Legal Studies Latest News

August 25, 2021


1) 190’s Have Seats!
2) DSP Career Ntwrk
3) Edu,Social Impact Intrnshps
5) Teaching Job
6) Undrgrd Fllwshp Prog
7) Geneq Jobs
8) Policy DeCal
9) Ldrshp Launchpad Intrnshp
10) City Councilmember Intrnshp
11) CaHPSA
12) Vanguard Court Watch
13) Law Asst Job
14) Depositions!
15) Cal in Sac
16) Democracy Camp
17) Pub Affairs Grant
18) ASUC Legal Clinic
19) LEAP Fllwshp
20) Jobs/Intrnshps
21) Law Admissions Panel
22) Edu Minor Info Sessions
23) StudentPirg


1) 190’s Have Seats!

190’s Have Seats!

We have several LS 190 seminars that have plenty of open seats.

Our seminars often go more in depth into a subject, there can be much more interaction with the professor in class, and there are no discussion sections.

Here are the descriptions on our website in ‘Course Offerings’.
And here is where you can find the scheduling details in

Students often end up taking more than one 190 course because they like the experience.

190.1: Monetary Law & Regulation, Bruno Salama, 4 units, Area III

190.2: Racial & Colonial Foundations of UC Berkeley, Nazune Menka, 4 units, Area IV or V

190.3: Human Rts & Civil Rights Israel, Michal Tamir, 4 units, Area II or IV

190.4:  Law & Social Change: The Case of Israel, Masua Sagiv, 4 units, Area IV

190.5:  Law, Justice & the Constitution in Modern German History, Matthew Specter, 4 units, Area IV


2) DSP Career Ntwrk

DSP Career Ntwrk

DSP Career Readiness Network–Career Fair Preparation Seminar

Wednesday, August 11th 2021 4-5pm

Prepare for the Career Fair and recruiting season in a supportive and strengths-focused environment.

Click here for more details and to register


3) Edu,Social Impact Intrnshps

Edu,Social Impact Intrnshps

Check out the following links that will take you to curated job/internship searches in Handshake! Whether you are in the middle of job searching or you’re just looking to see what the job market looks like in your major, these are great links to get you started. (Hint: If you like what you see, click “save your search” on the Jobs page in Handshake so you can revisit later)




Look at Handshake for all jobs and internships.




Info Session 8/30  9am

URAP: Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program


5) Teaching Job

Teaching Job

Mentor or Teach Youth (for Work Study, units, volunteer)!
Local students are struggling to return to school after a year of remote learning.
You can help! Mentor in reading, tutor math, help a middle schooler, or teach the arts.

Pay is $16.32/hour in Work Study, field units, or volunteer.

  • BUILD: Read with a K-5th grader (Work Study pay or units; in-person)
  • Bridging Berkeley: Mentor a 6th-8th grader on Zoom or tutor Math in person (Work Study)
  • CREATE: Co-Teach a class in Art, Creative Writing, Dance, or Theater (units or volunteer only) 

Apply by: Mon, Aug 30 for BUILD/Bridging Berkeley and Sat, Sept 4 for CREATE
More info:


6) Undrgrd Fllwshp Prog

Undrgrd Fllwshp Prog

What is the Undergraduate Fellowship Program?

The Undergraduate Fellows Program is a year-long fellowship and joint initiative offered by IIS and CPD. The program presents a unique opportunity for a selective group of undergraduate students to work side-by-side with IIS/CPD affiliated faculty and graduate level research associates on conducting original research.

What will I get out of this experience?

  • The opportunity to work with and learn from a faculty or graduate student mentor.
  • Develop key skills and knowledge necessary to study the analysis of international affairs and/or the politics of developing  countries.
  • Access to various seminars and workshops where scholars from UC Berkeley and other top universities present their projects providing unique insight into the theories and methods used by experts, and exposure to the larger interdisciplinary research  community.
  • Regular meetings featuring additional programming and opportunities for fellows to connect informally.
  • A $1000 stipend awarded in two increments at the end of each semester, contingent  upon completion of assignments.

How do I apply?

  1. Go here to review the AY 2021/22 Mentors and Projects
  2. Select up to two projects that align with your interests and skills (additional mentors/projects might be added until August 20th)
  3. Hit the below Apply button to be directed to the application form

Please note that you will be asked to provide 1) a one-page cover letter describing what you are hoping to gain from the program, your interest in each specific project you selected, and what makes you an excellent candidate 2) an updated resume.

