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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • October 26, 2014
DEADLINES

Monday, October 27

Deadline to RSVP for Family & Friends Day
UCI School of Law encourages all family and friends of 1L law students to attend Family & Friends Day on Saturday, November 1, from 9:00am - 1:00pm in EDU 1111.  Invited guests will take a class, tour the Law School facilities, participate in a discussion about effective ways to support law students, and learn more about the philosophy and future of the school from Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.  Please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 27.  If you have questions or cancellations, please contact Jennah Jones.

Friday, October 31

Orange County Hispanic Bar Association's Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund Application Due
Did you know that Latinos constitute almost 50% of California’s population, yet less than 4% of California’s attorneys are Latino? To bridge this gap, the HBA Annual Installation Dinner and Scholarship Fundraiser raises funds for the Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Eligible students must be of Latino origin and involved in the Latino community.  Application and information available here.

Sunday, November 23

Voice Article Submission Deadline
The Voice is looking for articles from students, alumni, faculty, and staff for its next issue! Please send your submission to Jeremy Cowan (jpcowan@lawnet.uci.edu) or Anna Rea (akrea@lawnet.uci.edu) by Sunday, November 23.

SPEAKERS

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.

Thursday, November 6, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series: Cindy Panuco, Trial Attorney from Hadsell Stormer, EDU 1111
Cindy Pánuco is a civil rights and employment attorney at Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick, LLP (HSRR). In 2013, Ms. Pánuco was elected to serve as the 2014 President-elect of the Mexican American Bar Association—one of the most prominent and largest Latina/o bar associations in the nation. In 2015, Ms. Pánuco will become one of the youngest Presidents to lead the organization whose members include attorneys, judges, elected officials, law school students and business people of many ethnic backgrounds.  Please RSVP here by noon on November 4th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Friday, November 7, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Supreme Court Moot - Hana Financial Trademark Case, EDU 1111
When two parties each claim trademark rights in the same mark (or confusingly similar marks) trademark law generally grants rights to the first to use the mark (i.e., based on priority of use). In seeking to establish priority, a trademark claimant will sometimes seek to “tack” her use of an earlier version of the mark onto her use of a later, somewhat different, version in order to show that she began using the mark at an earlier date than another claimant. Such tacking is allowed if the marks are so similar that customers would generally regard the two marks, in their entirety, as being essentially the same. The Ninth Circuit, unlike the Sixth and Federal Circuits, treats the question of whether consumers would consider two marks as the same for tacking purposes as a question of fact. This case involves a dispute between plaintiff Hana Financial, Inc. (HFI) and defendant Hana Bank (HB) over HFI’s claims that HB’s use of HANA BANK for financial services infringes on HFI’s trademark rights in HANA FINANCIAL for financial services. HFI began using the mark HANA FINANCIAL in the U.S. in April 1995. HB did not begin using HANA BANK in the U.S. until 2002, but as early as 1994 HB was using the mark HANA OVERSEAS KOREAN CLUB in the U.S., and in defending against HFI’s trademark infringement claims, HB asserted that, because of tacking, HB’s use of its mark was prior to HFI’s use of its mark. At trial, the jury, having been instructed on priority and tacking, found that HB had begun using its mark prior to April 1995 and continuously since then. On appeal, the Ninth Circuit concluded that the jury’s finding on the highly fact-sensitive question of tacking was a reasonable interpretation of the evidence and affirmed the jury’s verdict. HFI sought Supreme Court review. The question on which the Supreme Court has granted cert is whether “the jury or the court determines whether use of an older mark may be tacked onto a newer one.” The Ninth Circuit opinion in the case is at 735 F.3d 1158, and the documents before the court are available on Scotusblog.

 

MEETINGS

Monday, October 27

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

Wednesday, October 29

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

Thursday, October 30

ACS Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

LSSDP General Body Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 420

Monday, November 3

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

Wednesday, November 5

Children's Advocacy Group Monthly Meeting, LAW 3750

Thursday, November 6

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

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

WORKSHOPS

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.

Tuesday, October 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO: 1L Networking 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.

Wednesday, October 29 & Thursday, October 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Public Interest & Government Fair, Courtyard
The Public Interest & Government Informational Fair provides an opportunity for government and public interest employers to meet with law students to discuss practice areas, type of work, and upcoming deadlines. The Fair will take place from 12:00pm – 1:00pm on both Wednesday, October 29 and Thursday, October 30 in the courtyard. All students are encouraged to attend and speak with employers. 1L students may not apply to summer positions until December 1.  A list of participating employers is available here.

Wednesday, October 29, 6:00pm

"The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest" film screening and conversation with director Gabriel London, EDU 1111
This event is free and open to the public.  No RSVPs are required. The film centers on DeFriest, known as "Florida's Houdini,"  a prison escape artist whose original four-year sentence has spiraled into more than 30 years imprisonment with no end in sight.  The film screening is presented by UCI's Critical Justice Working Group and is co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Society, and Culture; the Department of Criminology, Law & Society; and the Newkirk Center for Science & Society. 

