
6) Law Firm Jobs
Law Firm Jobs

Hello everyone! I am a Berkeley alum and I work at GW Law Group, an immigration law firm in the heart of Oakland. We are looking for qualified people to join our team! We are looking for two individuals to add to our team who can commit at least 16-20 hours per week part-time, with the possibility of a full-time position at the end of the 90-day probationary period.

We are looking for Applicants who are proficient to fluent in either Spanish or Russian. Applicants must be in their Senior year at Cal with graduation in Fall 2022Spring/Summer 2023, or have recently graduated. Applicants MUST have excellent writing and critical thinking skills.

We do anything from deportation defense to all sorts of visas, asylums, inadmissibility waivers, etc. We also do cases in the personal injury field. A lot of what we do intersects with other types of law such as criminal defense, family law, and probate law. You would work closely with the attorneys and are responsible for cases from start to finish. We write motions for court, translate documents, prepare clients for their hearings, prepare the necessary paperwork, do extensive legal research, and work directly with the clients. It’s a small boutique firm so we really do get a lot of hands-on experience.

Prior legal/ law firm experience is not necessary, but you must have a passion for learning and an interest in law. We are looking for people who are fluent in Spanish and/or Russian, have excellent writing skills, and can advocate for others, however, anyone is welcome to apply. If you or someone you know is interested, send me your resume and transcripts to Regards,

David A. Lopez
Senior Paralegal

7) Holiday Card Mailing
Holiday Card Mailing
The Ella Baker Center of Human Rights is holding their annual Holiday Mailing 
to almost 9,000 people inside prisons and jail. Sign holiday cards, 
donate stamps, stuff envelopes, and drop them off at the post office 
to send warmth and cheer to our community inside!
8) FAO S. Fllwshp Info Sess
FAO S. Fllwshp Info Sess

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 9:30-10:15 AM PST
The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is one of very few paid two-year fellowships 
in social change and offers excellent preparation for a career in nonprofits 
and public service. The Fellowship also prepares students interested in 
applying to graduate programs related to policy, education, 
social work or management.
9) Pub Svc Fllwshp
Pub Svc Fllwshp
Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 4:00-5:00 PM
The John Gardner Fellowship at UC Berkeley selects three seniors and provides each a $47,000 stipend to work in the governmental or nonprofit organization that dfmost closely fits their public-sector interests for 10 months after graduation.
10) RIW Fllwshp
RIW Fllwshp
Application deadline: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Gain real world policy experience through placement in an 
8-week (paid) summer internship in Washington, DC. 
Fellows will participate in a program focused on policy and 
leadership skills training, ahead of their summer internship experience. 
Fully funded housing and public transportation for the duration of the internship.
11) Roosevelt Fllwshp
Roosevelt Fllwshp
Application deadline: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Emerging Fellows are paid and will be deeply supported in their research and policy writing, with opportunities for mentorship and exploration of graduate school pathways.
12) Colorado Law 
Colorado Law
Wednesdays, January 18, 2023 - March 1, 2023
This seven-week series in Spring 2023 will focus on cutting-edge legal issues 
in the news. Each week, a Colorado Law professor will present on a different topic. 
*All participants in Mini Law School who apply to the University of Colorado Law School will have their law school application fees waived
13) The White House Fllwshp
The White House Fllwshp

Application deadline: Friday, January 6, 2023
White House Fellowships offer exceptional emerging leaders first-hand 
experience working at the highest levels of the Federal government. 
Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid 
Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries, and other top-ranking 
government officials.
14) Capital Fllws Prog
Capital Fllws Prog
Application deadline: Monday, February 6, 2023
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 as full-time, paid staff members in the 
State Assembly, State Senate, Executive Branch, or the Judiciary.
15) Intl Affairs Su Prog
Intl Affairs Su Prog

Application deadline: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program offers a six-week summer 
enrichment program designed to provide undergraduate students with an 
appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs. 
*Students from underrepresented minority groups, women, and those with 
financial need to are encouraged to apply!