Legal Studies Latest News as of October 27, 2021

October 27, 2021


!!!! P/NP Deadline Fri Oct 29th.
(See details in item #16.) !!!!

1) Trial Asst Job
2) US Pre-Trial Intrnshp
 3) Sciences Po MA $$
4) Pub Srvc Fllwshp
5) Mellon Mays Fllwshp
6) Court Watch
7) CFPB Job
8) Su22 Intrnshps
9) Social Impact Jobs
10) UCD King Hall Outreach
11) Toastmasters
12) Congressional Intrnshp
13) Judicial Reform Talk
 14) SLC Lang. Exchge Event
15)  Logic Games w/Kaplan THURSDAY!
16)   P/NP Deadline
17)  Important College Dates


1) Trial Asst Job

Trial Asst Job

Seeking Trial Assistant (Full time, Temporary) (San Francisco Bay Area) Small, plaintiff-side law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area seeks to hire a temporary Trial Assistant to help prepare cases going to jury trial in April and May 2022 in San Francisco and Oakland.  This role will be in the courtroom every day of trial.  To learn about the firm, go here

You will work directly with the lead trial attorney to take two of our employment discrimination cases to trial, including preparing exhibits, preparing court filings, coordinating witnesses, identifying and organizing evidence, assisting with courtroom technology, and any other needs. Capacity to work demanding hours during trial is required.

Prior litigation experience in a private law firm is strongly desired.  Willing to train a candidate with a demonstrated history of academic achievement.

This is a full time temporary position to start ASAP through June 15, 2022.

Pay is on an hourly basis with overtime and commensurate with experience.  This position is eligible for a signing bonus.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript to Katharine Chao, Olivier Schreiber & Chao LLP,


2) US Pre-Trial Intrnshp

US Pre-Trial Intrnshp

Job Announcement PSA SI 01-2021
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: San Francisco OR San Jose, California
CLOSING DATE: November 12, 2021
SALARY: 18.02 per hour / bi-weekly (Classification Level 22 / Step 05)
HOURS: 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.
• 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 databases
• 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 changesIn addition, the successful candidate should also possess the following abilities:
• Maintain confidentiality
• 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
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 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, November 12, 2021.
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.


3) Sciences Po MA $$

Sciences Po MA $$

Sciences Po Michel David-Weill Scholarship

The Michel David-Weill Scholarship encourages exceptional American students to pursue a two-year M.A. at Sciences Po in Paris, France. The $80,000 scholarship is awarded each year to one American student. Campus application deadline: November 15, 2021 (12:00 noon)For more information, please visit: interested in learning more about the Sciences Po Michel David-Weill Scholarship are welcome to make an individual advising appointment with Keila Diehl (


4) Pub Srvc Fllwshp

Pub Srvc Fllwshp

Application deadline: Thursday, February 10, 2022.

The John Gardner Public Service Fellowship Program selects three Fellows from the graduating class of UC Berkeley and provides each a $38,000 stipend to work in the governmental or nonprofit organization that most closely fits their public sector interests. Fellows are matched with a senior-level mentor during their 10-month fellowship. Past fellows have been placed at the Department of Justice, UN Global Pulse, and California Governor Newsom’s office.


5) Mellon Mays Fllwshp
Mellon Mays Fllwshp

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship: 2022 Application

Application deadline: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation was established as a nonprofit philanthropic organization in June of 1969 with a mission to “aid and promote such religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes as may be in the furtherance of the public welfare or tend to promote the well-doing or well-being of mankind.”
Click here to learn more and to apply
6) Court Watch
Court Watch

Become a Vanguard Court Watch Intern!

We are looking for students interested in an exciting and challenging program monitoring and reporting court cases in the local courts. This is one of the only opportunities for undergraduate-level interns to go into the courtroom to observe live trials. Due to covid, we are offering both online or in-person opportunities.

The Vanguard Court Watch is a non-profit organization that covers criminal cases through the California courts. It offers student interns an opportunity to gain experience in the courthouse, watch and monitor cases, and develop their journalistic writing skills for a local online publication.

Interns are sent into either an in-person or virtual courtroom to take notes, monitor cases, and report, as well as record observations about current court cases. We also have opportunities for them to work on wrongful conviction reports and our COVID-19 behind bars project.

If you would like to apply, please email a copy of your resume and cover letter to Michelle Lagos,


7) CFPB Job


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is recruiting this fall for the Director’s Financial Analyst (DFA) position, and we want to encourage students to apply. Would you be willing to forward the information below to anyone who may be interested?
I am a second year DFA now, and I have learned a lot about financial regulation and federal government and policy in my time with the Bureau – I am eager to encourage current students to apply for our program.

This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem-solving skills while helping to make consumer financial markets work for Americans.
All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau. In a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the Bureau does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to supervision of market participants.

The DFA program is recruiting for full-time positions that begin in June 2022.
Recent graduates who will have received an undergraduate degree on or after April 2019 and before June 2022 are eligible to apply. Those interested should apply at during our live application window on USAJobs.
The application will be open from December 6th through January 3rd.
To be notified when the application becomes available, students and alumni can send an email expressing interest to

Please encourage interested students and alumni to email Additionally, they can also reach out to me directly with questions about the position or application process at
The Bureau will be hosting hour-long information sessions about the DFA Program and the application process, including a question-and-answer period, conducted over WebEx. These sessions will take place on the following dates:
Session 1:  Tuesday, October 26, 2021 (6PM Eastern)
Session 2:  Thursday, November 18, 2021 (5PM Eastern)
Session 3:  Friday, December 10, 2021 (3PM Eastern)


8) Su22 Intrnshps

Su22 Intrnshps

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 5:00-6:00 PM
 Summer internships and opportunities for research feel like a long time away but now is the time to begin to prepare your resume and cover letters and see what is available to apply to. Applications for summer opportunities open in Nov and Dec. Let us help you get ready for them by listening to the experiences of other students who have taken part in them.


