Worlds Collide

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Posted by Matsui Local Government Fellow Kenna Falk.

 

College students and recent graduates are asked, “What was your major?” almost as often as they check some form of social media. As a Psychology and Legal Studies double-major, I have grown accustomed to the initial confusion or long pause that follows; however, after a moment of reflection I usually hear, “That’s interesting, and you know what, it totally makes sense!” I have greatly enjoyed exploring the overlap between these subjects. That said, I could never have anticipated that I would gain an understanding of just how important the overlap between these two areas was during a police ride-along.

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Law in the Service of the Public

KEnna blog 1

 

Posted by Matsui Local Government Fellow Kenna Falk.




As the sun beat down on the sea of graduates in Memorial Stadium, I could not help but wonder who thought black polyester robes were a good idea. But that was beside the point; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was giving an inspirational speech regarding the true meaning of our newly donned titles as Berkeley graduates. It meant we were “disruptors,” charged with going forth and creating change. Serving as a Matsui Fellow in the Oakland City Attorney’s Office has been the ideal place to begin that journey.

Kenna Falk (front row center) and the other law clerks for the Oakland City Attorney's Office

Kenna Falk (front row center) and the other law clerks for the Oakland City Attorney’s Office

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