Legal Studies Latest News as of 3/28/22

March 28, 2022


1)  P/NP Ddln Fri 4/1
2)  Events Wrkstdy Jobs
3)  Paralegal Job
4)  Discovery Panel
5)  Career Cntr Jobs
6)  Event Job
7)  Recent grad Vol Opp.
1)  P/NP Ddln Fri 4/1
P/NP Ddln Fri 4/1
The deadline to change a class to P/NP is this Friday, April 1st.
Remember that all courses taken to fulfill a Legal Studies requirement must be taken for a letter grade. If you change a requirement for the major to P/NP, you'll need to take another course to replace it.
Usually I advise keeping as many courses for a letter grade as possible.
I've seen so many students change to P/NP, work super hard and earn a grade they would have been happy with, except it's too late to change grading option back after grades have been posted.
An NP will not affect your UCB gpa but...
If you're wondering about law school admissions gpa, a P is fine, but an NP Is calculated as an F.
Admissions committees would much rather see letter grades than P/NP grades.
(If a class can only be taken for a letter grade, those are fine, don't worry about those classes.)
The deadline to change to P/NP is this Friday, April 1st.
Here's the language on the L&S website.
2)  Events Wrkstdy Jobs
Events Wrkstdy Jobs
UDAR (University Development and Alumni Relations/External Relations are hiring two work-study students:
This position offers: 
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Opportunity to work with other students. 
  • Behind the scenes production of graduation, convocation, exclusive Chancellor's events, and dignitary visits. 
  • Attendance at Chancellor events at the University House
  • Hands-on work (i.e., inventory management, event prep, gift management) 
  • Learn more about our unit here here
Here is a link to the work-study site.
It's the Student Assistant II job.
3)  Paralegal Job
Paralegal Job
Paralegal/Legal Assistant (Oakland downtown)
Position: Reception/Legal Assistant
Full Time: 8 hours per day, M-F
Salary and benefits: DOE

Who we are:
At Salinas Law Group we practice law to help people. With three attorneys and one legal assistant - we
are a small but established civil rights law firm that handles issues such as discrimination, landlord-tenant
issues like wrongful eviction, wage & hour matters, unlawful termination, etc. We take pride in our
devotion to justice and in fighting for the disadvantaged: the harassed employee; the tenant who lives in
deplorable conditions; the persons who are not paid what they are owed; the employee who’s been
discriminated against because of language barriers, color of their skin, gender, sexual orientation, etc. In
short, we fight for the underdog and marginalized. If you are passionate about social justice, you are
encouraged to apply.

Please visit our website to learn more about us:

Position Outline:
• Traditional paralegal work in a fast-paced environment
• Clerical/Administrative and Legal Support: copying, filing, mailing, organizing, ordering supplies
• Completing intakes for potential new clients, including telephone, email, live chat, and in person
• Collect, compile, and organize documents in person or electronically in all formats
• Case support that involves working one-on-one with clients and attorneys. Must be able to handle
assignment deadlines with organization and a level mind. If you can’t handle stress - please don’t apply!
• Out-of-office activities including errands, document delivery, court filings, and the occasional lunch

• Bilingual in Spanish
• Demonstrated communication skills
• Comfortable and professional on the phone and in person with clients
• Self-motivated and willing to be flexible 
• Able to prioritize and multi-task
• Attentive to detail
• Team player
• Advanced Microsoft Word and Excel 
• Comfortable using a fax machine, copier/scanner and our cloud software system

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Please no calls and thank
you for your interest in our firm.
4)  Discovery Panel
Discovery Panel
Discovery Panel: Undergraduate Projects on Community-Engaged Arts and Design
Friday, April 1st, 4-5pm
Register for Zoom panel here
How can art and design make a social impact and build community? How can you get involved in creative discovery and community service? Join us for a conversation with undergraduates from wide ranging disciplines who are deeply involved in campus projects or programs that use arts and design to engage communities.

Student panelists include: Malachi Tran (Arts + Design Student Council), Nassirah Nelson (Platform Artspace, Fung Fellowship), Grace Hunzicker (Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment), and Valerie V. Ekko (Jacobs Innovation Catalyst Grant), Brandon James Yung & Sam Greenberg (Telegraph for People organization) .

This event is part of the new campus series "Interventions & Innovations: Undergraduates in Conversation About Their Discovery Projects" hosted by the Discovery Hub.
5)  Career Cntr Jobs
Career Cntr Jobs
The Career Center is hiring new Peer Advisors! Positions start in fall 2022 and will continue through spring 2023. Peer Advisors serve in an integral role at the Career Center as they are a first point of contact for all who enter our department and serve as ambassadors for the Career Center all over campus!

