Legal Studies Latest News as of 8/2/20

August 2, 2020


The deadline for #2 is tomorrow!

1) Intrnshp
2) NavCal Deadline 8/3
3) New ‘Section’ of LS 160 open
4) Depositions
5) LS 190.4
6) LS 190.3
7) Poli Sci Course Open
8) UC Sac. Ctr. Intrnshps
9) SLC Writing Help
10) L&S is Hiring
11) Big Ideas Courses Fa20
12) Housing Justice
13) Career Growth Mindset
14) Ace Video Intrvw
15) Going Global Webinar
16) Remote Job Sites


1) Intrnshp


Campaign & Project Management (CPM) Internship

Virtual Internship Program Focused on Professional Development & Winning Battleground Campaigns


The Campaign & Project Management Internship is a 10-week virtual internship program focused on professional development, project management training, campaign experiences including digital organizing, political advocacy, and virtual networking with a national political campaign. Interns will have an opportunity to work with experienced consultants and campaign professionals, and to learn best practices in political organizing and communications.

Digital Organizing: Learning innovative methods to organize our next generation into political action.
Advocacy & Direct Engagement: Learning advanced skills in voter engagement & direct marketing.
Project Management: Learning skills and tools to develop and manage campaign projects.
Campaign Consulting: Learning best practices in campaign strategy development & implementation.
Virtual Network: Developing a multi-state virtual network of campaign professionals & activist leaders.

– Work 10-12 hours per week (flexible self-scheduled hours)
– Participate in weekly professional development workshops and training seminars
– Develop skills in the following: project management, campaign strategy development, advocacy, virtual/digital organizing, communications, content development, and strategic planning

Successful interns will be eligible for:
– Leadership Positions & Opportunities
– Letter of Recommendation
– Professional Reference
– Internship Credit for Applicable Majors
– Professional Development Workshops & Seminars

Please send resume to Michael Miller at
Please title subject line: Intern Applicant – “Your Name”
Deadline: August 7th @ 11:59pm


2) NavCal Deadline 8/3

NavCal Deadline 8/3

Hope you are doing well. The Fall 2020 NavCal application is now open! We’re accepting on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of Monday August 3rd. We’d greatly appreciate it if you shared the following message with your networks::
Apply now! The Fall 2020 NavCal Fellowship (3-units) (via Zoom) application is now open. NavCal assists incoming nontraditional students in their navigating of Cal through a hands-on/high-touch approach—where current students coach and mentor incoming students by passing on their own knowledge and experiences of their adjustment to Cal.
The Fall 2020 NavCal application can be found here:


3) New ‘Section’ of LS 160 open

New ‘Section’ of LS 160 open

Check for course times and codes.
The instructor is Kristin Sangren.
We’re not able to add her to the schedule until the first day of school.
It’s a weird hiring thing that happens every term.
You can look under ‘Course Offerings’ for instructors’ names.


4) Depositions


Legal Studies Fall 2020 Announcement: An Opportunity for Undergrads to Participate in a Berkeley Law JD Skills Class with the OPTION of earning 1 unit of LS 199 Individual Research Credit

In Fall 2020, 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 in six (6) classes Tuesday afternoon classes from 3:35 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., on September 15, September 22, October 13, October 20, November 10, and November 17, 2020.  During those sessions, 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.)

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 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 Thursday, September 3, 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 4, 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.


5) LS 190.4

LS 190.4

This seminar has no discussion section, tons of seats and counts as Area II, III or IV.

LS 190.4: Information, Media and the Public Discourse in Politicized societies:
Israel and the US

Prof. Roy Peled

Fall 2020, We 4-6:59

From the response to Covid19, through the mainstreaming of Black Lives Matter to voting by mail, everything in our public discourse has become highly politicized and partisan. Where does the information that fuels these debates come from and how can tell if its reliable? Where do all the false ideas come from and why is fake news so easily disseminated? Can President Trump really regulate Twitter?

