Legal Studies Latest News

March 9, 2021


1) Berkeley Jrnl of Soc Event
2) Ldrshp Lnchpd Intrnshp
3) PAD LSAT Discounts
4) Career Fairs
5) Alumni Chats
6) Peace Corps
7) PIRG Jobs
8) Study Abroad Su21
9) LSAT Updates Vid
10) Be a Transfer Lobbyist
11) Advocacy Job
12) Be a Mentor


1) Berkeley Jrnl of Soc Event

Berkeley Jrnl of Soc Event

Learn more about Berkeley’s sociology opportunities and meet other sociology students at our first-ever UC Berkeley Sociology Social on Thursday, March 11th from 7 – 8 PM!

The first half of the event will feature presentations from sociology-centered campus organizations– Eleven: The Undergraduate Journal of Sociology, Berkeley Undergraduate Sociology Association, and Berkeley Journal of Sociology. The different organizations will discuss their missions, events, and membership opportunities

The second half of the event will be a networking mixer. We know it’s been hard meeting new folks over Zoom, so we’ll take some time to chat about our lives and play a few games!

Stop by, even if just for a bit, and hang out with us! Can’t wait to see y’all!

Link to Facebook event:

Link to Zoom:


2) Ldrshp Lnchpd Intrnshp

Ldrshp Lnchpd Intrnshp

This is Patrick Curzon reaching out to you regarding the Leadership Launchpad Virtual Internship Program, which provides professional skills and experiences such as project management to help advance our future generation of leaders in government, industry and community affairs.

 We are excited to announce that this will be a completely virtual, internship program. We’re currently recruiting UC Berkeley undergraduates interested in leadership development, civic engagement, and public relations.

 The application deadline is March 25 @ 11:59pm.

The Leadership Launchpad is a Virtual Internship Program focused on leadership and professional development, designed for UC students interested in skills and experiences (such as project management) to help advance their leadership skills in government, industry and community affairs. This program is unique because it provides interns opportunities to put into practice skills that are valuable and transferable in multiple industry sectors. This program is designed for UC students. Exemptions for non-UC students can be made on a case-by-case basis.


The internship provides the following professional experience:

Communications: Learning best practices for successful communication campaigns.
Marketing: Integrating proven strategies from tech-entrepreneurs, investors & politicians
Public Relations: Learning skills in direct outreach, public relations, and engagement
Virtual Network Building: Developing a virtual network focused on professional growth
Primary Research & Content Drafting: Writing research plans, analysis and reports
Project Management: Getting experience in strategic planning and project execution.


Interns will be expected to:

Work 10-12 hours per week via Zoom (flexible self-scheduled & virtual hours)

Workshop Series: Participate in weekly professional development workshops & training seminars


– Leadership Positions & Opportunities
– Letter of Recommendation
– Invitation for Future Programs
– Professional Reference
– Professional Development
– Internship Credit for Applicable Majors


Please send resume to Patrick Curzon at

Please title subject line: Intern Applicant – “Your Name”

Deadline: March 25 @11:59pm

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best Regards,
Patrick Curzon

Leadership Launchpad Internship
APAPA Internship Program Director



3) PAD LSAT Discounts

PAD LSAT Discounts

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and Kaplan Test Prep are now partners. Through this partnership, PAD members get access to exclusive discounts, special events, and Kaplan course scholarships.

– 25% off most LSAT and Bar products
– PAD alumni discounts
– Kaplan events for PAD members
– Scholarships for those students who show financial need

We’re really excited about this partnership because we believe we will be able to help even more students through the PAD network.

Kaplan Test Prep has announced a partnership with Phi Alpha Delta. This will provide exclusive PAD discounts on LSAT and Bar prep to the PAD members on our campus. If you’re interested in learning more you can check out their website here: 


4) Career Fairs

Career Fairs

There are virtual career fairs coming up that you may be interested in checking out. These fairs can be a great way to explore opportunities, pathways, and connect with employers.
Here are great tips on how to Making the Most of Virtual Career Fairs.
Below are some upcoming fairs:

2021 Diversity Career & Internship Fair

Wed, Mar 10 12:00 pm PST – 4:00 pm PST

●  72 employers attending

See Details

2021 Nonprofit, Education, & Public Service Career Fair

Thu, Mar 11 12:00 pm PST – 4:00 pm PST

●  66 employers attending

See Details


5) Alumni Chats

Alumni Chats

Wednesday, March 10, 4:00-5:00pm
Interested in working in journalism? Join political science alumni Will Kane and Janet White, career counselor for an “Alumni Career Chat.” Hear about Will’s broad background as a writer/editor for such outlets as Politico, the Economist and various startups; as a web producer for the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as his current role as news editor for Cal’s Communications & Media Relations Department. We will discuss Will’s experiences within his roles, the current and future state of the profession and advice for breaking into journalism — with time set aside for your questions.

Alumni Career Chat: Environmental & Sustainability

Wed, Mar 17 12:00 pm PDT – 1:00 pm PDT

See Details


6) Peace Corps

Peace Corps

Friday, March 12 at 1:00-4:00 PM
Looking for a resume builder? Have no previous internship experience?
Participate in a short-term project around a real world question presented by the Peace Corps. By solving a real-world problem in a time-constrained setting, you will gain research skills, teamwork, critical thinking, and communications skills.
**Open to all majors


7) PIRG Jobs


Do you want to make a difference post graduation? Spring Early Application Deadline 3/12

The Student PIRGs is hiring graduating seniors to be full-time organizers on campuses across the country.  Below is a bit more about the position and how to apply before our Early Application Deadline on 3/12.

Students are often at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. But students only make real progress when they are organized, have the skills to be effective, and a strategic plan to get things done. That’s where we come in: For almost 50 years the Student PIRGs have been working to amplify the power of student activism and help students make real change, right now, to help all Americans to live meaningful lives and to have a future that’s greener and healthier.

