Tuesday, Sept 6 // 5:45 - 7:00 pm
MOCK LAW SCHOOL CLASS
Wednesday, Sept 7 // 5:45 - 7:00 pm
STUDENT LIFE PANEL & TOURS
Thursday, Sept 8 // 5:45 - 7:30 pm
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Friday, Sept 16 | 2:00-3:00pm | VIRTUAL
Career Services for Students with Disabilities teams up with L&S Career Advisor Jeremy Brooks to explore career paths together. Come learn how to identify your career path through practical steps, resources, and activities.Open to all students!
Prize Recognizes Undergraduates Working to Improve the Future of Children & Youth
Each year the KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize awards $2,500 to one UC Berkeley undergraduate who has developed innovative strategies to increase opportunities for children and youth or who has demonstrated a commitment to improving the future of children and youth.
The prize is open to UC Berkeley undergraduate students from all majors who are registered during fall semester 2022.
Application and Deadline:
To apply, students must submit an online application form, 1000 word essay, resume or CV, and two letters of support. More details and selection criteria are on the application. Submissions involving apps, models and pilot projects are welcome. The application deadline is Monday, October 24, 2022. To download an application form and learn more, including reading profiles of past honorees, visit the ISSI website
- Mondays-Thursdays (In person: 3rd floor reception) | 12:00- 4:00 PM
- Fridays (Virtual: virtual front desk) | 12:00-3:00 PM
Become a BUILD Reading Mentor!
Earn work study or field units by helping K-5th graders grow their reading skills! BUILD mentors work in teams at 18 East Bay elementary after school programs to support struggling readers. If you do not have Work Study, you cannot be paid but can mentor for units or as a volunteer. Average time commitment is 5-10 hours/week in the afternoons.
Apply by: September 2nd for priority placement at http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/programs/build
Pay: $16.99/hour in Work Study
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.
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.
Please apply by e-mail to Professor Hecht at firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)(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)(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 supervision of Professor Perry.
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.
Application deadline: Tuesday, September 6th, 2022.
Social Sciences Research Pathways (SSRP) is a paid research development program that provides opportunities for undergraduate students to work alongside graduate student mentors pursuing masters or doctoral-level research.
If you're interested, check out the position listed below.
- Clarification on L&S College policies and procedures
- Help choosing petitions and forms (and guidance in submission)
- Support navigating which campus office to contact with questions
- Guidance in whether to make an L&S College Advising appointment or to use a different resource