Legal Studies Latest News as of 2/1/22

February 1, 2022


1) APAPLA Ddln 2/2
2) Undrgrd Legal Honors Society
3) Rethinking the War on Drugs
4) EPA Intrnshp  Ddln 2/2
5) Legal Career Schlrshp
6) Primary Intrnshp Prog
7) URAP Ddln Extended  Ddln 2/2
8) Su Intrnshps
9) SLC Writing Prog
10) Undergrad Journal
11) Ca Legal Studies Journal
12) Sheriff Svc Cadet Jobs




Asian Pacific American Pre-Law Association

APAPLA aims to provide guidance for Asian/Pacific Islander undergraduate students who are considering pursuing law. We collaborate with the Asian American Law Journal (AALJ) at BerkeleyLaw to create a mentorship program for such students to explore the legal field and current API issues. We hope to continue cultivating a tight-knit community of pre-law API undergraduates, addressing inequities by hosting workshops and panels open to the community, as well as fundraise for local community organizations.

The application for Spring 2022 is open now and will close on February 2, 2022, at 11:59PM.

Our infosession is also happening soon! Please keep in touch with our Instagram (@ucb.apapla) or Facebook ( for more information about the infosession. 

Please feel free to contact us at for any questions!


2) Undrgrd Legal Honors Society

Undrgrd Legal Honors Society

The Undergraduate Legal Honors Society strives to provide access to pre-law resources for all UC Berkeley students, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, or any other limitation, and to educate students on the complexities one may face on the path to law school, as well as provide them with the ability to successfully navigate their professional and intellectual paths in the legal field.

ULHS is an all inclusive pre-law community. We host monthly meetings and exclusive pre-law events such as Mock LSAT with Testmasters, Diversity in Law Panels, Admissions Talks with Berkeley Law Admissions Officer, Internship Workshops with the Career Center, and many more! A ULHS membership will not only mean you’ll have access to these events, but also access to our newsletters that highlight local pre-law opportunities, our LSAT discount codes, and member-specific socials.

We will be hosting our info session on Thursday, February 3rd @ 7:00 - 8:00 PM PST on Zoom.  

Our General and board member apps due: Tuesday, February 8th by 11:59 PM.

Spring 2022 Membership Form:

We also post our events and resources on Instagram (@ulhscal_) and Facebook (Undergraduate Legal Honors Society) so be sure to follow us there!

If you have any questions you can DM us on Instagram or email us at!


3) Rethinking the War on Drugs

Rethinking the War on Drugs

***NOTE*** This course does not count towards the Legal Studies major.

SOCWEL 98/198 Rethinking the War on Drugs Decal

Thursdays 5pm-7pm, 340 Haviland

Starts 2/3/2022. Brief application due 1/30/2022.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy invites you to enroll in our 2 units P/NP Rethinking the War on Drugs Decal! In this course, we will look at the relationship between drugs and society that has existed for millenia. We will interrogate how regulations have impacted this relationship through various lenses such as public health, policy, racial equality and global welfare, as well as exploring alternatives to our current racist and punitive drug war. Applications are due January 30th at midnight. Find out more about our Decal here:


4) EPA Intrnshp

EPA Intrnshp

EPA Region 9 is hiring students for our Pathways Internship Program Hiring! 

New Application Deadline: Feb 2 

Internship opportunities in EPA Region 9 are available for both STEM students and non-STEM students.  We are looking for environmentally minded students who are passionate about protecting human health and the environment. Students who complete requirements of the program may qualify for fulltime employment after they graduate! 

This opportunity is at the GS-4/5 level.  These positions are telework-eligible, subject to agency telework policy, and multiple selections will be made across divisions in EPA Region 9.  Feel free to circulate this email to interested parties outside of EPA Region 9. Application Deadline: February 2, 2022 

  • Click Here to apply for STEM Pathways Internship opening
  • Click Here to apply for Admin/Non-STEM Pathways Internship opening

If you have any questions, please contact Camille Weber, Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator, at (415) 972-3637.


5) Legal Career Schlrshp

Legal Career Schlrshp

Applications Open: Student Legal Career Scholarship

Get support for legal career education for you or a student you know

Are you in school to further your legal career? Do you know someone working on a degree in the legal field? Does your chapter have student members? If so, now’s the time to learn about the Student Legal Career Scholarship Program — the application period is open through January 28. The program is funded by the Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators and managed by the Foundation Board of Trustees.

