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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • November 13, 2016
Deadlines

Course Bidding (2Ls and 3Ls)

Students can access the Course Bidding Application here to get enrollment codes for their winning bids for small cap spring courses. For detailed instructions and deadlines on using course bids, please see a Wednesday, November 9 email from the Law School Registrar, Stephanie Santoro. Additional information can be found here: LawReg Course Registration Guide; Upper Level Course Registration.

Spring 2017 Enrollment Windows (2Ls and 3Ls)

The spring 2017 enrollment windows are now available for viewing through LawReg. Please check to be sure you have been assigned a date. If the information does not appear, please let the registrar know immediately. The enrollment windows are as follows: 3Ls – Monday, November 14 at 7:00am; 2Ls – Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00am. For those of you who participated in the pre-enrollment bidding process, enrollment authorization codes for winning bids are now available in the Course Bidding Application. Please contact registrar@law.uci.edu if you have any questions.

Friday, November 18

Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund Application Deadline
The scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Orange County Latino students who are presently attending law school and who have demonstrated involvement in the Latino Community. The Scholarship Fund was named in honor of Wallace (Wally) R. Davis, one of the first Hispanic attorneys in Orange County. He rose to the highest ranks in the legal profession, co-founding the HBA and championing the struggles of the Latino community. By assisting young Latino law students, this scholarship is awarded to those who would follow in his footsteps. More information here.

Speakers

Monday, November 14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Student Bar Association Presents: A Forum on the 2016 Election, EDU 1111
The Student Bar Association would like to invite you to a forum on the 2016 Election, featuring a panel of UCI Law professors and moderated by Dean Chemerinsky. Some topics we are hoping to address include immigration, civil rights, reproductive rights, the criminal justice system, and elections going forward. Join us this coming Monday, November 14, at lunch (12-1 PM) in EDU 1111. Please RSVP HERE by Sunday, November 13 at 10:00 AM to ensure food will be ordered for you. Questions for the panel can be submitted anonymously here.

Tuesday, November 15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Employment & Labor Law Society: Labor Law Speaker Panel, MPAA 430
Join us for a discussion featuring labor-side, management-side, and NLRB attorneys. They will answer your questions about their work, how they entered the field of labor law, and offer tips for success. This event is sponsored by the Employment and Labor Law Society at UCI Law.

Tuesday, November 15, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law, EDU 1131
This year’s Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law will feature Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Stanford Law School. This annual lecture series commemorates the esteemed life and public service of the late Al Meyerhoff, a renowned labor, environmental and civil rights lawyer, who brought a landmark case to stop sweatshop conditions for 30,000 workers on the Pacific island of Saipan. RSVP online here. More details on event page.

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

Guest Speaker Series: Dan Grunfeld, Stacy Horth-Neubert and David Lash - Pro Bono, EDU 1111
Dan Grunfeld of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Stacy Horth-Neubert of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and David Lash, of O’Melveny & Myers, will present a panel and answer questions about how their law firms do pro bono work. Please RSVP here to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Friday, November 18, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rocky Flats: Causes of Action, The Beckman Center
This program will include presentations from the lead counsel in four landmark cases within the decades-long litigation that arose from the near meltdown and radioactive contamination at the covert Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility in Colorado. Event registration and information here.

First Year Fridays

Friday, November 18

ASP: Preparing for Finals: Advanced Tips for Law School Exams
Attention all 1Ls! Come to the final ASP First-Year Friday Workshop of the semester where we will review our recommended step-by-step guide to tackling law school exams, including how to outline exam answers, how to use your exam-answer outline to allocate and manage time, and how to handle different exam formats (e.g., take-home vs. in-class; open-book vs. closed-book; and essay vs. short answer vs. multiple choice). We will also teach you how to avoid making the top ten most common mistakes on law school exams. Please contact Professors Queena Mewers at qmewers@law.uci.edu with any questions.

Mod C - MPAA 430, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Mods A and B - EDU 1111, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meetings

Monday, November 14

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

Monday, November 21

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

Workshops

Monday, November 14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mock Trial Board (2Ls and 3Ls), LAW 4750
The school’s Mock Trial competition is scheduled to be held this spring (the Final Trial will be held on March 15). This is a student-organized and student-run co-curricular activity. The Mock Trial Board operates much like the Moot Court Board. It organizes and runs the initial information session; signs up students for the competition; schedules the practice, preliminary, and final rounds; and secures judges, witnesses, and jurors, among other things. If you are interested in being on the Board, please attend this brown bag lunch meeting. A Board is essential if the competition is to be held this year.