One of the goals of media law should be to provide for a reason based and well informed public discourse. However, the law has done little to adapt to the dramatic changes in the media landscape over the past twenty years. Many democracies are struggling with finding the proper legal and regulatory mechanisms to balance the various rights and interests in this new world. This is especially true in politicized, and growingly polarized, societies where shared understandings of basic values such as freedom of speech and of the press are coming into question.

This course will provoke you to think of current debates on media and free speech through the lens of their impact on political public discourse. It will analyze contemporary dilemmas regarding the regulation of the media, free flow of information and social networks, through 21st century cases in Israel and the US. Topics will include: Access to government information, Transparency in the media and tech companies, regulation of online media, political funding and advertising and libel. The 3-hour sessions will be split into lecture/Q&As, break and then more experiential activities, small group discussion and debates/role plays.


6) LS 190.3

LS 190.3

This seminar has no discussion section, tons of open seats and counts as Area IV or V.

LS 190.3: Minority Rights in a Nation State: The Israeli Balance

Prof. Roy Peled

Course Description

The murder of George Floyd and the following unrest across the United States have shown how far the nation is from racial equality, even more than 150 years after the abolition of slavery and 50 years after major civil rights’ legislation. Why is racial hostility so deeply rooted and why is overcoming it so difficult? The State of Israel, officially self-declared as a Jewish State, but with a 20% Arab-Palestinian minority is facing some similar questions. This course offers an opportunity to look into the forces behind different kinds of ethnic, racial and national hostilities, to understand their sources and to look at how the law in Israel and the US as well as international law deals with them. We will discuss basic concepts of group rights and minority rights in general and will then present some of the choices made in Israeli policy, politics, and law as to the balance between the various competing right and interests’. The 3hr sessions will be split into a lecture/Q&As, followed by a break and then some experiential learning / small group discussions / debates, role plays, etc…


7) Poli Sci Course Open

Poli Sci Course Open

PS 116J  “Topics In Political Theory: History of African American Political Thought “
TuTh 8-9:30am (Remote)
Instructor: Desmond Jagmohan
Units: 4
Class Number: 32980

This course explores central themes and ideas in the history of African American political thought: slavery and freedom, solidarity and sovereignty, exclusion and citizenship, domination and democracy, inequality and equality, rights and respect. Readings will be drawn, primarily, from canonical authors, including, among others: Frederick Douglass, Martin R. Delany, Harriet Jacobs, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, Marcus Garvey, and Martin Luther King, Jr. This is an introductory course, which emphasizes both thematic and historical approaches to the study of political theory.This course explores central themes and ideas in the history of African American political thought: slavery and freedom, solidarity and sovereignty, exclusion and citizenship, domination and democracy, inequality and equality, rights and respect. Readings will be drawn, primarily, from canonical authors, including, among others: Frederick Douglass, Martin R. Delany, Harriet Jacobs, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, Marcus Garvey, and Martin Luther King, Jr. This is an introductory course, which emphasizes both thematic and historical approaches to the study of political theory.


8) UC Sac. Ctr. Intrnshps

UC Sac. Ctr. Intrnshps

Experience What’s Happening at UC Center Sacramento!

Winter 2021 Internship Opportunities In:

Public Policy, Law, Criminal Justice, Education, Health Policy, Business, Communicatin, Environment, Immigration, Political Reform, Local/State, Government, International Affairs, Non-Profits, and State Agencies.

Deadline to apply: Thursday, September 3rd

9) SLC Writing Help

SLC Writing Help

As undergraduates continue to navigate virtual classes at Cal, we want to ensure they are plugged into the free, one-to-one services available to them at the SLC Writing Program. We want to connect students to academic resources that meet their needs.

Please visit our virtual Vèvè Writing Lounge.


SLC Writing Program


10) L&S is Hiring

L&S is Hiring

We wanted to let you all know that the L&S Communications Team is now hiring for all three of our work-study student specialist positions for the 2020/21 academic year!

