Legal Studies Latest News as of 1/24/23

January 24, 2023


1) Take a 190 Seminar
2) Ca Legl Stds Jrnl
3) Submit: BUJ
4) Journalism in NYC
5) Harper Review
6) Schlrshp for Grad Progs.
7) Study Abroad Info
8) Meet w/ HS Junior
9) GP&P Minor Info Sess
10) Discovery Hub
1) Take a 190 Seminar
Take a 190 Seminar
Our 190's have great topics, count towards the major (check Course Offerings by Semester), are often one day a week, and never have discussion sections. It's also a good way to get to know a professor...and I know you're all thinking about letters of rec...
There are a ton of seats available right now.
We have ten seminars total, and only 190.5 is full.
2) Ca Legl Stds Jrnl
Ca Legl Stds Jrnl

The California Legal Studies Journal was founded in 1981 as a forum for high-quality undergraduate legal research. The Berkeley Legal Studies Association is now accepting submissions for the 2023 California Legal Studies Journal! 

Undergraduate students from any major may submit a paper for review, and we especially invite submissions relating to this year’s journal theme of “Security.” Papers may pertain to any element/type of security and/or conception of what security entails. Given current events, particularly the war in Ukraine, a looming global recession, and intensifying weather disasters, we are particularly keen to receive submissions regarding any aspect of national security, energy security, cyber security, health security, planetary security, and/or financial security. However, this is by no means an exhaustive list, nor is adherence to these topics a submission requirement—we will review papers regardless of whether they directly relate to this year’s theme. 

All submissions must be sent to by 11:59 p.m. PST on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Please refer to the submission guidelines below:  

Submission Guidelines

  • Ideal papers should relate, at least tangentially, to this year’s journal theme of “Security,”  although we will review papers about any policy/legal subject

  • Submissions should be selected from your upper-division courses and seminars, independent studies, honor thesis, or similar

  • Papers must be a minimum of 5 pages and should follow the MLA style of formatting

  • Send your submissions to by February 28, 2023

    • In the subject line, write "2023 Journal Submission - First Name Last Name"

    • Please attach your paper as a PDF and as a DOCX

  • In your email please also include 

    • Contact information 

    • An abstract (minimum 100 words)

    • Advisor name (if applicable)

    • The term when the paper was written

    • Your graduation year

    • Your program(s) of study

  • To see examples of past journal submissions, visit

We look forward to hearing from you and reviewing your submissions. Any questions regarding submissions and/or the California Legal Studies Journal may be sent to

Best regards,

Rosie Ward

Chief Editor, California Legal Studies Journal 

3) Submit: BUJ
Submit: BUJ

Berkeley Undergraduate Journal - Paper Submission Spring 2023

Think you have written a superb academic research paper? Looking for a chance to publish your excellent work? Please consider working with Berkeley Undergraduate Journal to share your research and writing. As Cal's oldest undergraduate research journal, BUJ publishes carefully reviewed and edited scholarly work from the humanities and social sciences on the University of California’s eScholarship website, highlighting the strength of undergraduate scholarship on the UC Berkeley campus. 

To submit your paper, please follow the guidelines listed on our website The deadline for Spring 2023 paper submission is February 28th. If you have questions regarding paper submission, please contact our staff advisor Leah Carroll ( For all other inquiries, please email We look forward to working with you and getting your work published!

4) Journalism in NYC
Journalism in NYC
Bloomberg-UNC-Berkeley Business Journalism Diversity Program
This opportunity is targeted for undergraduate students. 
Please read on below and review our website to learnmore about the program and apply.
The applications are due by February 1, 2023! 

The Bloomberg Business Journalism Diversity Program is a partnership with the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media and the Graduate School of Journalism at UC, 

Berkeley that welcomes students who are interested in learning about business journalism. 

You'll explore how journalists report effectively on the economy, companies, financial and commodity markets, government and labor where wealth and power converge.

The summer 2023 program will be conducted in New York City. All costs to participants will be covered including travel to New York City, lodging and meals during the program.

5) Harper Review
Harper Review

Dear writers,

We are The Harper Review, a new review of politics and culture run by University of Chicago students that takes inspiration from publications such as UnHerdThe BafflerThe PointThe New CriterionCompactThe DriftThe Hedgehog ReviewThe AtlanticFirst ThingsTablet, and The Economist. We are now looking for essays and shorter “letters” for our spring issue. 

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

Note: we don’t want academic papers—ideas from class papers often inspire our essays, but we are a general audience magazine, not an academic journal.

We’re also looking for shorter “letters” (3–4 paragraphs or 400–500 words) responding to the statement “Art must be political.” 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 draft or a pitch and a writing sample at If you are interested in subscribing to our weekly email newsletter or would just like to be kept in the loop, please subscribe on our website. We will be accepting drafts for our spring issue until February 20th—we hope to hear from you!


Editors of The Harper Review
6) Schlrshp for Grad Progs.
Schlrshp for Grad Progs.


Application deadline: April 19, 2023

The Samvid Scholars Program provides financial support for graduate study and leadership development. Scholars receive $50,000 for tuition and fees each year for two years in an eligible graduate program, two years of leadership development programming, and access to an active alumni community.

Eligibility Requirements
• be a U.S. citizen or DACA recipient
• be starting one of the following graduate programs in 2023: MD, MBA, JD, MPP/MPA, MPH, or MA/MS in Social Sciences or STEM
• have a 3.5 minimum GPA
• maintain good academic standing to remain eligible for the second year of the scholarship
Selection Criteria
• Academic Excellence: You have an excellent academic record, reflecting your critical thinking ability, your drive, and your interest in your academic field.
• Leadership: You have an outstanding track record of leading efforts that deliver results. When you see problems, you not only seek to understand them, you take action to drive change. You also have a leader’s mindset: you are optimistic, self-reliant, and strive to learn from and inspire those with whom you work.
• Service Focus: You are committed to driving change for society through your leadership; you are focused on the impact of your achievements principally on others.
• Determination: You have worked steadfastly over the long term to make an impact on the issues and/or communities that matter to you, even in the face of setbacks.