Tuesday, November 15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Bloomberg Docket Training, MPAA 420 (2Ls and 3Ls)
Join your Bloomberg Law Relationship Manager, Tania Wilson, for an interactive introduction to Bloomberg Law Dockets. Bloomberg Law is a unique and powerful research system overflowing with practical tools aimed to help you in law school, in externships and summer jobs. This session will introduce you to the basics: what are dockets, why are dockets so incredibly powerful and impactful in research and how to use them on Bloomberg Law. We are the only research system that gives students full access to dockets while in law school. Don’t miss out on this incredibly valuable session. Lunch from Mendocino Farms will be provided along with swag!

Wednesday, November 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Family & Friends Day Focus Group, LAW 3500
The fifth annual Family and Friends Day at UCI Law was held on October 29. Student Services would like to get feedback from you on the format, pacing, and content of the event. A focus group will be held on Wednesday, November 16 in LAW 3500 to get your thoughts and ideas. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here

Wednesday, November 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

IPCS: Intellectual Property Summer Job Panel, LAW 4850
Join the Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society in our Summer IP Job Panel this Thursday, November 16, at noon. This panel will consist of UCI Law students who worked in various IP sector positions last summer. Please remember to bring your lunches as this will be a brown bag event. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 17, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Volunteer Legal Internships with the U.S. Department of Justice, Webinar
This 30 minute session will explain the Department of Justice's Volunteer Legal Internship Program, application process, and address participant questions. RSVP to Kim.Person@usdoj.gov by 5pm on Monday, November 14. Please include your name, school, and the date you choose to attend. (Participation is limited to the first 100 respondents for each session). A repeat of this webinar will be held Wednesday, November 30 at 9:00 am.

Thursday, November 17, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

IEFV Writing Workshop with Michele Weldon, Social Ecology 1, room 112
In this interactive workshop on the sanctity of authentic narrative, you will learn tools and strategies for telling your personal story, whether for publication as an essay or memoir, or for your personal clarity. Award-winning author, journalist and emerita faculty in journalism at Northwestern University Michele Weldon will offer useful strategies for uncovering your own story. Participants will need pen and paper. RSVP here.

Thursday, November 17, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

IEFV Survivor Series: Michele Weldon, The Beckman Center
Michele Weldon, a survivor of domestic violence, author and journalist, will address the cultural myths that surround victims and perpetrators and what we can all do to not only shift awareness but to work towards eliminating violence against women, children and men. RSVP here.

Thursday, November 17, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In-House Counsel Career Day, Whittier Law School
The Association of Corporate Counsel of Southern California is hosting a panel discussion and networking mixer for local law students to learn about in-house career paths.

Friday, November 18, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

LLSA: Student Workshops, MPAA 430
Upperclassmen will offer 1Ls tips and strategies for job searches, with breakout sessions across government, externships, public interest, and big law.

Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Protecting Coastal Lands and Waters in California, EDU 1111
This two-day convening hosted by UCI Law Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR) aims to strengthen relationships among, and government-to-government consultation between: the Native Nations and the California Coastal Commission, the California Coastal Conservancy, NOAA, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. These relationships will build the capacity of Native Nations and Indigenous leaders to advance Tribal coastal and marine protection goals. The discussion will focus on strategies to achieve community-identified goals relating to Tribal sovereignty and environmental justice and the development of effective, up-to-date state and federal coastal marine preservation and management policies. More information can be found here.

Announcements

Sunday, November 13 - Sunday, November 20

ParadeIrvine Barclay Theatre
Parade tells the heart-wrenching, true story of Leo Frank: a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man living in Atlanta who was convicted of the rape and murder of his thirteen-year-old employee, Mary Phagan, in 1913. Because Frank’s trial was replete with faulty testimony and lacked any clear evidence, Georgia’s governor eventually commuted his sentence from death to life imprisonment. Despite this ruling, a lynch mob hanged Frank in Mary Phagan’s hometown of Marietta, Georgia. The momentous case drew national attention to Anti-Semitism, and was pivotal to the founding of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as well as the revival of the Ku Klux Klan in the South. Parade sits at the crux of north/south, black/white, rich/poor, Jew/gentile polarities, against the evolving backdrop of the Civil (rights) War. Showtimes and tickets can be found here.