We are looking for one Marketing Lead and two Digital Content Strategists to support our work managing mass communications across various channels including newsletters, social media, video, and web. Student employees on the Communications Team are an invaluable resource and we couldn’t accomplish what we do without them!
If you know any students that would be a good fit for these pre-professional roles, please encourage them to apply! The deadline was July 28th, but if there are still open positions, they will consider apps after this date.


11) Big Ideas Courses Fa20
Big Ideas Courses Fa20

Anthro C12AC/ESPM C12AC
: Fire: Past, Present, and Future Interactions with the People and Ecosystems of California. Satisfies HS or SBS breadth AND American Cultures. Online.
Legal Studies C134/Sociology C146M: Migration and Membership. Satisfies PV or SBS breadth. Online.
African American Studies C20AC/ Public Policy C20AC: The 2020 Election. Fulfills HS or SBS breadth. Flex. (Possible to take completely online; some students may be able to attend some class meetings in person.)
Letters & Science 25: Thinking Through Art and Design@Berkeley: Visual Cultures. Satisfies AL breadth. Online.
12) Housing Justice
Housing Justice

Do you want to be a part of the fight for housing justice?

The global health crisis caused by Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) is impacting every aspect of our lives; work, school, social gatherings, etc. People around the country are losing wages due to illness, caring for children at home due to school closures, or as a result of shelter-in-place orders. Now more than ever it is imperative to keep our communities housed. Over the last 3 years 499,010 households have faced evictions in the California courts. During that same time, tenants have gotten organized in over 35 cities to bring tenants protections to the polls and to fight for more livable and affordable housing, and volunteer counselors on our hotline have supported over 3,500 tenants to fight for their rights.It is time for all of us to fight back for those most vulnerable in our communities and take action against housing injustice & displacement in California. Join the fight and become a volunteer! We are seeking volunteer hotline counselors, researchers, graphic designers, fundraisers, organizing volunteers, & anyone who wants to share their skills and time to fight for housing.

Join us VIRTUALLY at our next training & get trained on tenants’ rights!

Tenants’ Rights Counselor Training

Tues. & Thurs.

August 4th, 6th, 11th & 13th

6:00 – 8:00pm


To register fill out our volunteer form here!

Tenants Together, California’s Statewide Organization (based in SF), is looking for new volunteers to support tenants across the state in rising up against real estate speculation, displacement and injustice.

Hotline Volunteers are key in the fight against gentrification and displacement. As a Tenant Hotline Counselor you will play a key role in defending housing as a human right by supporting those most impacted by the housing crisis to assert their rights and protect their homes and families. In many counties across California, the Tenants Together Hotline is the only service that offers information and support to renters.

Volunteers are expected to commit to at least 3-4 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months at the Tenants Together office located at 474 Valencia St, San Francisco. However, have transitioned our efforts online in order to participate remotely during the current health crisis. We are passionate about what we do, we enjoy our work, and we support each other.

We are in great need of Spanish speaking volunteers! Please consider volunteering if you speak Spanish fluently so we can make the hotline as accessible to monolingual folks and undocumented communities as possible.

Hotline Hours:
Mon-Fri 9-5pm
Tue 6-8pm
Wed 5-8pm
Thur 5-8pm

Now more than ever, we need volunteers to support the fight against federal and state policies that put our elderly, LGBTQIA, black and brown, undocumented, disabled, and working class communities at risk of displacement. So join us in the fight!

Again, the next scheduled training series (all (4)days required) is

Tues. & Thurs.
6:00 – 8:00pm

August 4th, 6th, 11th & 13th

ALL (4)DAYS are required to complete the counseling training. You will learn invaluable skills to help your community and become part of the fight for housing justice. Including timely information like the impacts of COVID-19 State of Emergency on our tenants and communities and how best to support.

Accessibility: TThis training series will only be offered online via video/teleconference. If you have any accessibility concerns, requests or comments please email

We aim to help build an anti-racist, feminist, multiracial, anti-oppressive tenant movement. This means we do not tolerate racism, homophobia, ableism, transphobia, islamophobia, classism, cis-sexism, or sexism. We also hope to continue working to make this event, and our office, as accessible as possible to everyone who is interested in being part of the fight for housing justice.

