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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • November 15, 2015
Exams

Make-up Exam Rescheduling Deadline

Monday, November 30 at 5:00pm
If you need to reschedule an exam for reasons listed in the Academic Rules, you must contact Jennah Jones by Monday, November 30 at 5:00pm.  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.

Exam Review Schedules

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

Deadlines

Friday, November 20

Bid course enrollment authorization codes announced.

Monday, November 23, 7:00am

3L Priority Enrollment Begins

Tuesday, Novembery 24, 7:00am

2L Enrollment Begins

January 13, 2016

Applications for the 2016 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship are now open! Application deadline is January 13, 2016. The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is a transatlantic educational program for American and European graduate students. Humanity in Action invites applications from students enrolled in graduate or advanced professional programs, including programs for masters, doctorates, MDs, JDs, MBAs and other graduate degrees. Applicants should seek to build careers in foreign policy, diplomacy and government service, international development, trade and business, NGOs and other international fields. Veterans and candidates of minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more. FAQ.

Speakers

Monday, November 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

The Raymond Pryke First Amendment Law Lecture: Presented by Floyd Abrams, EDU 1131
The 2015 Raymond Pryke First Amendment Law Lecture will feature Floyd Abrams, one of the leading First Amendment lawyers in the country. Mr. Abrams is partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, and a member of the firm's Executive Committee and litigation practice group. RSVP Here.

Monday, November 23, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

"The House of Murder" with Ian Burney, 1517 SBSG, UCI
In this talk, Ian Burney will use the notorious case of the serial murderer John Christie (1953) to explore the contours of English homicide investigation at mid-century. He will focus in particular on the way that the Christie investigation spectacularly demonstrated a relatively new framework for forensic activity – what we now call “CSI.” His analysis will show how post-war English murder investigation was shaped by new approaches to the crime scene and by developments in lab-based analysis of crime scene objects which reconfigured the relationship between bodies, spaces, and traces. The investigation into Christie’s “House of Murder” at 10 Rillington Place transformed it into a macabre excavation site, the stage for a prolonged, meticulous, and intensely public search for forensically actionable evidence of the murders committed within it. In outlining the story of this single case, Burney will also reflect upon what history can contribute to debates about the state of contemporary forensic practice.

Meetings

Monday, November 16

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

Pro Bono Innocence Appeal Weekly Meeting, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, MPAA 201

Tuesday, November 17

National Lawyers Guild Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 430

Wednesday, November 18

PILF Board Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

Monday, November 23

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

Pro Bono Innocents Appeal Weekly Meeting, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, MPAA 201

Tuesday, November 24

BLSA General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00p, LAW 4750

Workshops

Tuesday, November 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Recruiting Tips for Landing an IP Job Featuring Snell & Wilmer, MPAA 408
Snell & Wilmer lawyers will give practical advice regarding the kinds of IP candidates law firms are looking for, and tips on resume preparation, cover letters, interview skills, and follow-up after the interview.  The chair of Snell & Wilmer IP department, Chuck Hauff, from our Phoenix office, and Andrew Flior, from our Orange County office will discuss these topics and more providing students insight into what employers are actually looking for. Lunch will be provided. Students interested in attending should RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, November 18, 12:15pm - 1:15pm

JLA Lunch-n-Learn, LAW 3600
Come enjoy a delicious kosher lunch while comparing and discussing the intersections of Jewish and American legal systems! A local rabbi will provide the texts and facilitate the conversation. 

Wednesday, November 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Financial Aid: Understanding Credit Reports and Scores Workshop, LAW 3750
Offered by Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County. This informative workshop will show students what lenders look for on credit reports, how to establish good credit and how to legally eliminate credit report errors for free. For more information about UCI Law’s financial literacy services, go to the Debt Management page. 

Friday, November 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

First-Year Fridays: Research and Your Law Library, EDU 1111
This workshop has three parts.  We’ll begin with a gentle introduction to your First-Year Legal Research course, which is held from Monday, January 4 through Friday, January 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Then, we’ll discuss research in philosophical terms.  This discussion is to prepare you for the Research course, and to help the library learn more about you.  Finally, we’ll take a few minutes to talk about exam-prep materials available in the libraryTaco lunch provided!  Please contact Lisa with any questions.

