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UC Irvine School of Law • January 11, 2015
DEADLINES

Friday, January 16

Law Review Note Submission Deadline
The deadline to submit a student note has been extended to January 16, 2015 at 5 p.m. For further details about submitting a student note, please see the student note submissions web page at http://www.law.uci.edu/lawreview/submissions/student-submissions.html

Friday, January 23

AABA Law Foundation Law Student Scholarships Application Deadline
The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) and the AABA Law Foundation are now accepting applications for the 2015 AABA Law Foundation law student scholarships.  Applications are due on January 23, 2015, and scholarships will be awarded at the AABA Annual Dinner on March 12, 2015. For an application, click here. All current law students are eligible to apply.  Selection criteria include community service or public interest work for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community or other underrepresented communities; demonstrated leadership in the APA community; demonstrated financial need; and commitment to the Bay Area.  If you have any questions, please contact aaba.bayarea@gmail.com.

Saturday, January 31

Deadline to Register for the 2015 UCI & Broadcom Technology and Entrepreneurship Achievement Competition
The University of California, Irvine and Broadcom Corporation are pleased to announce the 2015 UCI & Broadcom Technology and Entrepreneurship Achievement Competition.
 The Competition will be held on February 28, 2015 and will include graduate students from the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Paul Merage School of Business, and UCI School of Law. The UCI & Broadcom Technology and Entrepreneurship Achievement Competition will challenge students to structure and negotiate a joint development agreement for a new and exciting technology. The participants will develop practical transactional skills, collaborate on interdisciplinary teams, gain exposure to corporate issues, and learn best practices from a distinguished panel of Orange County professionals. The teams will be judged and awarded based upon the effectiveness of their business strategy, understanding of the issues, overall professional demeanor, and the terms of the final agreement. This is a great opportunity for students interested in IP, business drafting, and/or transactional law.  It’s also a great way to collaborate with engineering/computing and business graduate students.  An Awards Dinner will be held at the University Club at the end of the all-day competition.  Registration is on a rolling basis.  Each school will be allowed to have 10 students compete.  Waitlists will be created and additional teams may be formed.  Your registration will be time-stamped, so we will know the order in which students sign up.  Please do not register if you are not fully committed to participating.  Graduate students in Engineering/Computing and the Business School are relying on the team’s efforts.
Register here:  http://sites.uci.edu/bteac/
Registration Closes: Saturday, January 31
Official Teams Announced: Friday, February 13
Competition Day: Saturday, February 28

Friday, February 6, 11:59pm EST

Cudahy and Motley Writing Competitions
The Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law is open to a wide array of participants. Practicing lawyers, policymakers, academics, and law students all are encouraged to take part. The judging committee will include federal judges and leading academics. A winner will be selected in both the lawyer and student categories. The author of the winning paper in each category will receive a cash prize of $1,500. The winning papers will receive special recognition at the ACS National Convention, on the ACS website, and potentially through other means agreed upon by the authors and ACS. We encourage participants to view this topic broadly and welcome submissions on a variety of substantive areas.  Submissions must be emailed by Friday, February 6, 2015, 11:59pm EST. Papers emailed after this date will not be considered. Papers must be emailed to cudahy@acslaw.org <mailto:cudahy@acslaw.org>  in Word format.  Click here for more details about the 2015 competition.

Wednesday, February 11, 4:30pm

Deadline for Diversity in the Public Interest Bar Exam Scholarship
The California Bar Foundation’s Diversity in the Public Interest - Bar Exam Scholarship supports bar exam expenses for California law students from diverse backgrounds who plan to pursue careers in the public interest sector.  “Diversity” includes a broad array of backgrounds and life experiences, including students from groups or with skills or attributes that are underrepresented in the legal profession, and specifically including students from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.  Link to application: http://www.tfaforms.com/357498

Sunday, February 22

UC Student Regent Application Deadline
Applications for the UC Student Regent position are now available online! This is a great opportunity for our students to represent their peers and advocate for students’ needs at the highest level while expanding their network, develop leadership skills, and have their tuition paid for two years.
Application available online:
 http://tinyurl.com/ucstudentregent
Informational Luncheon with the Current UC Student Regent & Regent-Designate: 
Wednesday, January 14 12pm – 1pm (Dr. White Conference Room - Cross–Cultural Center)
For questions, please contact Kathy Dong (kdong@uci.edu) or Marie Paulo (mpaulo@uci.edu, or refer to the UC Student Regent website.

