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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • April 12, 2015
DEADLINES

***EXAM INFORMATION***

Make-up Exam Rescheduling Deadline

Wednesday, April 22 at 12:00pm (noon)
If you need to reschedule an exam for reasons listed in the Academic Rules, you must contact Jennah Jones by Wednesday, April 22 at 12:00pm noon.  The tentative final exam schedule can be found here

Exam Download Deadline for ExamSoft

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.  Please be sure to check MyCourses for exam start times and room numbers.

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Thursday, April 16, 7:00am

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

Friday, April 17, 7:00am

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

Friday, April 17, 5:00pm

Summer externs: you must complete and hit “Submit” on both your Registration and Request for Authorization to Enroll.  The Request for Authorization will be available only after you have submitted your Registration.  Both may be accessed through the Externship Online Registration system.  We will send you the code you need to register for the course once we have both forms.

Friday, April 24, 9:00am

Bid course enrollment authorization codes expire. General enrollment through LawReg begins after 9:00am.

Friday, April 24

Donald L. Snow Scholarship Application Deadline
Greetings from the Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles! Through the continuing endowment made possible by a generous bequest from LGLA member Donald Snow, LGLA awards scholarships to locally enrolled law students who demonstrate financial need and either are LGBT or have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the promotion of the civil rights of LGBT persons. Applicants must be enrolled and in good academic standing at a law school located in Los Angeles County or Orange County at the time of the award in Fall 2015. The awards will be presented this year at the annual Rand Schrader reception in September 2015. The application form is available at http://lgla.com/student-center. Send your completed applications and supporting materials to lgla.scholarships@gmail.com by April 24, 2015. 

Friday, May 1, 5:00pm

The M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Deadline
Applications for the 2015 M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship are available here.  All required materials must be submitted in a single email no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2015. Please e-mail your materials in Word format or PDF to Professor Francine Lipman at lipmanfj@yahoo.com.  Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Monday, June 8

Milani Writing Competition Deadline
Mercer and the ABA host an annual writing competition in honor of Mercer's former legal writing professor, Adam Milani.  It is one of the few student competitions for briefs - not academic papers.   Prizes can be as high as $1,000. The topics include: Disability law; The Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Family Medical Leave Act, and a state statute or municipal ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The deadline for submission is Monday, June 8, 2015.  Further information is posted on the Mercer website at http://law.mercer.edu/academics/legalwriting/milani-writing-competition.cfm.

Monday, June 22

Deadline for Public-Interest Essay Competition: $3,000 Prize & Publication in the Penn Law Review
The University of Pennsylvania Law Review is pleased to announce its first annual Public Interest Essay Competition. The Competition is a national writing competition for student-authored articles on topics focused on social justice and the public interest. The University of Pennsylvania Law Review has both a professional and educational mission: it serves the bench, the bar, and the academy by providing a forum for the publication of original, high quality legal research while also providing educational experiences for its Editors. Like many journals, the Law Review provides an opportunity for its Editors to submit an original work of scholarship suitable for professional publication. Through this Competition, the Law Review seeks to expand this opportunity and further its dual mission by publishing serious legal scholarship focused on social justice and public interest issues and by supporting law students at the beginning of their legal careers.  Submissions must focus on a specific legal issue within the public interest. This encompasses any issues relating to social justice or advancing the general welfare and good of the public. Topic selection will be one of the criteria judged.  The University of Pennsylvania Law Review is accepting submissions for its first annual Public Interest Essay Competition. The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 22, 2015, at 5pm EDT, via the online submission portal.

SPEAKERS

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

ELS Careers in Environmental Law, LAW 4700
Come hear about the various career opportunities in environmental law! Panelists will include Professor Alex Camacho, Laura Baker (Assistant Director, CDO Government), and Suma Peesaptai (Staff Attorney, UCI Law Environmental Law Clinic). The panelists will discuss their experiences in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. There will be lunch provided! Please rsvp to nhamidi@lawnet.uci.edu.

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

Business Law Panel, EDU 1111
UCI Law's Business Law faculty will discuss 2015-2016 course offerings and take your questions about what to take, when to take it, and why these courses are necessary for well-trained lawyers. This is a brown bag event. Light refreshments will be provided.

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

Disability Rights California Speaker Event, LAW 3600
Staff attorney from Disability Rights California (DRC), Elizabeth Grumet, will speak to interested UCI Law students about DRC's role in the community and the various legal services it provides.  For example DRC's Client Assistance Program (CAP) helps people resolve their issues with the Department of Rehabilitation and other Rehabilitation Act funded programs. Please join us for this lunch talk to learn more about disability law and rights in California!

Monday, April 13, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A Conversation with a FPD and an AUSA, EDU 1131
APALSA, Criminal Law Society and the Trial Advocacy Club will host a panel of lawyers from the Orange County area. There will be 3 attorney panelists to speak about their careers and answer questions from students.

