Legal Studies Latest News as of 2/9/22

February 9, 2022



2) Congrats Juliette!
3) Latinos in Law
4) Travel Like a Transfer
5) Pub Svc Leaders Prog
6) Work w/JSP Grad Student
7) GenEq Events
8) Sp22 Volunteer Opp.
9) GenEq Jobs

Wed Feb 9 is the deadline for you to add and drop.
CHECK YOUR SCHEDULE NOW to see if everything is as it should be.
Drop yourself from waitlists for classes that you are not attending.
If you still haven't been enrolled in a class and you were told you would be added, make sure you check on this. The person who does the enrollments may not have been asked to enroll you.
If you miss the deadline and you need to make a change to your schedule, you have two opportunities total to do so with the Late Change to Class Schedule form.
Here is where you can find the form.
2) Congrats Juliette!
Congrats Juliette!

Congratulations Juliette Tafoya for winning one of four Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research awards! Bravo!!!
Each year, the Institute of Governmental Studies awards up to four Charles H. Percy research grants in the amount of $500 each to U.C. Berkeley undergraduate students who are conducting research on an aspect of American politics, including public opinion, electoral behavior, civic participation, government institutions, social movements, and public policy. Students from a broad range of disciplines are encouraged to apply.
3) Latinos in Law
Latinos in Law
Hello Berkeley Bears,

Latinos in Law at Berkeley is proud to announce our first event of the spring 2022 semester. We will be hosting a two-day law school admissions officer panel event. Day 1 will occur on Wednesday, February 16th, from 5-6:30 pm PST and will include west coast law school admissions officers from UC Davis Law, Santa Clara Law, UCLA Law, Chapman Law, and Pepperdine Law. Day 2 is dedicated to east coast law school admissions officers from Boston University Law and UPenn Law that will occur on Thursday, February 17th, from 4-5:30 pm PST. There will be a live Q&A session in the second half of the event where the live audience can ask questions. If you are unable to attend but would like to have a question asked, please email it to us at no later than the day before the event. The zoom link for each event is different, so be sure to click on the right link. The link will be provided in this message as well as in our Linktree located in our bio. I have added both the TinyURL link and the original link just in case. Unfortunately, this event will NOT be recorded. Be sure to check out our social media pages to learn more about the event. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @latinosinlaw.berkeley. We hope to see you there! You won’t want to miss it. 

Day 1 zoom link: 


Day 2 zoom link: 


4) Travel Like a Transfer
Travel Like a Transfer
Berkeley Study Abroad will be hosting a Travel Like a Transfer Session on February 10, 3pm to offer guidance and advice for transfer students considering study abroad.  
We will have a special focus on Berkeley Summer Abroad and Global Internships programs for summer 2022.  Please come!
Travel Like a Transfer Session [Register here]
5) Pub Svc Leaders Prog
Pub Svc Leaders Prog

The Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program is currently recruiting! 
The program provides scholarships and leadership training for more than 75 undergraduates who demonstrate a commitment to public service through off-campus service activities.
The application and information session dates & times can be found here.  We are accepting applications through Friday, March 18, 2022. We are looking for current undergraduate students, especially those that are committed to service projects or community-based social justice work. 
6) Work w/JSP Grad Student
Work w/JSP Grad Student
The SURF-SMART program provides a $5,000 stipend for undergraduates selected to assist graduate students with summer research projects. Applications are due on March 1, 2022. My project description is included below, and I would welcome inquiries from interested students.
California’s Constitutional University: A Legal History of the University of California, 1868–1900 
Mentor: Michael Banerjee

This is an opportunity for a student interested in graduate study in law and/or history to gain interdisciplinary research skills and subject-matter expertise through work on a legal history of the University of California (UC). Under the on-site supervision of the mentor—a rising fourth-year doctoral student in Jurisprudence and Social Policy, and a graduate of Harvard Law School—the student will conduct original legal and historical research essential to a dissertation on constitutional universities—heretofore unrecognized, world-historic universities chartered by state constitutions and peculiar to the American west—of which UC is one. Specifically, the student will analyze UC Regents’ Reports and relevant appellate cases from 1868–1900. The student will produce a weekly two-page memorandum of findings and a final ten-page synthesis, which can serve as a writing sample for graduate applications. The student is expected to commit three days (of their choosing) per week to the project: two days on-site at UC’s Bancroft Library and one day remote. The student will (1) develop interdisciplinary research skills; (2) acquire subject-matter expertise, including in legal history and constitutional law; (3) produce a writing sample for graduate applications; and (4) gain a lifelong academic and professional mentor. All necessary training will be provided.

