Legal Studies Latest News as of 12/1/22

December 1, 2022
1) Late Change Deadline
2) Career Forum 12/1 w/Alumni TONIGHT!!!
3) Berkeley Global Intrnshps
4) Creative Discovery Intrnshp Prog
5) BUILD Wkstdy Jobs
6) The Harper Review
1) Late Change Deadline
Late Change Deadline
This Friday December 2nd is the deadline to make a Late Change to your class schedule.
Here's the L&S page with all the details on Late Changes.
Use your two late change options wisely.
You only get two.
2) Career Forum 12/1 w/Alumni
Career Forum 12/1 w/Alumni
Join us this Thursday! On 12/1 7-8 pm PST, BLSA will host the alumni forum together with UPSA! Our Career Forum will include BLSA & UPSA alumni who are now working in law, politics, and government.

Register HERE! (with Zoom link provided)

Alumni BIOS:

Yi Qu

(BA Political Science and Legal Studies 2019)

Legal Analyst at Okcoin, Former President of BLSA

Yi Qu is a first-generation immigrant who spent her formative years in China, France, and the United States. She takes pride in her multicultural experience and interdisciplinary training in law and public policy from two research universities. Before starting law school in Fall 2023, she is currently working as a legal analyst at a cryptocurrency exchange after working as an intellectual property paralegal at Twitter for two years.

Kayley Berger

(BA Legal Studies 2018)

Corporate Associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Kayley Berger is a first-generation college student who graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Legal Studies in May 2018. Kayley then went on to complete a JD/MBA dual degree at UC Irvine. In her time at UCI Law, Kayley served as a research assistant for three different professors, was a member of two law journals, worked as a lawyering skills research fellow, placed in four law-related writing competitions, published a Note, and completed over 230 pro bono hours. In her summers, she worked in various areas including public interest via the Orange County Public Defender’s Felony Panel, real estate litigation and corporate work at a small firm in Honolulu, and corporate investment work at a large firm.

Mikayla Hubbard

(BA Political Science 2022)

Field Organizer at Washington State Democrats, Former Co-President of UPSA

Mikayla Hubbard is a 2022 graduate of UC Berkeley, who worked as a Field Organizer across three legislative districts during the 2022 midterm election. She successfully organized the re-election of 13 Democrats in Washington State to state and federal offices. In April of 2022, she also worked as a lobbyist on Capitol Hill for affordable student housing and anti-hazing legislation. She plans to continue working in Washington State politics, before eventually pursuing graduate school.

3) Berkeley Global Intrnshps
Berkeley Global Intrnshps

Berkeley Global Internship Applications Open December 1st

This year, Berkeley Global Internship applications open earlier than in previous years. Applications for Summer 2023 programs open on December 1st, 2022, and close on January 16th, 2023.

Space is limited. All applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Open to Berkeley students and visitors.
4) Creative Discovery Intrnshp Prog
Creative Discovery Intrnshp Prog
Here some creative internship opportunities:
Intern with the Bay Area Book Festival

Taking place in person May 6-7, 2023 in downtown Berkeley, the Bay Area Book Festival (BABF) is now accepting applications from UC Berkeley interns to receive course credit through Humanities 197 for the spring 2023 semester. This will be a P/NP, 2-4 units, with a stipend of $300 paid to each student from the Bay Area Book Festival.

Applications due by December 7, 2022. Learn more and apply here.


Intern at Worth Ryder Art Gallery

Takin This is a 1-4 unit internship open to all UCB students, regardless of major. Interns will gain hands-on experience working in an art gallery. Application is competitive, and the deadline for priority consideration is December 6, 2002. 

Learn more here. Questions? Please contact Worth Ryder Gallery director, Gazelle Samizay:

5) BUILD Wkstdy Jobs
BUILD Wkstdy Jobs
Do you like working with youth? Do you have Work Study or need field units? Apply to become a BUILD Reading Mentor and help K-5th graders grow their reading skills! BUILD mentors work in teams at 18 East Bay elementary after school programs with kids falling behind on their reading. If you do not have Work Study, you cannot be paid but can mentor for units or as a volunteer. Average time commitment is 5-10 hours/week in the afternoons. Pay: $16.99/hour in Work Study
6) The Harper Review
The Harper Review

We founded The Harper Review, a new review of politics and culture run by University of Chicago students that takes inspiration from publications such as UnHerd, The Baffler, The Point, The New Criterion, Compact, The Drift, The Hedgehog Review, n+1, The Atlantic, First Things, Tablet, and The Economist. We are looking for essays and shorter “letters” for our inaugural issue, so we’re reaching out to see if students at other schools would be interested in writing. 

We’re interested in essays that:

  • Thoughtfully explore cultural and political phenomena

  • Don’t stick to academic jargon or vogue

  • Are written for a general audience without talking down or dumbing down

  • Are 1,500-2,500 words – we’re happy to look at longer or marginally shorter pieces, but we want to give writers space to fully flesh out their ideas

  • Argue something we may not hear from the blue check marks

  • Connect life on the ground to big ideas and vice versa

  • Take those that disagree seriously

A few examples of essay topics we have in the works:

  • Therapy culture’s origin in classical liberal philosophy

  • The relationship between tradition and modernity in Edward Hopper’s art and life

  • Polarized political media and Herman and Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent

We’re also looking for shorter “letters” (3-4 paragraphs or 500-600 words) responding to the statement “Civility is outdated.” Argue in favor, against, or that the statement itself is flawed – we want to hear it all.

If any of this sounds like your jam, shoot us a pitch or draft, or feel free to ask for a phone call or example essay to look at If you are interested in subscribing to our weekly e-mail newsletter or would just like to be kept in the loop, please fill out this form.

We will be accepting pitches/drafts for our winter issue until December 20th – we hope to hear from you!


Coeditors in Chief of The Harper Review