Monday, November 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

GRAMMY Foundation Writing Competition Workshop, MPAA 430
Entertainment Law Society invites everyone to attend a very special GRAMMY Foundation Writing Competition Workshop. The GRAMMY Foundation, the host of the nationally celebrated annual Music Awards, holds these workshops at select law schools in the country each year. The workshop will help demystify their annual writing competition (the top prizes including free tickets to the one and only GRAMMY Awards). Students will also connect with a GRAMMY Foundation representative and a local Entertainment Law attorney. Students will receive guidance on crafting a successful submission, and find out what it's like to practice law within the entertainment community. Please join ELS for this very special event on November 3rd, 2014 at 12:00pm in MPAA 430. RSVP at http://goo.gl/CeGJrc.

Monday, November 3, 12:00pm

Free Online Live Cast on Drafting and Negotiating SaaS and other Cloud Agreements
CEB is producing an online live cast called “Cloudy with a Chance of Contracts: How to Draft and Negotiate SaaS and Other Cloud Agreements”.  This program discusses SaaS agreements, cloud computing, licensing grants. IP rights and more. Fifteen percent of CEB’s program spots are free and reserved for students.  There are still a few free student spots available. CEB is a self-supporting program of the University of California that is cosponsored by the State Bar of California.Students should follow the instructions listed on the bottom of this page. Once you follow the instructions and fill out the student registration form and email CEB’s customer service team, someone from customer service will give you a student account number. All orders for students must be placed directly through CEB’s customer service department.  Once students fill out the form, the process is quite easy. Customer service can be reached directly at 800-232-3444.

Monday, November 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tax Law Society: Tax Law Jobs, LAW 4700
Join the Tax Law Society for a panel on tax law jobs, featuring Professor Sarah Lawsky and other tax law professionals.

Tuesday, November 4, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Perspectives: A Reading Group (CLEaR), LAW 3500
Join the Center on Law, Equality, and Race for Perspectives Reading Group! This time Professor Seth Davis is leading discussion on This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made by Fred Hoxie. The book is on hold in the library. Dinner provided. Contact jbenkato@lawnet.uci.edu with questions or to RSVP.

Wednesday, November 5, 11:30am - 1:30pm

CDO: OCBA Specialty Section Day, Courtyard
Representatives from various OCBA Sections will volunteer their time to introduce UCI Law students to the specialized networking and educational opportunities available through section membership within given areas of law. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP via Symplicity.

Thursday, November 6, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CDO Career Plan Workshop: Networking Strategies, Informational Interviews & Cold Applications, EDU 1131
The CDO will be holding a workshop for 2Ls and 3Ls regarding effective networking strategies, informational interviews, and cold applications. We will discuss strategies for targeting your outreach efforts, requesting informational interviews and tips on how to assemble cold applications.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Academic Skills Fellows Appointments Available

Dear Class of 2017:  Visit your Academic Skills Fellows (ASFs) during their office hours to get helpful tips and resources on how to survive and master law school!  Below is the list of upcoming topics, times, and locations.

What’s a Supplement? Learn How to Use Supplements Effectively

October 27 (Monday), 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Courtyard

October 28 (Tuesday), 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Courtyard

Feeling Stressed? Explore Various Strategies on How to Better Deal with Stress

November 3 (Monday) – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Courtyard

November 4 (Tuesday) – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Courtyard

MPAA 420 & 430 Availability

Please note that MPAA 420 and 430 will be unavailable for law school use from 7:00pm - 9:50pm on November 5, 12 and 19 due to a Business School event.  The Business School generously shares its space with us, and we're pleased we can reciprocate. 

Flu Shots

Annual Flu Vaccine Clinic
The Student Health Center is now offering the Flu Vaccine to all students, staff and faculty.  For those not on SHIP, 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 27 Monday 10:00am to 4:00pm
November 10 Monday 10:00am to 4:00pm
November 19 Wednesday 10:00am to 4:00pm


MIX AND MINGLE

Thursday, October 30, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

SBA Halloween Courtyard Spooktacular
Hello friends! Mark your calendars for the annual SBA Halloween courtyard spooktacular fiesta! Join us on October 30th from 4:30-6 p.m. for Halloween fun including a candy bar and a snack bar! You won't want to miss this fun Halloween courtyard event :) 

Monday, November 3

OCHRA Bake Sale, Courtyard
Come buy a sweet treat and support OCHRA.

Tuesday, November 4, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

In Vino Veritas in the Courtyard
Join UCI Law's wine law society, In Vino Veritas, as we celebrate the educational, social, and cultural aspects of wine. All UCI Law students, faculty, and staff are invited.

Wednesday, November 5

Waffle Wednesday!  Hosted by IRAP at UCI Law, Courtyard
Come join us for delicious waffles! Help support IRAP at UCI. Enjoy assorted syrups and toppings.

Wednesday, November 5, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

2L Pub-Hall, Anteater Pub, Please note: NEW DATE!
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 to the pub 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!

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.