Legal Studies Latest News as of 2/22/22

February 22, 2022


1) BLSA x HRC Event!
2) Leg Asst Job
3) Gilman Schlrshp Help
4) $$ For Global Intrnshp
5) Ca Legl Studies Jrnl - Submit!
6) Career Summit


1) BLSA x HRC Event!

BLSA x HRC Event!

It is with great pleasure that the Berkeley Legal Studies Association (BLSA) will be hosting Lindsay Freeman from the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (HRC) to come and share with us the amazing work HRC conducts over the years. HRC carries out research on war crimes and other serious violations of international humanitarian law and human rights. Using evidence-based methods and innovative technologies, HRC supports efforts to hold perpetrators accountable and to protect vulnerable populations. HRC has conducted research and investigations in dozens of countries, including the United States, Syria, Iraq, Rwanda, Uganda, Myanmar, and the former Yugoslavia. This year, HRC helped bring threatened Afghan journalist Khwaga Ghani to Berkeley to continue their work.

Please join us via zoom on Thursday Feb.24, 2022 7:00-8:00 PM PST to learn more about the amazing work HRC does!


2) Leg Asst Job

Leg Asst Job

For questions, contact Attorney Maisoun Sulfab at

Immigration Legal Assistant

We are looking for a part-time legal assistant familiar with immigration law to ensure smooth running of a small but busy law office.


  • Provide administrative support and enhance office efficiency and effectiveness
  • Handle communication with clients, witnesses etc.
  • Draft and organize immigration forms and documents as directed by the attorney
  • Locate and develop case relevant information
  • Type up and file basic legal documents and correspondence
  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Maintain contact lists
  • Monitor deadlines and juggle calendars


  • Proven working experience as a legal assistant or paralegal
  • Familiarity with immigration law, legal procedures and protocols, and immigration court system
  • Satisfactory knowledge of day-to-day operations of a legal office
  • Computer literacy
  • Proficiency in English
  • Working knowledge of case management software
  • Excellent secretarial and organizational skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple activities and work under pressure
  • Legal Assistant certification or diploma

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $22.00 - $30.00 per hour


3) Gilman Schlrshp Help

Gilman Schlrshp Help

Are you applying to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship this application cycle? Would you like someone to look over your essays and provide feedback?

Request a one-on-one 30-minute virtual essay review appointment with a UC Berkeley Gilman Scholar. In order to submit this request, you will need to have your three Gilman essay drafts completed. (Rough drafts and detailed outlines are okay!)

Appointments available on February 23, 1-4 p.m.

Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Gilman application is currently open for applicants whose study or intern abroad programs start between May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023. This application cycle encompasses Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Academic Year 2022-2023, and Spring 2023 programs.

The Gilman Scholarship application is due at 11:59pm PT on March 1, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit


4) $$ For Global Intrnshp

$$ For Global Intrnshp

Berkeley Global Internships is partnering with the Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies to launch a program in Haifa, Israel this summer 2022. Scholarships of $5,000 are available for all admitted UCB students!

Questions can be directed to and our virtual advising services can be accessed here.


5) Ca Legl Studies Jrnl

Ca Legl Studies Jrnl

The California Legal Studies Journal was founded in 1981 as a forum for high-quality undergraduate legal research. Berkeley Legal Studies Association is now 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 March 10, 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 March 10, 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


6) Career Summit

Career Summit

Join us for a creative and accessible two-day (Friday/Saturday) career readiness program where students, employers, and alums come together to network, inform and help you prepare for the March 9th Community Inclusion Career & Internship Fair and beyond.

Gain new knowledge, skills, and confidence on critical topics such as:


Making Yourself Memorable: How to Capture (and hold) a Recruiter's Interest  

Finding Allyship in the Workplace  

Framing the Narrative - How to Present

Non-Traditional Experience as an Asset, and more

Learn from your peers and experienced alums from the diverse array of communities that make up the Berkeley campus, and take advantage of this opportunity to hear from employers and others who care about your career success.

Friday March 4, 3:00-5:30 PM

Saturday March 5, 1:00-3:30 PM

To register, login to Handshake where you can also view a complete programschedule and zoom links.

This event is co-sponsored by the Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association (CLAA), and a

complete list of the campus co-hosts organizations can be found in the Handshake link.