Michael Banerjee, J.D.
Doctoral Student |  Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
Graduate Writing Consultant | Graduate Writing Center
University of California, Berkeley
7) GenEq Events
GenEq Events
Mark your calendars and join us for the following upcoming events! 

Event reminders:

Longing for Queer/Trans community? Seeking Queer/Trans resources? Wanna meet new friends? Find them all at the same place at the Spring 2022 QTPie Welcome Event!

Happening THIS Friday, February 11, 2022 from 4 - 6 PM at GenEq in 202 Cesar Chavez

RSVP for QTPie:  

Enjoy food, activities, and meet LGBTQ+ organizations to hear about the experiences and resources they have to offer! This event is open to all UC Berkeley students, LGBTQ+ people and allies.

Women* and Femmes Community Welcome

This Valentines Day, celebrate love at Women* and Femme's Community Welcome! Get crafty with some card and candle making activities, and enjoy some food! Wear purple!

 *all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid. All genders are welcome!


Join us on Monday, February 14, 2022 from 6 - 8 PM at GenEq in 202 Cesar Chavez Student Center

2022 NorCal T-Camp - Apply now!
We are excited to announce our 5th annual NorCal T-Camp!
March 26, 2022 in Berkeley, CA! The application deadline is February 18, 2022 at 11:59PM. We welcome applicants from any Northern California college or university, including community colleges.

Participants will be notified if they were selected to attend by March 7, 2022.
We look forward to seeing you at NorCal T Camp 2022! If you have any questions, please contact the NorCal T-Camp Planning Committee at

Learn more about NorCal T-Camp at  
8) Sp22 Volunteer Opp.
Sp22 Volunteer Opp.
Spring Semester Volunteer Opportunity with Budding Branches
What is Budding Branches?
We are a nonprofit run by college students across the country that is dedicated to assisting high schoolers without adequate resources to learn more about their colleges of interest and find the right fit for them. We focus on sharing “what college is like” instead of “how to get into college.”

What Do Volunteers Do?
Volunteer opportunities include helping students through 1-on-1 informal calls (required) and college panels (optional), as well as connecting with other volunteers through different projects (optional).

Who Are Our Volunteers?
Budding Branches’ volunteers are current college students from 28 different colleges across the country.

Who Are Our Partners?
Our partner organizations include the New York Public Library, Project Rousseau, and Association to Benefit Children.

What Is the Time Commitment?
Time commitment is flexible, but a minimum of 1hr/3weeks!
If interested, please fill out this very short application. If you have questions regarding Budding Branches, please direct them to
9) GenEq Jobs
GenEq Jobs

The Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq) is looking to hire students with a commitment to supporting women*s and LGBTQ+ communities! Please read the linked job descriptions and apply by filling out the application linked below.

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM



  • Only UC Berkeley students registered during Spring 2022 and continuing in 2022-2023 academic year may apply. 

  • Positions are open to students with work study as well as those who don't receive work study funding. 

  • Applicants must have at least two semesters remaining at Cal and commit to an appointment through Spring 2023. 

  • Applicants must be available to work during Summer 2022 but do not need to be registered for summer classes.

Positions Available (Link to Position Descriptions here):

  • Student Office Assistant (1 position)

  • Queer Cal Pals Coordinator (1 position)

More information about these paid opportunities can be found at The application deadline is 11:59pm, Sunday, February 13, 2022

For more information about the Student Office Assistant position, please email Joanna Villegas at

For more information about the Queer Cal Pals Coordinator position, please email Em Huang at