Legal Studies Latest News as of 3/9/22

March 9, 2022



2) Nominate your Fav GSI! TONIGHT!

3) UCDC Xtended Ddln

4) State Capitol Intrnshp

5) Peer Data Svcs

6) Freedom Summer 2022

7) Meta Legal Scholars





Sign up for the Legal Studies Commencement Ceremony here.

The ticket purchase link will be sent out at a later date.


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.

The ticket purchase site isn't set up yet. 

I'll let you know when that's ready to go.

Thank you!


2) Nominate your Fav GSI!

Nominate your Fav GSI!

DEADLINE: 11am Thursday 3/10. (I know, I know, it's a tight deadline.)

Please reply to this message with a line or two of why you think your favorite GSI should win the coveted Outstanding GSI Award for 2021.

The GSI must have taught you Sp21, Su21 or Fa21 and can't have won the award previously.

The most recent winners were:

Kyneshawau Hurd
Bonnie Cherry

Eduardo  Bautista Duran

Kyle Deland

So don't nominate them ;-)



3) UCDC Xtended Ddln

UCDC Xtended Ddln

Fall 2022 UCDC Extended Deadline!

Are you interested in spending a semester in Washington DC taking classes and interning for UCB academic credit? UC Berkeley is increasing the number of Cal students in UCDC next semester, and we have reopened the application for fall!

The UCDC program sends juniors and seniors to live at the UC Washington Center, located in the heart of DC, while taking exciting classes and participating in a wide variety of prestigious internships. UCDC gives students the opportunity to gain valuable real-world work experience, build professional networks, and make lifelong friendships.

UCDC is open to all majors. Financial support is available for all participating students, including international students who go to DC in fall 2022. Grants range between $2,500-$5,000 depending on financial need.

The extended priority review deadline for Fall 2022 is Thursday, April 7. Applications received after that will be reviewed on a rolling basis depending on available spots.  More information and application available at

Attend an upcoming information session or make an appointment with the program advisor.  The UCDC StudentAmbassadors (peer advisors) are also available to answer questions about the student experience and tell you about their time in UCDC.

Information Sessions

• Thursday, March 10, 11am-noon, on zoom at

• Tuesday, March 15, noon-1pm, on zoom at

• Thursday, March 17, 3-4pm, in person in 9 Durant Hall

Recent students have said:

“UCDC changed my life.”

“UCDC was the best semester I spent at Berkeley.”

“My UCDC internship was instrumental in getting my first job after graduation.”


4) State Capitol Intrnshp

State Capitol Intrnshp

With that, we are emailing you to let you know we are extending our application deadline. APAPA is proud to have over 14 offices of elected officials in the State Capitol who are requesting an intern through our organization. We are excited to invite students from your school interested in interning with elected officials in Sacramento.

Currently, we have 14+ Elected Offices Confirmed to host an APAPA Intern:
- Office of Senator Richard Pan

- Office of Senator Nancy Skinner 
- Office of Senator Jim Nielsen

- Office of Senator Brian Dahle
- Office of Assemblymember Jim Cooper 

- Office of Assemblymember Alex Lee 
- Office of Assemblymember Luz Rivas 

Office of Assemblymember Phil Ting

- Office of Congresswoman Doris Matsui

Office of Board of Equalization Ted Gaines
- Office of Mayor Martha Guerrero 
- Office of Sacramento City Council Mai Vang 
Office of California School Board Association President Sue Heredia
Office of Natomas School Board Member Lisa Kaplan

We're hoping you could forward this opportunity to your students, noting our application deadline has been extended to March 14th @ 11:59pm For any further questions, please contact me at (248) 930-7770 or at Thank you for your time and consideration.

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The API NEXT State Capitol Internship, powered by APAPA, is a professional and leadership development program, designed for students interested in skills and experiences to help advance their leadership skills in government, industry and community affairs. This nine-week program, taking place during the Spring, is unique because it places interns into offices in the Capitol and other elected offices, while providing interns opportunities to put into practice skills valuable and transferable in multiple industry sectors. 
The internship provides the following professional experience:
Communications: Learning best practices for successful communication campaigns. 
Marketing: Integrating proven strategies from tech-entrepreneurs, investors, & politicians
Public Relations: Learning skills in direct outreach, public relations, and engagement 
Project Management: Getting experience in strategic planning and project execution

Interns will be expected to:
Work 10-15 hours per week
Workshop Series: Participate in weekly professional development workshops & training seminars 

- Letter of Recommendation 
- Invitation for Future Programs
- Professional Reference
- Professional Development
- Internship Credit for Applicable Majors

Please send resume to Dhruv Muralidhar at
Please title subject line: Intern Applicant - "Your Name"
Please Send Cover Letter Including Your Top 3 Requested Offices