9) Social Impact Jobs

Social Impact Jobs

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 4:00-5:00 PM
Come check out Social Impact Opportunities in the Bay Area. List of Employer


10) UCD King Hall Outreach
UCD King Hall Outreach
Deadline: Friday, December 17, 2021, but applying early is strongly recommended.
The KHOP Winter Session is designed to equip high-potential undergraduate students from underrepresented communities with the skills necessary to excel in the law school admissions process, while also introducing students to current law students, lawyers, and faculty members at UC Davis School of Law. This is a no-cost program.#############11) ToastmastersToastmasters
Every Tuesday through December 28, 2021 | 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.


12) Congressional Intrnshp

Congressional Intrnshp

Congressional Internship Program – Summer 2022

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Seasonal Full-Time Internship, Washington, DC

●  Apply by Wednesday, Dec 1


Job Details


13) Judicial Reform Talk
Judicial Reform Talk

The Berkeley Forum, a non-partisan, student-run organization that hosts talks, debates, and panels here at UC Berkeley. I am excited to invite you to our upcoming event on October 27th from 6-7 PM PDT, “The Urgency of Judicial Reform: Russ Feingold at the Berkeley Forum” where Russ Feingold will discuss the Court’s legitimacy crisis and some of the specific reforms that are urgently needed.

Russ Feingold served as the US Senator for Wisconsin from 1993 to 2011 and is currently the President of the American Constitution Society. Russ was the only Senator to vote against the initial enactment of the USA PATRIOT Act during the first vote on the legislation. He was well-known for his opposition to the Iraq War and as the Senate’s leading opponent of the death penalty. He served on the Judiciary, Foreign Relations, Budget, and Intelligence Committees, and was Chairman of the Constitution Subcommittee. In addition to his congressional and diplomatic career, Feingold has taught at various American law schools including Stanford Law School (where he is currently teaching) and Yale Law School. Russ is also the Honorary Ambassador for the Campaign for Nature, a global effort calling on policymakers to address the growing biodiversity crisis. For his fruitful career, Feingold is the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, among numerous others.

We think students in the Undergraduate Legal Studies Department may be interested in this unique and free opportunity to learn more about the Supreme Court and reform. Please see the event’s Facebook page for more information, including location details: Add this event to your calendar here:

The Berkeley Forum

Suggest a Speaker or Topic to the Forum

The Berkeley Forum is a non-partisan, student-run organization that hosts debates, panels, and talks for the Berkeley community. Some of our past speakers include Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci, Actor Dylan O’Brien, Twelve-time Olympic Medalist Natalie Coughlin, Khan Academy founder Sal Khan, former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro.


14) SLC Lang. Exchge Event

SLC Lang. Exchge Event

Thank you again for your support with sharing our SLC Language Exchange Program services with your students. In just 9 weeks, we have already surpassed our numbers from the past two semesters, connecting more than 200 students and logging nearly 750 hours so far this Fall!

As we enter the final stretch of the semester, we are expanding the opportunities to engage even more with our LEP Community Socials format. Starting this week, we will be hosting a different social event every week until the end of the Fall. From cultural celebrations to off-campus excursions and more, each of our social events allow students to connect with our community while engaging with the rich cultures of our campus, our city, and our world. The full schedule can be found on the flyer below and at

This week, we will be hosting our first excursion of the semester. Students are invited to join us this Thursday, 10/28, at 6PM as we attend a performance of The Claim presented by Shotgun Players. Described as a “comically absurd and quietly shattering journey,” The Claim follows a man who must rely only on his story in order to seek refuge in the UK. Students can learn more about the excursion and RSVP at our event page.


15) Logic Games w/Kaplan

Logic Games w/Kaplan

Topic: Logic Games Strategy Session
Date: Thursday, October 28th
Time: 7-8 pm PST
Partner: Latinx Pre-Law Society
Virtual or In-Person: Virtual
Location: Zoom (The students will see the Zoom link in the confirmation message after registering for the event)

Registration Link


16)  P/NP Deadline

 P/NP Deadline

Friday October 29 is the deadline to change grade options for fall classes for students in good academic standing. Keep in mind that not all classes allow grade option changes, and that changing grade options can impact other university requirements that still need to be met.

For example:

At the time of graduation, students may not exceed the maximum number of allowable P/NP units (a maximum of 1/3 of the total number of units taken at Berkeley may be taken P/NP)

Major requirements must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have a 2.0 GPA in the major at graduation (only courses during the pandemic could be taken for P/NP)
If you change a major requirement to P/NP, you won’t be able to use it for the major and will need to take another class to fulfill that requirement.Students on academic probation may not change a course with a letter-graded option to P/NPStudents must complete the Reading & Composition requirement with a letter grade of C- or higher by the end of their 4th semester at BerkeleyThe L&S requirements of Entry Level Writing, Reading & Composition, Quantitative Reasoning and Foreign Language must be taken for a letter gradeTaking all fall courses on a P/NP basis will result in Academic ProbationLaw schools would rather see grades than P/NP’s because a P doesn’t say much about your talents as a student. Only go for P/NP if you know for sure you are in real trouble.


17) Important College Dates

Important College Dates

Monday, Nov 1 – Deadline to submit a Readmission petition for the Spring term.
Friday, Dec 3  – Deadline to submit a Late Schedule Change request.
Friday, Dec 10  – Deadline to Withdraw from the Fall term.