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Fall 2021

Research Assistant Positions | UC Berkeley Campus

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As an institute of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business (BCLB), the Business in Society Institute (BISI) serves law students through a variety of courses and programming. These include research opportunities that place students at the forefront of BISI’s thought leadership on corporate sustainability and compliance. 

Research Assistants will work with Professor Amelia Miazad, non-profits, and other organizations on emerging topics in sustainability including how companies govern sustainability, trends in sustainable investing from mainstream investors, sustainability, and its compatibility with Delaware Law, and increased corporate activity on social and political issues. Academic credit or pay options are available. Student research will be incorporated into either a law review article, shorter publication, or practitioner-focused case study. 

Please note that all positions are currently filled, but check back here for openings.

For more information, please email the Business in Society Institute at


Spring 2021

Field Placement | Santiago, Chile

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Third-year JD students Elvia Lopez and Sean Litteral spent the 2019 Spring semester working in Santiago, Chile for a nonprofit organization – Iniciativa de Sostenibilidad Legal Corporativa (“ISLC”). ISLC was founded by a Berkeley LLM alumnus. Its mission is to help Latin American businesses embrace corporate responsibility and empower inside counsel with the necessary knowledge and tools related to corporate governance and compliance. Elvia and Sean worked with ISLC on issues related to corporate responsibility and compliance and engage with companies based in Latin America. 



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