Student Profile: Jason Civalleri

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Dual degree you are pursuing: J.D./MBA

Research interests/agenda: My academic focus is cyber law, emphasizing digital copyright and data security-breach liability. I hope to combine this academic training with my professional experience as a social connector in creative-process development and implementation roles. I hope to eventually work as an advisory or strategy consultant specializing in cyber risk management, where I can provide a legal perspective on overcoming technology threats to individuals and businesses.

Past Education: San Francisco State University B.A. in Philosophy, cum Laude, 2012.

Academic Experiences:

  • UCI Law Dean’s Award, Torts, Spring 2015
  • UCI Law 1L “Trail Blazer/Pioneering Spirit Award” (Most Innovative Student), Spring 2015
  • UCI Law Pro Bono Achievement Award (Outstanding pro bono service hours), Spring 2015
  • Research Assistant, Prof. Anthony Reese. Researching case law for upcoming American Law Institute “Restatement of the Law, Copyrights,” assisting one of the most innovative scholars in Digital Copyright.
  • Founder and President, Barley Legal. Created campus organization dedicated to law, industry and enjoyment of the world’s third most-popular beverage. Fall 2014
  • Fundraising 1L Chair, Public Interest Law Fund. Helped raise funding to provide summer stipends for students who work at non-profit legal organizations and agencies that assist underserved clients.

Employment Highlights:

  • Staff Member on Independent Congressional campaign for candidate in 33rd Congressional District race. Candidate ultimately drew 47% of voter turnout against 40-year incumbent challenger.
  • Raised $25K+ for the Iemanya Oceanica organization by coordinating the “Great Shark Race,” which called for donors to “adopt” a satellite-tracked shark "racing" through migratory patterns.
  • Worked at Ventura County Public Defender’s Office, Summer 2015. Researched and drafted 100+ pages of legal memoranda and court submissions, and observed 50 hours of trial/other court proceedings to help indigent clients.