Friday, November 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

MHWA's Painting with Evelyn Niven, LAW 4750
MHWA presents Painting with Evelyn Niven, an art therapy event. During this 2 hour program, Evelyn, a certified art therapist, will use painting as a vehicle for self-expression and discussion. Research supports that mindful engagement in art is proven to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Each student will be provided with three canvases and will be able to take home both their self-created art and the remaining supplies.  

Announcements

Vagina Monologues

Auditions for this year's production of the Vagina Monologues:
Thursday, November 19 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm in MPAA 420
Friday, November 20 - 9:00am to 11:00am in LAW 3750
Monday, November 23 - 1:30pm to 3:45pm in MPAA 430

3L Registration Notice

3L’s – Be sure to check you DARS record BEFORE you start enrolling in classes for spring .   Once you add your spring classes, the data becomes a little confusing until the fall grades post in mid-January.  If you have questions about what you see in DARS, please contact the Law Registrar via email (registrar@law.uci.edu).

Veterans’ Advocacy Society Clothing Drive

Help make a difference by donating your gently used professional clothing and accessories this November during the VAS clothing drive! We can work together to make a huge positive impact on veterans' lives by providing the professional wardrobe they need to secure a new job and a rewarding career. 
Donation Guidelines:
- Good condition (no tears, holes, broken zippers, etc.)
- Must be clean and folded (preferred on hangers)
- Not in a bag
- Extra hangers needed! (can place them in the box)
3 Drop-off Locations: (1)Law School Lobby (2) Law School Student Lounge (3) Main Campus Vets Center

UCI Annual Teddy Bear and Toy Drive

The UCI Police Department and UC Irvine Medical Center Security Department will be accepting donations of new teddy bears, other stuffed animals, and toys during this holiday season. The bears and toys will be donated to help comfort children receiving care at UC Irvine Medical Center and at other Orange County children's organizations. Donations will be provided to children 14 years old and younger.  Bears and toys will be collected through Saturday, December 12, at the UCI Police Department lobby, the UC Irvine Medical Center Security Department (Building 33), the Department of Medicine (4th floor, City Tower), and the main lobbies of the UC Irvine Douglas Hospital and Building 200. For additional information, please contact Tori Fiscus at tfiscus@uci.edu or Scott Martin at martins@uci.edu.

Mix and Mingle

Monday - Tuesday, November 16-17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

ASP Courtyard Q&A, Courtyard
Come and ask your Academic Skills Fellows and Professor Mewers any questions you have about strategies for taking exams, outlining, studying, or time management.

November 18, 7:00am - 1:30pm

Waffle Wednesday! Hosted by IRAP, Courtyard
For the love of waffles! And the knowledge that you are supporting a good cause too! UCI's International Refugee Assistance Project will be hosting Waffle Wednesday on November 18th in the Courtyard. We're offering up gourmet waffle creations and a chance for you to get a little good karma. Gluten free options will be available as well. Bring your friends and come kickstart your day with us at Waffle Wednesday!  

November 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tabling for the 3L Class Gift, Courtyard
We will be tabling for the 3L Class Gift at lunchtime in the courtyard! Stop by to learn all about this year's class gift and the pledging process...or to make your pledge! Remember, if you pledge now, you don't have to worry about it later.  

Saturday, November 21

Sex Education and School Suspension Trivia Night, Anthill Pub

This will be a trivia night event with questions about sex education and school suspension, intended to be a fun way to educate students about issues related to sex education and student due process rights.  

Tuesday, November 24

SSDP Baked Sale, 10:45am - 3:15pm, Courtyard
SSDP will be selling yummy treats in the courtyard and registering people to vote! 

AGS Events

Check the AGS Events page for details on upcoming events for graduate and professional students.

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.

To request reasonable accommodations for a disability at any of the events listed in this newsletter, please contact Dean Liz Schroeder at lschroeder@law.uci.edu or (949) 824-1384.