Legal Studies Latest News as of 2/23/22

February 23, 2023


1) Law Clerk Job
2) Public Svc Fair
3) Diversity Fair
4) Resume Help
5) JHU Law Review
6) Wkstdy Jobs @Berkeley Law
7) Travel Grant for ACLU Conf
8) Su N. Ireland Info Sess
9) Su Portugal Info Sess
10) Travel Like a Transfer
11) Gilman Scholarship
12) Samvid Scholars Prog
13) Proj Underdog Intrnshp
14) Summer Opps. Fair
15) OPT Info
16) US Su23 Intrnshps
17) Vanguard at Berkeley
18) College to Career Series
19) Basic Needs Cntr Jobs


1) Law Clerk Job

Law Clerk Job

Position: Law Clerk
Firm: Nolan Barton & Olmos, LLP
Application Deadline: March 24th, 2023

Description: Nolan Barton & Olmos (NBO) is a boutique criminal defense firm located in
downtown Palo Alto. The office is home to eight attorneys and seven supporting staff members, including two law clerks. The office environment is dedicated, casual, and collaborative; any one case involves the participation of most of the office. NBO is ideal for candidates interested in learning about the practice of law in a human-focused, non-corporate environment. NBO is committed to criminal justice reform and works on cases with clients from many different backgrounds. NBO also prioritizes its employees’ professional development.
Employees are encouraged to attend conferences and panel discussions that relate to work experience and professional aspirations. Candidates can expect to be involved in cases from a range of criminal law practice areas including theft of trade secrets and espionage, assault, DUI, and mental health diversion for felony and misdemeanor matters.
This is an in-person position and candidates are expected to be available to work in the office.

Qualifications: This position is intended for a recent college graduate interested in eventually attending law school. The ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree, exemplary organizational skills, excellent speaking and writing abilities, basic knowledge of computer programs, and a strong interest in learning about the practice of law and criminal defense. Candidates must be adaptable, hardworking, intellectually curious, and social-justice-oriented. Superb interpersonal skills are a must. The office is fast-paced and requires its law clerks to work effectively with different personality types and management styles. Prior experience in criminal justice is preferred, though demonstrated interest in the field is also acceptable.
Responsibilities: This position includes assisting in the operation of a small, self-sufficient law office on a wide variety of tasks. Law clerks can expect to complete both routine organizational tasks and substantive writing projects. Responsibilities include:
- File organization and case management;
- Researching legal concepts and authoring memos;
- Processing and reviewing discovery;
- Accompanying attorneys to trial to provide in-court assistance;
- Client interviews and drafting social histories: lengthy memos that chronicle a client’s
life story and criminal history. These documents are often submitted to the court in
sentencing memoranda, incorporated into letters to prosecutors, and used to forge
meaningful relationships with clients. Drafting of social histories is a significant
component of the position.

Candidates will ideally be available by mid-June 2023. Competitive pay and benefits package

To Apply: Please prepare the following items:
- Resume and unofficial transcript;
- Cover letter;
- Five to ten-page writing sample (academic writing preferred, though relevant writing
from internships or extracurriculars will be accepted);
- Contact information for two references.

Send all materials electronically to and

The firm will contact qualified candidates by telephone or email to schedule interviews within two to three weeks of receipt of your application.

NBO is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to
providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All
employment decisions at NBO are based on job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. NBO will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


2) Public Svc Fair

Public Svc Fair

Thursday, March 9 | 12:00-4:00 PM | Virtual
Join us on Handshake to connect with employers from various areas such as nonprofits, sustainability, education, government, public service, NGOs, health and social services, and other related fields. View the list of participating employers here!


3) Diversity Fair

Diversity Fair

Wednesday, March 8 | 4:00-7:00 PM
MLK Student Union, WEST Pauley Ballroom
Recruiters across industries with a particular interest in enhancing the diversity of their workforce will bring information about their entry-level career and internship positions! View the list of participating employers here!


4) Resume Help

Resume Help

Tuesday, March 7 | 1:00-4:00 PM | In person or Zoom 
In preparation for the fair, sign-up for a fifteen minute 1:1 session with a Career Center staff member who will help you: 
  • Strengthen your resume no matter what stage it’s currently at 
  • Prepare to engage with employers more effectively and confidently
➯ Space is limited and slots are available on a first come first served basis!