Wednesday, November 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Taco Bar

Children's Advocacy Group Toy Drive and Fundraiser
The Children's Advocacy Group is hosting its first fundraiser to raise money for holiday presents for children currently living in shelters. Unfortunately, many of these children have been subjected to domestic violence, trauma, and other horrible circumstances. We want to bring a little extra joy into their lives this holiday season, and will be using all of the proceeds to purchase presents for the children. A $5 taco bar will be held in the Courtyard from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 16. The taco bar is free if you bring a toy donation. Additional toy donations can be made to the desk at EDU 1000 now through December 16. For more information, please contact Star Leal at aebbs@lawnet.uci.edu.

Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25

Thanksgiving Holiday – School Closed
The Law Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. The library will reopen on Saturday, November 26 and extended hours for exam period will start on Monday, December 5. Please see the library calendar for modified hours of operation.

Upper Level Writing Requirement

Please see this on-line 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.

1Ls – California State Bar Registration

This is a friendly reminder that all 1Ls should have registered with the California State Bar by now. If you have not already done so, please visit https://www.calbarxap.com/applications/calbar/California_Bar_Registration/ to register now. This is not the same as registering to take the Bar exam! 

UCI Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

In support of UCI's Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, the SBA Board will be collecting canned goods for donation to a local food bank on Monday, November 14 - Sunday, November 20. Donation boxes will be placed at the EDU front desk, and the law student lounge in MPAA.

Flu Vaccine Clinic

The flu vaccine is free for students with GSHIP. For student not covered by GSHIP, the cost of the vaccine is $25. There are two easy ways to receive the vaccine: (1) Call 949-824-5304 for an appointment. (2) Visit our Flu Outreach Booth at Anteater Plaza from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Thursday, November 17.

CDO - 1L Mock Interview Blitz

Sign up for a mock interview during the week of November 28 - December 2, and head into December feeling prepared and confident!

CDO - Interview Preparation Videos

This three-part series of 5-10 minutes videos provides guidance on how to prepare for an interview, respond to questions during an interview, and follow-up afterward.

Legal Musicians Wanted

Do you play an instrument or sing? The Los Angeles Lawyers PhilharmonicLegal Voices and Gary Greene, Esq., and His Big Band of Barristers are looking for musicians and singers who are lawyers, judges, law students and legal staff. Proclaimed as “LA’s Only Legal Orchestra and Chorus,” the LA Lawyers Phil and Legal Voices have achieved international recognition. The Big Band of Barristers has been named America’s No. 1 Legal Band after winning the American Bar Association’s nationwide competition. They are auditioning ALL instruments and vocalists. If you would like to try out for these ensembles, please email audition@LALawyersPhil.org. Take a look at an audition flyer: http://bit.ly/lalp213.  For more info, visit www.LALawyersPhil.org

Mix and Mingle

Wednesday, November 16, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Amnesty International at UCI Law: Write for Rights, Courtyard
Students will have the opportunity to handwrite letters on behalf of wrongfully convicted detainees living in uninhabitable conditions and other human rights violations.

Wednesday, November 16, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Crafting and Coloring Night, LAW 3600
Nothing de-stresses like gathering to support each other in community while vigorously coloring a delicate doily pattern, knitting the heck out of a scarf, or crafting a colorful missive to your governing officials. Coloring materials and stationery will be provided.

Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 pm

2016 KABA Annual Law Student Dinner Series - Solo Practice, Los Angeles
The Korean American Bar Association of Southern California cordially invites you to attend dinner with practicing KABA attorneys. RSVP here. 

Thursday, November 17, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Community Roots Festival, Ring Road and Student Center Terrace
The Cross-Cultural Center will host its signature fall event, Community Roots Festival, on Thursday, November 17 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm on Ring Road and the Student Center Terrace. Community Roots Festival (formerly known as the Rainbow Festival) is a longstanding tradition that started in 1984 to celebrate our rich diversity and is open to the broader campus community. The festival features student performances, UCI affiliated student organizations, cultural foods, and a community resource fair. The Cross-Cultural Center will host its Open House event from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Join us for desserts in the Dr. White Room, explore new areas of the Cross (including a space for womxn called the “W-Hub”) while collecting tickets, and then enter to win one of our exciting prizes!  There will be an opportunity drawing for a FitBit, CCC swag (including limited edition buttons and T-shirts), gift cards, and more! You must be present to win.

Friday, November 18, 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

BLSA's Black Friday, EDU 1131
Informal get together of UCI's Black Law Student's Association and its supporters on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month. Food and drinks will be served. This event has a particular focus to help students with the mentoring and support needed to thrive in the first year of law school. 

Saturday, November 19, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friendsgiving, Palo Verde Lounge and Conference Room
Please join us for a study break gathering to celebrate the holiday season and de-stress in advance of finals. This event is organized by the LLSA.

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.