From: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
To: Berkeley Law students
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Dear Berkeley Law Students,
I know that this is a stressful and difficult time. I want for the Law School to do all we can to help. I wanted to address a few aspects of this:
- Connectivity support. We have heard from some students who will no longer have reliable Internet connectivity without access to campus facilities. Students in this situation should reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our IT team will assess your situation and work with you directly to find a resolution. If we determine that a hot spot would be your best option, the law school will cover the cost of the device and one month of service.
- Financial difficulty. Students with concerns about financial aid or questions about emergency loans should contact financial aid at email@example.com.
- Food and other basic needs. The UC Berkeley Basic Needs Center is maintaining this guide with updates for students in need of basic needs support.
- Advising and counseling. Dean of Students Annik Hirshen, firstname.lastname@example.org, Senior Director of Student Services Kyle Valenti, email@example.com, and Director of Equity and Inclusion, Student Services, Emily Bruce, firstname.lastname@example.org, are available for remote appointments for academic advising and personal support. Rachel Zuraw, Evelyn Borchert, and Tammy Dawson are available for remote academic and personal advising for all LL.M. students; you can reach them through their personal e-mails or at email@example.com, and they are booking Zoom appointments through bCourses.
You may also want to meet remotely with one of Berkeley Law’s dedicated Psychologists. Dr. Linda Zaruba is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. You can text Dr. Zaruba your availability for an appointment at 510.326.1267. You can also Secure Message Dr. Zaruba through the etang.berkeley.edu portal. Dr. Christine Chang is available for appointments on Tuesdays. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional counseling is available via University Health Services: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/counseling.
I appreciate the many messages that I have received from students. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if I or the Law School can be of assistance to you.
Please take care!