5) JHU Law Review

JHU Law Review

The Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Law Review is extending the submissions deadline for its Spring 2023 journal to Friday, March 3rd, and we would be grateful if you could relay this message to your students. 
We are still seeking thoughtful, engaging, and well-researched articles from upper-level electives/seminars, independent studies, and thesis programs that pertain to law and legal studies and reflect our core mission of providing accessible, informed, and thought-provoking legal analysis. While we have no maximum page length, we request all papers be a minimum of ten pages. Manuscripts should follow the Chicago Style of formatting, with endnotes and a complete bibliography. 
Submissions should be sent to by Friday, March 3rd. For more information on our submission guidelines, please visit


6) Wkstdy Jobs @Berkeley Law

Wkstdy Jobs @Berkeley Law

Our team is looking to hire two student assistants.  If you know any students who have work study and are looking for a campus job, please ask them to email me and I will share with them  the job description. Pay is between $18-$20 an hour.
Many thanks!
Nancy Donovan, M.A. (she/her)
Event Specialist
Berkeley Law


7) ACLU NorCal Conf

ACLU NorCal Conf

Former Legal Studies major '21 Sadia Khan has offered to answer questions you may have about these opportunities. Thank you Sadia!!!

Nearly four years have passed since we last gathered in person 
for our annual activist conference. In that time, we have grieved losses
from COVID-19 and police violence, fought white nationalism,
worked side-by-side with community leaders to create advisory boards
powered by directly impacted individuals, celebrated the passage of
landmark state legislation, and more.

The past four years have brought victories and losses, joys and sorrows,
and new insights into how we can advance civil liberties and build healthy communities here in California and beyond. How we move forward depends
on the power of communities and the leadership of people like you. 
No one can do this work alone, and that’s why I am excited to invite
to join us for the ACLU NorCal conference for activists!

ACLU NorCal Conference 
Community First: Unite. Rebuild. Transform. 
Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23  
Sacramento, CA 
Register or Apply for a Travel Grant Today!

The two-day conference will take place in downtown Sacramento
and include workshops, inspiring speakers, and community-building
and networking events. We have travel grants available to help
cover the cost of transportation and hotel accommodation.  

We are also participating in a small lobby day on Monday, April 24.
If you live in certain legislative districts/geographic areas,
we will reach out to you as you register or apply for a travel grant with more
details and to see if you’re interested in joining the lobby day.

And here's a personal invitation to participate in our Lobby Day
on Monday, April 24
 becauseour records indicate that we will be
meeting with your Senator and/or Assembly Member. However,
there have been significant changes to the legislature due to redistricting
and the election.

I encourage you to check your California Representatives against
this list of legislators to confirm that we plan to meet with your legislators.

Here’s what you can expect for this year's Lobby Program:

Wednesday, April 19 from 6 to 8 pm | Bill Training

Hear from directly impacted community members & ACLU staff about why these bills are our priorities. This training is mandatory and virtual. Please tell me if you cannot make it.

Sunday, April 23 at 6 pm | Optional Welcome Dinner

Monday, April 24 from 10 am to 6:30 pm | Lobby Day

10 am to 12 pm: Welcome Breakfast, Lobby Training, and practice
12 to 2 pm: Public Action at the Capitol, Lunch, and Town Hall with Legislators
5 pm: Lobby Visits with select Senators and Assembly Members
6 pm: Optional Closing Reception

Lobby visits will be no more than 30 minutes and will be scheduled according to the availability of your legislator’s office. We are asking offices for their availability between 2 and 5 pm on Monday, April 24 and we hope but cannot
guarantee that they will honor that time. 
We will confirm the time for your visits as soon as possible and
before the Lobby Day. 

We’re currently in conversation with policy advocates, community partners,
and directly impacted families to determine how our grassroots efforts
can have the greatest impact. 


8)  Su N. Ireland Info Sess

Su N. Ireland Info Sess

Summer Abroad: Belfast, Northern Ireland
February 28 at 4 p.m.

Learn more about Summer Abroad: Belfast, Northern Ireland: Leadership in Practice: Co-Founders and Peacemakers at this info session.

As the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast is a remarkable place to immerse yourself in creative and change-making conversations. This five-week study abroad program will examine the role of dialogue and partnership in the high-stakes environments of diplomacy and start-up companies.

Register for the info session.

