Legal Studies Latest News as of 4/27/22

April 27, 2022


1)  Late Change Deadline!!
2)  Honors Prog App. Info
3)  Depositions!
4)  Fllwshp
5)  Vanguard
6)  Connect-In-Place
7)  Red Hot Green Jobs
8)  Phil 2  Su22
9)  Gap Year?
10)  SourceAbled Jobs
1)  Late Change Deadline!!

Late Change Deadline!!

The deadline to make a late change to your class schedule is Friday, April 29th.
Students are allowed to make two changes (in the same semester or not).
Always check with Fin Aid to be sure your $$ won't need to be paid back if you drop.
Here is where you can find the info and form.
DEADLINE: Friday, April 29th
2)  Honors Prog App. Info
Honors Prog App. Info
If you are interested in participating in the Honors Program, you must apply.
Here are the details for applying.
Students who are selected to participate in the Program will be added by the department. 
Please do not e-mail Professor Edelman for a code. There are no codes.

Lauri will add those selected to H195A after the selection process, so please save a space in your schedule for the seminar in anticipation of getting into the program.
Here is the recording of the Honors Info Session in case you missed it:

Topic: Legal Studies Honors Information Session

Date: Apr 12, 2022 04:59 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:

Access Passcode: KR$&uJ44

3)  Depositions!
Legal Studies Fall 2022 Announcement: An Opportunity for Undergraduates to Participate in a Berkeley Law JD Skills Class with the OPTION of earning 1 unit of LS 199 Individual Research Credit

In Fall 2022, undergraduates will have a unique opportunity to play the role of witnesses in a Berkeley Law JD Professional Skills Class (Depositions: Law 246.3), taught by Professor Henry Hecht.
Professor Hecht seeks six (6) students to serve as role-playing witnesses.  Students selected will be expected to prepare in advance by reading a witness statement and a limited amount of background material.  Witnesses will then be expected to participate during the semester in six (6) Tuesday afternoon classes from 3:35 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., on September 20, September 27, October 18, October 25, November 15, and November 22.  During those classes, you will play the role of a witness for either the plaintiff or the defendant in a mock case.  Students selected must be able to commit to attending all six (6) Tuesday afternoon classes.  

Professor Hecht's Depositions course is a lawyering skills course, in which Berkeley Law students, working in small groups, simulate the process of preparing witnesses for their depositions and then taking as well as defending their depositions.  Practicing Bay Area lawyers attend these sessions, observe the law students in action, and critique their performances.  (Note: A deposition is a pre-trial legal procedure in which witnesses in a civil lawsuit answer questions by the opposing parties under oath, typically in a law office rather than a courtroom.)  
Playing the role of a witness will allow you to gain insight into the US system of civil litigation and to see it in operation.  In addition, it will provide you with a chance to meet and talk with Berkeley Law students and Bay Area attorneys.  Finally, witnesses will earn a $50.00 Amazon gift card for their service.  

To Apply:

Please apply by e-mail to Professor Hecht at, with a copy of your message to Monique Sanchez, his Faculty Support Assistant, at, by no later than Wednesday, September 7, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.  Please include the words “Application to be a Witness” and your last name in the subject line of your e-mail.  In your cover message, please include a brief statement about why you are interested in taking part in this class; and attach your resume.

Students' applications will be reviewed by Professor Hecht, and he will notify students of his decisions by no later than Friday, September 9, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

OPTION: Earn 1 Unit of LS 199 Course Credit for Supervised Independent Research with Professor Perry
Students who choose this OPTION have the opportunity to earn one unit of LS 199 P/NP course credit for their service as a witness in Professor Hecht’s Depositions class under the supervisor of Professor Perry.  In order to earn this supervised independent research credit, students will be required to do some additional readings on the civil litigation process and on the participant observation method, which are described below.  At the end of the semester, students selecting this option must submit a paper of at least ten pages in length, exclusive of notes and bibliography.  The requirements for the LS 199 course credit, offered by Professor Perry, are described below.
Requirements for LS 199 credit:
i.     Attend all six (6) class role playing sessions, and prepare for the role plays;
ii.    Take notes on what you did and what you observed, preferably in a small note pad, organized by the date of the session; and submit the raw, handwritten pages along with your final paper;
iii.    Read materials, posted on bCourses, on participant observation methods; and consider how those method(s) apply to your own experience;
iv.    Read two chapters, posted on bCourses, from Robert Kagan’s Adversarial Legalism: The American Way of Law, focusing especially on Chapter 6, which mentions depositions;  
v.    Papers will be graded on a P/NP basis by Professor Perry.
If you want to pursue this option, specify that in your cover message to Professor Hecht when you apply; and he will let Professor Perry know.  
4)  Fllwshp
Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies Undergraduate Fellowship
Applications Due Friday, September 2nd, 2022 | APPLY 
The Helen Diller Institute invites UC Berkeley undergraduate students to apply for the Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies Undergraduate Fellowship. Undergraduate Fellows will have the opportunity to engage with the Institute's work through academic engagement, professional development, and community-outreach. The fellowship position is offered for one year with a possibility of extension, and fellows receive a $500 stipend per semester.
Fellows engage on topical issues in Jewish and Israel Studies from an academic perspective, as well as to engage with professors, lecturers, and researchers in various contexts, and collaborate with the Institute to initiate student-focused academic programming. They attend 4-6 professional development workshops per year, to build skills such as public speaking, networking, service learning and leadership through an Israel-studies or a Jewish lens. Each fellow will be connected to an alumni mentor, as well as a faculty mentor at the beginning of the academic year.
5)  Vanguard
The Vanguard at Berkeley is a student-run branch of the Davis Vanguard (, and we provide community-based news and publishings related to local government, criminal justice, and prison reform. The Vanguard @ Berkeley was established Spring 2021—so we are still new and hoping to grow!