Eligibility Requirements: 

Applicants must currently be enrolled at UC Berkeley and have completed at least one  semester of study in residence. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 10th, 2021



7) Geneq Jobs

Geneq Jobs

The Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq) is looking for enthusiastic and creative students with a commitment to increasing the sense of belonging of women*s and LGBTQ+ communities! Please read the job descriptions below and apply by filling out: GoogleForm | Downloadable Application (to be saved and emailed). Deadline: 11:59PM Sunday, Aug 29, 2021


  • Only students registered for Fall 2021 may apply
  • Positions open to students with work study, as well as, those who do not receive work study funding
  • Applicants must have at least two semesters remaining at Cal and commit to an appointment through Spring 2022

Positions Available (click each one to read position descriptions):

More information about these paid opportunities by reading more at The application deadline is 11:59pm, Sunday, Aug 29, 2021.

For more information, please email cici ambrosio –

Please help us get the word out!

All the best,
cici ambrosio (she/they)
Gender Equity Resource Center


8) Policy DeCal

Policy DeCal

Has there ever been a topic in the sphere of policy, government or regulations that you’ve always wanted to dive deeper into, but never had the time? If so, Public Policy 98/198: Applied Policy Lab is now accepting enrollment.

The Applied Policy Lab is a P/NP DeCal class available to all undergraduate students at UC Berkeley that can be taken for 1, 2 or 3 units and for lower division (98) or upper division (198) credit. Students will learn methods to research, analyze, write and advocate for public policy and apply these methods to a policy topic of their choosing. This allows students to get credit while gaining experience, writing samples and exposure to fields they are seeking to enter or study further.

The class is offered in a lightweight and very flexible format with assignments scaling according to the units chosen. Students should expect one core assignment per class section (roughly once per month), and will be required to attend 1 synchronous, in person review session per month (asynchronous/distance options available for class conflicts and distance learners).

The application page has more information on class details, details on public policy minor applicability and to apply for enrollment. Spots are first come, first serve! Please email lead facilitator Gabriel Kelvin at GabrielKelvin@Berkeley.Edu with any questions.


9) Ldrshp Launchpad Intrnshp

Ldrshp Launchpad Intrnshp

The Leadership Launchpad is a Virtual Internship Program focused on leadership and professional development, designed for students interested in skills and experiences (such as project management) to help advance their leadership skills in government, industry and community affairs. This nine-week program, taking place during the Fall, is unique because it provides interns opportunities to put into practice skills that are 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

Virtual Network Building: Developing a virtual network focused on professional growth

Primary Research & Content Drafting: Writing research plans, analysis and reports

Project Management: Getting experience in strategic planning and project execution.


Interns will be expected to:

Work 10-12 hours per week via Zoom (flexible self-scheduled & virtual hours)

Workshop Series: Participate in weekly professional development workshops & training seminars


– Leadership Positions & Opportunities

– Letter of Recommendation

– Invitation for Future Programs

– Professional Reference

– Professional Development

– Internship Credit for Applicable Majors


Please send resume to Patrick Curzon at

Please title subject line: Intern Applicant – “Your Name”

Deadline: September 9th @11:59pm

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best Regards,
Patrick Curzon

Leadership Launchpad Internship
APAPA Internship Program Director


10) City Councilmember Intrnshp

City Councilmember Intrnshp

The Office of Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson is accepting internship applications for Fall 2021!

Candidates of all backgrounds are welcome to apply, so long as they are passionate about progressive policymaking and the future of the City of Berkeley. Interns and fellows attend a weekly virtual seminar and support the policy development process by drafting legislation, writing reports and memos, and conducting background research.

The office intern is stipended $500 for the semester and works a minimum of 10 hours a week. Fellows are unpaid, and work between 4 and 8 hours a week.

To apply, please fill out the application here by Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 11:59pm


11) CaHPSA


CaHPSA is a health advocacy club looking to promote universal healthcare and other issues in healthcare through our two committees: Project White Coat and Health Alerts. Project White Coat is an opportunity for students to work to become registered insurance counselors who can then advise and help community members sign up for health insurance.

Health Alerts is a committee more focused on the policy, political, and legal side of healthcare, with members advocating for issues in healthcare by contacting representatives, learning more about the Affordable Care Act and other important pieces of America’s healthcare system, developing resources that can be used to educate the community, and much more.

More information about our organization and recruitment can be found on our website: Feel free to follow us on Facebook (CaHPSA Berkeley) and Instagram (@cahpsaberkeley) or feel free to email us at


12) Vanguard Court Watch

Vanguard Court Watch

We are looking for writers or pre-law students interested in an exciting but challenging program monitoring and reporting on court cases in the local courts.