This opportunity, which awards up to $10,000 each year, exists because the Foundation champions students as the future of the legal profession. In 2021, the recipients were Christian Chicas, Jovana Kuvac and Shannon Taylor, all of whom were working toward a master’s in legal studies (MLS). And since winning the scholarship in 2020, ALA member Monique Mahler succeeded in earning her master’s degree and becoming a Certified Legal Manager (CLM)®. Hear her thoughts on the scholarship on the Legal Management Talk podcast.

Applicants must:

· Be juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited four-year college/university or be actively pursuing a master’s degree

· Have an interest in pursuing a non-attorney legal career, such as legal management, paralegal studies or other legal support functions

· Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5

· Complete an application that includes an essay and demonstration of their leadership ability, participation in extracurricular activities, and performance of community service

· Provide a transcript and two letters of recommendation

The application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central on January 28. The Foundation may choose to award scholarships in varying amounts based on available funds.


6) Primary Intrnshp Prog

Primary Intrnshp Prog

 The Campaign & Project Management Internship is a professional development opportunity for university and college students to gain experience in project management by working on a local California Assembly political and communications campaign. We are now accepting applications for our 2022 Primary Internship Program on a rolling basis.


The Internship provides the following professional experience:

  • Virtual & Physical Organizing - Learning innovative methods to organize our next generation into political action.
  • Advocacy & Direct Engagement - Learning advanced skills in voter engagement & direct marketing.
  • Project Management - Learning skills and tools to develop and manage campaign projects.
  • Campaign Consulting - Learning best practices in campaign strategy development & implementation.


Interns will be expected to:

  • Work 10-12 hours per week (flexible self-scheduled hours)
  • Participate in professional development workshops and training seminars
  • Develop skills in the following: project management, campaign strategy development, virtual/digital organizing, communications, content development, and strategic planning


  • Leadership Positions & Opportunities
  • Letter of Recommendation 
  • Professional Reference
  • Internship Credit for Applicable Majors 


Please send resume to Michael Miller at

Please title subject line: Intern Applicant - "Your Name"

Applications accepted on a rolling basis - applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 


7) URAP Ddln Extended

URAP Ddln Extended

URAP has extended its application deadline! Some projects are now open again from 1/27 through 2/2.

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) is designed to involve Berkeley undergraduates more deeply in the research life of the University. The Program provides opportunities to work with faculty on the cutting edge research projects for which Berkeley is world-renowned. Working closely with faculty, students will deepen their knowledge and skills in areas of special interest, while experiencing what it means to be part of an intellectual community engaged in research.
Visit the URAP website!


8) Su Intrnshps

Su Intrnshps

The Career Center and Summer Sessions proudly announce the start of the application window for the 2022 Independent U.S. Summer Internship Credit Option. Currently in its 9th year, this program provides a means for enrolled undergraduate students to earn academic credit for domestic internships that they obtained on their own. This option is especially valuable to those who have already secured a summer internship and are interested in one or more of the following (especially undeclared students who may have fewer options):

  • Receiving academic credit in order to participate in an internship

  • Seeking additional credits to maintain full-time student status, graduate on time, or for financial aid

  • Reflecting upon their internship experiences in a structured manner through assignments and readings

Students who are approved by the Career Center will receive the course control number for the 3-unit, online course offered during summer session. Remote internships based in the U.S. are eligible for consideration.

Application opens: Feb 1, 2022

Application deadline: May 13, 2022

Learn more and apply:


9) SLC Writing Prog

SLC Writing Prog

Happy Spring 2022 from the SLC Writing Program! With students back on campus and classes picking up, we’re excited to announce the return of our tutoring services. Beginning today, Cal undergraduates can once again visit us either in-person or online to receive free academic writing support from a dedicated peer!

No matter where students are in their writing process, we look forward to being a place where they can connect with one another—reflect, think, and thrive together. 

In addition to visiting us for Appointments and Drop-in, they can come by the César Chávez Student Center at any point during our open hours (11 AM-6 PM) to learn more about our offerings and write in community.


