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UC Irvine School of Law
August 18, 2013

Deadlines | Speakers | Meetings | Workshops | Announcements | Mix & Mingle

Deadlines

Fall Externships
If you plan to extern this semester you should have completed your online Registration and Request for Authorization to Enroll at http://apps.law.uci.edu/externship/.  If you have not done so please contact the Director of Externships, Laura Fry, at lfry@law.uci.edu immediately.  Information about the application and enrollment process is available at sections 2 and 4 of the intranet “Externship Application Process” page https://apps.law.uci.edu/intranet/externships/application-process.html.

Friday, August 23, 5:00pm
Deadline to Submit a UCI Law Review Note

This year there are two deadlines to submit a student note to the UC Irvine Law Review. The first one is on August 23, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. and the second one is on January 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Notes Committee at lawreview@lawnet.uci.edu if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Tuesday, August 27, 11:59pm
Deadline to sign up for Moot Court competition
Sign up by emailing the Board at lawmootcourt@lawnet.uci.edu.  You may email with either just your name OR the names in your pair.  As confirmations are received, the Board will update a spreadsheet with all participants' names. Please email the Board again once you either find a partner or if you would like to be removed from the Moot Court participation roster. The list of participants can be found HERE.  Please note that names on this list as of 11:59pm on August 27th will be marked as confirmed participants. Because the Board must invite members of the bench and bar to serve as judges, you may not drop out of the competition after this time. Please make your decision to join Moot Court with this in mind.

Friday, August 30, 12:00pm
Add/Drop Deadline

Deadline for 2L-3L Add/Drop/Change Grading Option with NO CHARGE.
Add/Drop/Changes are to be completed through LawReg.



Speakers

Thursday, August 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Guest Speaker Series: Veteran Orange County Legal Aid Lawyer, Renato Izquieta, EDU 1131
Renato Izquieta practices law at the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, where he is the supervising attorney for the Homeless Outreach Project and the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. He has practiced public interest law since 1997 and serves on the American Bar Association’s Commission for the Homeless.  He was also appointed a Judge Pro Tem for Orange County Superior Court.  In addition to his public service accomplishments, Mr. Izquieta has taught various courses at UCI for the last 10 years and has served as a supervisor for many UCI Law students conducting pro bono work.  Mr. Izquieta will be discussing, among other things, how attorneys can draw on experience in private practice to serve the public good. Please RSVP here by August 19th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Tuesday, August 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Guest Speaker Series: Orange County Trial Lawyer Jennifer Keller, EDU 1111
Jennifer Keller is one of California’s premier trial lawyers. She has tried over 150 cases to jury verdict, ranging from complex civil matters — including business and intellectual property cases — to white collar crimes and murder. She has received many awards for excellence as a trial lawyer and excels at “bet the company” litigation.  Please RSVP here by August 22nd to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Meetings

Tuesday, August 20

Moot Court Information Session, (Brown Bag Lunch) 12:00pm - 1:00pm, EDU 1131

Tuesday, August 27
Moot Court Brief Writing Training, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, EDU 1131

Workshops

Wednesday, August 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CDO:  Your Public Interest Career & What You Should Be Doing Now (3Ls), LAW 3750
3Ls, you’re in the home stretch!  Come find out how strategically to plan your public interest job and fellowship search in order to launch your public interest career post-graduation.  What activities are the best use of your time this year, what can wait, and how can your CDO and Fellowship Committee help you increase your odds for success?  This talk is open to all 3Ls who envision themselves pursuing careers in the public interest sector, whether or not you are currently applying for Fall Fellowships.

Friday, August 23,  new time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Professionalism Panel
, EDU 1111
Faculty members and the Assistant Dean for Career Development will discuss professionalism in class and on campus and how it relates to professionalism in the workplace.  The panel is mandatory for 1Ls.  Lunch will be provided.

Saturday, August 24, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Student Org Leader Training, EDU 1111
SBA and Student Services are hosting a half-day training for leaders of student organizations.  Breakfast will be served in the courtyard at 8:45am.  During this training you will learn about resources on campus, how to secure funding, and event planning tips.  Although it is not necessary that every leader of an organization attends, it is MANDATORY that at least one leader per organization is able to attend in order to receive any SBA funding this year. Please let David Bethea know who will be representing your student organization by Wednesday, August 21.

Monday, August 26, 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CDO:  Your Public Interest Career & What You Should Be Doing Now (2Ls)
, EDU 1131
This presentation is for all 2Ls who envision pursuing public interest careers post-graduation.  We will discuss why fellowships are your best path into you dream job, why you should start gearing up for fellowship sponsorship now, how to select a 2014 summer internship with the best chances of post-graduate employment, and why you should start securing that internship now.