Monday, March 2

2015-2016 FAFSA Priority Filing Deadline
To renew eligibility for federal direct loans and receive disbursements for the Fall 2015 semester, now is the time to  submit a 2015-2016  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on line at www.fafsa.gov.  Be sure to include the UCI’s federal school code on your FAFSA: 001314.  If you don’t remember your Personal Identification Number (PIN), you can re-apply or re-activate your PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. The priority filing date is March 2, 2015. If you file by March 2, you will receive an offer of federal loans before the end  of the Spring semester.  If you/your spouse have not completed your 2014 Federal Tax Returns yet, use estimated figures based on W2s/1099s or the previous year’s figures. Please do not report parental information on your FAFSA. You may follow up with my  office if additional information or documentation is requested. Also, please take advantage of the free online scholarship search at  our scholarship page

SPEAKERS

Thursdays, January 15-April 9

Conversations on Mental Health, Race, and Society
This dialogue series sponsored by the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy examines the intersections of law, race, society, and mental health through the use of dialogue and documentary.  The series provides a forum for thinking about the emotional, psychological, and mental health dimensions of social violence and discrimination, examining legal cases as a platform for the discussions. The series is moderated by Professor Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Professor of Public Health and Gender & Women's Studies.  The roughly hour-long sessions will be held at lunchtime, except for the Jan. 22 event, which will be in the evening. Full series schedule is below.
January 15, 11:55am, EDU 1121: Social and Political Violence, The Murder of Emmett Till RSVP here
January 22, 5:00pm
, UCI Humanities Gateway 1070: Out in the Night, Two of the defendants will be present for Q&A after film screening.

Thursday, January 22, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Book Talk & Signing for Dean Chemerinsky, EDU 1111
Dean Chemerinsky will discuss his new book, The Case Against the Supreme Court. Please RSVP here.

MEETINGS

Monday, January 12

Pro Bono Kickoff Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, EDU 1111

Tuesday, January 13

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

Wednesday, January 14

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

Tuesday, January 20

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

Wednesday, January 21

CARES Pro Bono Training, 11:30am - 1:30pm, LAW 3500

WORKSHOPS

Tuesday, January 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Global Justice Summit Workshop #1: Multi-Party and Basic Negotiation Principles and Processes, EDU 1131
Professor Menkel-Meadow will cover basic negotiation principles that will be useful for the day of the Summit. Take advantage of training in an interactive forum with one of the top scholars in this field. Please RSVP here by Sunday, January 11th to guarantee dinner will be ordered for you.

Wednesday, January 14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Global Justice Summit Workshop #2: Meeting Management and Facilitation, EDU 1131
Learn from Professor Menkel-Meadow about procedures for running an effective meeting, including choice of process and ground rules, determining participant roles, and generating an agenda for a meeting. This will be critical to understanding the back-and-forth of the Global Justice Summit.  You must RSVP here by Sunday, January 11, to guarantee dinner will be ordered for you.

Thursday, January 15, 11:45am - 12:15pm

CDO: U.S. Navy JAG Corps Information Session, LAW 3500
LCDR Jaewon Choi will be visiting UCI Law for an informal information session to speak with students who might be interested in applying to the U.S. Navy JAG Corps. The mission of the U.S. Navy JAG Corps is to provide solutions, from a military perspective, to legal issues involving military operations, organization, and personnel, wherever and whenever such solutions are required, with primary focus on operations, accountability, Sailor legal readiness, and Navy legal readiness. Please join us to learn more about opportunities with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps!

Thursday, January 15, 12:15pm - 1:00pm

CDO: Public Interest Career Day Information Session, EDU 1131
In preparation for the Southern California Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day (PICD), which will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at UCLA School of Law, UCI Law's CDO will be hosting a Public Interest Career Day Information Session.  We will be going over registration, what to expect at UCLA's Public Interest Career Day (PICD), tips on table talk, and how to get the most out of the day.   This session will be recorded.

Thursday, January 15, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Information Meeting for Southwestern Summer Program in Argentina, LAW 4850
We will be holding an Information Session for the Summer Law Study in Argentina-Southwestern Law Program.  Prof. Silvia Faerman (program director), and Prof. Miguel de Dios (an Argentinian who teaches in the program), will join UCI Law Prof. Carrie Menkel-Meadow, who has taught in the program.  Rachel Khalili, a 3L who participated in the program her 1L summer, will speak about her experiences.  Please RSVP to Debbie Mondares no later than noon on Tuesday, January 13.  For more information about the program, click here.  Student may transfer up to 6 units of credit earned from another ABA-accredited school’s summer program.  The units will be applied to the 86 required for graduation from UCI Law; grades from other schools are not factored into UCI Law’s GPA.

Tuesday, January 20, 11:45am - 1:30pm

Mandatory 1L Spring Workshop, EDU 1111
Senior Associate Dean for Academics Sarah Lawsky (grades); Director of ASP Linda Puertas (exam review, Spring workshops & labs, individual ASP counseling); Assistant Dean of Career Development Ann Chernicoff (interviewing & networking skills). Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, January 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Global Justice Summit Workshop #3: Comparative Constitutional Law, EDU 1131
Get an introductory overview of relevant comparative constitutional law issues and some interesting examples from foreign constitutions from Professor Menkel-Meadow. Learn from more recently-drafted constitutions and acquire the necessary knowledge for successful participation in the Global Justice Summit. Learn about key elements of successful constitutions and the trends in constitutional frameworks and processes. You must RSVP here by Sunday, January 18, to guarantee dinner will be ordered for you.

