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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • October 12, 2014
DEADLINES

Tuesday, October 14, 12:00pm (noon)

Deadline to Bid for Public Interest and Government OCI (Upper Level Students Only)
This deadline applies to ALL employers – including resume collect. In addition, you must attach ALL employer-requested documents by the deadline. No exceptions. If you have updated documents after the bidding deadline (e.g., writing sample), you can bring them with you to your scheduled interviews.

Friday, October 17

Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County mentor program application due
The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County has a wonderful mentor program, matching practicing attorneys with law students.  Mentors provide advice and support, and are instrumental in widening a student’s networking base.  Please see the e-mail from Dean Schroeder to access the application.

SPEAKERS

Monday, October 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series: Chief Justice Dana Fabe, EDU 1111
Chief Justice Dana Fabe was appointed to the Alaska Supreme Court  in March 1996 and is the first woman to serve on the court. She holds a B.A. degree from Cornell University and a J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law. Chief Justice Fabe clerked for Justice Edmond W. Burke of the Alaska Supreme Court in 1976-77. She was a staff attorney for the Alaska Public Defender Agency from 1977-81, and in 1981 she was appointed by the governor to be Chief Public Defender for Alaska.  The Chief Justice is on the Advisory Council of the American Judicature Society and is chair of its Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee.  She is co-chair of the Alaska Supreme Court's Fairness and Access Initiatives and chairs the Fairness, Diversity, and Equality Committee. She was co-chair of the Alaska Bar Association's Gender Equality Section, is the immediate past President of the National Association of Women Judges, and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  Please RSVP here by noon on October 10th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Wednesday, October 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Veteran's Advocacy Society Guest Speaker:  Tom Sullivan, VA Appellate Attorney
Event co-sponsored by Gibson Dunn and VAS.  Sean Twomey, an attorney with Gibson Dunn, has invited the VA’s appellate attorney, Tom Sullivan, to speak with UCI Law students about VA appeals claims as well as a new Pro Bono project being offered next semester. The Pro Bono project will be under the supervision of Mr. Twomey and participants will involved in benefit claims for veterans. Mr. Twomey and Gibson Dubb will be providing food on a first come first serve basis. Come learn about this exciting new appeals pro bono project. Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, October 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO Market Snapshot: Labor & Employment, LAW 3750
Are you interested in a career in labor and employment law? Attorneys play a vital role in labor relations matters, representing both labor and management. Many labor and employment lawyers work in the private sector for law firms. Others work for state or federal agencies including the NLRB and the EEOC. Come listen to a panel of experienced public and private sector practitioners in the labor and employment field. Time will be reserved at the conclusion of the presentation for Q&A. Students interested in attending should RSVP on Symplicity.

Thursday, October 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

LSSDP Gust Speaker: Kandice Hawes, OC NORML, MPAA 420
LSSDP at UCI is hosting guest speaker Kandice Hawes, the founder and executive director of Orange County NORML. Kandice is also the president of Cal State Fullerton SSDP. She has been extremely active in pushing cities to pass compassionate laws regulating dispensaries, and authored Measure CC which is on the November ballot in Santa Ana. Kandice will discuss what NORML does on a local, state and national level, and will lead a discussion about the state of medical marijuana here in California. We hope you will join us for this special and timely event!

Monday, October 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Full-time Faculty Panel:  Upper Level Fall Course Offerings, EDU 1111
Full-time faculty will discuss their upper level course offerings for the spring, and students will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into different classes.  Please RSVP here by October 16th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Wednesday, October 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series: Brad Phillips, Partner at Munger, Tolles & Olsen, EDU 1111
Brad Phillips is a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.  His practice consists principally of complex civil litigation in the trial and appellate courts. He has been lead counsel in jury trials in both state and federal court. He has an extensive appellate practice, having argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, been counsel of record on numerous briefs in that Court and argued on many occasions in the California Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals and the California Courts of Appeal.  Please RSVP here by October 20th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Wednesday, October 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Adjunct/Lecturer Faculty Panel:  Upper Level Fall Course Offerings, EDU 1111
Adjunct/Lecturer faculty will discuss their upper level course offerings for the spring, and students will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into different classes. Please RSVP here by noon on October 27 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

MEETINGS

Monday, October 13

LLSA General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

SBA Weekly Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

Tuesday, October 14

First SALDF Meeting: Welcome Back!, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

Wednesday, October 15

Student Coffee with the Dean, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, LAW 3500