Application Requirements
• Transcripts from all degree-granting higher education institutions
• Standardized test scores (only if required by graduate program you are applying to)
• Information about planned graduate study
• Three 500-word essays, plus optional diversity statement
• Two recommendations (academic or professional)

For more information about this opportunity, visit the Samvid Scholars website.

Prospective applicants should make an individual advising appointment with Keila Diehl ( in the OURS National Scholarships Office.

7) Study Abroad Info
Study Abroad Info

Upcoming Info Sessions

Study Abroad over the Summer 
Tuesday, January 24 at 12 p.m. - Online

Learn how you can study abroad in summer 2023! We'll share opportunities in dozens of countries to take courses, do research, pursue an internship, learn a language and more!

Register here.

Summer at the London School of Economics
Tuesday, January 26 at 12 p.m. - 223 Moses Hall

Interested in studying abroad at the London School of Economics this summer? Come to this in-person information session to learn more about the UCEAP Summer at London School of Economics program and the application process. This session will be co-presented by Lisa Kampen from the London School of Economics and Michelle Ayazi from the Berkeley Study Abroad Office.

Register here.

UCEAP Scholarship Webinars

Applications are now open for a few UCEAP scholarships.
Summer applications are due on February 15 by 11:59pm
Fall and yearlong are due on March 15 by 11:59pm

UCEAP Year-Long Scholarship Webinar
Monday, January 30 at 12:00 p.m.
Register here.

UCEAP Scholarships Summer 2023
Monday, February 6 at 12:00 p.m.
Register here.

UCEAP Fall 2023 Scholarship Webinar
Thursday, Feb 23 at 4:00 p.m.
Register here.

Don't Just Survive- Thrive! Education Abroad for BIPOC Students.
Thursday, February 23 at 11 p.m.

In this session, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Listen to BIPOC students share their experience abroad
  • Learn ways to overcome challenges in going abroad -- whether those are financial, practical, and/or racial

This event is hosted by UC Riverside as part of the UC Explore Your Identity Abroad Series.

Join here!

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop: February 7

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop
Tuesday, February 7
3 p.m.
Register here.

Co-presented by Berkeley Study Abroad and the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will offer a presentation on Gilman eligibility requirements and the Gilman application process, as well as a detailed overview on how the Gilman scholarship will factor into your financial aid package. Tips and advice for preparing a strong application will be shared, followed by a Q&A with a panel of UC Berkeley Gilman Scholars.

The Gilman application is currently open for applicants whose programs start between between May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024. This cycle encompasses Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Academic Year 2023-2024, and Spring 2024 programs or internships. The Gilman Scholarship application deadline is Thursday, March 9 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. For more information on the Gilman Scholarship and to apply, visit

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Michelle Ayazi at or 510-642-1356 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

8) Meet w/ HS Junior
Meet w/ HS Junior
Hello my name is Maxine Singdahlsen. I am a junior in high school in northern Virginia. I am very interested in seeing Berkeley from the perspective of a student after visiting it a few years ago.  My intended major is within the biological sciences particularly immunology or genetics.  I’m very interested in learning about campus life, what the Berkeley community is like, extracurriculars, as well as the life outside of the campus. I want to attend a larger school with sporting events as well as all kinds of ways to get involved with my peers.  A few additional questions- What’s the meal plan like? How safe is the campus?  How are the dorms? How long does it take to walk to classes?  Anything you can share with me is very much appreciated!!
I'll be visiting campus on Thursday January the 26th and Friday the 27th if you have time to talk with me. Here's my e-mail:
9) GP&P Minor Info Sess
GP&P Minor Info Sess

Cal Students,

We invite you to join a community of students seeking to make an impact on poverty and inequality!

The Global Poverty and Practice Minor introduces students to the frameworks, methods, and practical skills necessary to engage with global poverty and inequality in effective ways.

The minor requires five courses that help students prepare for and reflect on a "Practice Experience."  This experience is a central component of the minor in which students partner with domestic or international NGOs, government agencies, social enterprises, or other poverty or development programs.  Students work on issues such as environmental justice, community health, affordable housing, education, labor rights, and economic development.

Funding is available to support students’ practice experiences.

The deadline to declare the minor this semester is Wednesday, March 8th. There are no prerequisites required to declare.

The Declaration Form and additional information about the minor can be found at:

Information Sessions about the minor will be held at the following times:

Thursday, January 26th, 12-1pm (Blum Hall B100 A/B)
Tuesday, January 31st, 5-6pm (Blum Hall B100 A/B)
Monday, February 6th 4-5pm (Zoom)
Thursday, February 16th, 12:30-1:30pm (Blum Hall B100 A/B)
Friday, March 3rd, 12-1pm (Blum Hall B100)
GPP Advising
Schedule an appointment with a GPP Peer Advisor:

Contact with any questions.

10)  Discovery Hub
Discovery Hub
Discovery Hub Workshops + Lunch
Do you feel overwhelmed by navigating all the opportunities at UC Berkeley? Are you unsure what you want to do with your time at Cal? The Discover Hub is here for you! Our workshop series will guide you through discovering your path at Cal from finding the right opportunities to developing your passions to showcasing your accomplishments. 
Workshops start Tuesday, 2/7 12-1pm at Moffitt Library, Room 405. 
Open to all undergraduates. Lunch provided. Register via this Google form