Legal Studies Latest News

April 13, 2021


1) Register to Walk Ddln 4/14
2) Racial Bias in Data Talk 4/14
3) Senator Whitehouse Talk 4/14
4) Honors Info Sess Recording
5) Su Intrnshp & Career Fair  4/14
6) District Court Intrnshp
7) Law Application Wkshp  4/27
8) Fa21 Sneak Peek


 1) Register to Walk Ddln 4/14

Register to Walk Ddln 4/14

Those of you who are on the Fa20, Sp21 and Su21 degree lists should follow the instructions in the Chancellor’s e-mail to register to walk and/or set up your slide for the ceremony whether you are walking or not.

If you do not set up your slide, there will be one set up for you with just your name and major…but no picture or quote from you and your name will be read based on what the reader thinks your name should sound like, with no pronunciation help from you.


2) Racial Bias in Data Talk 4/14

Racial Bias in Data Talk 4/14

Join us for the Inaugural PIT-UN Lecture Series with Tawana Petty:

Beyond the Ouch: Activating Anti-racist in Data and Digital Spaces
April 14, 2021 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm Pacific

Register for the event.

Talk abstract. For years, we have witnessed expansive dialogue in response to the growing wisdom that racial bias is quite often baked into our data, digital and technological systems. What are some ways we can begin to systematize our evolving anti-racism understanding, get activated to shape policy, and counter harmful narratives and discourse that often lead to reactionary innovation? This talk seeks to deepen questions and analysis, and encourage activation towards coliberation.

Tawana Petty is a mother, social justice organizer, youth advocate, poet and author. She is intricately involved in water rights advocacy, data and digital privacy rights education and racial justice and equity work. She is the National Organizing Director at Data for Black Lives, former director of the Data Justice Program at Detroit Community Technology Project, co-founder of Our Data Bodies, a convening member of the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition, a Digital Civil Society Lab fellow at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and director of Petty Propolis, a Black woman led artist incubator primarily focused on cultivating visionary resistance through poetry, literacy and literary workshops, anti-racism facilitation, and social justice initiatives.


3) Senator Whitehouse Talk 4/14

Senator Whitehouse Talk 4/14

A Conversation with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Please join CAPS, CCLEJ, and CJRI for a discussion, including extended Q&A, with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) and moderated by Berkeley Law’s Abbye Atkinson.
Co-sponsored with the Berkeley Law Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society, the American Constitution Society Berkeley Law Student Chapter, and the UC Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice.

If you require an accommodation for effective communication for the webinar, please contact with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7 days in advance of the webinar.

Apr 14, 2021 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register Here.


4) Honors Info Sess Recording

Honrs Info Sess Recording

If you missed the Honors Info Session last week, here is a recording of the zoom meeting.

Passcode: tZCQ@q4u


5) Su Intrnshp & Career Fair

Su Intrnshp & Career Fair

Summer Internship & Career Fair

Wednesday, April 14, 12:00-5:00 PM PDT
Our last fair of the recruiting season for all students still looking for a summer internship or full-time job. Student registration opens Wednesday, April 7 at 9am PST.


6) District Court Intrnshp

District Court Intrnshp

Title: MIDPP Student Intern

Location: Sacramento, CA Job Grade: CL 22
Minimum Starting Pay Rate: $14.77 per hour

Closing Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
For more informationabout the court, visit: 

The United States District Court – Eastern District of California is accepting applications for a one-year undergraduate student internship. This unique opportunity focuses on diversity and innovation as part of the Model Intern Diversity Pilot Program offered through the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. The goal is to expose, develop and place talented, underserved youth in the courts and prepare them for future permanent employment opportunities while training them to be champions of diversity and inclusion.

Students beginning their junior or senior year at a university are encouraged to apply. The internship will be in our Sacramento courthouse.

The internship will commence on or shortly after June 7, 2021 and the student will be permitted to work full-time (no more than 40-hours/week) during the summer semester (i.e., June – September) and part-time (no more than 20-hours/week) during the Fall and Spring semesters (i.e., October – May). The internship concludes on June 3, 2022.


Under the direction of our Chief Judge, the intern will function as a student trainee and will rotate through assignments with two U.S. District Judges, a U.S. Magistrate Judge, a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, our U.S. Probation Office and the Librarian of the Anthony M. Kennedy Library & Learning Center. During these rotations, the intern will:

  •   Observe court proceedings: civil, criminal and bankruptcy matters to develop familiarity with the judicial process;
  •   Shadow assigned officials to develop an understanding of the federal judiciary;
  •   Collaborate on assigned projects with a wide range of judges and staff in the federal judiciary;
  •   Prepare overview case outlines, memos with copies of cases, email summaries, oral briefing and/or research charts and provide clerical assistance as needed;
  •   Assist with handling special events and civic-oriented community outreach events;
  •   Participate in the court’s thirteen-week extern seminar series with guest speakers who convey the structure, history and operations of the court and highlight differences between and among the three branches of government;
  •   Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of California Opportunity Announcement #2021-05 (page 2 of 2)

Applicants must attend an accredited college/university and be a full-time junior or upcoming senior

undergraduate college student throughout the term of the internship. Applicants must also:

  • Be strong academic achievers;
  • Exhibit qualities such as strong character and self-sufficiency under challenging circumstances;
  • Be self-directed and able to work with limited supervision;
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace;
  • Possess good organizational and planning skills, and be able to demonstrate effective projectcoordination, facilitation, and implementation based on past work or school experience. Preference will be given to first generation college students.
    Qualified persons must submit the following:1) A cover letter that addresses why you are interested in this internship and what experience you hope to gain from it.
    2) A resume.
    3) At least one (1) character reference from a college professor.
    4) A completed Application for Judicial Branch Federal Employment, form AO-78 (available here or through a link on the “Careers” page of the court’s website)Completed materials must be emailed to: by Friday, April 30, 2021. Please reference MIDPP in the subject line of your message. Incomplete materials will not be considered.


  • Employees of the U. S. District Court serve under “Excepted Appointments” and are considered “at will” employees. Federal Civil Service classifications or regulations do not apply. Court employees are subject to a Code of Conduct that is available through a link on the “Careers” page on the court’s website.
  • Participation in the interview process will be at the applicant’s own expense and relocation expenses will not be provided. Funding for housing and other living allowances will not be provided and will be the responsibility of the intern throughout the internship.
  • As a condition of employment, the selected candidate will be subject to an FBI fingerprint background check. All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation.
  • Applicants must be a United States citizen; a person who owes allegiance to the United States; a personadmitted as a refugee or granted asylum who has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and a citizen when eligible; or a lawful permanent resident who is seeking citizenship.

This position is subject to mandatory electronic funds transfer (direct deposit) for payment of salary.


7) Law Application Wkshp

Law Application Wkshp
Event Title: Summer Law School Application Workshop and Law Student Meet & Greet
Description: “Thinking of applying to law school in the fall? Join the Berkeley Law JD Admissions Office for a summer preparation information session, followed by a law student meet & greet. Exclusively for UC Berkeley students!”
Date:  Tuesday, April 27
–  4-4:45pm PST  Law School Application Preparation Information
–  4:45-5:30pm PST  Meet current 2Ls and 3Ls at Berkeley Law in
smaller breakout rooms to discuss law school life and
application tips

Register Here

Registration is required. The meeting will not be recorded.
Questions? Email


8) Fa21 Sneak Peek

Fa21 Sneak Peek

The Fa21 courses will be posted soon to the Legal Studies website with much more detail.
For now, here are the tentative course numbers:

6 different 190’s