Fall 2022

Data-Driven Innovation in Public Policy

Guest Speaker: Rohit Naimpally from the Possibility Lab at the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Do you believe data should drive decision-making? The Possibility Lab brings together public policy experts who are committed to evidence-based policymaking and who use quantitative, participatory, and experimental methods to understand the potential of new ideas to improve people’s lives.

The Berkeley Legal Studies Association will host a speaker panel with Rohit Naimpally, the director of innovation from the Possibility Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy to come and share the insights of Data-Driven Innovation in Public Policy!
Rohit has over ten years of experience in the impact evaluation space, focusing on randomized evaluations and early-stage research studies. He manages the overall strategy and the Lab’s Innovation workstream under the California 100 Initiative. He believes in using rigorous, community-centered research as part of public policy.

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Fall 2019

Movie Night

Thursday, October 3rd at 8 PM. Location: Dwinelle Hall Room 242

Get to know the members of the Berkeley Legal Studies Association at movie night! We will be watching Legally Blonde.

The Living Catalog

Wednesday, October 16th at 5 PM. Location: 2240 Piedmont Avenue

Choosing which classes to take can be difficult. The Living Catalog allows you to meet the professors teaching the courses this summer and next fall in the Legal Studies department. They will talk about their courses, answer any questions you may have, and give you their syllabi.
*and typically we serve some sweet treats and food

LSAT/Law School Admissions Workshop

Thursday, November 7th at 7pm. Location: Wheeler Hall Room 30

Are you planning on taking the LSAT? In order to score well in this section, it is key to learn test-taking strategies! Please show up ready to learn!

The California Legal Studies Journal

The Berkeley Legal Studies Association is currently accepting submissions for The California Legal Studies Journal 2020. We are seeking papers pertaining to law and legal studies. However, neither you nor the class for which the paper was written must be from the Legal Studies department. We encourage students from ALL disciplines to submit papers, as the study of law itself is an interdisciplinary effort.

Submission Guidelines:
– Submissions should be selected from your upper-division courses and seminars, independent studies, honor thesis, or elsewhere.
– Papers must be a minimum of 10 pages and should follow the MLA style of formatting, with endnotes and a complete bibliography.
– Please send your submissions to by January 15th.
– In your email please also include an abstract (minimum 100 words), contact information, advisor name (if applicable), the term when the paper was written, your graduation year, and your program of study.

We do not publish previously published works.

If you have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us via our email: