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UC Irvine School of Law • April 13, 2014

Enrollment Windows

The campus has set up the fall enrollment windows.  Please check your StudentAccess account to be sure you have been assigned a time.  If no window appears, please contact Patricia Kinjo ASAP.  Returning concurrent degree students should also have been assigned an enrollment window.

Thursday, April 17, 7:00am

2L priority enrollment begins. Registration is completed through LawReg. A video tutorial on class registration is available here.

Friday, April 18, 7:00am

1L enrollment begins. Registration is completed through LawReg. A video tutorial on class registration is available here.

Wednesday, April 23, 5:00pm

Bid course enrollment authorization codes must be used by 5:00pm.  If the course is not full after bids are used, students may enroll through LawReg after 5:00pm.

Friday, May 23

UCI Law’s Bridge to Practice Fellowship Application Deadline
Graduating 3Ls dedicated to pursuing careers in public interest or government, but who have not secured paid employment, are encouraged to apply for UCI Law’s Bridge to Practice Fellowship. These four month fellowships provide limited financial assistance to recent graduates who volunteer at an eligible Host Organization. Fellowship awards will be at least $1800 per month.  Fellows will engage in volunteer legal work designed to develop their skills, contacts, and work experience, while continuing to search for permanent public service employment after the bar exam. Applications are due Friday, May 23, 2014, and applicants will be notified about funding decisions on or after August 6, 2014.  For further details and to apply, please visit our website here.

Exam Information

The tentative final exam schedule can be found here.

Please note that for in-person ExamSoft exams, you must download the exam by noon the day before it is scheduled.  Failure to download an exam in ExamSoft by noon the day before will leave you with no choice but to use a blue book.

If you need to reschedule an exam for reasons listed in the Academic Rules, you must contact Jennah Jones by Monday, April 21 at 5:00pm


Tuesday, April 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

WLS Presents: Lean In or Lean Back?, LAW 4750
Prof. Menkel-Meadow will facilitate a discussion of the controversial arguments by Sheryl Sanberg to "Lean In" while others (Anne Marie Slaughter and Rosa Brooks) suggest work quality of life issues are more complicated. This affects men, too, but women especially. Come and talk with us about what earlier generations have done and what choices you face as you begin your legal careers. 

Wednesday, April 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm  

CDO:  How to Succeed in Your Summer Public Interest Internship, MPAA 420
Congratulations on landing your summer public interest internship! The next step is to make a positive impression so that you can leave the summer with a great experience for your resume and excellent letters of recommendation.  Come listen to your fellow classmates talk about their past public interest summer experience and advice on what pitfalls to avoid and tips to excel and impress in your new position.  Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, April 16, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

LSSDP Movie Screening: Neurons to Nirvana, MPAA 430
Join UCI LSSDP for a free screening of Neurons to Nirvana, a documentary exploring the history and current state of psychedelics as medicine and tools for spiritual enlightenment. The film also raises the issue of legal complications surrounding the research of these drugs. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, April 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

"It's Only Words: Writing Novels About the Law," Student Center Crystal Cove Auditorium
You are cordially invited to the 2014 Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture, presented by Scott Turow.
Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of 10 best-selling works of fiction, including his first novel, Presumed Innocent (1987) and the sequel, Innocent, published by Grand Central Publishing in May 2010. His newest novel, Identical, was published by Grand Central Publishing in October 2013. He has also written two non-fiction books about his experiences in the law. Please RSVP to Kate Coleman.  Reception to follow.

Monday, April 21, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

After McCutcheon: A Discussion about the Supreme Court and Campaign Finance,Social Science Plaza B 4250
The Center for the Study of Democracy and the UCI School of Law cordially invite you to a talk with Rick Hasen, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science. Your RSVP is required by Thursday, April 17 as seating is limited and lunch will be provided. 


Monday, April 14

WLS Elections, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4700

LLSA Elections Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4850

Wednesday, April 16

SALDF General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

Thursday, April 17

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

Monday, April 21

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


Tuesday, April 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

2L Town Hall, MPAA 420
Join the 2L class reps for the Spring 2L Town Hall during which students can discuss issues, thoughts, and concerns regarding 2L life and the law school. 

Thursday, April 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO:  Fall EIW Strategy Session, EDU 1131   
The Career Development Office strongly encourages students who plan to participate in Fall 2014 EIW (Early Interview Week) to attend this important presentation.  In addition to providing essential information concerning EIW logistics, we will discuss successful interviewing skills, preparation for screening and callback interviews, and best practices for applying to law firms that are not participating in Fall 2014 EIW.  The significant majority of EIW employers are large law firms that seek to hire students to spend their 2L summer at the firm as a summer associate, with the potential for permanent offers to be extended for post-graduate employment.  There are some public interest and government organizations that participate in EIW.  Time will be reserved for Q&A at the conclusion of the presentation. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.

