Legal Studies Latest News as of 6/13/22

June 13, 2022


1) Fung Fllwshp
2) Rhodes Schlrshp
3) Circuit Judge Paralgl Job
4) Apply for Honors
5) Requirement Change!!!
6) Depositions
7) LSAT/GRE Test Prep
1) Fung Fllwshp
Fung Fllwshp

We’re excited to share that UC Berkeley’s Fung Fellowship has opened
its transfer student application for the 2022-23 cohort!

We greatly appreciate your support in sharing this opportunity with
interested transfer students and transfer communities as one of
UC Berkeley’s unique exploratory experiences in innovation, design,
and social impact. Please note that this year the application is open
to incoming junior transfers (Class of 2024) and rising transfer seniors
(Class of 2023) from ANY major.

Please help us spread the word and forward this message to your
relevant contacts. Feel free to reach out to Adrienne Greer if there are
any questions and thank you so much in advance!

Fung Fellowship Applications Open for Class of 2023 and 2024 Transfers

What is the Fung Fellowship?

The Fung Fellowship is a unique opportunity for Class of 2023 & 24 transfer students from all majors to create innovative solutions to address real-world health and conservation challenges alongside community and industry partners. No prior experience in tech or design is necessary to apply. Fung Fellows tackle pressing issues using the iterative design process, area-specific principles, and emerging technology. 

The Fung Fellowship offers two tracks: Health + Tech and Conservation + Tech.

The Fung Fellowship accepts applications from all majors and has no GPA
 applications will be reviewed holistically.
Application Deadline: Friday, July 29 at 11:59pm PDT

The Fung Fellowship experience:
• Explore a new interdisciplinary landscape
• Experience the design process from prototype to product
• Embark on a community-based project to gain real-world experience
• Establish yourself as a young leader in an emerging field

Selected Fung Fellows attend a 3-unit course each semester, are supported in
career development, and have the opportunity to apply to a second year honors program.

Your next steps:
• Learn more about the program here
• Connect with a current fellow and stay tuned.• Join our virtual info session on Friday, July 8 from 12-1pm PDT:
Registration details coming soon!
• Apply by Friday, July 29 at 11:59pm PDT

2) Rhodes Schlrshp
Rhodes Schlrshp

Global Rhodes Scholarship - Campus Deadline: July 15, 2022

Every year, the Rhodes Trust awards two Global Rhodes Scholarships to students from countries that are not existing Rhodes jurisdictions (see list). The scholarship funds two or three years of post-bachelor study and living expenses at the University of Oxford in Great Britain. Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • academic excellence
  • energy to use talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theater, and artistic pursuits, including where teamwork is involved)
  • truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness, and fellowship
  • moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in fellow human beings

For more information, click here and visit the Rhodes Scholarship website.

Prospective UC Berkeley applicants must make an individual advising appointment with Keila Diehl, the Global Rhodes campus representative, to discuss the campus nomination process and review the application requirements.

3) Circuit Judge Paralgl Job
Circuit Judge Paralgl Job

Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco is hiring a paralegal/judicial assistant.  The paralegal/judicial assistant will provide a variety of support services for Judge Koh and her law clerks.  Please find attached the vacancy announcement.  The deadline to apply is June 22, 2022.

Paralegal/Judicial Assistant to the Honorable Lucy H. Koh, U.S. Circuit Judge $60,866 – $105,733* (JS 8 – JS 11)

San Francisco, CA

Position Overview

The Paralegal/Judicial Assistant (“JA”) is a permanent staff member in the Judge's Chambers. At the judge’s discretion, the incumbent may have the opportunity to work remotely several days per week. The successful candidate will be professional, organized, proficient in writing and editing, have a pleasant and positive attitude and the ability to act as the institutional memory of a small office with a staff of law clerks that turns over annually, and will possess the initiative to ensure smooth-running operations in the Judge’s absence.

Representative Duties

The Paralegal/JA will provide a variety of support services for Judge Koh and her law clerks including receiving and assisting visitors; answering and screening phone calls; preparing correspondence and reports; making travel arrangements; preparing expense reports; helping the Judge manage her involvement with various judicial committees and events; coordinating the Judge’s travel schedule; and maintaining office functionality, from ordering supplies to coordinating technical assistance.

