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October 2017

Reproductive Justice Without Borders: A Conversation with Immigration Advocates

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join the Women of Color Collective, If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice and La Raza Law Students Association for a conversation about the intersection of immigration justice and reproductive justice. Our panel will feature Jennifer Chou, a reproductive justice attorney with the ACLU of Northern California; Jeanette Zanipatin, a legislative staff attorney with MALDEF & California Latinas for Reproductive Justice board member; Lupe Rodriguez, director of public affairs at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte and ACCESS Women's Health Justice board member; and Kelly Wells,…

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November 2017

The Consumer Protection Response to Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice and Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society to discuss California's ground-breaking approach to using consumer rights to end the misleading and coercive practices of crisis pregnancy centers. Hear about successful policy advocacy and litigation strategies to protect access to evidence-based reproductive health care from from Rebecca Griffin of NARAL Pro-Choice California and Oakland City Attorney Erin Bernstein.

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Careers in Employment and Labor Law

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

TUESDAY CAREER PANEL CAREERS IN EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW Are you interested in representing workers in employment disputes? Would you like to represent unions? Would you like to work for the government enforcing health and safety standards? Would you like to advise companies on compliance of labor laws? Come hear from experts about their career trajectories in employment and labor law. You won’t want to miss this event! Participating Panelists are: Catherine Fisk, Barbara Nachtrieb Professor of Law, Berkeley Law Marc…

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Helping Students in Distress

Thursday, November 9, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Services in partnership with University Health Services will be presenting a program for students about helping friends and themselves when in distress.  RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/8JwsmYwlETL2LCe23 Lunch provided

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LinkedIn – Professional Development

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Berkeley Law staff and faculty to learn about updating your LinkedIn profile and other LinkedIn tips and tricks. RSVP here.

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January 2018

Constitutional Coup: A Book Talk with Professor Jon Michaels

Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Jon Michaels, Professor of Law at UCLA, will be discussing his new book, Constitutional Coup: Privatization’s Threat to the American Republic, which discusses America’s rejection of bureaucracy and subsequent “privatization revolution.”

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February 2018

Halloum Negotiations Competition Info Session

Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Are you interested in transactional work? Do you want to work on your negotiation skills? The Berkeley Law Board of Advocates proudly presents the Emma and Joseph H. Halloum Negotiation Competition. Each Spring, the competition aims to develop real world negotiation and business transaction skills, and serves as Boalt Hall’s internal honors competition. It gives Berkeley Law students an opportunity to experience being corporate lawyers: making business deals and working cooperatively with individuals both alongside and across the negotiation table.…

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Miller Institute Lecture on “Is There a Future for International Criminal Justice?”

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Stephen J. Rapp former US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Office of Global Criminal Justice lunch will be served on a first-come / first-served basis Co-sponsored with the Berkeley Journal of International Law, the Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights, the Human Rights Center, and the International Human Rights Law Clinic Stephen J. Rapp is a Distinguished Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Prevention of Genocide and at The Hague Institute for Global Justice. During 2017-2018,…

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March 2018

Careers in the Reproductive Rights and Justice Movements

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join Lawyering for Reproductive Justice for a panel on careers in reproductive justice and rights, featuring attorneys who practice in different areas within these movements. Lunch will be served! 

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Becoming Your Boss’s Boss: Catharina Min shares on her experience as Office Managing Partner as an Asian-American female attorney

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Although Asian Americans comprise 7.05% of all attorneys, they only hold 2.09% of seats on executive management committees, 2.32% of seats on partner review committees, and 3.78% of seats on associate review committees. Catharina Min shares insights on her career path, especially as an Asian American female attorney. She also shares her thoughts on how today’s law school students should prepare themselves for practice as many predict a huge change in the business model of the legal industry in the…

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Queering Reproductive Justice

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

A panel discussion on reproductive justice in the Trans/GNC community with Beatrix McBride from the Transgender Law Center, and Daniel Faessler from the East Bay Community Law Center. Lunch provided! 

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April 2018

After Spring Movie Screening & Dinner

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Berkeley's International Refugee Assistance Project and the Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights for a film screening of After Spring, a documentary that follows families impacted by the Syrian refugee crisis. Dinner will be served! 

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August 2018

[ADP] LinkedIn Workshop

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Join us for an interactive workshop for LL.M. students interested in maximizing their professional on-line presence.

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November 2018

BJIL – International Internships Panel

Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Would you like to work abroad this summer? Are you interested in international legal matters? This panel is intended for you! We will be discussing public and private as well as domestic and overseas opportunities to work in international law. Panelists are past interns from international commercial firms, NGOs, and international organizations.

