Legal Studies Latest News

February 10, 2021


1) ADD/DROP Deadline Wed 2/10
2) Pre-Law Mentor Progs.
4) Free Data Consulting
5) Career Chat: Law
6) Pre-Law Summit
7) Stu Ambassador Prog
8) Study Abrd Peer Advsr Prg
9) Study Abrd Info Sessions


1) ADD/DROP Deadline Wed 2/10

ADD/DROP Deadline Wed 2/10

Please check your schedules!
Make sure everything is as it should be.

Wednesday 2/10 is the deadline to Add/Drop.


2) Pre-Law Mentor Progs.

Pre-Law Mentor Progs.

Here is a list of pre-law mentoring programs which not only help students navigate the application process but which also pay for LSAT prep courses, application fees, and sometimes living expenses for underrepresented/historically excluded groups of people (POC, disabled students, Black students and Indigenous students, LGBTQ+ students, etc).

California Pre-Law Mentoring/Law School Prep Programs

UCLA Law Fellows

Central Valley Fellows Chapter- Applications due March 5

This is one of the best mentoring/pre-law programs for underrepresented students (BIPOC, system impacted/previously incarcerated, undocumented students, people with disabilities, first gen/low income students) in the country, and has branches on both the UCLA campus and in the Central Valley. They offer peer mentoring, free LSAT prep courses, pays for app fees, networking/letters of rec to law schools all over the country, and resources from alum who come talk about the many ways they used their law degrees. Additionally, this program helps pre-law students understand things like financial aid and paying for law/grad school, and mystifying the process of navigating law school and becoming a lawyer. For folks who want to go to law school or pursue a PhD in law and social policy, I cannot recommend this program enough.


Applications closed this cycle. Add to your calendars to start applications in the fall!

LevelBar provides a year-long program of admissions workshops, writing courses, professional development courses (close interaction with career professionals), and test preparation scholarships to motivated, underfunded students in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Immigrants Rising Pre-Law Fund
Applications due March 5th

Immigrants Rising’s Pre-Law Fund will provide financial support of up to $2,500 to low-income immigrants who are planning to attend law school.  Grants will cover LSAT preparation (courses, tutoring, self-study materials, etc) and law school application fees. In addition to financial support, recipients will be connected to Immigrants Rising’s network of legal professionals.

California Indian Law Association

Applications due February 14th!!!
California Indian Law Association, Inc.’s (“CILA”) Pathway to Law Program, is a workshop for American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations students in California interested in applying to law school.  This program is generously co-sponsored by California ChangeLawyers, the National Native American Bar Association Foundation, and the Tribal Justice Project. This year’s program will be virtual and take place March 5-6, 2021. More information about CILA is available at If you have any questions about the Pathway to Law Program or this application, please email us directly at

National Black Pre-Law Conference

This is a FREE event in November 2021. Keep your eyes on their page/follow on social media to get updates about registering!

THE MISSION of The National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair is to provide a high-quality, comprehensive national event designed specifically for aspiring Black lawyers. Its purpose is to provide them with access to empowering information, resources, and contacts that will assist them in the challenging journey ahead in pursuing admission into law school, success in the law school experience and on the bar exam, and beyond.

THE BOTTOM LINE: Our conference is designed to help them prior to beginning their law school careers so they can have the key “insider” information and encouragement they need to help them to better understand what it really takes to be successful in their quest to become lawyers.

LSAC “Diversity” Scholarships and Summer Pre-Law Programs
This is a list of national scholarships and summer pre-law programs for historically underrepresented/excluded POC looking to attend law school. LSAC also has resources for LGBTQ+ and disabled law school applicants (if you follow the link, you can navigate to these resources easily).




CALPIRG Students is a student run org started at the UCs in the 70s to protect the environment, make college affordable, and help students vote – in the fall we helped 1000 UC Berkeley students register to vote! We helped pass the bill committing the state of California to 100% clean electricity by 2045, but now we’re calling on the Governor to speed up that timeline given the urgency of climate change. We want to collect 1,000 petitions to take to the Governor when we meet with his office in March.


4) Free Data Consulting

Free Data Consulting

My name is Yash and I am part of the Data Peer Consulting Program in the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society. Our program strives to help make data science accessible across the broader campus community, by aiming to help any UC Berkeley affiliated persons with anything that involves data such as research, projects, or modules. Regardless of your field of study, experience, or background, we wish to make data science available to all.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could help us spread the word about our free service, funded by the Student Tech Fund, to your network. If you have any data needs, we would love to help!


Data Peer Consulting Services

Data Peer Consulting is available this spring (started January 25th!) to help you with all of your Jupyter notebook, SQL, data visualization, and other data science needs for free (we’re funded by the Student Tech Fund). Visit our website to learn more about the peer consultants and to find one that can help you! Our services include:

  • Virtual Office Hours
    • Open M-F, 11am – 4pm
  • Appointment Consultations
  • Workshops, Mini Projects, Collaborations
    • Stay tuned on our Facebook Page to learn about upcoming workshops
    • Email us if you’d like to connect.


5) Career Chat: Law

Career Chat: Law

Alumni Career Chats: Law

Thursday, February 11th, 2021
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


6) Pre-Law Summit

Pre-Law Summit

Pre-Law Summit: Building Connections with Legal Professionals

Tuesday, February 23rd 2021
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


7) Stu Ambassador Prog

Stu Ambassador Prog

Get Involved with Berkeley Study Abroad!
Student Ambassador Program

Are you a returned study abroad student who will be attending Spring semester? Volunteer with the Student Ambassador Program and help promote study abroad at Berkeley.

  • Volunteer position
  • Remote for Spring 2021
  • Asynchronous with some synchronous events
  • One semester commitment
  • Past ambassadors welcome!
  • Project-focused

Apply here!


8) Study Abrd Peer Advsr Prg

Study Abrd Peer Advsr Prg

Are you a current Berkeley student with work-study eligibility? Apply to the Peer Advising Program and work for Berkeley Study Abroad during the next academic year.

  • Paid position ($16.07/hour)
  • Remote for Spring 2021
  • Synchronous
  • Two semester minimum commitment (Spring 2021-Fall 2021)
  • Focus on advising

Apply here!

Apply by 12 p.m. on February 12, 2021.

You can apply for both opportunities but, if accepted, will be selected for one position.


9) Study Abrd Info Sessions

Study Abrd Info Sessions

***Berkeley Virtual Summer Abroad Program

Watch our Summer Abroad Information Session here.

View Berkeley Virtual Summer Abroad program locations and options here, including programs in architecture, entrepreneurship, Spanish and Italian language, and social justice. **Program-specific information sessions can be found on each program website.

Virtual Summer Abroad programs are more than an online class! These programs are interactive cultural exchanges in a virtual setting that utilizes technology to create immersive and creative experiences. In addition, you will participate in a shared cohort experience with other students in the program.

***Social Justice & Study Abroad Information Session

Thursday, February 18 from 6:30-8 pm PST

Join us as we explore:

  • What does social justice in study abroad mean?
  • How do you choose a study abroad experience rooted in social justice?
  • Featuring Alumni stories from Berkeley students who studied in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Philippines and Singapore.

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