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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • September 21, 2014
DEADLINES

Sunday, September 21, midnight

Fall Break Pro Bono Projects - preferences due
During Fall Break (Oct. 6-10) you will not have classes.  It is a time to focus on your studies.  If during that week you think you can balance some pro bono work, please see the list of projects below.  There are projects to be done in the community over 1-2 days, and research projects to work on throughout the fall break week.  All projects are available to all students (including 1L’s), unless indicated otherwise.  You must submit all Fall Break preference requests by this Sunday, September 21 at midnight on PB Track.  After that time, openings will be filled on a first come, first served basis. 

Sunday, September 21

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 September 21.

Thursday, September 25

Late Registration Deadline to Register for the November 1, 2014 MPRE ($160)
Information on signing up to take the MPRE can be found here.  Students seeking testing accommodations should begin working on their accommodations applications as early as possible.  Please read the instructions thoroughly and carefully.

Friday, September 26, 12:00pm NOON

LAST DATE FOR 2L - 3L Add/Drop/Change Grading Option
Academic Rules Petition form required and $3 charge per change. Charge(s) will appear on the ZotBill at the end of the billing cycle.

Wednesday, October 1

UCLA Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review Submissions Deadline
The Editor in Chief of the Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review at UCLA Law invites UC Irvine School of Law students and faculty to submit manuscripts for for review. Interested students and scholars should submit manuscripts directly to Rocio LaRosa at lar2016@lawnet.ucla.edu by October 1. While there is no strict guideline as to what CLLR publishes, articles generally address how the law shapes the experiences of the Latina/o and other marginalized communities. For a look at what CLLR has published in the past see its escholarship page for past issues.

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

Wednesday, September 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series: Julie Su, California Labor Commissioner, EDU 1111
Julie Su, California’s Labor Commissioner, is a nationally recognized expert on workers’ rights and civil rights who has dedicated her legal career to advancing justice on behalf of poor and disenfranchised communities. A MacArthur Foundation "Genius," Su is known for pioneering a multi-strategy approach that combines successful impact litigation with multiracial organizing, community education, policy reform, coalition building, and media work.  Su is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University and received her law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Please RSVP here by September 22nd to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Wednesday, September 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky - Supreme Court Preview, EDU 1111
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will present his annual preview of the upcoming Supreme Court term.  Please RSVP here by noon September 28th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

MEETINGS

Monday, September 22

First General Meeting of SALSA: South Asian Law Students Association, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

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

Thursday, September 25

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

Environmental Law Society Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

Tax Law Society General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

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

Monday, September 29

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

Wednesday, October 1

American Constitution Society (ACS) Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

Criminal Law Society Club Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 430

CAG Monthly Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3750

Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 420

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

 

WORKSHOPS

Monday, September 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Mod A); Tuesday, September 23,  8:30am - 9:30am (Mod B)

Mandatory 1L Exam Training Workshop, EDU 1111 (Mod A, Monday 9/22); MPAA 420 (Mod B, Tuesday 9/23)
Many of you will soon have midterms and it is very important that you have downloaded and know how to use the correct software beforehand. We will be hosting a mandatory training session of the exam process for new students next week. This program will simulate the experience you will have during midterms and the final exam period. Please bring your ID to the dry run. We will have you check in much like you will  check in with your proctors during each exam. The Information Technology Services team will give you quick tips about the use of ExamSoft and the Take Home Module, so we encourage you to bring the laptop you will be using for midterms and finals (if you choose to use a laptop).  Prior to this session, every student must download the most updated version of ExamSoft at http://www.examsoft.com/ucirvinelaw . Once you have downloaded the software, you will need to install the SoftTest.

Monday, September 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO: CA Attorney General's Honors Program, LAW 3750
Please join Susan Pithey, Supervising Deputy Attorney General in the Appeals, Writs, and Trials Section, as she speaks about the California AG Honors Program.  The Attorney General’s Honors Program is a highly competitive, two-year program for recent law school graduates and newly admitted lawyers who are committed to public service. The Attorney General’s Office employs attorneys who are recognized experts in a wide variety of legal subject areas including but not limited to consumer, antitrust, environment, business and tax, criminal and civil rights. Honors attorneys will have the opportunity to work with these experts, including working on matters of public interest and importance. Participants will assume substantial individual responsibility for their work, will have the opportunity to gain courtroom experience, and will independently draft motions and pleadings.  Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Tuesday, September 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

1L Town Hall Meeting, EDU 1111
This is an opportunity for 1L students to congregate, discuss issues relevant to our class, and positive ways that we can contribute to the growth of our school. Food will be provided.

