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Legalst 190.4 Gender, Religion, and Law: The Case of Israel
Counts as Area II or IV
Tues & Thurs, 3:30 PM – 4:59 PM Course Number: 16563; 4 Units
Counts as Area II or IV
the epistemological, logical and ethical foundations of the major philosophies
This class seeks to guide students in researching, organizing, writing, reviewing and rewriting an original research paper of publishable quality and length (approximately 25 pages long). Students will be encouraged to explore on their own any issue relating to Israeli politics and society that strikes them as compelling: party politics, ethnic cleavages, demographics, religion-state relations, constitution and law, art and culture, industry and trade, gender, race, and class, education, etc.
Islam is the religion of the majority of the Arab citizens in Israel. Since the late 1970s, Islam has become an important factor in the political and socio-cultural identity of the Arab minority in Israel; thus, the number of Muslims in Israel who define their identity first and foremost in relation to their religious affiliation has steadily grown. Because Islam is a religious code covering all aspects of life, devout Muslims in Israel seek religious guidance from Islamic legal doctrines and other Shari‘a (Islamic law) tenets, not only in spiritual matters but also in matters relating to temporal, social conduct. These Islamic legal norms are, however, at odds with both Israeli secular law and the sociocultural norms of the Jewish majority in Israel.
The intent of this course is to explore the local nature of Islam by the discussion of the evolving religious identity and its impact on the religious and socio-cultural aspects of Muslim life in Israel. Special emphasis will be placed on the dilemmas and tensions stem from the encounter between the Muslim religious norms and the Israeli socio-cultural and legal norms in various areas, e.g., banking, technology, education, gender issues, Jewish/Muslim relations, etc.
July 18, 2022
Job Announcement PSA SI 01-2022
STUDENT INTERN (PAID / PART-TIME)
UNITED STATES PRETRIAL SERVICES AGENCY NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
The United States Pretrial Services Agency for the Northern District of California is currently accepting applications for a part-time Pretrial Services Technician (aka Student Intern). This position will provide operational support to one of three offices. More than one position will be filled by this announcement.
DUTY STATION: CLOSING DATE: SALARY: HOURS:
San Francisco, California
20.02 per hour / bi-weekly (Classification Level 22 / Step 05) 16 – 24 hours per week
This is a When-Actually-Employed (WAE) Appointment. There is no pre-determined work schedule. Work hours are determined by the students’ school schedule and compensation is based on the actual hours worked.
Job Announcement PSA SI 01-2022
The U.S. Pretrial Services Agency, the bail investigation agency for the U.S. District Court, assists judicial officers with reducing unnecessary pretrial detention by providing timely, objective, and verified background information on defendants charged in federal court. The information provided to the court is used in setting reasonable, least restrictive bail conditions. A recommendation is made for detention or release with or without special conditions intended to reasonably assure community safety and appearance at future court proceedings. Defendants are supervised from the time of their release until sentencing or self-surrender to serve a prison term. The Pretrial Services Agency is also responsible for the investigation and supervision of pretrial diversion cases. Working with judges, attorneys, state and local law enforcement agencies, and treatment providers, the Pretrial Services Agency delivers services that benefit the defendant, the court, and the community.
The Northern District of California covers 15 counties, primarily along the northern coast of California, from the Oregon border to southern Monterey County. Its headquarters is in San Francisco, with division offices in San Jose and Oakland, and a satellite office in Eureka/McKinleyville.
Assist in completing reports and correspondence for the courts
Assist Officers with administrative duties such as scanning, shredding, copying, filing, and
conducting database searches, chronological entries, etc.
Assist in conducting criminal record checks through local/national law enforcement
Maintain Chain of Custody Logs/Files for Drug Testing
Perform receptionist duties by greeting visitors/defendants in person and/or on the
telephone directing them to the appropriate staff member
Process outgoing mail/receiving mail and routing to the appropriate staff member
Perform other duties as assigned
Applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent
Applicant must be currently enrolled as a part-time or full-time student pursuing an
undergraduate degree in social work, criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology,
human relations, or a related field of study. Proof of enrollment must be provided
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Skill in using Windows-based personal computers and standard software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail and web searches, etc.