The Vanguard Court Watch is a non-profit organization that covers Alameda County, Yolo County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and several other courts to report on criminal trials, ranging from homicide to burglary cases. 

Interns will also have an opportunity to write on and investigate wrongful conviction cases, after having completed a minimum of 2 months. 

Writers will be able to build a professional profile of their writing at It offers student interns an opportunity to gain experience in the court house watching and monitoring cases as well as experience writing articles for a local on-line publication.

Interns are sent into courtrooms to take notes, monitor cases, and report on the happenings as well as record observations about current court cases.


Both in-person and online opportunities. 

Anyone over 18 years of age or attending college is eligible to participate. We ask all interns to commit to a minimum of 10 hours a week for at least 3 months. We have an eight hour training session over four days for all interested interns. We also have a required weekly meeting.

(Course Credit available via arrangements with the institution).

If they would like to apply please email a resume and cover letter to our lead internship coordinator Michelle Lagos:


13) Law Asst Job

Law Asst Job

About this Job:

We are currently seeking a full-time legal assistant to join our professional and collegial law office located just off the 101 Freeway in Woodland Hill, CA.  Temporarily this position allows for remote work. Candidate must be a responsible, hardworking individual who is passionate about immigration and dedicated to the international clients we serve.


·        Must have a Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, social sciences or related area that emphasizes analytical and critical thinking.

·        Must be detail-oriented, with superior writing, research, analytical and communication skills.

·        Must have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high volume environment with competing demands.

·        Must have a proactive, solutions-oriented approach to problem-solving.

·        Must demonstrate eagerness, curiosity and an engaged approach to work.

·        Previous legal experience is helpful, but not required.


Duties will include the preparation and filing of business immigration documentation and communications with government agencies as well as extensive research and writing on behalf of firm clients. Candidate will:

·        Prepare immigration applications and petitions for submission to various government agencies within expected timelines, including drafting forms and support letters, gathering supporting documentation and compiling exhibits.

·        Be responsible for case management of client files and communicating effectively with international clientele, predominantly working for entertainment, academic and technology employers.

·        Master case types with varying levels of complexity within particular practice areas, developing knowledge of procedures and documentation required.

·        Monitor the status of all filed applications and petitions, providing status updates to clients and attorneys.

·        Work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with increasing ability to function independently and to exercise discretion and judgment.

About Sostrin Immigration Lawyers, LLP

Sostrin Immigration Lawyers, LLP is headed by recognized immigration law experts representing healthcare professionals, scientists, researchers, international managers, investors, artists/entertainers and other professionals. We also represent individuals in family-based immigration matters and United States citizenship.

How to Apply:

Email the firm partner with your cover letter and resume, Rita Sostrin, at to apply.


14) Depositions


Legal Studies Fall 2021 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 2021, 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 very 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 14, September 21, October 12, October 19, November 9, and November 16.  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.  During the pandemic, depositions were conducted remotely via Zoom.)

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, by no later than Wednesday, September 1, at 5:00 p.m.  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 3, at 5:00 p.m.

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:

  1. Attend all six (6) class role playing sessions, and prepare for the role plays;
  2. 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;
  3. Read materials, posted on bCourses, on participant observation methods; and consider how those method(s) apply to your own experience;
  4. 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;
  5. 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.


15) Cal in Sac

Cal in Sac

The Institute of Governmental Studies and the Matsui Center invite you to click below to learn about and apply to the following student opportunities:

Each year the Matsui Center’s Cal-in-Sacramento program sends approximately 30 Cal students to California’s capital for eight-week public service internships. Cal-in-Sacramento is the University of California’s largest — and one of the nation’s most prestigious campus-based public service internship programs.
For more information, visit:
Deadline to Apply: Friday, October 22 by 9am
Questions? Come to a Cal-in-Sac info meeting: September 13 from 6-7pm or September 23 from 5-6pm. Both meetings will be held virtually.

Cal-in-Sac Info Session – September 13:
Click here for zoom link
Meeting ID: 925 3451 4602
Passcode: calnsac

Cal-in-Sac Info Session – September 23:
Click here for zoom link
Meeting ID: 973 4025 7380
Passcode: calnsac

Contact: Matsui Program Manager, Sonia Moctezuma, at for additional details.