Thursday, October 16

Women's Law Society Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

BLSA Study Session, 5:30pm - 7:00pm, LW 4700

Monday, October 20

SBA Weekly Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

Pro Bono PLC Naturalization Training, 5:15pm, EDU 1131

Thursday, October 23

Entertainment Law Society General Meeting, 12:15pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 430

OCHRA Meeting, 12:00pm - 12:30pm, LAW 4700

OutLaw Meeting, 12:30pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4700

WORKSHOPS

Tuesday, October 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO: 1L Cover Letter & Resume Workshop, EDU 1131
Learn the basics of the application materials most commonly requested by employers. Find out how legal resumes differ from resumes for non-legal employment, and learn how to market yourself effectively through your application materials. All 1L students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, October 15, 11:45am - 1:00pm

Financial Aid: Understanding Credit Reports and Scores Workshop, MPAA 408
Offered by Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County. This informative workshop will show students what lenders look for on credit reports, how to establish good credit and how to legally eliminate credit report errors for free. For more information about UCI Law’s financial literacy services, go to the Debt Management page.

Thursday, October 16, 12:00pm & 4:00pm

disAbility Awareness Week Presents Christine Ha, ARC Kitchen
Disability Services Center is hosting a live cooking demo, Q&A, and book signing with Christine Ha, Season 3 winner of Master Chef. Student tickets cost $5.00 and can be purchased at the Disability Services Center.

Saturday, October 19, 1:30pm

MPRE Prep Session, EDU 1111
We have reached room capacity in EDU 1111 for the MPRE Review on Sunday, October 19.  Please email Debbie Mondares if you wish to attend.  Your name will be placed on our waitlist in the order in which it was received.  If a spot opens up we’ll let you know.  If not, we will email you the link to the recording.  The link will not be sent to students who have already RSVP’d and do not attend.  The link is only for those students who were unable to secure a seat in the room.

Tuesday, October 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO Skills Workshop: The Art of Interviewing for Government and Public Interest Jobs, MPAA 420
Preparing for interviews with public interest organizations/government agencies?  Participating in the upcoming UCI Public Interest & Government OCI? If so, come to CDO’s workshop on interviewing skills tailored to the public service sector.  In a small group format, this interactive program will cover what questions to anticipate and ways to answer them.  We will talk about the questions you should ask, and what questions you should never ask. Please RSVP on Symplicity.  (Note: The CDO will offer a separate workshop on how to prepare for interviews with the public defender’s offices and district attorney’s offices.)

Tuesday, October 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO: 1L Interviewing Skills Workshop, EDU 1131
This interactive workshop is designed to optimize students' interview performance through a discussion of important interview skills and strategies. The CDO will discuss the range of interview questions typically posed by prospective employers and how to formulate effective and thoughtful responses. Time will be allotted for a Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation.

Tuesday, October 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Perspectives:  A Reading Group (CLEaR), LAW 3500
Come join the Center on Law, Equality, and Race for Perspectives Reading Group! Perspectives is a monthly student discussion group, facilitated by a faculty member. This month Professor Gustafson is leading discussion on The Slums of Aspen: Immigrant vs. the Environment in America's Eden by Lisa Park.  The book is on hold in the library. Limited free copies available if you commit to attending. *Dinner provided.* Contact jbenkato@lawnet.uci.edu with questions or to RSVP. Co-sponsored by the Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources.

Saturday, October 25, 11:00am - 2:00pm 

CA Bar Exam Workshop for 3Ls, EDU 1131
Two very high ranking officials from the State Bar discuss what to expect on the bar and on the Moral Character application.  At the end of the workshop one-on-one private meetings are available for students to ask individual questions about Moral Character or disability accommodations.  We do not know at this time if the workshop can be taped so we urge you to be there in person.  Please RSVP here.

Monday, October 27 & Tuesday, October 28, 10:00am - 5:00pm 

Digital Fingerprints for 3Ls, Conference Room near the front Reception Desk
One of the requirement for the Moral Character application is submission of digital fingerprints. We have arranged to have a company come on campus on October 27 and 28 from 10 am – 5:00 pm at a much lower cost ($21)  than local police departments charge. Payment can be made by check, cash, or credit card.


ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Voice

Please click here to read the first Voice edition of the year.