Thursday, April 17, 2:00pm

CDO: Roundtable with Fiona Doherty
Fiona Doherty, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School, Criminal Justice Clinic & Veterans Legal Services Clinic will be visiting our campus on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2pm.  While she is on campus, she has offered to meet with students who are interested in a career in criminal law. From 2005 to 2010, Ms. Doherty was an Assistant Federal Defender with the Federal Defenders of New York.  Before that, she was Senior Counsel at Human Rights First in New York City, working to ensure that U.S. anti-terrorism measures incorporate human rights protections.  She received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1999 and clerked for the Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  She then received a Bernstein Fellowship to work with the committee on the Administration of Justice in Northern Ireland, where she focused on cases involving the targeting of defense lawyers during the conflict.  She recently published an article in the New York University Law Review titled, Indeterminate Sentencing Returns: The Intervention of Supervised Release.  If you are interested in signing up for this opportunity, please email Grace Lee.

Thursday, April 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Chado Tea Ceremony with Judge Schumann, Verano Commons
If you are looking to relieve some stress before finals, please join Judge Barbara Tam Nomoto Schumann as she teaches the Japanese Tea Ceremony (Chado). Chado focuses on centering oneself and achieving balance/tranquility. This demonstration is a fun way for law students to learn some "calming" tools. Judge Schumann was the first Asian-American woman on the Orange County bench and its second-longest sitting judge at the time of her retirement in 2013. She currently teaches as an adjunct professor at UCI Law. Please RSVP to If you would like to participate as a tea recipient during the ceremony, please indicate that in your RSVP.  The location for this event is Verano Commons, located at 6529 Adobe Circle Rd, South, Irvine, CA 92697-6375.  The room is located near the basketball court, behind the housing office.


Friday, April 18 & Saturday, April 19

Admitted Students Weekend
Admitted students for the Class of 2017 will be on campus for Admitted Students Weekend. Be sure to welcome them to our community! 

Exam Period Library Hours

Here are the Law Library’s hours for the exam period. Please note that the library will be open an hour earlier during the week for exams.
4/19: 1pm-6pm
4/20: 1pm-10pm
4/21-4/24: 7am-midnight
4/25: 7am-8pm
4/27: 1pm-11pm
4/28-5/1: 7am-midnight
5/2: 7am-8pm
5/3: 11am-8pm
5/4: 1pm-11pm
5/5 & 5/6: 7am-midnight
5/7: 7am-6pm
5/8 & 5/9: 8am-6pm
5/10 & 5/11: Closed

Moot Court

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Create your fall schedule with Moot Court in mind!  UCI Law's 2014-15 Experian/Jones Day Moot Court Competition will release an exciting new prompt this fall.  The competition schedule will be similar to last year.  Important (*but tentative*) dates include: Info Meeting - August 25, 2014; Deadline to sign up - September 2, 2014; Prompt Released - September 5, 2014; Brief Deadline - October 27, 2014; Practice & Preliminary Oral Argument Rounds I & II - November-December 2014; Elimination Oral Argument Rounds (Octafinals, Quarterfinals, Semifinals) - January 2015; Final Round - February 2, 2015.  Please consider the advocate-making experience that is Moot Court, and pick a partner or ask us to match you.  Stay tuned for more information, but feel free to email with any questions.

Disability Services Office/Law School Special Hours - EDU 1016

Wednesday Afternoons, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Please make appointments through the Disability Services Office (949-824-7494) or by e-mailing Senior Disability Specialist Denise Smith at  Drop-ins are welcome but students with an appointment will be seen first.  Wednesday, April 16 will be the last DSO hours at the Law School this semester.


Tuesday, April 15, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

UCI Law Seder, Student Center Doheny Beach ABCD
Please join the Jewish Law Association for our annual Seder!  Please bring your family and friends, as this is a community event, and all are welcome regardless of religious beliefs.  It costs $10 to attend this meal (vegetarian options will be available).

Wednesday, April 16, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

UC Irvine Law Review Banquet, UCI University Club
The members of Law Review are invited to a banquet to celebrate their hard work! Senior staff appreciation, staff awards, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, dj pegah, cocktail attire.

Monday, April 21, 11:30am - 1:30pm

The First Annual Year End Carnival, Courtyard
The Community Fellows invite all faculty, staff, and students to come enjoy a carnival on the last day of classes.  We hope this becomes a UCI Law tradition. Family and friends are also welcome!  There will be sumo suits, a giant twister mat, cotton candy, and more.

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