10) Undergrad Journal

Undergrad Journal

Berkeley Undergraduate Journal - Paper Submission Spring 2022

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 The deadline for Spring 2022 paper submission is February 25th by 11:59pm. If you have questions regarding paper submission, please contact our staff advisor Leah Carroll ( For all other inquiries, please email We look forward to working with you and getting your work published!


11) Ca Legal Studies Journal

Ca Legal Studies Journal

Berkeley Legal Studies Association is currently accepting submissions for the 2022 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 “Liberty”. Papers may pertain to any element and/or form of freedom and conception of what it means to be free. Given current events, we are particularly keen to receive submissions regarding the ways in which freedoms are unevenly allocated and enjoyed by different groups and people, as well as the ways in which the COVID pandemic has affected, or shaped our notion of, liberty. However, adherence to these topics is by no means a submission requirement, and we will review papers regardless of whether they directly relate to this year’s theme. 

All submissions must be sent to by 11:59 p.m. PST of February 28, 2022. Please refer to the submission guidelines below:  

Submission Guidelines

  • Ideal papers should relate, at least tangentially, to this year’s journal theme of “Liberty”, 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 elsewhere

  • Papers must be a minimum of 5 pages and should follow the MLA style of formatting

  • Send your submissions to by February 28, 2022

    • In the subject line, write "2022 Journal Submission - First Name Last Name"

    • Please attach your paper as a PDF and as a DOCX

  • In your email please also include 

    • Contact information 

    • An abstract (minimum 100 words)

    • Advisor name (if applicable)

    • The term when the paper was written

    • Your graduation year

    • Your program of study

  • To see examples of past journal submissions, visit

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  


12) Sheriff Svc Cadet Jobs

Sheriff Svc Cadet Jobs

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Invites You to Apply for

Salary ($15.32—$18.39 hourly)Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Job Announcement

The Sheriff's Office has over 1,600 personnel including 1,000 sworn members and a current budget oapproximately $444 million dollars. The agency's Chief Executive Officer is Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern, who is assisted in the operation of the agency by Undersheriff Richard T. Lucia, and Assistant Sheriffs Thomas Madigan and Charles Nice.

The Sheriff of Alameda County is responsible for a vast array of tasks and duties, including the following:

• Providing patrol and investigative services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County

• Pursuant to contractual agreements, providing patrol and investigative services to the City of Dublin, Peralta Community College District, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex, Oakland International Airport, Highland County Hospital, Social Services, and to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

• Operating a County Jail (Santa Rita)

• Operating the County Office of Emergency Services

• Providing Fish and Game enforcement

• Project Director of the Narcotics Task Force

• Conducting a basic academy pursuant to Police Officer

Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements

• Operating the Coroner's Bureau

• Operating a full service Criminalistics laboratory

• Providing security to the Consolidated Superior Courts

• Performing Civil Process

• Serving as the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force

• Operating a Marine Patrol Unit in the San Francisco Bay waters.

Assigned Cadet Posts

Positions in the Sheriff’s Service Cadet Class will complete rotational assignments in multiple Sheriff’s Office Departments. Some of the locations include:

• Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services-Is responsible for preparing Alameda County to respond efficiently and effectively to emergencies.

• Eden Township Substation, ETS Tri –Valley and Youth and Family Services Bureau-Activities of YFSB

involve community outreach and the delivery of psychotherapeutic and related services to high-risk youth and their families.

• Animal Services-The primary functions of this unit include operating a shelter in East Alameda County, and providing field services to the City of Dublin and unincorporated parts of Alameda County.

• Coroner’s Bureau/Crime Laboratory-Staff in these units utilize specialized forensic science methods to determine cause of death and interpret evidence from criminal case investigations.

• Warrants, Records & Dispatch– Responsible for processing, tracking and storing incident reports;

maintaining information in law enforcement databases; Dispatchers serve as first responders to 911 emergency and non emergency calls on a 24 hour basis.

• Regional Training Center-Accredited facility that provides public safety and law enforcement training including peace officer basic academy.

• Detention & Corrections: Santa Rita Jail-County correctional facility that houses approximately 2,000 male and female prisoners.