16) Democracy Camp

Democracy Camp

Democracy Camp (Berkeley and D.C.)
Over Cal’s Spring Break (Mon. March 21-Th. March 24, 2022), students gain exposure to different facets of a public service career: legislative paths, community organizations, local, state, and federal government, and philanthropy. Participants learn from presenters about the opportunities available in these fields and network with presenters and amongst themselves to create a cohort on campus—and beyond—to support their career goals. This year, in an expansion of the program, we are also offering Democracy Camp in DC (Sat. May 21 – Fri. May 27, 2022), to give students a view into federal public service careers. Airfare, meals, and lodging are included.
For more information, visit

Complete and submit 2022 Democracy Camp Fellowship Application here.
Deadline to apply: Friday, October 29 by 9am
Questions? Come to a Democracy Camp info meeting: September 27, 6-7pm or September 30, 5-6pm. Both info meetings will be held virtually.

September 27:
Click here for zoom link
Meeting ID: 946 6727 2181
Passcode: DC2022

September 30:
Click here for zoom link
Meeting ID: 961 6671 9330
Passcode: DC2022

Contact: Matsui Program Manager, Sonia Moctezuma, at for additional details.


17) Pub Affairs Grant

Pub Affairs Grant

Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research
The Institute of Governmental Studies will award up to four research grants in the amount of $500 each to UC Berkeley undergraduate students who are conducting research on an aspect of American politics, including public opinion, electoral behavior, civic participation, government institutions, social movements, and public policy.
For more information, visit:

Complete and submit the 2022 Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant Application here.
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, November 17 by 9am
Questions? Contact IGS Program Manager, Sonia Moctezuma at


18) ASUC Legal Clinic

ASUC Legal Clinic

ASUC Legal Clinic – Caseworker Recruitment

Apply by Friday, September 10, 2021, 11:59PM

Clinic caseworkers assist clients one-on-one with their specific legal concerns. The Clinic offers information on legal areas including drug and alcohol violations, landlord/tenant law, tax law, employee rights, immigration law, business law, family law, harassment/abuse, and more.


19) LEAP Fllwshp

LEAP Fllwshp

Legal Education Access Pipeline (LEAP) Fellowship

Deadline: Wednesday, September 29, 2021

LEAP provides comprehensive law school admissions assistance through a nine-month fellowship. This fellowship is geared for college juniors, seniors, or recent college graduates who have already decided that law school and the legal profession is the career path for them.


20) Jobs/Intrnshps


All of these and more are on Handshake

Policy & Communications Intern at Cambridge Global Advisors

Policy Research Intern at Center for an Urban Future

Policy Fall Intern at Consortium of Social Science Associations

Fall 2021 Legal Internship at Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Fall 2021 Legal Intern (Remote) at Save the Children

Legal Intern (Fall) at UnCommon La


21) Law Admissions Panel

Law Admissions Panel

Law School Admissions Panel & Networking Session

Tuesday, September 14th 2021 I 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


22) Edu Minor Info Sessions

Edu Minor Info Sessions

Here are the info sessions for the Education Minor if you’re interested!


23) Student Pirg

Student Pirg

For 50 years, the Student PIRGs have been working to amplify the power of student activism. We help students make real change, right now, that will help all Americans to live meaningful lives and have a greener and healthier future. You can learn more about our organizing efforts here

We have already gotten started around the country working to go 100% Clean Energy, Break Free from Plastic Pollution, and tackle cost of textbooks. We’re looking for more recent graduates to join the team!

Make a Difference as a Campus Organizer!

The Student PIRGs is hiring Recent College Graduates to be full-time organizers on campuses around the country including MA, RI, North Carolina, the Pacific Northwest, and more. Below is a bit more about the position and how to apply.

Students have been, and continue to be at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. But students only make real progress when they’re organized, have the skills to be effective, and have a strategic plan to get things done. That’s where we come in: For almost 50 years, the Student PIRGs have been working to amplify the power of student activism. We help students make real change, right now, that will help all Americans to live meaningful lives and have a greener and healthier future. 

We’re hiring recent graduates to be campus organizers to help recruit and train the next generation of activists to tackle climate change, single use plastics, hunger and homelessness and more. If you can spread the word about the jobs, and/or apply yourself, you’ll help train the next generation of activists to tackle our shared problems. 

Are you ready to apply?- visit our website now.

As a full-time organizer with the Student PIRGs’, your responsibilities will include:

  • Inspiring and recruiting hundreds of students to take action on important issues.
  • Training students to be effective social change leaders so they can run strategic campaigns, using skills like organizing news conferences, building strong coalitions, generating grassroots support, and coordinating lobby days.
  • Building a strong, sustainable, student-funded, and student-run organization on campus by fundraising, building relationships with key players on campus, and building our brand. 
  • Building relationships with other student groups, faculty and administrators.
  • Working alongside students to win real reforms for the public.
  • Running a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues.

If you want to help students get organized, mobilized, and energized apply today.