*Scholarships are available to students matriculated in the Haas School of Business with financial need. Eligible students will be awarded a minimum $500 scholarship. See the Scholarships section for more details.


9) Su Portugal Info Sess

Su Portugal Info Sess

Summer Abroad: Portugal- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
March 2 at 12 p.m.

Learn more about Summer Abroad: Portugal: Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe at this info session.

Join the European Innovation Academy in Porto, Portugal for an intensive, fast-paced learning experience, where you will learn from venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, executives from Silicon Valley companies, and experts from across the globe.

This program trades traditional classrooms with challenge labs, where students work with over 60 mentors and 400 students from all over the world to create innovative products. Whether you’re a seasoned student entrepreneur or have barely heard of Silicon Valley, this rigorous program gives you an incredible opportunity to explore your passion and potential within the startup scene and the world of business.

Register for the info session here.


10) Travel Like a Transfer

Travel Like a Transfer

March 9 at 1 p.m. - Transfer Student Center, Conference Room

Learn how you can study abroad as a transfer student! We'll share our top tips for studying abroad as a transfer, learn about the Berkeley Study Abroad programs available, and hear from alumni speakers about their experiences studying abroad. 


11) Gilman Scholarship

Gilman Scholarship

Gilman Scholarship Essay Review: March 2

DATE AND TIME CHANGE: This event is now taking place on March 2, 1-4 p.m.

One-on-one Gilman Scholar feedback
Berkeley Study Abroad office - 160 Stephens Hall
March 2 1-4 p.m.

Are you applying to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship? Would you like someone to look over your essays and provide feedback? Come to the Berkeley Study Abroad Office in 160 Stephens Hall between 1-4pm on Friday, March 2 to meet 1-1 with a Gilman Scholar and get feedback on your application essays.

In order for us to assist you, please bring a draft of your three (3) Gilman essay drafts. Rough drafts are okay! Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP here so we know to expect you here.

Please utilize these resources when writing your Gilman essays:

The Gilman application is currently open for applicants whose programs start between between May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024. This cycle encompasses Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Academic Year 2023-2024, and Spring 2024 programs or internships. The Gilman Scholarship application deadline is Thursday, March 9 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. For more information on the Gilman Scholarship and to apply, visit

If you require an accommodation in order to fully participate in this opportunity, please contact Michelle Ayazi at or 510-642-1356 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.


12) Samvid Scholars Prog

Samvid Scholars Prog

The Samvid Scholars program provides a $50,000 scholarship for two years of graduate work in a broad range of fields, in addition to extensive leadership training.

Here are the essential facts about the program - further details are available at this link

Eligibility: US citizen or DACA recipient; 3.5 GPA; starting MD, MBA, JD, MPP/MPA, MPH, or MA/MS in Social Sciences or STEM in 2023.

Selection Criteria: Academic excellence; leadership; service focus; determination.

Application Requirements: College transcript(s); test scores (if required by grad program); information about planned graduate study, three 500-words essays, plus optional diversity statement; two recommendations (academic or professional)

Please forward this email to any students you think might be interested and encourage them to make an advising appointment with me as soon as possible. The application deadline is April 9, 2023.


13) Proj Underdog Intrnshp

Proj Underdog Intrnshp


This internship involves contributions to an endeavor that will lead to real, immediate, and lasting improvements to a system desperate for change. We are dedicated to improving the world for an endearing group that reciprocates with unconditional love. Namely, man’s best friend, Dogs. More precisely, dog rescue. We invite you to join us in our crusade to improve the lives of dogs, now and for the future. Our goal is simple, to strengthen our local communities, and reduce the negative impact on dogs by fostering change within the system. 

We will utilize the knowledge, experience, and skills that have gotten you to this juncture of your undergraduate career, and we will build on those - challenging you, personally and professionally – while also being respectful of your time and conscientious of your goals. In the interview, expect candid and direct questions about your personal interest, as we believe that it is important not to waste your time and, as an overarching principal, we will not extend an invitation to you unless we are confident that we can deliver an experience to you in which that you gain more from the internship than you invest in it. Your commitment is not one that we take lightly.

