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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • April 26, 2015
DEADLINES

***EXAM INFORMATION***

Exam Schedule

The tentative final exam schedule can be found here. Please check MyCourses for more details on exact start times and room numbers.

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.

Extended Library Hours

Thursday, April 23: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday, April 24: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 25: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 26: 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Monday, April 27 – Thursday, April 30: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday, May 1:7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 2: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 3: 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Monday, May 4 – Thursday, May 7: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday, May 8: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer hours begin on Saturday, May 9.  In addition, no visitors are allowed during finals.

Exam Review Schedules

The exam review session schedules can be found here for 1Ls and here for 2/3Ls. 

Monday, April 27, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Trail Mix Bar
Need a study break? We will have all the fixings for a healthy snack, so stop by the EDU lobby and make your own trail mix during reading week. 

Exam Breakfasts & Lunch

Stop by the courtyard and get breakfast before your exams on Tuesday, April 28 and Monday, May 4.  We also welcome you to stop by the courtyard between the hours of 11:00am and 1:00pm on Friday, May 1 for a pizza exam lunch.

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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.

Friday, May 1

Richard D. Hailey Scholarship Application Deadline
This year American Association for Justice’s Minority Caucus will award $5,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school. Winners will be provided travel and accommodations to attend the AAJ Annual Convention in Montreal, Canada.  Please click here for more details and to access the application.

Tuesday, May 12

Deadline to Remove Belongings From Your Lockers
Please make sure all belongings are removed from your lockers prior to Tuesday, May 12.  We will be breaking locks and going through lockers on Wednesday, May 13.  Any remaining items will be donated or discarded.  If you are a 1L or 2L you must clean out your locker for the summer, and then you can request a new locker in the fall.  Graduating 3Ls must also remove belongings from lockers, but you will have the opportunity to have a new locker assigned to you once bar prep begins.

Tuesday, May 12

ASF Application Deadline
The Academic Skills Program (ASP) is seeking a fellow to provide academic guidance to the incoming 1Ls during their first year in law school.  The position requires no more than 9 hours per week during the Fall 2015 semester and an extension to future semesters is possible.  The rate of pay is $14.50 per hour. The Academic Skills Fellows (ASFs) are responsible for leading the small group sessions, meeting with students individually, and providing feedback to students on various exercises throughout the semester.  Applicants must be rising 2Ls in good academic standing at UC Irvine.  The important skills for the position include the ability to explain legal concepts clearly, to critically assess another’s work, and provide constructive feedback both orally and in writing. Training is provided, but students with past teaching, counseling, and/or mentoring experience are encouraged to apply.  Interested students should submit a resume, cover letter, and a copy of their transcript directly to Esther Song at esong@law.uci.edu. Applications are accepted until May 12, 2015 (Tuesday).  The projected start date is August 2015.  If you have any questions, please contact Christina Chong at cchong@law.uci.edu

Monday, June 1

Deadline to Apply for the Fall 2014 UCDC Program
The UCDC Law Program is a full semester externship program in Washington DC providing experiential learning through a full time placement in a federal government agency or nonprofit.  You are eligible to receive up to 13 units of credit for the semester, 10 units for the placement and 3 units for the companion seminar.  The deadline for applications for the fall 2015 term is Monday, June 1. They will continue to be accepted after this date, but we strongly recommend applying as soon as possible because many popular externship placements have upcoming deadlines. Applications may be downloaded from the UCDC Law Program website and should be submitted to law@ucdc.edu.  If you would like to learn more about the UCDC Law Program from fellow law students on your campus, please visit our Alumni Information page. These students have made themselves available to share their experiences in their externships and with the UCDC Law Program.

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

Wednesday, May 6, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

ABA Family Law Section: Law Student Committee Panel, Park Hyatt Aviara, 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA
This panel will aid in your transition from law school to law practice.  Get valuable insight from young attorneys about traditional and nontraditional career paths in family law.  The panel and welcome reception are free to all current law students.  Please RSVP with your name and law school of attendance to the ABA Family Law Student Committee at aba.fls.studentcommittee@gmail.com.

Monday, May 11, 7:00pm

A Conversation wtih Magic Johnson, Irvine Barclay Theatre
The UCI Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series will re-launch Monday, May 11, with Earvin “Magic” Johnson. He will engage the audience in a unique conversational format moderated by School of Social Ecology Dean Valerie Jenness.  Johnson, a five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the nation. His philanthropic organization, the Magic Johnson Foundation, operates five HIV/AIDS clinics and hosts awareness and prevention programs throughout the country. It also runs the Michaels Scholarship Program that provides students from underserved communities with funds to attend college. Johnson is a tireless advocate for disadvantaged youth, a forceful supporter of urban communities and a man who actively helps young people obtain their educational goals. In addition to his philanthropic calling, Johnson is co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Sparks.  Tickets: $10 students; $15 faculty, staff and alumni; $20 general public.  Order: 949-854-4646 or online. Use ticket code “UCIFSA” for faculty and staff discount rate. Bring your ticket/confirmation number and a photo ID for entrance to the event.

MEETINGS
Check back in the fall for more student organization meetings.
WORKSHOPS

Tuesday, May 12, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Military Cultural Competency, Orange County Bar Association, 4101 Westerly Place, Newport Beach, CA 92660
The OCBA Military and Veterans Issues Task Force Presents: Military Cultural Competency.  This program explains the unique aspects of military culture to a civilian attorney audience, familiarizing attendees with the mindset, personality traits, and attitude of current and former military members. Without understanding the mentality and experience of military members, civilian attorneys are unable to be effective advocates for this demographic of the population, lacking the specific knowledge needed to bridge the gap between the civilian experience and the military experience. The goal of the program is to encourage civilian attorneys to represent military members and veterans on a pro bono basis, helping to fill the pressing need for legal representation of these brave men and women as they acclimate to life after service.  Register online at ocbar.org.  OCBA Law Student Members Advanced Discount Rate (received by 5/5/15): $25.00.  Dinner included; free parking.

 

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

If you are sitting for a Bar in another state this July:  Please be sure to get the necessary state Bar exam documents to Mary Kelleher-Jones asap.  Every state requires something different AND states have different deadlines.  The Law School Registrar noticed that she has recieved no documents from some students planning on sitting for the NY bar. Without the necessary documents, you will not be allowed to sit for the exam. 

REGALIA
Regalia will be available to pick up in EDU 1121 on Tuesday, May 5 through Thursday, May 7 from:
11:00AM – 1:00PM
2:30PM –  4:00PM
You must pick up your own regalia; friends cannot pick it up for you.  We urge you to try on the tam and gown while in the pick-up location in case you need adjust the size.

ASP Book Return

As the semester comes to a close, we kindly ask that you return any borrowed ASP books before leaving for summer break.  ASP hopes that you found them to be a great resource!  ASP has several students who are searching for supplements for the next semester and they would love to share some of these resources with them.  If no faculty assistant is present when you visit Suite 3800, ASP will have boxes for you to return the books and post-it notes to post your names on them for check-in.

MIX AND MINGLE

Thursday, May 7, 5:00pm

3L Class Bonfire, Corona Del Mar fire pits
The beach is accessible from Iris and Ocean in CDM.  S'mores and snacks included. Please bring footballs, volleyballs, etc.

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.