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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • November 29, 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

Library Announcements for Final Exams

Hours. Library hours are extended from November 30th – December 18th.  Current hours are always available on the library’s website:  http://www.law.uci.edu/library/ 
Study Rooms.  Do not reserve library study rooms for your take-home exams.  With the exception of the open study rooms,  the remainder of the study rooms are for group use only and have a strict three-hour limit.  Staff will not give keys to individuals, and by reserving a room in advance you are blocking those working in groups from reserving it. 
Quiet Study.  The library is supposed to be a quiet place to study at all times, and this is especially true as we near finals.  Please keep your conversations to a minimum and your voices low. Talking on your cell phone is never permitted in any area of the library, including the restrooms, copy rooms, and/or study rooms.  While talking in all areas of the library should be kept to a minimum, the library is designating the California room as a quiet study space effective immediately.
Access. There is restricted access during the Reading and Exam period, which means the library is not open to visitors, including law student guests.  Continue to monitor your belongings at all times, since this is a bad time to lose unattended laptops, wallets, or other valuable items.

Exam Breakfasts & Study Breaks

Trail Mix Bar
Take a break from studying and come make trail mix in the courtyard (or EDU lobby depending on weather):
Monday, November 30 from 1:15 - 1:45pm
Wednesday, December 2 from 12:30 – 1:30pm

Exam Breakfast
Join us for exam meals in the courtyard on:
Friday, December 4, 7:15am Breakfast
Tuesday, December 8, 7:15am Breakfast
Friday, December 11, 12:00pm Pizza

Deadlines

Monday, November 30, 9:00am

Bid Course Authorization Codes Expire

Tuesday, November 30, 9:00am

Spring 2016 General Enrollment Begins
Bid course enrollment authorization codes expire. General enrollment through LawReg begins after 9:00am. Be on the lookout for the email announcing the opening of general enrollment.

Wednesday, December 3

Under-enrolled courses are cancelled

December 15, 4:00pm

Spring 2016 Tuition Payment Deadline
Spring 2016 tuition and fees must be paid in full by the deadline of December 15, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. View your ZOT Account at https://zotaccount.uci.edu and click on Current Account view. You may make an electronic payment directly from your bank account; print a stub to send in with your payment. You also have the option to make a payment at Aldrich Hall – either at the Cashiers window (open 10-12:00 and 2-4:00, M-F) or in the Cashier drop box, on the outside of the building near the Cashiers office. If fees are not paid by the deadline, you will incur a $50 late enrollment penalty.  Please contact Nasreen Zia or Jennifer Terrazas with questions.

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.


SAVE THE DATE: February 20, 2016

UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition
The  2016 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition is an innovative, collaborative competition that presents a new and challenging, real-world, interdisciplinary “negotiations problem” for graduate students in law, business, and bioscience, with an emphasis on using cutting-edge stem cell technology in the business context.   This year’s competition will be held on February 20, 2016 at UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business.  The full-day event begins with a breakfast panel composed of professionals who describe how multi-discipline groups within the company interact to solve business problems.  After a full day of negotiations, the event concludes with an Awards Dinner at the University Club.  Competition details will be announced in January.

Speakers

SAVE THE DATE:  January 25, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  EDU 1111

Townhall Meeting: Dean Chemerinsky Reviews the Law School Budget with Students. 

Workshops

Friday, December 4, 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop, LAW 3500
Edelina Munoz Burciaga (Social Science) will present Postsecondary access and social mobility amongst Undocu/DACAmented young adults in California and Georgia. The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch (12-1:15 p.m.) in the Law School (Room 3500H). Lunch will be provided. All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy (nmccoy@law.uci.edu) for each workshop you plan to attend.

Announcements

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.

Campus Roadway Maintenance

Beginning Monday, November 16, and continuing through the month of December, maintenance staff will be filling and sealing more than 50,000 linear feet of cracks on campus roadways. This work will help protect roads during the potentially wet winter season and reduce future maintenance costs. For the safety of our workers, please follow the warning signage and reduce your speed when traveling in these areas. Roadway maintenance should occur with minimal traffic impacts, however, you might experience intermittent lane closures during the weekends. Information regarding upcoming maintenance work may be found at www.parking.uci.edu. For questions, please contact Dina Ochoa at (949) 824-0035. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve campus roadways. 

Mix and Mingle

Friday, December 4

2L Holiday Party, 8:00pm - 11:00pm, Palo Verde Commons
Take a break from studying for finals and join us for the 2L holiday party on Friday, December 4, 2015. Please check your e-mail for details.  

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.