What to expect from the charity and cause:

  • Gain valuable exposure to niche legal environments, putting the skills to work that you have honed in your pre-law program, as well as throughout a lifetime of learning, in arriving at this point in your career
  • Participating in a substantial and ongoing quest to ensure the safety of dogs
  • Network with legal and business leaders across industries and develop relationships with peers from other universities across the nation
  • Invitations to broader organizational calls that are beyond the legal side - you learn as we learn - as the initiative evolves and from our partners at Foley & Lardner

Primary responsibilities:

  • Seeking students who can devote a minimum of 4 hours a week (up to a max of 20 hours)
  • As a legal intern, you will play an integral role in researching and producing memos and action on a variety of tasks
  • Current pre-law student or recent graduate
  • GPA of 3.0 or above preferred, more importantly is a strong passion for dogs
  • Strong research interest and prior work or internship experience in research-related fields is a plus, yet not required
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Possess unimpeachable ethics
    • Note: This is currently an unpaid internship, though certain programs may award school credit depending on specifics of your institution 

We strive to uphold the highest level of inclusion and diversity and have a no tolerance policy for departures from this commitment. At our core, we are teachers driven not only to improve the lives of dogs but also to create an enriching environment that fosters comradery, culminating in improving you.


Send us an email at Please include the typical resume as well as background as to why you believe that you would be a good fit and addition to the charity.


14) Summer Opps. Fair

Summer Opps. Fair

Wondering what to do this summer? Join Berkeley Summer Sessions and departments across campus for our Summer Opportunities Fair on Monday, March 6, 2023 from 2-4pm, in Lower Sproul Plaza to learn about exciting summer options through UC Berkeley including summer courses, study abroad, summer minors and certificates, student jobs and internships, research, volunteer and service, and more! Visit to learn more. We look forward to connecting with you!


15) OPT Info

OPT Info

Are you an F-1 student graduating in Spring 2023? Are you interested in staying and working in the US after completing your program? If so, then you can apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) starting February 11!

For detailed instructions on how to apply, visit the OPT Web Page or review the OPT Tutorial.

Join the OPT/STEM Doc Check Workshops of the Berkeley International Office as you prepare your OPT/STEM application. The workshops will cover the required documents, how to fill out the forms, common mistakes and a Q&A portion. Sign up for a session via the BIO events calendar.


16) US Su23 Intrnshps

US Su23 Intrnshps

The Career Center and Summer Sessions proudly announce the start of the application for the 2023 Independent U.S. Summer Internship Credit Option.
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.
For international students:
This internship course requires employment to earn a grade and therefore can be one option for the Curriculum Practical Training (CPT) application for this summer.
Application opens: Feb 10, 2023
Application deadline: May 12, 2023


17) Vanguard at Berkeley

Vanguard at Berkeley

My name is Sofia Abramsky-Sze and I am writing to you on behalf of the Vanguard at Berkeley, a student-run news organization focusing on prison reform and social justice. I wanted to reach out and inquire if it would be possible to share the following information with students in your department, as we are in the midst of recruiting.

Through our work at the Vanguard, we hope to bring awareness to pressing issues at UC Berkeley, as well as in the larger Bay Area community. Currently, we are seeking social justice and prison reform writers (prior journalism experience is not necessarily required).

Benefits of joining the Vanguard at Berkeley include:

-Training in journalistic writing

-The ability to get published

-Mentorship opportunities and renowned speakers

-Letters of recommendation

-Networking with local organizations

More details about the club can be found on our Instagram (@vanguardatberk), and our application is here.


18) College to Career Series

College to Career Series

In this five-part “From College to Career” workshop series hosted by the Career Center, you’ll gain tools and resources for navigating your transition from UC Berkeley to the world of work. 
Held from late February through mid-April, this series will benefit May 2023 grads and any student interested in preparing for life after college. Career counselors alongside alums/professionals will guide you as you prepare to step into life after Cal.
Thu, Feb 23 at 12:00-1:00 PM 
Wed, Mar 1 at 12:00-1:30 PM
Wed, Mar 8 at 3:30-4:45 PM
Wed, Mar 15 at 12:00-1:30 PM
Wed, Apr 12 at 3:00-4:00 PM


19) Basic Needs Cntr Jobs

Basic Needs Cntr Jobs

The Basic Needs Center is Hiring Student Ambassadors: These paid ambassador positions provide both undergraduate and graduate students interested in Basic Needs Center programming and student leadership with the opportunity to engage in a paid role to get direct experience and expand on transferable skills in leading a team and program planning. Work study students, first year students, transfer students, and graduate students are welcome to apply.

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