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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • November 8, 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

Now - November 24

Dean Schroeder offers half-hour one-on-one academic advising sessions through the end of the enrollment period on November 24.  This is a great opportunity to make sure you’re on track to meet all your graduation requirements, as well as figure out a schedule that best fits your academic and career goals.  To make an appointment call Debbie Mondares (949-824-8395) or stop by her desk (no emails, please).

Thursday, November 12, 12:00pm

Bidding closes at 12:00pm for January short session and semester-long upper-level spring courses with an enrollment class capacity of 24 or less.

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 9, 7pm

Melissa Harris-Perry: How Black Lives Matter to American Politics, Pacific Ballrooms, UCI Student Center
The host of MSNBC's 'Melissa Harris-Perry' discusses 'How Black Lives Matter to American Politics,' current events happening in black America and our role in addressing these issues. RSVP here.

Monday, November 9, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Entertainment and Sports Law Society: Leigh Steinberg Talk & Book Signing, EDU 1111
Leigh Steinberg, premiere sports agent and inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire, will be coming to UCI Law for a lecture and book signing event on November 9, 2015. Mr. Steinberg has had an illustrious and unparalleled 40-year career as a sports agent, representing some of the most successful athletes and coaches in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, and golf. He has represented the number one overall pick in the NFL draft an unprecedented eight times in conjunction with over 60 first round picks. With an unrivaled history of record-setting contracts, Leigh has secured over $3 billion for his 300+ pro athlete clients. Mr. Steinberg will be speaking about his decorated career as an agent, as well as promoting his forthcoming book, The Agent: My 40-Year Career of Making Deals and Changing the Game. The book details his decades of dominance in the sports industry and sheds light on overcoming his personal struggles to launch his comeback. Leigh has been rated the #6 Most Powerful Person in the NFL according to "Football Digest" and the #16 Most Powerful Person in Sports according to "Sporting News."  

Tuesday, November 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Distinguished Critical Race Theory Lecture, MPAA Executive Commons
The Center on Law, Equality and Race presents the Distinguished Critical Race Theory Lecture featuring Osagie K. Obasogie, Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of Law. Professor Obasogie will discuss his book Blinded by Sight: Seeing Race Through the Eyes of the Blind. A book signing and reception will immediately follow. RSVP here.

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

Center for Psychology and Law Brown Bag Series, SBSG 1517
Please join the Center for Psychology and Law for our November installment of the 2015-2016 Brown Bag Speaker Series, featuring a presentation by Dr. Daniel Krauss titled “The Courts and Juries Struggle with Sexual Violent Person (SVP) Laws.” This talk will take place on in SBSG 1517 (more information here). This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

Thursday, November 12, 6:00pm - 9:30pm

WLS Presents: The Hunting Ground, EDU 1131
The Women's Law Society will be hosting a courtyard reception, followed by a screening of The Hunting Ground (an expose about sexual asault on college campuses).  

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 9

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

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

Tuesday, November 10

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

Public Service Fellow meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

Monday, November 16

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

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

Wednesday, November 18

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

Workshops

Monday, November 9, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

PILF Publicity Poster Hack Workshop, LAW 3600
PILF Publicity is hosting a poster hack workshop that will teach students how to create easy and effective posters/graphics for future PILF activities. 

Tuesday, November 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Pro Bono:  Spring Break Trip to the Mississippi Center for Justice, MPAA 408
All students are welcome to attend this informational meeting to learn more about the annual spring break trip to volunteer with the Mississippi Center for Justice (Feb. 28th - Mar. 5th). This is an informational meeting only. Students must apply to participate. Applications are due Friday, November 20th.

Tuesday, November 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

1L Town Hall, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, EDU 1131
1Ls please join your SBA Class Representatives to talk about your first semester.

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

Ask APALSA: 1L Summer Jobs, Courtyard
Do you have questions about your 1L summer placement? Come join APALSA for an informational career fair in the Courtyard on November 12. APALSA will provide experienced 2Ls and 3Ls who had summer placements in government, judicial chambers, public interest, and private firms. We will answer any questions you have about our past summer experience and the application process. CDO will this event to provide additional insight. APALSA will also provide pizza for everyone! 

Friday, November 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

First-Year Fridays: ASP: Exam-Taking Strategies Part II, EDU 1111
This will be ASP’s last workshop for this semester.  We will teach you how to maximize your learning through taking practice exams, and we will also give you various exam-day tips, including  how to manage your time and organize your answer.  Lunch is provided!  Please contact Professor Mewers at qmewers@law.uci.edu with any questions.

Friday, November 13, 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop, LAW 3500
Greg Shaffer (Law) will present Theorizing Transnational Legal Orders (for the Annual Review of Law and Social Science). 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.

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 

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

November 11

Veterans’ Day: Campus Closure
The Law Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day. 

November 13, 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Student Health Center is now offering the Flu Vaccine to all students, staff and faculty.  The cost of the flu vaccination is only $25. Students enrolled in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan pay nothing!  Open for walk-ins from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

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 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, November 9 - 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Global Justice Summit Info Table, Courtyard
The GJS board will be tabling in the Courtyard during lunch on November 9 and 10 (Monday and Tuesday). Stop by to learn more about the 6th annual Global Justice Summit!  

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

Veterans Awareness Week Bake Sale, Courtyard
Come buy a sweet treat to benefit the Veterans' Advocacy Society!

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!  

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.  

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.