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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • March 22, 2015
DEADLINES

Monday, March 23, 9:00am

UCI Law Clinic Summer Intern Application Deadline
The application deadline for summer interns at the UCI Law Clinic is Monday, March 23.  If you want to apply for these positions, please be sure to submit your packets to Debi Gloria by Monday at 9:00 AM.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Debi Gloria.

Monday, March 23

Californians for Equal Justice Summer Stipend Application Deadline
Equal Justice America is launching Californians for Equal Justice this year, making students at all ABA approved California law schools eligible for EJA Fellowships.  Students must line up a placement with a non-profit organization in California that provides civil legal assistance to the poor.  Information on how to apply can be found at this link.  https://www.equaljusticeamerica.org/prev_applications/ApplicationSummer.htm.  The EJA Fellowships for UCI students will be highly competitive.  Limited slots are available, especially since this is the first time CJA is offering fellowships to students at all California law schools.  The number of UCI students funded will increase as the program moves forward in the years to come.

Sunday, March 29

The Voice Article Submission Deadline: Last Issue for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
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 March 29. 

Monday, March 30

2015-2016 Student-Sponsored Symposium Application Deadline
Each year the Law School invites student organizations and publications to submit proposals for a Student Sponsored Symposium. One student organization or publication will be selected to sponsor a subsidized full-day conference or symposium.  The Symposium typically is held in the spring semester. Information about the selection process, examples of past successful applications, and a past symposium budget can be found on our website. This year’s Student Sponsored Symposium Committee members are Professors Robert Solomon (chair), Annie Lai, and Grace Tonner and student representatives Sean Garcia-Leys, Solange Rousset and John Bissett. Proposals should be submitted using the Application Form.  The application form and proposed budget are due via email to Dean Schroeder on Monday, March 30 at 5:00 p.m.  The Committee’s selection will be announced by the end of the spring semester.

Monday, March 30

DRI 2015 Diversity Scholarship Application Submission Deadline
Deadline to apply for one of two $10,000 DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships.  DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar (www.dri.org) -wants to ensure that top diverse law students from across the country are aware that these scholarships are available. The application is available on its website: www.dri.org.

Wednesday, April 1, 4:00pm

Boukai Family Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline
The Boukai Family Foundation is providing a scholarship to one UCI law student up to $2,500 for  the 2015-2016 academic year. The values of family, faith, education and giving back to the community are closely held by the Boukai Family. This scholarship program was established to encourage current law students to build upon these values; advocate the importance of tolerance toward Islam and all forms of religions and faith traditions; and serve to strengthen opportunities for future generations in Muslim-American communities. Students interested in applying, must complete the application sent via e-mail from Nasreen Zia. The scholarship application including the personal statement must be submitted to the UCI School of Law Financial Aid Office by 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 1st, 2015.

SPEAKERS

Wednesday, March 25, 6:00pm

BLSA Panel, MPAA 430
Professors Richardson, Gustafson, Davis, and Dexter will discuss being a diverse attorney in the legal market. Students will have an opportunity to ask the professors questions and learn more about their individual backgrounds and experiences.

Thursday, March 26, 11:55am - 1:15pm

Professor Michelle Goodwin and BLSA: Conversations on Mental Health, Race, and Society, LAW 3500
Conversations on Mental Health, Race, and Society is a dialogue series sponsored by the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy to examine 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.  This discussion will focus on Sexual Violence Against Women And Girls, with a screening of “The 16 Year Old Killer: Cyntoia's Story.”  RSVP here to ensure a seat and lunch.  Full series schedule and details here.

Thursday, March 26, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

OutLaw, APALSA & WLS Film Screening: Kumu Hina, EDU 1131
OutLaw, APALSA and WLS are joining together to screen a film about race, gender identity, culture, and love. Kumu Hina is a story of a mahu (trans woman) hula teacher in Hawaii and her leadership in the Native Hawaiian community.