Familiarity with standard office equipment such as scanners, copy machines and fax machines
Proficient typing and data entry skills
Flexibility in adapting workplace changes
In addition, the successful candidate should also possess the following abilities:
Work in a team setting
Meet required deadlines, maintain case-related tracking systems
Maintain concentration despite interruptions
Strong knowledge of office procedures, practices, and processes
Extensive knowledge of proper grammar usage and the ability to edit efficiently
General knowledge of the criminal justice system and legal terminology
Fluency in Spanish, Cantonese, or Vietnamese is helpful, but not required
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States and have a valid driver’s license or state Identification
Work generally performed in an office setting (professional business attire required)
Some local travel may be required
Incumbent may have contact with persons with violent backgrounds
Applicant must be vaccinated against COVID-19
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current resume, two letters of recommendation (from instructors, advisors, or recent employers) and a copy of college transcripts to email@example.com Due to the volume of applications received, the U.S. Pretrial Services Agency will only communicate with those qualified individuals who will be interviewed. Application documents must be received by the close of business, Friday, August 19, 2022.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:
The Pretrial Services Agency requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct which is available upon request. The applicant will be subject to a background criminal record check before an employment offer is made. The courthouse is a smoke-free environment. Direct Deposit is required for payment of compensation for employees.
When-Actually-Employed (WAE) Appointments are excluded from retirement, health, and life insurance coverage, tax deferred savings plans, vacation and sick hours.
THE U.S. PRETRIAL SERVICES AGENCY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Xuan's final paper was submitted for the 'Consortium for Undergraduate Law and Justice Undergraduate Paper Award' and Xuan has won!
Happy summer from the SLC Writing Program! We are excited to share that our Summer Sessions tutoring services are up and running. Wherever they are in relation to their academic writing projects, they can connect with us for one-to-one, focused feedback to thrive within the fast-paced summer timeline.
Our services are accessible both online and in-personto meet the needs of each and every student. Students can book one-to-oneAppointments to discuss any aspect of their essays or sign up for ourWeekly service to partner with a tutor on a regular basis through the end of the summer. In addition to visiting us for Appointment and Weekly sessions, students can stop by in-person or virtually every Wednesday, 11AM-6PM, for our Drop-in service.
Wednesday, July 27th 2022, 12-1pm
Not sure what you can do with your degree in political science? This event is designed to help you gain clarity on post-Cal career possibilities. Come meet the following alumni who earned a degree in political science and hear about their career journeys and advice for being a competitive applicant for future opportunities in their respective fields.
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.
Please apply by e-mail to Professor Hecht at firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail), with a copy of your message to Monique Sanchez, his Faculty Support Assistant, at email@example.com(link 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.
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This internship involves contributions to an endeavor that will lead to real, immediate, and lasting improvements to a system desperate for change. We are dedicated to improving the world for an endearing group that reciprocates with unconditional love. Namely, man’s best friend, Dogs. More precisely, dog rescue. We invite you to join us in our crusade to improve the lives of dogs, now and for the future. Our goal is simple, to strengthen our local communities, and reduce the negative impact on dogs by fostering change within the system.
We will utilize the knowledge, experience, and skills that have gotten you to this juncture of your
undergraduate career, and we will build on those - challenging you, personally and professionally – while also being respectful of your time and conscientious of your goals. In the interview, expect candid and direct questions about your personal interest, as we believe that it is important not to waste your time and, as an overarching principal, we will not extend an invitation to you unless we are confident that we can deliver an experience to you in which that you gain more from the internship than you invest in it. Your commitment is not one that we take lightly.
Gain valuable exposure to niche legal environments, putting the skills to work that you have
honed in your pre-law program, as well as throughout a lifetime of learning, in arriving at this
point in your career
Participating in a substantial and ongoing quest to ensure the safety of dogs
Network with legal and business leaders across industries and develop relationships with
peers from other universities across the nation
Invitations to broader organizational calls that are beyond the legal side - you learn as we
learn - as the initiative evolves and from our partners at Foley & Lardner
Seeking students who can devote a minimum of 7 hours a week (up to a max of 25 hours)
As a legal intern, you will play an integral role in researching and producing memos and
action on a variety of tasks
Current pre-law student or recent graduate
GPA of 3.0 or above preferred
Strong research interest and prior work or internship experience in research-related fields is
a plus, yet not required
Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Possess unimpeachable ethics
Note: This is currently an unpaid internship, though certain programs may award
school credit depending on specifics of your institution
We strive to uphold the highest level of inclusion and diversity and have a no tolerance policy for departures from this commitment. At our core, we are teachers driven not only to improve the lives of dogs but also to create an enriching environment that fosters comradery, culminating in improving you.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the typical resume as well as background as to why you believe that you would be a good fit and addition to the charity.