Legal Studies Latest News as of 3/7/22

March 7, 2022


1) Sign up for Commencement!
2) PPL Minor Talk on Ukraine
3) Summer Opps Fair
4) Campaign Intrnshp
5) Litigation Fllwshp
6) Intrnshp Advice
7) Solidarity Spring
1) Sign up for Commencement!
Sign up for Commencement!
Sign up for the Legal Studies Commencement Ceremony here.
The ticket purchase link will be sent out at a later date.
The DEADLINE to sign up is FRIDAY March 25th.
If you aren't sure if you can come, fill out the form anyway.
It'll be super helpful to have your answers even if you can't come.
Thanks so much.
You can direct your family members to the Commencement page on our website for details.
Thank you!
2) PPL Minor Talk on Ukraine
PPL Minor Talk on Ukraine
The Politics, Philosophy & Law minor Presents:
discussion of the law and ethics of Putin's war on Ukraine

Join us Friday, March 11th, at 2 PM. 
The event is on Zoom and is open to the entire Berkeley undergrad community.
PPL minor students are required to attend at least two events per semester.

Join Zoom Meeting:

The Philosophy, Politics, and Law Minor announces a (virtual) discussion of the law and ethics of Putin's war on Ukraine.
Panelists will make some introductory remarks and then open up for general discussion.
Among the topics we anticipate discussing are:
 -- What laws are supposed to protect non-combatants from death and destruction?  What (can) happen when militaries violate those laws?
-- What laws and political principles are supposed to govern how other countries can aid victims of aggressive wars, or insurgencies?
--What laws and ethics regulate economic warfare and reprisals?
Our discussants will be:
Ms. Haley Anderson, Ph.D. candidate, JSP Program, a specialist in international law.
Professor Saira Mohammed, Berkeley Law School, a specialist in responses to mass atrocities.
Professor Christopher Kutz, a specialist in the ethics of war and is the author of On War and Democracy.
3) Summer Opps Fair
Summer Opps Fair
Join us next week on Lower Sproul Plaza for our annual Summer Opportunities Fair!
Summer Opportunities Fair
Wednesday, March 9
Lower Sproul Plaza
Learn about summer options through UC Berkeley including summer study abroad, summer minors and certificates, student jobs and internships, research, volunteer and service, and more!
4) Campaign Intrnshp
Campaign Intrnshp
The Campaign & Project Management Internship is a professional development opportunity for university and college students to gain experience in project management by working on a California Assembly political and communications campaign. We're now accepting applications for our 2022 Primary Internship Program on a rolling basis, but encourage students to apply by March 20th


The Internship provides the following professional experience:
- Virtual Community Organizing: Learning innovative strategies to organize our next generation into political action
- Advocacy & Engagement: Learning skills in advanced voter engagement, community outreach, & direct marketing
- Project Management: Learning skills and tools to develop and manage campaign projects
- Campaign Consulting: Learning best practices in campaign strategy development, execution & management

Interns will be expected to:
- Work 10-12 hours per week (flexible self-scheduled hours)
- Participate in weekly professional development workshops and training seminars
- Develop skills in the following: project management, campaign strategy development, virtual/digital organizing, communications, content development, and strategic planning

- Leadership Positions & Opportunities
- Letter of Recommendation
- Professional Reference
- Internship Credit for Applicable Majors

Please send resume to Michael Miller at
Please title subject line: Intern Applicant - "Your Name"
Application Deadline: March 20th
Thank you for your time and consideration.
5) Litigation Fllwshp

Litigation Fllwshp

Arias, Sanguinetti, Wang and Torrijos, LLP

Litigation Fellowship 2022-2023 


Our firm’s philosophy as trial lawyers and class action litigators is to provide comprehensive and aggressive legal services in a cost-effective and efficient manner. The firm’s goal is to truly understand our clients’ personal and economic needs in order to obtain the best possible settlement and, if necessary, optimize our recovery at trial. Our trial and litigation practice has garnered over a billion dollars for our clients in class and mass actions, personal injury, employment, consumer and many other matters. 

Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos is looking for a recent college graduate who desires to spend a year working in a law firm before attending law school to serve as a Litigation Fellow in our Los Angeles office. 


This year-long fellowship provides aspiring attorneys with hands-on experience in the legal field that will set them ahead of their peers for applying to and attending law school. Our Litigation Fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with attorneys on complex litigation matters, provide support, and directly contribute to the success of our cases. The Fellow will actively participate in the development of various cases on a broad range of issues. 


• Conduct legal research and prepare fact sheets for complex litigation matters and potential claims as assigned 

• Produce materials to be used in trial, including PowerPoint presentations, trial binders, deposition summaries, direct and cross examination outlines, etc. 

• Assist with various matters and provide support to attorneys during all processes of litigation, including trial and settlement 

• Work closely with attorneys on complex cases, including mass torts and class actions 

• Conduct review and analysis on discovery, medical records, billing summaries, and other documents as assigned 

• Draft various pleadings, including complaints, demand letters, briefs, etc. 

• Handle correspondence with clients and co-counsel 


• B.A./B.S. in any field 

• Interest in the legal field; specifically, litigation and trial law 

• Interest in attending law school following completion of fellowship 

Desired Start Date: Mid-May 2022 

Location: ASWT, Los Angeles Office (6701 Center Drive West Suite 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90045) 

To apply, please send your resume to Maricela Venegas at

6) Intrnshp Advice
Intrnshp Advice
Handshake Tip of the week: Making the Most of Internships
How can I make sure I'm making the most out of my internships to strengthen my full-time job search?
Ask for More
If you have downtime at your internship, ask your supervisor for more work.
Build (and Maintain) Relationships
You never know who is going to give you your big break. Take the time to build a relationship with your internship supervisor.
Get to Know Your Fellow Interns
We often think of networking as vertical, reaching out to people we think can help us; horizontal networking can be just as valuable.
Find Alumni at Your Internship Site
Leverage platforms like LinkedIn to find any alumni from your university working at your internship site.
Be Open to Changing Your Mind
If, at the end of your internship, you decide you want to pursue an entirely different career path, that doesn’t mean you’ve wasted your entire summer or semester. You will still walk away with transferable skills, work experience and potential references.
7) Solidarity Spring
Solidarity Spring

Spring Break: March 23-25, 2022
Open to UC Berkeley Freshmen, Sophomores, Transfer Students
Join the UC Berkeley Labor Center from March 23rd to 25th for Solidarity Spring, an immersive learning experience that will focus on the campaigns, art, and culture of the Bay Area labor movement. You will have the opportunity to engage in community-building, arts and cultural activities, and action for social justice through a series of workshops and activities over three days of the spring break at Cal (March 23 - 25).

This experience will include:

Field trips around the Bay Area labor landmarks, meeting workers to learn about current workplace issues.

Learn about the role art and culture  plays in social justice movements.

 Engage with partner organizations that are building power for workers and communities of color in the Bay Area in campaigns for racial equity, quality jobs, immigration reform, and climate justice.

This is an introductory experience and no prior knowledge about labor movements  is needed.

Fill out the interest form if you are interested in participating this Spring break!


Solidarity Spring runs from March 23 - March 25
Open to 1st year, 2nd year, and transfer students
Requires availability for a full days worth of activities
Students will receive a stipend