Legal Studies Latest News

April 22, 2021


1) Honors Conference
2) Late Change Ddln
3) Ddln to Change Slide
4) Connect in Place
5) Pathways to Law Conf.


1) Honors Conference

Honors Conference

Please attend the Legal Studies Honors Research Conference and be inspired!

The Fa20/Sp21 Honors Cohort has worked on their specialized topics for a year and will present their findings this Friday. Your favorite GSIs will also be there to moderate each panel.

Dean Chemerinsky will also be there to give introductory remarks!

Come for one panel, stay for all.

Friday April 23rd beginning at 10am.
Here are the full details on our website.
Event link:

If you are interested in applying for Honors, look here for details.

And if you missed the Honors Info Session, check out my last listserve e-mail for the recording in the blue ‘Announcements’ box on many pages of our website.

And here are the researchers with their thesis titles:

Rotem Litinski
Deconstructing Rhetorical Constructions of Race: Corporate Management and the Organizational Logic of Appropriateness

Clara Bishop
In Too Deep: How Deepfakes Challenge Our News, Our Elections, and Our Constitution

Nicholas Ku
Big Tech’s Rhetoric Against Congressional Anticompetitive Accusations

Abraham Sanchez
Who Can Police the Police? (Can insurers be effective regulators of the police regarding police use-of-force misconduct)

Ali Alderman
Physician-Assisted Suicide: Perspectives of California Medical Professionals

Maria Miller Hutton
Bodily Integrity and Informed Consent in Obstetrics and Gynecology: How do patients conceptualize treatment of their rights during routine care?

Fannie Osran
California Sexually Violent Predator Law in Action: Socio-Legal Factors Impacting the SVP Release Process

Evelyn Chuang Lawrence
Being Mixed: How People of Two or More Races Experience and Deal With Discrimination

Angela Jimenez Pinto
Sanctuary Consciousness: A Comparative Study on The Perspectives of Undocumented and Dacamented Latinx Living in California

Lesly Avendaño
A Case Study on Oaxaqueñx Identities: A Study on its Political and Legal Importance

Nina Perez-Morales
Transforming Society and Centering Community: Abolition of the Prison Industrial Complex from the Perspective of Movement Activists and Organizers

Paris Gockley
Understanding the Public’s Perception of Forensic Evidence

Nayzak Wali-Ali
The Double Burden: The Histories and Narratives of Black Women Organizers at UC Berkeley

Juweria Mehtar
Beyond ‘An Asian Who Loves Math’: The Political Consciousness of College- Age South Asian Americans

Tiffany Okeani
The Intricacies of the Black Student Experience: A Discussion about the Influence of Ethnicity on Viewpoints of Affirmative Action and Belonging



2) Late Change Ddln

Late Change Ddln

Please be aware that the deadline to make a late change to your schedule in CalCentral is on the last day of classes:

Friday April 30th.

Here are the details.


3) Ddln to Change Slide

Ddln to Change Slide

If you are walking in the general commencement (or not), your last chance to make any changes to your slide (photo, comments) is Saturday, April 24th.

We’ve been told by the event coordinators that this will be your absolute last chance to make changes.


4) Connect in Place

Connect in Place

My name is Victoria Brendel, and I am a sophomore at UC Berkeley. Last summer, I worked with a team of my peers to create Connect-In-Place (, a free virtual program for middle and high schoolers, with college students teaching classes ranging from coding to Bollywood dance to stress management!

We are currently recruiting college student instructors for our two summer 2021 sessions (June 14 – July 9 and July 12 – August 6). We are looking for those who may be interested in working with us as instructors — more instructors means more free classes for students around the world! So far, we’ve served 2,500+ youth in classes led by 200+ instructors, and we’re looking to scale our impact further.

Instructor interest form

Applications are currently open.


5) Pathways to Law Conf.

Pathways to Law Conf.

Starting Saturday, May 8, 2021, the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area’s Community Services Committee will be hosting its 12th annual Pathways to Law Conference. This event encourages high school and college students – especially those from diverse backgrounds – to pursue a legal career. We will discuss career options available with a law degree from the perspective of persons from Asian and Pacific Islander backgrounds. The conference features distinguished panelists who have used their law degrees in a variety of ways, including firm attorneys, public interest attorneys, government attorneys, judges, and in-house counsel. We also will be holding a new law school panel featuring representatives from the Office of Enrollment Management and the Career Development Office at UC Hastings College of the Law, as well as two law students.

This year, Pathways to Law will be live and online as a weekly series of three panels. The schedule is as follows:

Private Law Panel – Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11 a.m.

Public Law/Public Interest Panel – Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11 a.m.

Law School Panel – Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11 a.m.

Location: Online

Cost: Free

Registration is required to attend the conference. As long as you are registered for at least one session, you will get access to all three panels. The link to the event will be provided to you via email. To learn more about our event and panelists, and to register for this event, please visit here.