The Paralegal/JA also assists Judge Koh and her law clerks in preparing for calendar, which includes performing case checks for potential conflicts of interest; organizing calendar materials; acquiring and returning court records; reminding clerks of critical deadlines; maintaining a database; filing, collecting and submitting information for various required annual disclosures; proofreading and cite checking record citations and case citations in orders and memorandum dispositions; and listening to evidentiary hearings and writing hearing summaries.

Required Qualifications                           

  • Associates degree.

  •   Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred but not required.
  • Two years of secretarial or legal processing experience.

  •   Must possess a strong legal, administrative, or paralegal background. Excellent command of English grammar and spelling.
  •  Excellent organization, communication, and administrative skills.                        
  •  Computer proficiency with word processing, email, legal research, and database maintenance. Will coordinate  with the Court’s tech support.                       
  • Proficiency with making travel arrangements and submitting expense reports.
  •  Ability to work collegially in a small working environment.
  •   Integrity, character, and good judgment.

    *Salary: Depending on qualifications and experience:
    • For grade JS 8: 2 years of general work experience, plus 3 years of specialized work experience (legal, paralegal or law office work).**                               
    •  For grade JS 9: 1 additional year of specialized work experience.**
    •  For grade JS 10: 2 additional years of specialized work experience.**
    •  For grade JS 11: 3 additional years of specialized work experience.**

      **A bachelor’s degree may be substituted for general work experience.
      **Education in a legal or paralegal curriculum may be substituted for up to 2- years of specialized work experience.

                 Total Rewards and Work-Life Balance
  • Salary: Depending on qualifications and experience, $60,866 - $105,733* (JSP Grade 8 - 11).
  • Time off: 13 days of paid vacation for the first three years, increasing with tenure thereafter, 13 sick days accrued per year, 11 paid holidays.


    • Federal pension plan and optional employer-matching Thrift Savings Plan (like a 401K).
    • Choice of a variety of employer-subsidized federal health and life insurance plans. Optional dental, vision, and long-term care coverage.
    •  Flexible spending account to pay out-of-pocket health and dependent care expenses with tax-free dollars.

      Other Perks: Eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; public transit subsidy; alternate work schedules & work from home; and reasonable work hours.

      How to Apply and Required Documents

      Please submit a PDF application through the Court’s Career Portal that includes:

      1.   A cover letter.                                       
      2.    A resume.
        3. Two letters of recommendation or two professional references Incomplete applications will not be considered.

      Next Steps

• Priority given to applications received by June 22, 2022. • Video conference interviews available.
• Position open until filled.

Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in the process of applying for citizenship. Successful applicants are provisionally hired pending results of background investigation and fingerprinting. Positions with the U.S. Courts are at-will, excepted service appointments, and may be terminated with or without cause by the Court. Employees are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees. Direct deposit of pay required.

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement, for any reason including, but not limited to, budgetary issues. Said modifications may occur without prior written or other notice. The court requires all its employees to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID 19 absent an exemption from the requirement based on a documented medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.

Equal Focused Employer

We value diversity and are committed to equity and inclusion in our workplace. The Ninth Circuit encourages applications from all qualified individuals and seeks a diverse pool of applicants in terms of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, disability, religion, and socio-economic circumstance. 

