Admitted Students' Day - April 2009
On April 3, 2009, UCI School of Law held its first Admitted Students’ Day at the law school. The purpose of the event was to introduce admitted students to the law school’s faculty, staff, facilities and curriculum; to showcase the advantages of the UCI community; and to persuade students to make a commitment to come to UCI.
About 100 students attended the event, as did numerous faculty and staff members, 10 UCI alumni mentors, and some invited guests from the Orange County legal community.
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Dean of Students Victoria Ortiz welcomed the students at 9 a.m. in a large classroom at the Paul Merage School of Business. Dean Chemerinsky introduced the faculty and staff and talked about his vision for the law school for nearly an hour.
Following the welcome session, students participated in mock classes led by Dean Chemerinsky and Professor Rachel Moran, then broke for lunch where they were able to chat informally with faculty members, mentors from the legal and UCI communities, and other students.
After lunch, students were back in the lecture hall for a faculty panel discussion led by professors Carrie Hempel, Ann Southworth, Grace Tonner and Henry Weinstein. Then the learning continued - along with a chance to stretch the legs - during tours of the Law School and UCI campus.
Later in the afternoon, distinguished members of the legal community provided insight on career opportunities during two panel discussions. Participating professionals were:
The full day ended with a reception at UCI's University Club, where students, faculty, staff and community members relaxed and mingled.