Legal Studies Latest News as of 2/6/23

February 6, 2023


1) TestMasters Wkshp
2) Legal Studies/JSP Commencement 2023 
3) Legalst DeCals!!
4) Nom Your Fav GSI
5) Voyager Scholarship
6) Paid Su Intrnshp
7) Add/Drop Deadline
1) TestMasters Wkshp
TestMasters Wkshp

You are invited to a Logical Reasoning Workshop presented by TestMasters, the leader in high-end LSAT preparation.

When: February 8, 2023 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Pacific Time

Register in advance for this meeting.
The workshop will be conducted by Rachel Sheffield, a veteran TestMasters instructor with an official LSAT score of 177 and over 19 years of LSAT teaching experience. Attendees will be challenged with a series of difficult LSAT questions and Rachel will demonstrate the most effective methods for tackling them.

If you are interested in law school and want to crush the LSAT, don't miss this great opportunity. RSVP now to save your spot!
2) Legal Studies/JSP Commencement 2023 
Legal Studies/JSP Commencement 2023 
The Legal Studies/ Jurisprudence & Social Policy Commencement will be held:
Sunday, May 14th
Zellerbach Auditorium
This is the first year we will be combining our PhD candidates from the Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program! Usually there are maybe 3 PhD students graduating each spring.
More info will be sent to this list and posted on our website as it becomes available.
3) Legalst DeCals
Legalst DeCals

23426 198.1 Criminal Psychology Decal, 56 Social Sciences, M 6:30p 8p
23427 198.2 British Parliamentary Debate DeCal, 219 Dwinelle, W 6:30p 8:30p
23428 198.3 Pre-Law DeCal,  247 Cory, F 12p 2p
23429 198.4 Copwatch DeCal,  289 Cory, M 5p 6:30p
25972 198.5 Organizing for Social Change DeCal, 102 Wheeler, W 6:30p 8p
4) Nom Your Fav GSI
Nom Your Fav GSI
Nominate your favorite GSI for an Outstanding GSI award now!
Just send me an e-mail (you can reply to this message) with a short explanation of why you would like to nominate your GSI or GSIs for an award. Please send me their name and the course you took with them as well.
The following GSIs have already won an award, so are not eligible to win another one:
Ilya Akdemir
Nandina Babic
Yael Plittman
Doug Sangster
Eduardo Bautista Duran
Bonnie Cherry
Kyle Deland
Kyneshawau Hurd
Please nominate your GSI by March 1st.
5) Voyager Scholarship
Voyager Scholarship

Next Deadline: March 22, 2023, 1:00pm (PDT)

The Voyager Scholarship (Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service) was created by Michelle and Barack Obama and Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO, who believe that exposure to new places and experiences generates understanding, empathy, and cooperation needed to equip the next generation to create meaningful change. Each year, this $50,000 scholarship aims to help shape 100 young leaders who can bridge divides and help solve our biggest challenges by giving college students financial aid to alleviate the burden of college debt, meaningful travel experiences to expand their horizons, and a network of mentors and leaders to support them. Recipients will also receive a $10,000 stipend and free Airbnb housing to pursue a summer work-travel experience between their junior and senior year of college, as well as a $2,000 travel credit for the next ten years.

Prospective applicants should make an individual advising appointment with Keila Diehl ( in the OURS National Scholarships Office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:
• be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident (holder of a Permanent Resident Card), or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)
• plan to enroll full-time in their junior year of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. in Fall 2023. Eligible students are 1) finishing sophomore year in Spring 2023 (considered “juniors” based on the total number of earned credits at their institution by Fall 2023), OR 2) transferring from a 2-year to a 4-year college for their 2023–24 junior academic year.
• have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
• have demonstrated a commitment to public service
• plan to pursue a career in public service* upon graduation

*Public service includes careers in government, non-profits, or the private sector. A career in public service includes a range of occupations—from community organizing to social work and from entrepreneurship to the arts.

6) Paid Su Intrnshp
Paid Su Intrnshp

Labor Summer PAID Internship Program
June 20 - August 11, 2023
Applications DUE Wednesday, February 15

When you think about summer 2023, are you hoping to:

**Understand what it takes to organize workers to win better working conditions and higher pay?
**Apply your research skills outside of the classroom to directly support working people?
**Learn about the exciting campaigns within California's labor movement?
**Build lifelong relationships with mentors and fellow students?
**Get PAID while doing it?
Applications are NOW OPEN for the Labor Summer Internship Program! Spend your summer learning about social and economic justice and exploring the intersections of race, class, gender, and immigration in the labor movement!

Labor Summer is a full-time, PAID, intensive eight-week internship program designed to train the next generation of labor and community leaders. After receiving training from the Labor Summer team, you will be paired with a labor or community organization to apply your skills in real-world settings on issues vital to the state’s working people. You’ll also gain the skills and networks to explore and prepare for labor-related jobs after graduation.

Labor Summer runs June 20 - August 11, 2023
All programming will be in-person!
Open to rising juniors and seniors, graduating students, and graduate students
Undergraduates are paid $20/hr and graduate students are paid $22/hr
Applications are DUE Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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7) Add/Drop Deadline
Add/Drop Deadline

This Wednesday, Feb 8 is your last chance to add or drop a class.
Please be sure to make any changes you need to by Wednesday.
Also, check your schedule to be sure it looks like it should.
If you need to make a change to your schedule after the deadline, you'll need to use one of your two Late Change golden tickets.