Tuesday, August 27, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Street Law Kick-Off
, EDU 1111
UCI Law students and attorneys affiliated with the Association of Corporate Counsel-SoCal are teaming up again to present their acclaimed Street Law Program to students at Middle College High School in Santa Ana.  This is a great opportunity for 1Ls to get involved in a pro bono project.  Middle College is an alternative high school; UCI Law students work with volunteer attorneys to create and teach lessons on diverse topics such as copyrights, social host liability and contracts.

Thursday, August 39, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Public Interest Law Fund (PILF) Kick Off - 1Ls Mandatory Meeting, EDU 1131
UCI Law provides funding for students doing public interest summer work with the support of students fundraising and additional donations.  To learn more about this year's exciting fundraisers, and to learn how to qualify for funding, please attend this presentation.  If you cannot attend but may need funding, email pilf@uci.edu.



Announcements

Monday, September 2
Labor Day Holiday - Campus Closed

Disability Services Office/Law School Special Hours - EDU 1016
Wednesday Afternoons, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Please make appointments through the Disability Services Office (949-824-7494) or by e-mailing Senior Disability Specialist Lori Palmerton at lpalmert@uci.edu.  Drop-ins are welcome but students with an appointment will be seen first.

Lactation/Stretching Room
We now have an official lactation/stretching room, located in LAW 3800X.  Please contact Jennah Jones if you need to use this space.

Courtyard Chats
Members of the Student Services and Career Development Offices, along with Community Fellows, will be out in the courtyard from 12pm - 1pm on Wednesdays, unless there are major speakers or workshops.  We encourage you to stop by to say hello, ask questions, have a conversation, or give feedback!

Library Hours
The Law Library will have new hours this year: Monday - Thursday, 8am - 11pm; Friday 8am - 6pm; Saturday 1pm - 6pm; Sunday 1pm - 10pm.

Administrative Office Locations
This is a friendly reminder that the Office of Admission & Aid is located in the 410 suite in MPAA, and the Career Development Office is located in the 1000 suite of the EDU building, next to Student Services.

Water Filling Station
The School of Law now has a UCI Water Filling Station on the first floor of the EDU building.  These stations were installed across campus to cut down on the use of plastic bottles. A counter shows how many plastic bottles we have saved from the use of this filling station.

Twitter
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Mix & Mingle

Friday, August 23, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Field Day Hosted by the Community Fellows, Pelennor Field
1Ls will compete for prizes in a battle of brawn, but all are welcome (faculty, staff, family, kids, and significant others) to come cheer them on.  There will be free snacks!  1Ls- don't forget to wear your Community Fellow team colors!

Saturday, August 24, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
OCHRA - Sort Food With Your Professors
, Second Harvest Food Bank in Irvine
All students are welcome to join their professors in volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County! Come out to volunteer and get to know professors outside the classroom. There are 20 slots open for each day, available on a first come first serve basis. Registration is open to 1Ls ONLY until Wednesday, August 21. Beginning on Thursday, August 22 registration will be open to all students. Please RSVP to b.weitzman@uci.edu to attend this amazing event.

Monday, August 26, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Open Mic Night, The Blue Beet in Newport Beach
The Community Fellows are hosting an Open Mic Night, so come out to enjoy the entertainment and get to know the UCI Law Family.  This event is open to 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls.  Please contact David Bethea at dbethea@lawnet.uci.edu or Colby Johnson at colbyej@lawnet.uci.edu by August 23 to sign up for performance slots. Performances will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you have a preference for a time you would like to perform, let us know in your email. Please also inform us whether you will be performing by yourself or in a group. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s preference. Performances are limited to about 6 minutes. We can’t wait to see you there!

Wednesday, August 28, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
OCHRA - Visit Homeless Outreach Court
, Collaborative Court in Santa Ana
The goal of the Homeless Outreach Court is to resolve the infractions, low-level misdemeanor offenses, and outstanding warrants of homeless individuals, while providing them with links to necessary supportive services. The program is a collaborative effort of the Superior Court, the Public Defender, the Public Law Center, the Veterans Administration, the Health Care Agency, the County Department of Housing and Community Services, local law enforcement agencies, and several homeless services providers from the community. Participation in agency programs and community service are substituted for the traditional court sanctions of fines and custody.  The OCHRA visit is a great opportunity to meet Superior Court Judge Wendy Lindley, who presides over the court.  An RSVP to Brooke Weitzman (bweitzman@uci.edu) is required to attend.