The Position of Sheriff’s Service Cadet

Under the direct supervision of Sheriff’s Office Management or sworn Supervisory staff, Sheriff’s Service Cadets perform a wide variety of entry level support and paraprofessional law enforcement duties in a learning capacity; assist and observe sworn and non-sworn personnel in the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) and perform related duties as assigned. In this limited duration, non-sworn (unarmed) position, Sheriff’s Service Cadets learn and gain additional experience in preparation for a career in law enforcement. Incumbents in this trainee-level classification are always temporarily appoin  ed, and work on a Services-As-Needed basis (not to exceed 960 hours per fiscal year), while attending an accredited college or university to earn a degree in Criminal Justice or a closely related field; or while attending a specific training program to be eligible to take a California P.O.S.T. basic certification exam.

Positions in this class are temporary in nature and appointments to this class will be terminated once the incumbent a) graduates from college; b) satisfactorily completes an assigned training program; c) obtains applicable P.O.S.T. certification; or d) finishes 3 years of service as a Sheriff’s Service Cade 

Examples of Duties

The following duties are performed by employees in this classification however each individual in the classification does not

necessarily perform all duties listed:.

• Assists the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency

Services with the delivery of emergency preparedness information, tools and training to the public and other non-profit agencies within Alameda County.

• Participates in crime prevention activities such as neighborhood watch meetings, school and community group presentations, and Sheriff’s Office building tours.

• Photocopies, files, indexes and locates law enforcement records and related paperwork.

• Assists with animal control details and functions with direct supervision.

• Attends weekend and/or evening training sessions.

• Rides with Deputy Sheriffs to observe and learn peace officer responsibilities and techniques.

• Assists with Sheriff Explorer posts.

Minimum Qualifications



• Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency certificate, such as the General Educational Development Certificate (State of Califor-



  • Current enrollment (minimum 9 quarter units/6 semester units) , and good academic standing, in an accredited college or university Criminal Justice program or a closely related field; or current enrollment in specific training to be eligible to take a California P.O.S.T. certification exam



• At least three (3) consecutive months of volunteer or paid work experience, which includes public contact within the last three (3) years, at a law enforcement

agency , public safety related department or participation in a college or university Criminal Justice or Administration of Justice program organization .


• Valid California State Driver’s license by date of hire.

Special Requirements:

• Candidates must pass a thorough background investigation. A record of any felony conviction will result in disqualification.

• Must be 18 years of age at time of appointment.

• Hearing must be normal in each ear.

• Using both eyes, must have far vision of at least 20/100 without glasses, correctable to 20/20 with glasses. Must be free from colorblindness and permanent abnormality in either eye.

Other Requirements:

• Must be able to travel to various locations within Alameda County to meet needs & fulfill job responsibilities.

• Must be available to work irregular duty assignments including weekends and evenings.

• Cadets assigned to certain locations must successfully complete training relevant to that assignment and will subject to rotation of assignments.

• Will be required to wear a uniform.

Application Process


Applicant Steps:

1. Go to the Alameda County Employment site at

2. Click the “New User Registration” link from left hand menu to create an online application following the online instructions. You may be required to create a login and password.

3. Once logged in, complete all sections of the application template.

4. After you have completed your application, check the certification box and hit “send” to save the completed application.

5. Click on “My Applications” from the left hand menu, log in again, then click the “Retrieve Applications” button which will bring you back to the application template page.

6. Click the “Review” button for the Application Template. Once the application template is open, click the Review Tab from the menu at the top of the application screen then hit the “Print My Application” button to print a hard copy of the application for submission .

7. Complete the supplemental questionnaire fully and legibly. Attach the completed supplemental

questionnaire to your printed application and submit via scan/email or fax to:

Examination Steps:

1. A review of candidates' application and supplemental questionnaire to verify possession of minimum requirements. Supplemental questionnaires will be used to screen for best qualified candidates. The most highly qualified candidates will move on to the next step in the examination process.

2. An Oral Board interview (DATE TBD) which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.

3. Candidates who pass the Oral Board interview will be referred into the backgrounds process.

4. Candidates who successfully complete all application, interview and background processes will be assigned to a position as vacancies arise.


Alameda County is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities and military veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other non-job-related factor.

Alysia Evans | Human Resources Chief

Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Human Resources

1401 Lakeside Drive, 12th Floor| Oakland, CA 94612

Office 510-208-9813| Facsimile 510-208-9868