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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • December 4, 2016
Exams

***Exam Administration Contact***

Please do not contact professors during or after an exam. In order to preserve anonymity, all questions and concerns should be directed to Dean Schroeder or Jennah Jones.

Updated ExamSoft Software

Please ensure that you have the most recent version of the ExamSoft software. When you open ExamSoft for the first time this semester, you will be prompted to update the software (see additional detailed instructions below). Check this webpage for more information about exam technology. For continuing students who used ExamSoft last academic year and have not registered the software for this new academic year, you need to re-register your software and download the newest version of the software for this year prior to your first exam.

Make-up Exam Rescheduling Deadline

Monday, December 5, 12:00 pm
If you need to reschedule an exam for reasons listed in the Academic Rules, you must contact Jennah Jones by Monday, December 5 at 12:00 pm. 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 Monday, December 5 through the morning of December 20. 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

Snack Mix Bar
Take a break from studying and come to the snack mix bar in the courtyard (or EDU lobby depending on weather):
Tuesday, December 6, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Wednesday, December 7, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Exam Meals
Join us for exam meals in the courtyard on:
Friday, December 9, 7:15 am, Breakfast
Tuesday, December 13, 7:15 am, Breakfast
Friday, December 16, 12:00 pm, Pizza

Deadlines

Monday, December 5 at 5:00 pm

Survey on Law School Tuition - Deadline
SBA wants to hear from you regarding the Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition proposed policy changes. See e-mail from Meigan Thompson to complete the survey.

Thursday, December 15, 4:00 pm

Spring 2017 Tuition and Fees Deadline
Students who owe Spring 2017 tuition and fees must make a full payment by the deadline of December 15, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. View your ZOT Account at https://zotaccount.uci.edu and click on "Current Account View". If fees are not paid by the deadline, you will incur a $50 late enrollment penalty. Questions can be sent to Student Financial Services staff, Nasreen Zia or Jennifer Terrazas.

Monday, December 19, 11:59 pm

Research and Dissertation Fellows Program Application Deadline
The Research and Dissertation Fellows Program is a partnership between the Access Group Center for Research & Policy Analysis and the Association for Institutional Research. The program is designed to promote scholarship on issues related to access, affordability and value of legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly. This grant program awards $50,000 to scholars and $25,000 to doctoral students to support year-long research projects. For additional information and to apply, visit the program's web page.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 9:00 am (Short Session)
Friday, January 20, 2017, 12:00 pm (Regular Session)

Short Session and Regular Session Enrollment Deadlines
The last date to add/drop a short session course is Wednesday, January 4 at 9:00 am. The deadline to add/drop a regular session course for the spring semester is Friday, January 20 at 12:00 pm. For more details, please see a November 16 email from the Law School Registrar, Stephanie Santoro.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline 
The Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation is pleased to offer five scholarships of $2,000 each. Applications are currently being accepted from law students with a demonstrated commitment to community service, including but not limited to a commitment to serving the Japanese American community and/or the API community. Additional factors may include financial need, adversity, academic achievement, and desire to practice law in the Southern California area. The deadline to apply is January 20, 2017. The scholarship application and instructions are available at www.jabaonline.org/scholarships.

Friday, April 14, 2017

ABA Section of Family Law Schwab Essay Contest 2017 Request for Entry Deadline
Each year, the American Bar Association Section of Family Law conducts an essay contest to encourage law students to think about current issues in family law, and to encourage participation in the Section of Family Law. This contest is open to 2L and 3L students. More information can be found here.

Speakers

Wednesday, December 7, 5:00 pm

UCI Korea Law Center Public Lecture - A Comparative Constitutional Law Conversation, EDU 1111
This lecture will feature Professor Chaihark Hahm, Yonsei Law School, 2016-17 Berggruen Fellow, Stanford University and Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. To RSVP, please email Mary Germain: mgermain@law.uci.edu. This event is presented by the UCI Law Korea Law Center and Orange County Korean American Bar Association.