Saturday, March 28, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Bridging a Troubled Stream:  Confronting Legal Issues at the Nexus of Entertainment and Technology, EDU 1111
Presented by the Entertainment Law Society at UC Irvine, this symposium will examine current legal issues at the nexus of entertainment and technology in a rapidly changing digital frontier. Experts from the legal, technological, business, media, entertainment, and government sectors will come together to discuss the consequences of legal decisions on access to entertainment in the internet age.  Online registration and other details available on the Symposium event page.

Monday, March 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO: Careers in Public Service Panel, EDU 1111
The Public Law Section’s Executive Committee is hosting a lunch reception at U.C. Irvine Law for new lawyers and students which will include complimentary refreshments. The panel will be moderated by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky discussing their careers dedicated to public service and the qualities they look for when hiring. Attorneys from Best Best & Krieger, Rutan and Tucker, United States Attorney's Office, Orange County District Attorney's Office, and Orange County Public Defender's Office will present.  Public law is the area of law which governs relationships between individuals and the government, and those relationships between individuals which are of direct concern to the society.  Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, April 1, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Michelle Goodwin Chair Investiture, EDU 1131
Chancellor’s Chairs are endowed positions awarded to a very small number of UC Irvine professors across the campus who demonstrate unusual academic merit. Professor Michele Goodwin will present "Reproductive Justice in An Era of Resistance."

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

APALSA/LLSA DACA Speaker Panel, EDU 1111
A panel discussing DACA and federal regulations surrounding immigration. 

MEETINGS

Monday, March 23

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

Tuesday, March 24

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

Wednesday, March 25

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

Tuesday, March 21

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

Wednesday, April 1

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

WORKSHOPS

Sunday, March 15, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Early Bar Prep with Dean Chemerinksy and ASP, EDU 1111
The first step towards passing any Bar Exam is learning the inside secrets from the experts.  Attend Early Bar Prep to familiarize yourself with what is tested on the bar exam, learn studying and test-taking strategies, and practice each type of question that appears on the bar exam. The sessions are open to 3Ls and are taught by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Linda Puertas, Director of Academic Skills, Sue Kung, Associate Director of Academic Skills, and Christina Chong, Assistant Director of Academic Skills. You can never be too prepared! Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Kung at skkung@law.uci.edu or Linda Puertas at lpuertas@law.uci.edu.

Monday, March 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO Skills Workshop: Pre-EIW Event - Secrets From The Employer, EDU 1131
This presentation is designed for students intending to participate in 2015 Fall Early Interview Week ("EIW") to be held from August 3-7, 2015.  Panelists from Jones Day, a preeminent Am Law 100 law firm and the Pro Bono Director at the Public Law Center will speak about best practices for applying to employers participating in EIW (including drafting effective and persuasive cover letters). The panelists will also discuss interview skills and strategies to optimize performance at EIW. Time will be allotted at the conclusion of the presentation for Q&A.  Students attending this event should also plan to attend the CDO Fall 2015 EIW Strategy Session on April 15, 2015.  Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Monday, March 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jessup Information Session, LAW 3750
The 2014-2015 Jessup Team is holding an informational session for all interested applicants for the 2015-2016 Jessup Team.  The team will discuss the competition generally, UCI-specific details about how the team approaches the competition, the application and interview process, and any other questions attendees and applicants may have.

Tuesday, March 24, 11:50am - 1:50pm AND Monday, March 30, 11:50am - 1:10pm (Must attend both.)