Working directly with and supervised by two staff Career Counselors, Peer Advisors are trained to be extremely knowledgeable about Career Center services and counseling techniques. Peer Advisors assist students through providing daily customer service in the Career Center, one-on-one drop-in support, and workshops.

Click here to learn more and apply on Handshake.
Application deadline: April 17th, 2022
6)  Event Job
Event Job
The Investigative Reporting Program at Berkeley Journalism is hosting the 14th Annual Logan Symposium on April 29th and 30th, 2022. We're looking to hire four work study students to work at least 5-8 hours between 8am-6pm on each of those days.

The job responsibilities include:
  • Assisting with registration in the morning, distributing name tags, and checking vaccination cards
  • Making sure the registration and food/beverage tables remain attractive
  • Guiding our guests between the two Hearst parking garages, North Gate Hall, Sibley Hall, and Stanley Hall
  • Mic running during and before panels
  • Assisting with parking and transportation (driving golf cart, distributing parking passes, etc.)
Here is the job listing. To apply, please have students send their resume and a brief statement of what interests them in the position or the IRP to and cc me at They should also note the number of hours they can work and a send a schedule of their availability on the following days: Thursday, April 28th, Friday, April 29th, and Saturday, April 30th.
7)  Recent grad Vol Opp.
Recent grad Vol Opp.
I am a Legal Studies alum (class of 2002!) and am a nonprofit consultant and former legal aid attorney based in the Bay Area. I recently teamed up with the John Paul Stevens Foundation to assist with expanding the Foundation’s Fellowship program, which expects to support 150+ law students from across the country who will work with public interest agencies in Summer 2022.
We are looking for a remote volunteer (or two) to work with us virtually this Spring and possibly into the Summer as we prepare for and launch our expanded programming. 
I have attached a description of the volunteer opportunities we have available and wanted to ask if you would share it with current and perhaps recent Legal Studies students/alum? Many thanks.
Jenny Chung Mejia
Senior Prog Consultant
The John Paul Stevens Fdtn

Remote Volunteer Opportunity

Spring and/or summer 2022

The John Paul Stevens Foundation

The John Paul Stevens Foundation seeks to build a more just and equitable society.

As a living tribute to US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the Foundation

works to protect and promote democracy and the rule of law, access to justice, and

equality by supporting law students, lawyers, and others working in the public


Remote Volunteer Opportunity

The Foundation is undergoing exciting growth, preparing to welcome its 25th class

of Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellows, law students who work with

nonprofit and government agencies over the summer. This year, the Foundation

expects to almost double the number of Fellows in 2022; at least 150 Fellows will be

pursuing public interest Fellowships throughout the US this summer.

The Foundation is seeking either one or two remote volunteers to assist virtually

with our Summer 2022 programming. At this time, the activities needing volunteer

assistance include the following:

- Communications Support: this work would be focused on preparing images and

information needed for a social media announcement in early July 2022, including

creating images for social media posts using a template in, conducting

online research to identify social media handles for public interest organizations, and

uploading 2022 Stevens Fellows information into the back end of the Foundation’s

website for the searchable database.

- Research and Writing: this work would be focused on pulling together quotes from

Justice Stevens’ opinions and writings on subject matter areas that Stevens Fellows

are working on this summer (e.g. 2nd Amendment, voting rights, ending the death

penalty), preparing social media and other possible communications pieces on these

subject matter areas, reviewing all articles (e.g. podcasts, videos) about Justice

Stevens following his death and created a curated list of quotes and other

statements about him for use in future communications about the Justice to Stevens 

Fellows, attend 4 virtual events that the Foundation is producing for the 2022 Stevens

Fellows, researching evaluation models for Fellowship programs

- Alumni Fellows online research: Researching alumni Stevens Fellows via LinkedIn

and Google searches to either find where they are working now (for recent law

school graduates) or update their employment information (if we have it already)

This volunteer opportunity is entirely virtual and all work can be done remotely

according to a schedule agreed upon by the volunteer and the Foundation. This

volunteer opportunity is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing a career in law,

public policy, and/or public service.

How to Become a Volunteer

Please email your resume, contact information for 1-2 references, and volunteer

availability (e.g. estimate of hours per week or month) between now (March 2022)

and September 2022, which includes those only available in Spring 2022 (March-May

2022) and those only available in Summer 2022 (May-September 2022), to Direct any questions to, no phone calls please.

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