Deadline: March 14th @ 5pm 


5) Peer Data Svcs

Peer Data Svcs

Data Peer Consulting Services

Data Peer Consulting is available this fall (started January 31st!) to help you with all of your Jupyter notebook, SQL, data visualization, and other data science needs for free (we’re funded by the Student Tech Fund). Data Peers are currently hosted at the D-Lab Frontdesk! Visit our website to learn more about peer consultants and to find one that can help you! Our services include: 

  • · Virtual Office Hours

o open M-F, 12pm - 4pm  

o Drop-ins are welcome!

o Check out our website for our most up-to-date schedule

  • · Appointment Consultations

o Email us at to set up an appointment 

  • · Workshops, Projects, Collaborations

o Stay tuned on our Facebook Page to learn about upcoming workshops

o Email us if you'd like to connect!


6) Freedom Summer 2022

Freedom Summer 2022

We're excited to once again be working with Professor Saru Jayaraman on Freedom Summer 2022! Since 2020 the Mario Savio Social Justice Program at UC Berkeley's Public Service Center has partnered with Prof Jayaraman and One Fair Wage to connect students from universities across the country with nonpartisan voter engagement activities in key battleground states and students have found the experience impactful and transformative

Prof Jayaraman will be leading the program again this summer, is able to offer some students summer housing if they are open to relocating, and all participants will receive a certificate upon completion. Below is Prof Jayaraman's bio

Students, staff, and faculty, can fill out this google form to receive details about upcoming informational Zoom sessions. 


Saru Jayaraman is the President of One Fair Wage, Co-Founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Saru is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She was profiled in the New York Times “Public Lives” section in 2005, named one of Crain’s “40 Under 40” in 2008, was 2010 Wins’ “Newsmaker of the Year” and New York Magazine’s “Influentials” of New York City. She was listed in CNN’s “Top10 Visionary Women” and recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House in 2014, and a James Beard Foundation Leadership Award in 2015. 

Saru authored Behind the Kitchen Door (Cornell University Press, 2013), a national bestseller, and has appeared on CNN with Soledad O’Brien, Bill Moyers Journal on PBS, Melissa Harris Perry and UP with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, the Today Show, and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.  Her most recent book is Forked: A New Standard for American Dining (Oxford University Press, 2016). She attended the Golden Globes in January 2018 with Amy Poehler as part of the Times Up action to address sexual harassment. In 2019, she was named the San Francisco Chronicle Visionary of the Year.


7) Meta Legal Scholars

Meta Legal Scholars

NOTE: This is a program for students who will be entering law school Fa23.

We are pleased to announce that Meta’s Legal Department and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP are now accepting applications for the 2022 Meta Legal Scholars program.  As you know, Meta  Legal Scholars (formerly Facebook Legal Scholars) is a two-day workshop intended to provide incoming 1Ls from backgrounds which are historically underrepresented in the legal profession with insight into the legal profession and the tools necessary to succeed in law school.  A more detailed overview of the program, which is scheduled to take place virtually July 28  – July 29, 2022, is attached.

We are particularly seeking candidates with proven academic abilities and a demonstrated active commitment to the furtherance of diversity and inclusion.  Interested students should submit a copy of their resume, the completed application, and a personal statement of no more than 500 words to  by June 15, 2022.  Applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis until the program is full. 

Meta Legal Scholars Program

The Meta Legal Scholars Program is a collaboration between Meta’s Legal Department and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP as part of these entities’ efforts to promote diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. The Meta Legal Scholars Program is a two day intensive workshop designed to provide participants with insight into the legal profession and the tools necessary to succeed in law school. Among other things, participants will experience simulated law school classes and will receive feedback on graded homework assignments; will receive instruction on legal writing; will be guided on case-briefing, outlining and time management; and will hear from law school deans and current law students on how to successfully transition from the last year of college to the first year of law school. Scholars will also have the opportunity to network with and develop personally and professionally from in-house counsel in a Fortune 100 corporation and other prominent members of the Silicon Valley legal community. The 2022 Meta Legal Scholars Program will take place virtually July 28 –29.
Space is limited. Thus, interested students are encouraged to apply early.

We are particularly seeking candidates with stellar academic credentials that have demonstrated an active commitment to the furtherance of diversity and inclusion. Preference will be given to individuals entering law school in Fall 2022 or Winter 2023.

If interested, please apply by emailing the following to
• Completed application;
• Resume; and
• Personal Statement of 500 words or less, double-spaced, describing why you want to participate in the program
Applications will be reviewed as received and applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis until the program is full. Materials received after June 15, 2022 will not be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If you have any questions, please send an email to