Tuesday, January 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Perspectives: A Reading Group (CLEaR), LAW 3500
Come join the Center on Law, Equality, and Race for the first Perspectives Reading Group of Spring 2015! Perspectives is a monthly student discussion group. This month is our first student-led discussion. We're discussing Kenji Yoshino, Covering, 111 Yale L.J. 769 (2002) and Russell Robinson, Masculinity as Prison, 99 Cal. L. Rev. 1309 (2011) Articles have been emailed to student list serves. Dinner provided. Contact jbenkato@lawnet.uci.edu with questions or to RSVP!

Wednesday, January 21, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

CDO: LAIPLA Law School Road Show, MPAA 408
The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association is the premier intellectual property law association in Southern California. In their 80th year, LAIPLA has been educating and connecting members of the intellectual property legal community since 1934. LAIPLA is coming to UCI Law on 01.21.15 at 5:00 p.m. (MPAA 408) to present a panel of speakers who will discuss careers in intellectual property, including patent, trademark and copyright law.  Experienced IP practitioners with law firm and in-house experience will be in attendance. Students will have an opportunity to meet and speak with the panelists at this event. For anyone interested in learning more about LAIPLA and the Association’s membership, this will be an invaluable opportunity.  Pizza and refreshments will be provided.  Students interested in attending should RSVP on Symplicity at their earliest convenience.

Friday, January 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO: Patent Bar Exam Information, LAW 3750
Mark Dighton, Director of Law School Relations and a Director of the Patent Office at the Practicing Law Institute is coming to UCI Law on 01.23.15 at 12:00 p.m. (Law 3750) to give a detailed presentation concerning the Patent Bar Examination. If you are a student with an undergraduate degree (or at least two years of coursework) in engineering, computer sciences or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, some related fields), and are interested in becoming a Patent Agent or Attorney, attendance at this event is encouraged. Students interested in attending should RSVP on Symplicity at their earliest convenience.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, January 19

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - Campus Closure

Parking Structure

Please note the following closures for Social Science Parking Structure:
January 12 - 14: Closure of the Stanford entrance/exit. Please use the Pereira entrance/exit.

Global Justice Summit

The 5th Annual Global Justice Summit is coming up! If you are interested in gaining valuable negotiation experience and learning about constitutional drafting, please sign up here.  In order to participate you will need to attend two of the three workshops taking place on January 13th, 14th, and 20th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in EDU 1131. The constitutional drafting will take place on January 30th and 31st at the UCI Student Center! Free food will be provided at each event to students who RSVP!

Legal Musicians Wanted!

Do you sing or play an instrument?  The Los Angeles Lawyers PhilharmonicLegal Voices and Gary Greene, Esq., and His Big Band of Barristers are looking for singers and musicians who are lawyers, judges, legal assistants and law students.  Proclaimed as “LA’s Only Legal Orchestra and Chorus,” the LA Lawyers Phil and Legal Voices have achieved international recognition.  The Big Band of Barristers, proclaimed as “LA’s Only Legal Big Band,” has also been named America’s #1 Legal Band after winning the American Bar Association’s nationwide competition. The orchestra, chorus and big band have exciting concerts planned for this season, culminating in a Walt Disney Concert Hall performance in June.   We are auditioning ALL instruments and vocalists.  We are especially looking for those playing harp, oboe, clarinet French horn, trombone, violin, viola, cello, string bass and for vocalists singing tenor and bass. If you would like to try out for these ensembles, please email audition@LALawyersPhil.org.  Take a look at an audition flyer: http://bit.ly/lawyersphil146.  For more info on the LA Lawyers Phil, visit www.LALawyersPhil.org

Law Review

Print copies of Vol. 4, Issue 2: Remaining Labor Law are now available. This issue features articles by Professor Fisk and Professor Lee as well as a note by UCI Law alumnus Brian Olney. Stop by the Law Review Office in MPAA 443 on Monday 1/12 between noon and 1:00 pm to pick up a copy! 

ASP Books

As the Spring semester approaches, we kindly ask that you return any borrowed ASP books if you are no longer using them by Wednesday, January 14.  We hope that you found them to be a great resource!  We have several students who are searching for supplements for the next semester and we’d love to share some of these resources with them.  If no faculty assistant is present when you visit Suite 3800, we 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

Wednesday, January 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Halfway Done with Law School Celebration, Courtyard
2Ls, please join us in the courtyard to celebrate being halfway done with law school.  Dean Chemerinsky will say a few words to begin the celebration.  Food will be provided!

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