In solidarity,

Victoria Zacarias (She/Her)
Counseling & Volunteer Coordinator
Tenants Together


13) Career Growth Mindset
Career Growth Mindset
On July 9th, COOPgave a presentation on “How a Growth Mindset Can Launch Your Career.” This presentation provided information on the differences between a growth mindset and fixed mindset, which is helpful during this time when opportunities may have fallen through or on hold and students may feel discouraged.
Despite these challenges, we can take a growth mindset approach in the face of these challenges. We can then work to turn these challenges into opportunities for learning and improvement.
One of the things we can do is to change the way we talk to ourselves., which can negatively impact how we navigate challenging situations and times.
Here a couple examples provided by COOP:
Fixed Mindset:
I was not able to achieve my goal. I am a failure
Growth Mindset:
What can I learn from this experience?
Fixed Mindset:
Why can’t I land a job like that person? We have a similar background.
Growth Mindset:
I need to believe that there is something special about what I can bring to the table. How can I make sure that comes across in my resume, cover letter, and interview?
A growth mindset can spur learning and a new perspective that will help us to consider small, concrete steps we can take to overcome challenges.
Reflect on an example when a fixed mindset contributed to your feeling stuck. How did you or can you reframe that thinking to a growth mindset?
If you want to learn more about growth and fixed mindset, check out the TED Talk with Carol Dweck, who is a professor at Stanford and the author ofMindset, a classic work on motivation and “growth mindset.”
Speaking of taking concrete steps – COOP provides free training in Data Analysis, Digital Marketing, and Tech Sales for recent graduates who are first generation or low-income. They are recruiting their Fall 2020 cohort of recent graduates. Click here to learn more. Current students can take advantage of the free access to many courses through LinkedIn Learning.
14) Ace Video Intrvw
Ace Video Intrvw
How to Ace the One-Way Video Interview
If you’re currenly recruiting for investment banking internship for next summer, you might have been invited to take a HireVue interview—a self-recorded video interview with prompted questions.
In the land of a typical, two-way job interview, where employer asks questions and the job seeker responds, we have come to “read” the other side and hopefully turn the process into a conversation and connection. Now, one-way video interviews are becoming increasingly common. This new style shakes up almost everything we hold dear about what an interview is supposed to entail. Why are employers doing this?
Video conferencing has become a regular part of our working lives. The purpose of video interview is just the same: confirm that the candidate meets the requirements for the job.
Here are a few tips for you:
– Record yourself when you practice. What type of impression are you giving off? Are you friendly? Would others feel comfortable working with you?
– Wear business dress or business casual. Think of the webcam as your interviewers’ eyes (it is!) and make appropriate eye contact. Smile – but not too much.
– Think through-What, Who, When, Where and Why your audience should care? Create a habit of answering reflective questions in a minute or less.
– Don’t have a perfect answer to the question? Do not panic! Employer wants to know you in a more personal way. Answer it the best way you can and let your personality shine.
15) Going Global Webinar
Going Global Webinar
Are you searching for a job or internship? Whether you’re looking for employment in the US or abroad, this webinar will offer useful information for your search.
Tuesday, August 04, 20204:00 p.m. PDT Register
Tuesday, August 18, 20201:00 p.m. PDT Register
16) Remote Job Sites

Remote Job Sites

Websites for freelance and remote jobs
Welcomed or not, this is the season of adaptability, resilience and creativity when it comes to finding jobs and internships. For social scientists, humanists, artists, and other creatives, freelance opportunities still do exist and freelance gigs may be a good option to check out
Guru– Covers all fields
Translation and localization
 Musical Chairs Performing, teaching and admin
 Publisher’s Lunch Board tps://
Fulltime, contract, temporary jobs in the publishing industry Part time remote jobs
Consulting, education contract jobs