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 email@example.com by 11:59 p.m. PST on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Please refer to the submission guidelines below:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 https://tinyurl.com/calegalstudiesjournal
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 email@example.com.
Chief Editor, California Legal Studies Journal
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 https://buj.berkeley.edu/submit. The deadline for Spring 2023 paper submission is February 28th. If you have questions regarding paper submission, please contact our staff advisor Leah Carroll (firstname.lastname@example.org). For all other inquiries, please email email@example.com. We look forward to working with you and getting your work published!
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.
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 UnHerd, The Baffler, The Point, The New Criterion, Compact, The Drift, The Hedgehog Review, The Atlantic, First Things, Tablet, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Sincerely,Editors of The Harper Review
2023-2024 SAMVID SCHOLARS APPLICATION OPENS FEBRUARY 13, 2023!
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.
• 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
• 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.
• 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 (email@example.com) in the OURS National Scholarships Office.
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!
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.
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.
Monday, February 6 at 12:00 p.m.
UCEAP Fall 2023 Scholarship Webinar
Thursday, Feb 23 at 4:00 p.m.
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.
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
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 gilmanscholarship.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-642-1356 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.
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: http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/gppminor.
Information Sessions about the minor will be held at the following times:
Thursday, February 16th, 12:30-1:30pm (Blum Hall B100 A/B)