Monday, December 12, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession Speaker: Milan Markovic, LAW 3500
Led by Professors Southworth and Garth, the nascent Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession (CERLP) is committed to empirical research and public engagement on issues relating to the legal profession. Building on the strengths of UCI Law faculty, the center plays an important role in connecting the law school, UC Irvine, and local, regional, national and global communities of lawyers and scholars interested in the future of the legal profession. Milan Markovic is Associate Professor of Law at Texas A & M University School of Law, with expertise in professional responsibility, legal ethics, international law and business associations, and a research focus on the duties of lawyers and judges in transnational contexts.

Meetings
Check back for more meetings next semester!
Workshops

Friday, December 9, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tensions of Transparency: Open Government Laws in Land Use Regulation, LAW 3500
Open government laws exist in most jurisdictions in the U.S., facilitating public access to government meetings and records. Such laws can promote public participation in the democratic process. Yet, some participants in public-private land development deals contend that existing open government law can constrain productive negotiations without effectively increasing public engagement. This roundtable explores the tensions that arise in the land development process, where the goal of maintaining government transparency can conflict with the goal of effectively negotiating complex deals mingling private resources and public authority. More CLEANR Workshops & Roundtables listed here.

Early Bar Prep - Save the Dates

Session One:  Wednesday, 3/22 (Dean Chemerinsky is speaking), 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Session Two:  Monday, 3/27 or Thursday 3/30, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Session Three: Monday 4/3 or Thursday 4/6, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

ASP will send you more information regarding the contents of each week’s session as we get closer to the dates.  For now, please note that during the first week, there is only one session because Dean Chemerinsky will be delivering some key information during this session only.  

Announcements

Campus Bookstore Hours - Winter Break

Over the winter break, the bookstore will be open on December 27, 28, and 29 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The bookstore will reopen for regular hours beginning on Tuesday, January 3.

Fall 2016 Instructor Evaluations

Instructor evaluations are being administered during the first or last 10 minutes of classes. Students can access available evaluations at https://apps.law.uci.edu/laweval-survey (also available on the Student Portal under Registration). After logging into the system, you will find a list of your enrolled classes, as well as the dates and times for scheduled evaluations. Please be sure to bring your laptop to class on days with scheduled evaluations. All evaluations will be available through the end of the reading period.

2017 Commencement Website is Live

The updated Commencement website is now live! Feel free to share the link with you family and friends.  

Upper Level Writing Requirement

Please see this online guide which describes the many ways in which the Upper Level Writing Requirement can be fulfilled. If you still have questions after reading the guide, please see Dean Schroeder.

Sustainability Initiative Student Opportunity: Climate Communications Position

Job Description: Work on a website to promote and build an interactive forum for UC faculty working on climate- and sustainability-related topics. Responsibilities include following up and developing articles for a web-based project related to the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative. Successful candidates must have excellent writing skills with the ability to work independently under minimal supervision. Demonstrated knowledge in sustainability/climate change. Background in design desirable, but not required. Start Date: Begin immediately; End Date: Flexible – at the latest June 10, 2017. Website for more info: http://bit.ly/si_commsContact person name/email/phone: Diana Lofflin; dlofflin@uci.edu; 949-824-1445

Mix and Mingle

Monday, December 5, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Community Fellow Surprise for 1Ls, Courtyard
Please join Community Fellows in the courtyard for our special annual event on the last day of fall semester. The surprise is planned for 1Ls, but all are welcome to join in on the fun and relaxation.

Wednesday, December 21, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knobbe Martens Holiday Reception, Irvine 
Knobbe Martens is hosting a Home for the Holidays cocktail reception for 1L, 2L, and 3L students with technical backgrounds or a demonstrated interest in trademark prosecution who will be in Southern California for the holidays. RSVP to candice.lee@knobbe.com with a resume by Friday, December 16.

Wednesday, January 4 OR Thursday, January 5, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Foley & Lardner LLP 1L Reception, San Diego and Los Angeles (respectively)
For 175 years, Foley attorneys have dedicated themselves to providing top-notch legal services to clients in a broad range of established and growing industries. Come and learn more about exciting career opportunities at their firm. RSVP to Addis Abebe by Wednesday, December 28th, and indicate which reception(s) you will be attending.

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 StudentLife@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.