For example last week, hundreds of PIRG student leaders across the country advocated for affordable higher education, funding for students’ basic needs, and the support universities need to reopen safely. Our student leaders came to the Capitol last week (virtually, of course) to meet with members of Congress and their staff to advocate for doubling the Pell grant, including student dependents in stimulus payments, and setting aside money in the next COVID-19 response bill to give emergency grants to students to meet their basic needs.

Are you ready to apply- visit our website now. Our Early Application Deadline is 3/12! 

As a full-time organizer with the Student PIRGs’, your responsibilities will include:

  • Inspiring and recruiting hundreds of students to take action on important issues.
  • Training students to be effective social change leaders so they can run strategic campaigns, using skills like organizing news conferences, building strong coalitions, generating grassroots support, and coordinating lobby days.
  • Building a strong, sustainable, student-funded, and student-run organization on campus by fundraising, building relationships with key players on campus, and building our brand.
  • Building relationships with other student groups, faculty and administrators.
  • Working alongside students to win real reforms for the public.
  • Running a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues.

If you want to help students get organized, mobilized, and energized apply today . Please submit your application by our Spring Early Application Deadline on 3/12/21!


8) Study Abroad Su21

Study Abroad Su21

Summer 2021 Virtual Study Abroad (please share these widely with your students)

Berkeley Virtual Global Internships: Students earn 3-semester units of academic credit while gaining project-based virtual internship experience in over 20 locations worldwide. All international locations of the Berkeley Virtual Global Internships program can fulfill the International Studies breadth. Deadline to apply: March 15, 2021.

Berkeley Virtual Summer Abroad: Experience-driven immersive cultural exchanges (most of which have a $0 program fee!) that dive deep into a specific topic through virtual interactions with local communities, people, and places. Watch the Berkeley Summer Abroad Info Session here. Deadlines vary.

A $1,200 Berkeley Study Abroad Scholarship is available to eligible Berkeley students who enroll in at least 6 units and participate in a Berkeley Virtual Global Internship program or the Berkeley Virtual Summer Abroad Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation program.

UCEAP Summer 2021, Fall/Year 2021-22, and Spring 2022 Options

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges related to health concerns and international travel. UCEAP in-person Summer 2021 programs have been canceled and select options are available for online learning. Select Fall/Year 2021-22 programs have been canceled, while others are still set to run. More information from UCEAP is expected in the next month.

It’s not too early to start planning for Spring 2022, since applications are due on April 27, 2021. We encourage students to seek major and college advising early to discuss how study abroad fits into their plan to graduation. More student resources can be found in the Berkeley Study Abroad Advising Guide.

For the Latest Updates about Study Abroad & COVID-19

Visit the Berkeley Study Abroad Alerts page and the UCEAP COVID-19 and UCEAP 2021 Programs page.


9) LSAT Updates Vid

LSAT Updates Vid

Here’s a little video Kaplan put together to explain the current state of the LSAT and changes to come in the future.


10) Be a Transfer Lobbyist

Be a Transfer Lobbyist

UCSA Transfer Lobby Day
If you’re passionate about transfer issues, we want you at Transfer Lobby Day! The ASUC Office of the Transfer Representative would like to invite students to participate in our 2021 Transfer Lobby Day! Applications are now open! Join us virtually on April 27th and 28th to share your stories as transfer students and urge legislators to support transfer-friendly policies.
Meetings will take place over the course of these two days, and attendees will be encouraged to attend the ones their schedule allows for. We will provide you with all of the information and preparation you need, just bring your passion and transfer pride! All transfers are encouraged to apply, and experience in student government or lobbying is not necessary. We can’t wait to support transfers with you!
Apply at! Deadline to apply: March 31, 2021, at 11:59 PM. If you have ANY questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact us at


11) Advocacy Job

Advocacy Job

The Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano is hiring a “Legislative Advocacy Associate”. The position might be of interest to the Legal Studies students who are recent alumni or current seniors.
Below are two links to their website and the job description. The job is remote and when it’s in person, would report to Fairfield. The job is for a Legislatie Advocacy Associate and focuses on food security policy.


12) Be a Mentor

Be a Mentor

Seeking all Cal Students who are passionate about education justice – Register to become a Shadow Day Cal Mentor today!

Register to Become a Shadow Day Cal Mentor Today!

Are you a Cal student who is passionate about increasing access and equity within higher education? If so, becoming a Shadow Day Cal Mentor is the perfect role for you!

Shadow Day aims to recruit & support Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other students who have been historically underrepresented in the UC system by providing them with opportunities to connect with current Cal students (Cal Mentors) who share similar backgrounds and interests, learn how to apply & and pay for college, and explore their future goals, wherever they may be in the process!

This year, the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland’s 28th annual Shadow Day event will be held *VIRTUALLY* on Monday, April 19th 2021 from 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Together, Cal Mentors & High School Student Mentees will get to attend virtual speaker panels, mutually beneficial workshops, participate in Cal Mentor & High School Student Mentee breakout rooms to connect and share experiences, and more! All Shadow Day attendees will receive a T-Shirt, and have the chance to win raffle prizes!

See below for how you can Register to Become a Cal Mentor (deadline to apply is Thursday, April 1st 2021)! We look forward to working with you this Spring as we collectively work towards increasing access and equity within higher education.

For questions, please contact the event host at (510) 559-0969 or at

How to Register to Become a Cal Mentor:

Visit our Cal Mentor Registration Form HERE.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Thursday, April 1st, 2021

For more information, check out our SHADOW DAY CAL MENTOR FAQ SHEET, for what you can expect on Shadow Day, the impact you can make as a Cal Mentor, and how to connect with us!