Mandatory Summer Externship Orientation Part 1, EDU 1131
All students who wish to earn externship credit for their summer work must attend both sessions.  Attendance is a requirement of the externship course. Students who have not yet finalized their summer plans but believe that they may seek credit should attend.  Lunch will be served both days.  Arrive a little early  to pick up your meal.  To confirm your attendance, please:
1. complete and submit the Registration form at the Externship Online System page: https://apps.law.uci.edu/externship/Default.aspx
2. complete and save as much of the Request for Authorization to Enroll as possible (placement, supervisor, city)
3. confirm that you will attend the Orientation sessions by emailing Stacy Tran, stran@law.uci.edu so that we may order lunch

Tuesday, March 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tax Law Research - Lexis Training, EDU 1111
UCI Law's Lexis representative will teach a class on tax law research tools available on Lexis. Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, March 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO: Skadden Fellowship Orientation, EDU 1111
Susan Butler Plum, the Founding Director of the Skadden Fellowship Program, will be presenting (via Skype) an inside perspective into the application process for this prestigious post-graduate fellowship program. In-person attendance at this meeting is essential for all 2L students who plan to submit a post-graduate Skadden Fellowship application during September of their 3L year. Please RSVP on Symplicity as lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, March 31, 11:45am - 1:15pm

Financial Aid: Fundamentals of Investing Workshop, MPAA 408
In coordination with Consumer Credit Counseling of Orange County and the Business Law Society, the UCI Law Student Financial Services Office is inviting someone from  New York Life to conduct the Fundamental of Investing Workshop. The workshop will cover the different types of investments and their tax implications to help participants learn to maximize their investment opportunities. 

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

CDO Skills Workshop Succeeding in Your Public Interest Summer Internship, LAW 3750
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 1, 4:00pm

Webinar: (Not) Making the Grade: Responding with Resiliency to Law School
The David Nee Foundation, a highly respected organization devoted to law student mental health, has teamed up with the ABA Law Student Division to offer a free Webinar for law students.  The Webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 1 at 4:00 pm our time.  This webinar will be offered by Katherine M. Bender and Anne Brafford. The pressure of law school can make many law students feel so exhausted and uncertain that, regardless of how well they do academically, they still feel like failures or imposters whose demise must be just around the corner. The science of positive psychology has found that teaching resilience skills can help people effectively respond to stress and bounce back from setbacks. One way that science has found to enhance resilience is through the “growth mindset” framework. Students’ mindsets have a direct influence on their grades as well as their psychological health and resilience. This webinar will teach law students about how to enhance their resilience by developing a growth mindset.  In order to respect law student privacy and anonymity, students may register in advance but they do not have to. They can simply click to join in at the time of the web conference: the links are the same for preregistration and for showing up at the time of the presentation. https://www.bigmarker.com/Dave_Nee_Foundation/Not-Making-the-Grade. 

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

CDO Skills Workshop: Succeeding During Your Summer at a Law Firm, LAW 3750
This panel discussion will cover the skills and strategies necessary to succeed as a summer associate at a law firm. The panelists will be 3Ls who worked as summer associates at law firms last summer. The program will include a discussion of important topics such as navigating a firm hierarchy and culture, how to manage work assignments, how to succeed at firm social events, and information regarding work productivity and the billable hour. Time will be reserved for student questions and an interactive discussion period. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Friday, March 27

Ceasar Chavez Day - Campus Closure

The law library will be closed on Friday, March 27 for Cesar Chavez Day. The library will reopen on Saturday with regular weekend hours.

SBA Awards

Thank you for taking the time to nominate your peers, faculty and staff for the SBA Awards.  Nominations have been compiled and now it is time to VOTE!  You may vote any time between now and next Friday, March 27 at 5:00pm.  Results will be announced at the Pro Bono and Student Awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 14, so save the date!
1L: https://eee.uci.edu/survey/1LSBAAwardBallot1415
2/3Ls: https://eee.uci.edu/survey/2L3LSBAAwardBallot1415

MPAA 2nd Floor Construction

Please note that major demolition is schedule to take place in MPAA 2nd floor on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week.  Those on MPAA 3rd floor may hear some noise during this process as we are tearing down walls as part of this demo.  On Thursday and Friday of next week, debris from the demo will be transported out of the building via the elevator.  The debris will be covered as it is being moved out of the building.  The elevator will still be available for use, however if possible, it would be greatly appreciated if the stairwells could be used as much as possible to travel between floors during these two days so we can keep the elevator freed up to expedite the removal of the debris.