Tuesday, September 23, 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Financial Aid: Identity Theft - Deter, Detect, Defend Workshop, MPAA 408
Offered by Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County. This workshop teaches the Federal Trade Commission’s “Deter, Detect, and Defend” program. Students will also learn how to identity thieves operate and how to protect your good credit. For more information about UCI Law financial literacy services, go to the Debt Management page.

Tuesday, September 23, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CDO Career Plan Workshop: 2L/3L Job Search Strategy Session, LAW 4850
The CDO will be holding a workshop for 2Ls and 3Ls looking for summer 2015 and post-graduate employment. This interactive session will be an opportunity to discuss what you can and should be doing at this point in time with respect to your job search and to share various resources and strategies. There will be breakout sessions covering private sector (law firm), clerkships, public interest, and government job search strategies. Students are welcome to attend at any point during the session.

Tuesday, September 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Perspectives: A Reading Group (CLEaR), LAW 3500
Come join the Center on Law, Equality, and Race for the first Perspectives Reading Group of the year! Perspectives is a monthly student discussion group, facilitated by a faculty member. This month Professor Barnes is leading discussion on Hate Thy Neighbor by Jeannine Bell (Intro + Ch. 2, 3, & 5). The book is on hold in the library. Dinner will be provided. Contact jbenkato@lawnet.uci.edu with questions or to RSVP!

Wednesday, September 24, Mod B: 2:45pm - 4:00pm; Mod A: 4:15pm - 5:30pm

ASP: Advanced Outlining - Making a Short Outline and Issue Lists, EDU 1111
Attention all 1Ls!  Attend ASP’s second workshop to learn 1) how to condense your long outline into a short outline and 2) how to use issue lists effectively for outlining and essay exams.  This workshop also provides all attendees with the opportunity to write a response to a practice essay exam and receive individual feedback.  If you have any questions, please email cchong@law.uci.edu.  

Friday, September 26, 9:00am - 11:00am

IRAP Training, EDU LAW 3600
Becca Heller, founding member of IRAP and the current National Director, will be presenting IRAP's fall pro bono training. It is also a suggested annual refresher of refugee law for students currently working on IRAP pro bono cases and is open to students interested in refugee law generally. 

Thursday, October 2, 12:00pm -1:00pm

Class of 2015, Legacy Planning Meeting, EDU 1131
What will the Class of 2015's legacy be? Join your 3L class representatives for a legacy-planning meeting. We will be discussing fundraising for our class gift, forming committees, and planning our Newport Harbor Tiki Cruise. Lunch provided!

Thursday, October 2, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

CDO: 1L Mandatory Orientation, EDU 1111
It is almost here! October 15 is the first date that law school career offices can meet with 1L students about employment. December 1 is the first date 1L students are permitted to apply to or speak to employers about jobs. These are nationwide dates, so every law student is on the same timetable to begin the career search. The Career Development Office (CDO) will be holding a mandatory meeting for 1L students on Thursday, October 2 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm in EDU 1111. Lunch will be provided. A great wealth of helpful and comprehensive information will be covered. The CDO staff is eager to work closely with each of you!


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, September 29- Wednesday, October 1, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Bar Week - Courtyard
UCI Law is hosting Bar Week to give students the opportunity to learn about the various products and services offered by many of the prominent bar review companies operating in Southern California.

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

Tuesday, September 30, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

UCI Law Mentor Reception, Newkirk Alumni Center
The Career Development Office coordinates the UCI Law Mentor Program, which provides first-year law students with a system of support and guidance. Each first-year law student is matched with an attorney mentor, and will have the opportunity to meet informally with this mentor throughout the academic year. Students and their assigned mentors are invited to attend this reception.

AGS Welcome Week Events

Join your classmates from other graduate and professional programs on campus for the following events:
Friday, September 26: Beach Day - Meet at PV Lounge for bus at 12:00pm
Saturday, September 27, 9:00pm: Karaoke Night - Location TBD
Sunday, September 28: Hike to Turtle Rock - Meet at ARC at 6:00pm
Wednesday, October 1, 8:00pm:  Comedy Night - Anthill Pub and Grill
Thursday, October 2, 6:00pm: Welcome Week Party - Student Center Terrace and Zot Zone
Saturday, October 4, 9:00pm:  Explore Newport Beach - Meet at PV Lounge for Launch Party
Please check the AGS website for additional information.

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.