Currently, we are seeking students interested in assuming an executive, leadership role in our organization. These roles will help assist in club administration, and play a crucial role in expanding/promoting the Vanguard @ Berkeley. Below are the open positions and application link:
  • Co Editor-in-Chief: Expertise or advanced editing knowledge required, passion for journalism/writing preferred. Co Editor-in-Chief will read and edit approximately 6 publishings from club journalists per week.
  • Communications/ Social Media Coordinator: Social media and networking knowledge required, passion for media or communication preferred. Manage and promote Vanguard's social media presence on LinkedIn and Instagram.
  • Vanguard "Community Liaison": Build and maintain relationships with student organizations at UC Berkeley (e.g. Suitcase Clinic, People’s Park, ASUC). Track and communicate any upcoming protests, community events, or Berkeley City Council meetings to club leadership for meeting agendas.

Applications will be accepted until May 12. Interviews will be conducted virtually between May 16- May 18. Link application here:
Please email or if you have any questions!
6)  Connect-In-Place

My name is Katie Kaake and I am a Project Manager for Internal Recruitment at Connect-In-Place--a free, virtual program for kids founded at UC Berkeley. My peers built this education initiative from scratch to meet the unique needs created by COVID-19. Originally designed to be an online "summer camp," CIP has been offering their services in the fall because of the great need of educational support, and CIP’s next session will be this summer!. CIP is typically formatted so that college students will be session leaders, teaching kids any subject at any time (once to thrice a week). Our mission statement aligns closely with community development, interactive classes, and providing resources to other communities. We realize that our program excludes those without laptops or Wi-Fi, so we raised over $20k to donate laptops and digital infrastructure to children in need. We've reached 250+ college students as instructors and 3000+ middle/high schoolers. 

We are now recruiting instructors for Summer Session 1 (June 20-July 10) and Summer Session 2 (July 25 - August 14)!  The second summer session will have a new set of students, and most session leaders choose to teach the same subject.  Here is the link to our application: 

We have a lot of kids all across the world who would greatly benefit from the services college students have to offer. I'd really appreciate it if you could help spread the word among students in your department by forwarding this email or the attached flyer -- more instructors means more free classes for our students around the world! We look forward to hearing from your members! 

Here is our website if you would like to learn more about our cause: 

7)  Red Hot Green Jobs
Red Hot Green Jobs

Whether you want to reduce carbon footprint, champion renewable energy, or conserve Earth’s natural resources, green jobs are red hot right now. You don’t necessarily have to be the outdoorsy type to work for the good of the environment—learn about the different ways you can help protect the Earth!
Environmental Consultant
Environmental consultants help private and public sector clients address environmental issues and lower environmental impact in areas such as water pollution, waste, management, air quality, and soil contamination.
Sustainability  Strategist
Sustainability strategists help companies integrate sustainability into their core business models, build ustainable products and services, establish sustainability values and purpose
ESG Investing Analyst
ESG Investing Analysts in financial institutions conduct research and work with portfolio management teams to analyze ESG issues in the investment process, communicate investment recommendations and contribute to an open sustainable investment dialogue.
Environmental Engineer
Using the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry, environmental engineers create solutions to environmental problems—like improvements to recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control.
Environmental Lawyer
Environmental lawyers are the experts on environmental legislation. Whether it’s advocating for clean technology, water and climate change laws, or management of land, these lawyers always have Mother Earth’s best interests at heart.
Urban and Regional Planner
Urban and regional planners decide what goes where. They develop land-use plans and programs to create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize buildings.

8)  Phil 2 Su22
Phil 2  Su22
NOTE: This course fulfills the Phil prereq for the Legal Studies major.
Philosophy 2 - Individual Morality and Social Justice in Session A.
Lecture is Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in Wheeler 20. 
The course description is below:
This class is intended as an introduction to philosophical questions centering around the individual and society. The six week course is divided into two main sections corresponding to the two different foci that the course title affords, namely, ethical questions that arise from an individual life, on the one hand, and ethical questions that arise from living in a society, on the other. Focusing on the individual we will consider existential problems and questions about the role of religion, of family, and of love. Focusing on society, we will discuss questions about social injustice and its effects on the individual. In particular, we will focus on social injustice as it relates to someone’s class, to someone’s sex and gender, and to someone’s race.   
The class satisfies the Philosophy & Values breadth requirement for Letters & Science. 
It should be a great class!
9)  Gap Year?
Gap Year?

Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 1:30-2:30 PM
Are you graduating this spring or summer and still deciding on your future plans? Come and learn more about how a gap year can set you up for success in the future and give you the valuable gift of time and perspective in your decision-making process. 
10)  SourceAbled Jobs
SourceAbled Jobs

Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 3:00-4:30 PM
SourceAbled connects you with job opportunities within Fortune 500 clients who are actively seeking talent with disabilities, autism, and neurodivergence who are qualified for their open positions. Their clients have been trained and want to hire the talent and unique perspectives you can offer so everyone can reach their goals and collaborate for success.
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