Flu Shots

Annual Flu Vaccine Clinic
The Student Health Center is now offering the Flu Vaccine to all students, staff and faculty.  The cost of the flu vaccination is only $25. Students enrolled in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan pay nothing!
Open for walk-ins on the following days:
October 17 Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm
October 27 Monday 10:00am to 4:00pm
November 10 Monday 10:00am to 4:00pm
November 19 Wednesday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Ebola Outbreak

The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest in history and the first Ebola epidemic the world has ever known affecting multiple countries in West Africa (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Guinea).  Student Health Services is continuing to monitor the Ebola outbreak and keep clinical staff updated on the latest Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations. On Tuesday, September 30, the CDC confirmed that a single case of Ebola was diagnosed in a traveler who spent time in an affected country. Prior to this, the only other cases in the U.S. have been in two individuals who were providing healthcare to Ebola patients in affected countries and were brought back to the U.S. for treatment. The CDC has indicated that they believe that Ebola does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public. However, the University recommends that persons planning to travel to a high-risk area take appropriate precautions pre and post-travel.  If you have recently traveled to affected areas in West Africa or have had close contact with individuals who have, please contact the Student Health Center at 949 824-5301. Students, Staff, and Faculty are all encouraged to call about Ebola-related questions or concerns.

New Sex Offense Policy

The University of California, Irvine is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which all persons who live, work, and learn in our campus community can be free of all sex offenses including: sexual assault, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and retaliation.  UC Irvine has implemented a new policy (UCI Guidelines for Reporting and Responding to Reports of Sex Offenses) which prohibits sex offenses and provides information to faculty, staff, and students on how to respond when they learn of a sex offense.  It’s On Us, all of us, to engage as active bystanders to prevent sex offenses in our community and to report sex offenses to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) when they occur. Reporting ensures that victims will be provided information regarding their rights and options, and given all of the assistance and support resources available. A new sex offense information website has been created to provide the campus community with information about how the university works to prevent sex offenses; how the university will respond once it becomes aware of a sex offense; and the many resources available to those who have been affected by sex offenses.  Reports of sex offenses should be made as soon as possible to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity; it should be noted that supervisors and faculty are required by the policy to report sex offenses to OEOD. Additionally, the UCI Police Department is available to assist with emergency situations and criminal complaints, and the Campus Assault Resource Education Center (CARE) is available to provide confidential assistance and information.  Please join us in pledging to end sexual violence in our community.

New Food Option

The long awaited Au Bon Pain located in the new Merage Business School building is officially open for business!  The restaurant will be open Monday - Thursday, 7:30am - 9:30pm and Friday-Saturday, 7:30am - 5:30pm. 

Criminal Law Society: Professional Attire Clothing Drive

The Public Defender's Office wants your unwanted dress clothes! Indigent defendants are in need of business attire for trials. It is considered prejudicial to have defendants in criminal cases appear in front of a jury in prison or jail jumpsuits. In pursuit of the constitutional right to a fair trial, the public defender's office maintains a small closet of court clothing for clients. Most of the clothes are donated by public defenders themselves, but there is a need for more court-appropriate attire, especially men's dress shirts.  A donation box for clothing is available behind the front desk in the Dean's suite. Help out individuals in need and help clean out your closet! All donations are greatly appreciated!


MIX AND MINGLE

Monday, October 13, 11:45am - 1:30pm

IRAP Bake Sale, Courtyard
Please join IRAP for a bake sale fundraiser!

Wednesday, October 15, 11:45am - 1:00pm

WLS Bake Sale, Courtyard
Please join the Women's Law Society for a bake sale fundraiser!

Wednesday, October 22, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

2L Pub-Hall, Anteater Pub
Greetings 2L's! Your 2L SBA Representatives cordially invite you to our first annual Pub-Hall on Wednesday, October 22nd from 5:30-7 p.m. What is a Pub-Hall, you ask? Well, it is exactly like a town hall meeting, only at the pub! So come with all your comments, concerns, and questions for SBA or just come to hang out with your fellow classmates. Long live the Class of 2016! 

Sunday, October 26, 10:00AM

2014 Race Judicata 5K Walk/Run for PILF
Save the date for PILF's first fundraiser of the year. Tie up your running shoes and invite your friends and family to the 2014 Race Judicata 5K Walk/Run for PILF. The starting line begins at UC Irvine's Anteater Plaza, and will take place around the scenic Ring Road on UCI's main campus. All proceeds will go toward providing summer work stipends for UCI Law Students who work to fix gaps in the justice system at public interest organizations. Register for the 5K online at:http://bit.ly/racejudicata. For more information on the 2014 Race Judicata and updates on PILF, visit:http://www.facebook.com/UCIPILF.

This newsletter is published each Sunday, compiled by gathering information from the UCI Law Calendar of Events and the student LEAF system. If you have a different type of announcement you'd like considered for this newsletter, please email jjones@law.uci.edu by noon Wednesday the week before.