MIX AND MINGLE

Wednesday, March 25; Thursday, March 26; Wednesday, April 1 & Thursday, April 2, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

Wednesday, March 25, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Jones Day Information Session, LAW 3500
On Wednesday, March 25 from 3:00-5:00pm , the law firm of Jones Day will be conducting an information session in Law 3500 for 1L students interested in learning about the firm, its practice groups, and offices.  Erica Reilley, the Hiring Partner of the Los Angeles office, Elizabeth Berner, Recruiting Manager for the Southern California Region, and Julie Giacopuzzi, Recruiting Coordinator for the Southern California Region, and other Jones Day lawyers, will answer questions about the firm’s summer program.  There will be no formal presentation, so students should come prepared to ask questions and drive the conversation. Jones Day is a global Am Law 100 firm and has participated in Fall EIW each year since 2010 and will interview students in August 2015.  Students interested in attending the information session should RSVP on Symplicity no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2015.

Thursday, March 26, 5:30pm

Sheppard Mullin 1L Reception, Eurkea
Please join Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP for the University of California, Irvine School of Law 1L Reception. Business casual attire. Drinks and appetizers will be served. The Sheppard Mullin UCI Law 1L Reception will be hosted at Eureka Restaurant across the street from campus (4143 Campus Drive, Irvine).  RSVP by March 20 to Patty McGraw, Recruiting Coordinator (pmcgraw@sheppardmullin.com) with the subject line “UCI Reception.”

Thursday, March 26, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

CF Trivia Night, Dave & Busters Irvine Spectrum
1Ls - On behalf of all of the Community Fellows, you're invited to our Second Annual Community Fellow Trivia Night next week on Thursday, March 26 at Dave & Buster's! We know some of you may be coming from other events like firm networking, but this is a great way to unwind after with some yummy, FREE food and fun trivia!

Monday, March 30, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

UCI Law Community Passover Seder, UCI Student Center Pacific Ballroom C
All are welcome to celebrate Passover with the Jewish Law Association! Come to a great meal with students, faculty, family members, significant others, etc. Tickets are $10 at the door. Please RSVP here.

Wednesday, April 1, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Troutman Sanders Reception: Navigating Your Way Through The Recruitment Process, Troutman Sanders: 5 Park Plaza, Ste 1400
Troutman Sanders invites first-year UCI law students to a presentation designed to provide useful tips on how to successfully navigate your way through the recruitment process.  Appetizers and refreshments to be served.  Parking will be validated.  Please RSVP to Sheri Clifton by March 31.

Sunday, April 12, 8:30am - 12:00pm

ARC Grad Decathlon 2015, ARC
The Grad Decathlon is a unique event that will challenge you to compete against the School of Medicine, Paul Merage School of Business, or School of Law, as well as your most difficult opponent — yourself.  The result is a memorable full-day fitness experience that builds professional and personal bonds that can last a lifetime, and gives you bragging rights back at your department. Your day at the Grad Decathlon will be filled with 8 physical events.  By participating in the Grad Decathlon, you join a community of like-minded people from the UC Irvine Campus that brings a real sense of teamwork and camaraderie to the event. You’ll have a chance to meet and network with some impressive people. Teams of 3 can sign up to compete for $30/team ($10/person).  Team captains can register at the ARC Sales Desk between 8:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays, and should email team rosters to jshalsey@uci.edu.

Tuesday, April 14, 5:30pm

Pro Bono & Student Life Awards, University Club
Save the date!  More details to come, but we hope you will join the Pro Bono Office and Student Services in recognizing your peers, hearing about your peers’ pro bono contributions, and finding out who won the SBA Student/Faculty Awards.

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.

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

SAVE THE DATE: 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.

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.