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

CAG and LLSA Unaccompanied Minors Speaker Panel, EDU 1131
CAG and LLSA invite you to join us at lunchtime for some fascinating speakers from the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles who will discuss their work with unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. This is such an important and relevant topic, and we hope you will join us!

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

Police Violence in America:  Brown-Bag Discussion with UCI Law Faculty, LAW 3500
Video evidence and grassroots organizing has brought an epidemic of police violence in communities of color to the surface of American consciousness. In light of the shooting of Walter Johnson in South Carolina by police and the April 7 CLEaR discussion on Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter movement, faculty thought it would be useful to gather for an informal discussion to further explore legal, political, historical, community, and personal implications of police violence in the U.S.  Faculty also hope that this discussion can spark ideas for programming during the next academic year to discuss related issues and crises as they arise. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP here by 5 pm on Monday, April 13.

Tuesday, April 14, 3:30pm

A Dialogue with William Perez: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Crystal Cove Auditorium, Student Center
Please join the UCI Division of Student Affairs and New Narratives: Conversations on Identities and Culture for a presentation and discussion on immigration and access to higher education with William Perez, Ph.D., associate professor at Claremont Graduate University. Recognized as one of the nation's leading experts, his research focuses on undocumented students, Latino academic achievement and higher education access.  FREE | RSVP HERE »

MEETINGS

Monday, April 13

BLSA End of the Year General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Meeting

Tuesday, April 14

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

Wednesday, April 15

Trial Advocacy Club, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

Thursday, April 16

CAG Final Meeting of the Year, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4700

Monday, April 20

Student Coffee with the Dean, 4:30pm - 5:30pm, LW 3500

Tuesday, April 21

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

WORKSHOPS

Sunday, April 12, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Early Bar Prep with Dean Chemerinksy and ASP, EDU 1111
This year's fouth and final EBP session will focus on MBE strategies.

Monday, April 13

IRAP Inside Out Action Day
#BreatheFree: The Inside Out Project and the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project Collaborate for Nationwide Guerilla Art Action, Reaching Thousands
.  On April 13th, 2015, the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) will launch Breathe Free, a national guerilla art campaign aimed at empowering and educating.  In 15 cities across the United States, resettled IRAP clients and members of IRAP’s law student network will perform a nationwide action: installing in public fora 14 large scale portraits of refugees who are now safely in America, thanks to IRAP. This new kind of social activism makes visible those we tend to forget.  Based at the Urban Justice Center in New York, IRAP has safely resettled over 3,000 refugees and has partnered with Congress to obtain an additional 13,500 visas for Iraqis and Afghans who previously aided U.S. military efforts and who now live in constant fear for their lives. IRAP’s work has never been more important: the number of refugees globally is the highest it's been since World War II, with more than 51 million people displaced across borders.  Breathe Free tells these stories of success and dignity, defying everyday notions of the refugee. It’s a collaboration between IRAP and the Inside Out Project, a global art initiative that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Inside Out projects exist around the globe. Please join IRAP in the Courtyard on Monday to celebrate what happens when we save the lives of former refugees, many of whom have risked their lives to secure our freedom and way of life.  We will also be providing breakfast and sweets for a small donation.

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

IPCS Peer Networking Lunch, LAW 3750
Come meet peers who have worked in IP. Come curious and hungry! Information about board membership will also be provided.

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

CDO: Fall 2015 EIW Strategy Session, EDU 1131
The Career Development Office strongly encourages students who plan to participate in Fall 2015 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. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, April 15, 12:00pm - 12:30pm

International Law Journal Write-On Briefing, EDU 1121
Interested in joining the Journal on International, Transnational, and Comparative Law? Come to this briefing session to learn about the write-on process, the upcoming symposium, and journal member expectations for the 2015-16 school year. The session will last less than 30 minutes. It will not be recorded. If you cannot attend, you may request the information by emailing gkaplan@lawnet.uci.edu or rkhalili@uci.edu.

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

CDO Skills Workshop: Succeeding in your Public Interest Summer Internship, EDU 1131
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.

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

UC Irvine Law Review Town Hall, MPAA 430
Town hall meeting for all current Law Review members.

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

Business Law Society: EIW Student Primer, MPAA 420
This event will provide 1L students who are members of the Business Law Society with tips and advice to help them succeed in the campus interview process. Students will hear from 2Ls who have successfully navigated the interview process, and the panel will be available for questions from the attendees. This event is meant to be a supplement to CDO's introduction to the topic.

Thursday, April 16, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

UC Irvine Law Review Information Session, EDU 1111
The Information Session is a great opportunity to learn about the UC Irvine Law Review and how to join it. Members from the Law Review will be there to give important details on how to succeed on the write-on.