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Preparing for a Career in Big Law

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Coalition for Diversity's Academic Empowerment Program is partnering with PracticePro and Big Law firms to equip 1Ls of color who are interested in Big Law to navigate the short term (1L summer recruiting) and think strategically about the long-term (2L summer recruiting). 

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April 2019

A Day in the Life of a Real Estate Lawyer

Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Please join the Berkeley Real Estate Club for a lunch talk that explores a day in the life of a real estate lawyer in both transactional and land use specialties. We welcome Jennifer Hernandez of Holland & Knight, and Candace B. Neal of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Ms. Hernandez is a recognized expert on land use law, environmental law, and California Environmental Quality Act reform. Ms. Neal is an associate specializing in real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, development,…

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September 2019

Supreme Court Fellows Information Session

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Please come and enjoy an exciting opportunity to learn about the Supreme Court Fellows Program with Jeffrey P. Minear, Counselor to the Chief Justice and Executive Director of the Supreme Court Fellows Program. Pizza will be served. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/SCfellows.

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Project on Predatory Student Lending: Protecting Student Borrowers

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm
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Come hear Berkeley Law alumna Kyra Taylor '16 discuss how the Project on Predatory Student Lending is representing students against the predatory for-profit college industry and the government policies that enable the industry to exploit the promise of higher education to cheat student borrowers and taxpayers. Kyra will also talk about current litigation against the U.S. Department of Education for failing to decide Borrower Defense assertions by defrauded students. If you have any interest in student lending or higher education…

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October 2019

APALSA 1L Job Search Panel

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come listen to 2Ls talk about their journey to getting a 1L Job and provide interview advice for different professional sectors. Topics include: what to wear, how to research beforehand, what to practice

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November 2019

Academic Skills Program Exam Workshop

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Feeling stressed about law school exams? We can help! Join us to review exam-preparation and exam-taking skills with the ASP faculty. We’ll discuss different types of exams and exam questions in a low-key, low-stress environment. All JD and LLM students are welcome. Bring your lunch and your questions! This event was originally scheduled for Thursday Nov. 7, but has been moved to a new date and location.

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January 2020

Akin Gump Pro Bono Scholars Program Info Session

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

1L students are invited to hear Steve Schulman, Akin Gump ProBono Partner, speak about pro bono at large law firms and AkinGump’s Pro Bono Scholars Program.  The Akin Gump Pro Bono Scholars Program is a two-year program for outstanding law students who want to make pro bono work an important part of their law firm careers. The Pro Bono Scholars are rising second-year law students (Class of 2022) who work with a public interest organization for at least seven weeks…

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February 2020

Talking Social Justice with Womxn of Color Practitioners

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Come learn from womxn of color practitioners working in different areas of public interest law. They will speak about their public interest law career trajectories, movement lawyering, give some job application tips, and so much more about how to pursue social justice in your career and beyond. There will be time for questions and lunch will be provided. If interested, please fill out the following form so that we have an accurate lunch count: https://bit.ly/30fb4xX

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Liz Glazer: The Back to Law School Standup Comedy Tour

Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Liz Glazer is a standup comedian. Before that she was a law professor, a job she was very funny at. Liz has been doing standup for 6 years, recently recorded a set for OutTV in Canada, was a part of the 2019 Seattle International Comedy Competition, and opens frequently for Myq Kaplan. Liz is excited to be returning to law school this winter to work out her new hour of material, about finding joy and passion in work and maintaining…

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Consumer Frauds Targeting AAPI Elders: Challenges and Solutions

Thursday, February 13, 2020 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Seventy-two percent of Asian American Pacific & Islanders (AAPIs) age 50-plus and their families have been targets of fraud, while thirty-nine percent of AAPIs age 50-plus and their families have been victims of fraud. Yet, one in three victims did not talk to anyone about the fraud. Join the Consumer Advocacy & Protection Society, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Asian American Law Journal, and the AARP for a conversation about the challenges in addressing the risk of fraud among…

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Second General Body Meeting – Elections

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

La Raza is having BOARD elections for the 2020-2021 school year. Come join us and enjoy some delicious food.

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Say Yes to the Juez!

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Come learn from Latinx attorneys how they got their clerkships and how that experience changed their careers.

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[Federalist Society] The Conservative Case for Class Actions

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join us for a conversation with Prof. Brian Fitzpatrick of Vanderbilt on "The Conservative Case for Class Actions". Commentary provided by Prof. Bradt. Lunch provided!

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