4) Apply for Honors
Apply for Honors

If you are interested in participating in the Honors Program, you must apply.
Here are the details for applying.
Deadline to apply is June 15th.
Students who are selected to participate in the Program will be added to H195A by the department. 
Please do not e-mail Professor Edelman or Yael 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.
There are a couple of additions to the application process:
Include your e-mail address and phone number. 
Applicants for the honors program may be contacted for a short interview, which would take place via zoom and last for 10-15 minutes at most.
Both of these things are listed on our website, just wanted to mention them here as a heads up.
5) Requirement Change!!!
Requirement Change!!!
Effective Summer 2022, for those graduating Su22 and onward, the major requires 30 upper division units. 
The change from 32 upper division units to 30 upper division units for the major has been approved by the Executive Committee at the College of Letters & Science and will put us in compliance with Berkeley Division Regulation 809.A, and will make things a bit easier to manage if you want to take a 3 unit course to fulfill an Area requirement.
The major still requires the following:
**  Stats, Phil, Hist, Social/Behavioral prereqs
**  Four Core classes (one designated as SS, one designated as H)
**  Four Area/Distribution Requirements (2 must fall into one Area and 2 must fall in two different additional Areas).
The only thing that is changing is the overall number of upper division units required for the major. Yahoo!
This info was previously sent out on 5/19 and 6/6.
6) 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 sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail), with a copy of your message to Monique Sanchez, his Faculty Support Assistant, at sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail), 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.  
7) LSAT/GRE Test Prep
LSAT/GRE Test Prep

Low-Cost, High-Quality LSAT and GRE for Cal

Are you interested in going to GRAD school, but can't afford to pay $1200+ for LSAT or GRE prep classes?

There will be another set of low-cost, high quality, LSAT and GRE prep courses offered this summer for Cal students (and alum). 

You can apply for the course at Cal or the live online courses (and see testimonials, etc.) at

Fast Facts:
-Campus Prep has a reputation for helping students get great point gains for little cost. We have run the low-cost LSAT prep courses at UC Davis, UCLA, and other schools for the past 10 years.   

-Campus Prep has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau

-It takes just 45 seconds to apply for the course.

We are able to offer these courses for so much cheaper than any similar courses because of our partnerships with law schools, departments, and student groups. We do not need to pay for advertising, and so we can pass the savings to you.   

$285 LSAT Course

The live online course preps you for the summer and fall test dates. The comprehensive, 27-hour, live course includes 3 practice exams and costs $285 ($235 for those who qualify for aid)

Payment plans are available.

The course is taught by a high-scoring, expert instructor. Students who complete the course often get 9-point gains on the LSAT.    


Live Online LSAT

Wednesdays 6-9pm Pacific

6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6

Proctored (practice) exams: Sat. 6/11 10-1pm Pacific, Sat. 6/25 10-1pm Pacific, Sat. 7/9 10-1pm Pacific

(makeup exams available)

 Live Online LSAT

Tuesdays 4-7pm Pacific

6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2

Proctored (practice) exams: Sat. 7/9 10-1pm Pacific, Sat. 7/23 10-1pm Pacific, Sat. 8/6 10-2pm Pacific

(makeup exams available)

Live Online LSAT

Wednesdays 6-9pm Pacific

6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3

Proctored (practice) exams: Sat. 7/9 10-1pm Pacific, Sat. 7/23 10-1pm Pacific, Sat. 8/6 10-2pm Pacific

(makeup exams available)

Live Online LSAT

Wednesdays 4-7pm Pacific

8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21

Proctored (practice) exams: Sat. 8/20 10-1pm Pacific, Sat. 9/3 10-1pm Pacific, Sat. 9/24 10-1pm Pacific

(makeup exams available)

"The same caliber as traditional prep courses, but it comes at a cheaper cost."

-Kristine Jackson, Dean of Admissions at CU Boulder Law 

You can try out the course by having until midnight on the day of the first class session to receive a full refund for any reason. 

Apply for the LSAT course ASAP at, as there will likely be more applications than there are spaces available. Email questions to


This comprehensive course will be live online and consists of 18 hours of live prep with a top-scoring instructor. The comprehensive course costs $285 ($235 for those who qualify for aid).

Payment plans are available.

The instructor is a top scorer on the GRE and an expert on the test. He has taught the test professionally for 21 years.


Live Online GRE

Wednesdays 6-9pm Pacific

7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17

Live Online GRE

Mondays 4-7pm Pacific

7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15 

“If I had to rate it out of 5 stars, I'd offer 5!”   

-Nathan Moore   

You can try out the course by having until midnight on the day of the first class session to receive a full refund for any reason. 

Apply for the GRE course ASAP at, as there will likely be more applications than there are spaces available. Email questions to

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