Legal Studies Latest News as of 4/4/23

April 4, 2023


2) Career Connections
3) Resume Help
4) Job/Intrnshp Fair
5) Lgl Intrn Position
6) Israel Talk

7) Jewish Law
8) Honors Info Sess 

The DEADLINE to walk in the Legal Studies Commencement, get your name in the program, 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. We're still waiting to hear back. Just know that once the ticket purchase link goes live, you can purchase tickets online and even in person the morning of the ceremony at the box office. There will be plenty of time to buy tickets. I'll send out reminders about tickets when the link goes live.)


2) Career Connections

Career Connections

Join the Career Center and Cal Alumni Association for this casual networking opportunity to meet with alumni and other professionals in the various industries! This is a great chance to explore career paths, get insider tips and information on jobs, internships and more! The remaining Spring 2023 topics include: 
Career Connections: Biotech | Wednesday April 5, 2023 (virtual)
Career Connections: Sports Industry | Thursday April 13, 2023 (in person)
Students canRSVP on Handshake.
For more information, check out the Career Connections Series website.

3) Resume Help

Resume Help

Wednesday, April 5, 12:00-3:00pm - In person at the Career Center or on Zoom 
Sign up for a 15-minute 1:1 session by filling out the JIT 1:1 Resume Chat & Snack Registration Form to meet with a Career Center counselor or peer advisor who will help you: 
  • Strengthen your resume no matter what stage it’s currently at 
  • Prepare to engage with employers more effectively and with more confidence 
  • Space is limited and slots are available on a first come first served basis.
Register on Handshake and fill out the form to complete your registration


4) Job/Intrnshp Fair

Job/Intrnshp Fair

Tuesday, April 11th, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm | In-person
Still looking for a job or internship? Join us at the last career fair of the season and meet with 40+ employers hiring for roles within For-profit companies, Nonprofit, public service, government organizations, Social services, youth services & more! Get your resume polished and stop by the in-person fair to learn about these exciting opportunities. 
Wondering what organizations will be attending? Check out the participating employers list on Handshake. 

5) Lgl Intrn Position

Lgl Intrn Position

Warren Law Firm, a rapidly growing immigration law firm in San Francisco, is currently searching for a legal intern. This would be a full-time, paid summer internship, with the possibility of extension, or turning into part-time work during the school year. This internship will be in-person, in our San Francisco office. I was hoping you could pass on this opportunity to your students. I recommend any student interested in immigration law apply for this position. Our office is committed to the development of its staff, and any one in that position will have plenty of opportunities to learn about the immigration legal field.

Below are the role descriptions and qualifications: 

Description: This position will have a combination of legal and administrative responsibilities.

·Assemble a variety of application packets e.g., asylum applications, cancellation of removal applications...

·Assist with writing tasks, such as drafting cover letters, and taking client declaration notes.

·Ensure that the office looks professional at all times.

·Greet clients, give them our general intake form, and ensure the general intake form is filled out completely.

·Organize confidential documents.

·Put mail away in the corresponding files and make sure the mail reaches the intended recipients.

·Assist with copying, scanning, faxing, emailing, and note-taking.

·Creating physical files for new clients and keeping the file cabinet organized.

·Providing daily support to attorneys by completing urgent tasks

·Making translations of legal documents as required.

·Opportunity to take part in a variety of legal tasks depending on interest and skills.


·Fluent in Spanish.

·Responsible, punctual and courteous.

·Some college completed.

·Some experience in office administration, secretarial work, or related training.

·Education in paralegal studies or similar preferred.

·Prior experience as a legal receptionist will be advantageous.

·Familiarity with legal terms, legal documents, and filing.

·Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·Extensive experience working with word processing, spreadsheets, printers, copiers, scanners, faxes, and appointment scheduling and call forwarding systems.

·Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

·A team player, and someone who takes initiative.

Application Process:

·Send a Cover Letter and Resume. to and

·Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

·The final deadline to submit will be April 30, 2023.


6) Israel Talk

Israel Talk

Little Kids, Big Ideas: What We Learn from Taking Children’s Thoughts About Israel Seriously


Monday, April 17, 2023Light Reception: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM PT, Steinhart CourtyardLecture: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM PT, 297 Goldberg Room, Berkeley Law Building

In contrast to popular views of America’s youth as naive or apathetic, this talk will illuminate how young children spend considerable time and effort thinking about big questions that matter in their communities. Even in elementary school, young children think about—and care about—the very issues that adults often assume are beyond children’s reach: the intricacies of identity and belonging, and the demands of civic responsibility. Based on a nine year longitudinal study of Jewish children, this talk will illuminate how children develop big ideas about the world, and why children’s ideas ought to matter for schools, communities, and society.

Sivan Zakai: Sara S. Lee Associate Professor of Jewish Education, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles; Senior Editor, Journal of Jewish EducationRonit Stahl (Moderator): Professor of History, UC Berkeley


7) Jewish Law

Jewish Law

The Robbins Lecture in Jewish Law, Thought, and Identity

The Executioner’s Prayer: What Evolutionary Neuroscience and Talmudic Tradition Teach Us About the Roles of Punishment in Society


Thursday, April 20, 2023Light Reception: 5:00 – 5:30 PM PT, Bancroft HotelLecture: 5:30 – 7:00 PM PT, Bancroft Hotel

It’s hard to imagine a system of justice without punishments. We might think that judicial sanctions deter potential criminals, or keep offenders off the streets, or provide the “just deserts” of illegal antisocial behavior. But perhaps there’s another reason why every legal system makes use of punishment — one deeply seated in the evolution of humankind and its institutions. Considering how judicial punishment is portrayed in Biblical and Talmudic literature, and understood by evolutionary psychology, we’ll consider new directions in finding forms of punishment that might be most effective in strengthening social cohesion today.

Daniel Levy: 2022–2023 Helen Diller Institute Visiting Professor, Associate Professor, Former Dean, Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, Reichman University


8) Honors Info Sess

Honors Info Sess

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 another 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.
If you're planning to apply to the program, leave a spot in your Fa23 Schedule in case you are accepted into the program. The Honors Seminar LS H195A is scheduled for Thursdays 9-12 this coming Fa23.