Friday, April 17, 9:00am - 4:30pm

The Anatomy of Assisted Reproduction: The Journey to Modern Family Formation, Whittier Law School
The keynote speaker will be Professor Judith Daar.  For schedule and registration please visit www.law.whittier.edu/art.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 3Ls

3L’s – Please update your mailing address before you leave UCI.  Diplomas will be mailed in August/September.  You will need someone available at the address you provide to sign for the diploma when it arrives.  PO Boxes will not work.

3L’s – Reminder, official name changes (name that will appear on the diploma) must be completed by June 15th

Dynamic Womyn of UCI Awards Nominations

Campus Assault Resources and Education, the Cross-Cultural Center, and the Women & Gender Education Initiative are currently taking nominations for students, staff, and faculty at http://tinyurl.com/dwnomination by Friday, April 17. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to self-nominate. The awards ceremony celebrates the incredible womyn who are leaders and role models actively making a difference in our community. The event honors and unites womyn to positively change and thrive by inspiring and supporting other womyn. This is a one of a kind celebration that focuses on the womyn who inspire us to take action, to fight for causes we believe in, and who make a difference each and every day just by being authentic to who they are. We are currently taking nominations for students, staff, and faculty at http://tinyurl.com/dwnomination by Friday, April 17. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to self-nominate.

Celebrate Financial Literacy Month with Free Webinars

April is National Financial Literacy Month and Access Group is proud to support this national effort to focus on an important topic for all of us. 
Access Group is offering a number of FREE financial education webinars to help you better understand the impact of your choices you make on your financial futures and how to successfully repay your student loans and minimize any future borrowing you may need. To for a list of webinars and to register visit this site https://www.accessgroup.org/events.

MIX AND MINGLE

Tuesday, April 14, 5:30pm

Pro Bono & Student Life Awards, University Club
Please join The Pro Bono Office and Student Services, as we recognize students for their pro bono work, leadership on campus, and commitment to our community!  Doors will open at 5:30pm, and our program will begin promptly at 6:00pm with opening remarks from Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.  Heavy appetizers will be served, and there will be a cash bar. Dress is business casual. Please RSVP here by April 13th.

Wednesday, April 15 & Thursday, April 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

ELS Movie Ticket Sales - Fundraiser, Courtyard
ELS will table in the law school courtyard to sell discounted movie tickets.

Wednesday, April 15th

IRAP Waffle Wednesday, Courtyard
Good news, friends, Waffle Wednesday is back by popular demand! Wednesday, April 15th, IRAP will be selling waffles in the courtyard. There will be plenty of topping to choose from so come get creative!  2 WAFFLES FOR $5! BRING CASH!

Thursday, April 16

IRAP Social and Fundraiser at Pita Jungle
Come join IRAP law students, supervising attorneys, and resettled refugees, as we enjoy dinner and drinks in support of IRAP. 1L Alex McIntosh has done an amazing job coordinating this entire event. This is a unique opportunity to get to know each other, interact with our attorneys, and ask resettled refugees questions about their experience. And best of all, 10% of all food  purchases will be donated to IRAP! The event is from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at 1200 Bison Ave, Newport Beach.  

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

Kading Briggs LLP Program and Reception, Kading Briggs Irvine Office
On April 16, 2015, the firm of Kading Briggs will host a program and reception in the firm’s Irvine office for 1Ls and 2Ls working in law firms this summer. All the attorneys at this firm worked for big law firms prior to joining Kading Briggs and received offers as summer associates from firms including O’Melveny & Myers, Paul Hastings, Pillsbury Winthrop, Sheppard Mullin, Knobbe Martens, and Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp.  Attendance capacity for this event is limited to 20 students. If RSVPs exceed that amount the CDO will conduct a randomized lottery to determine the names of attendees. Students interested in attending should contact SMartinez@kadingbriggs.com.

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

Sheppard Mullin 1L Diversity Rock Your Interview Lunch, Off-campus
Further details regarding this off-campus event will be provided in the CDO Newsletter and to students subscribed to the CDO Law Firm/Corporate Counsel Listservs.

Monday, April 20, 10:45am - 3:00pm

LSSDP Bake Sale, Courtyard
Come buy some delicious treats to support Students for Sensible Drug Policy at UCI Law!

Monday, April 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

UCI Law Student & Alumni Mixer, Red-O Restaurant
Alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited to join in an evening of mingling and hors d'oeuvres at our second annual UCI Law Alumni Reception. This event is hosted by Greenberg Gross LLP and will take place at Red-O Restaurant in Newport Beach.

Wednesday, April 22, 11:15am - 1:15pm

Second Annual End of Year Carnival, Courtyard
1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls are all invited to join the Community Fellows in a celebration on the last day of classes.  There will be a bounce house, sumo suits, and a photo booth for entertainment and plenty of pizza, cake, cotton candy, and popcorn, so come hungry!

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.