Legal Studies Latest News as of 3/23/23

March 23, 2023


2) P/NP Deadline  3/24
3) Library Prize
4) Honors Info Sess 4/12
5) Su Environmental Jobs
6) Social Impact Careers
7) Transitioning to Work
8) GenEq Events
9) Policy Alum Panel
10) Law Job
11) LSAT Games
The DEADLINE to walk in the Legal Studies Commencement 
and get two FREE tickets is Sunday, April 9th.
EVEN IF YOU AREN'T WALKING, please fill out the form.
We use the answers you give to evaluate the major. Thank you!!!
(A link to purchase tickets will be sent out on a later date.)
2) P/NP Deadline
P/NP Deadline
The deadline to change a class to P/NP is this Friday, March 24th.
If you need more time to decide and you want to use one of your two Late Change to Class Schedule golden tickets, you have until April 28th. That is the deadline to make a late change to your schedule. 
I encourage you to do everything you can to keep your classes for a letter grade, especially if they are courses for the major. Be mindful that you can have a total of 1/3 of your units taken at Cal for P/NP. You can see what your percentage is in CalCentral at the bottom of the middle column in 'My Academics'. Admissions committees find letter grades much more useful than P's when looking for qualified candidates. If you do change a course to P/NP, be sure to pass the class! An NP is a big old zero in an application gpa. 

3) Library Prize
Library Prize

As we approach the end of the spring semester, we encourage undergraduates with strong library-based research projects to apply for the Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research, which celebrates significant inquiry using the Library, its resources, and collections.

The prize is open to Berkeley undergraduates from any discipline and class level, and includes a cash award ($1,200 upper division; $950 lower division) with multiple possible winners in each category. We especially encourage submissions from lower division students, whose projects are judged separately from those of upper division students. Students who have completed research projects in previous semesters are also encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, research projects must have been completed in a credit course at UC Berkeley during one of these terms:

  • Lower division: Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023
  • Upper division: Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023

Application instructions and additional details are available under “Application Procedure” on the Berkeley Library website. The application period closes Monday, April 17, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

4) Honors Info Sess  4/12
Honors Info Sess  4/12

Professor Cal Morrill will hold an info session for anyone interested in the Legal Studies Honors Program. You'll get lots of info and be able to ask all your questions.
Here are info session details:
Wednesday, 4/12 at 5pm 
I'll send out a reminder closer to the event.
Not sure if this will also be in person, but I'll let you know later on.
I will ask Prof. Morrill to record the session as well, so that those who can't make it, will be able to watch it later.
Here's a whole bunch of Honors Program info on our website in case you're itching with questions now.
5) Su Environmental Jobs
Su Environmental Jobs

Summer Campaign Job Opportunities to Protect the Environment: 

Want to spend your summer building skills that will help you launch your career, while working on urgent issues you care about like protecting the environment and our public health?

Work with Environment California and the Fund for the Public Interest to Save the Bees!Find out more and apply here!

We’ll be on your campus 3/20-3/22, and you can call us at (714) 323-2020 to schedule an interview.

Fund for the Public Interest is seeking hard-working individuals with a passion for social change to fill citizen outreach and Field Manager positions across the country this summer. With offices in selected cities across the country this summer, we are hiring full-time summer staff to work on issues like stopping plastic pollution and getting toxic pesticides out of our food supply.

  • Get experience with leadership and campaign skills

  • Educate and engage citizens on pressing issues

  • Build grassroots membership and raise money for environmental and social change groups

6) Social Impact Careers
Social Impact Careers

Tuesday, April 4 | 4:00-5:00 PM
Gain clarity on next steps to support you in finding a career in social impact in both the private and public sectors. We will focus on resources and strategies to help you identify your career values and ways to gain professional experience!
7) Transitioning to Work
Transitioning to Work
Wednesday, April 12 | 3:00-4:00 PM
Understand how to create a 30-60-90 day plan for a new role and navigate interpersonal relationships at work. 
8) GenEq Events
GenEq Events
Learn more about our upcoming events via the links:
Come visit us in our Community Space!
Mon   10-5
Tues  10-6
Wed   10-6
Thurs  10-6
Friday  10-5
Gender Equity Resource Center202 César Chávez Center, MC #2440
xučyun⎮Huichin, unceded Ohlone Land

9) Policy Alum Panel
Policy Alum Panel
The Policy Alum Panel highlighting careers in policy will address: 
○ pathways in the field and top skills needed for success 
○ ways to gain experience now for your future career in policy 
○ how to articulate your skills and experiences for internships/jobs
Careers in Policy 
Date/time: Monday, April 3 at 2pm 
via Zoom 
Here is the event page
10) Law Job
Law Job

Hello everyone! I am a Berkeley alum and I work at GW Law Group, an immigration law firm in the heart of Oakland. We are looking for qualified people to join our team! We are looking for two individuals to add to our team who can commit at least 16-20 hours per week part-time, with the possibility of a full-time position at the end of the 90-day probationary period.

We are looking for Applicants who are proficient to fluent in either Spanish or Russian. Applicants must be in their Senior year at Cal with graduation in Spring/Summer 2023, or have recently graduated. Applicants MUST have excellent writing and critical thinking skills.

We do anything from deportation defense to all sorts of visas, asylums, inadmissibility waivers, etc. We also do cases in the personal injury field. A lot of what we do intersects with other types of law such as criminal defense, family law, and probate law. You will work closely with the attorneys and are responsible for cases from start to finish. We write motions for court, translate documents, prepare clients for their hearings, prepare the necessary paperwork, do extensive legal research, and work directly with the clients. It’s a small boutique firm so we really do get a lot of hands-on experience.

Prior legal/ law firm experience is not necessary, but you must have a passion for learning and an interest in law. We are looking for people who are proficient to fluent in Spanish and/or Russian, have excellent writing skills, and can advocate for others, however, anyone is welcome to apply. If you or someone you know is interested, send me your resume and transcripts to


David A. López
Senior Paralegal
11) LSAT Games
LSAT Games

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

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

Register in advance for this meeting:

The workshop will be conducted by Doug Lawrence, a veteran TestMasters instructor with over 20 years of LSAT teaching experience, an official LSAT score in the 99th percentile, and a J.D. from UC Berkeley. Attendees will be challenged with two difficult LSAT logic games and Doug 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!