Political and Election Empowerment Project

PEEP provides students at Berkeley Law who care about the deep connection between politics, elections, the law, and social justice with a place to learn more about these challenging and dynamic issues in a rigorous and fun environment.

Students will learn from practitioners who work on complex issues on the local, state, and federal levels so that they can both learn a great deal about the law, and also develop legal research and analysis skills. We hope that PEEP provides not just an incredible experience and an energizing volunteer opportunity, but also great training.

In Fall 2018 we will be continuing our partnership with Demos, a national public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. Demos conducts research, policy advocacy, litigation, and strategic communications to promote political equality, economic opportunity, and racial equity, with a particular focus on how these are all interconnected. Participants will engage in research relating to democracy law – including voting rights and/or campaign finance reform – to assist Demos in its advocacy for an inclusive democracy. 

Time Commitment: Students should expect to commit 12.5 hours of pro bono service per semester.

For more information, please contact the student leaders at berkeleypeep@gmail.com.

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