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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • November 27, 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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mark T. Banner Scholarship Deadline
This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds. The recipient of the scholarship receives $5,000 to be applied to their legal education.  This scholarship is available to law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through at least the Fall semester 2017. More information can be found here: http://www.linninn.org/Pages/scholarship.shtml

Friday, December 2, 5:00 pm

Deadline for Applications to Serve on the Ad Hoc Committee on Inclusion and Diversity
The deadline to submit applications to serve on the Ad Hoc Committee on Inclusion and Diversity has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2. The Committee will once again be comprised of two faculty, three administrators, six students (two from each class), and one alum. As last year, any student interested in serving on this committee should provide a statement of interest (no more than one page) explaining why you would like to be on this Ad Hoc Committee. Please submit these statements to Brandy Stewart (bstewart@law.uci.edu).

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.

Speakers

Friday, December 2, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Socio-Legal Book Talk Series-Catherine Fisk, LAW 3500
Professor Catherine Fisk will speak about her book: Writing for Hire: Unions, Hollywood, and Madison Avenue (2016, Harvard University Press). All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy (nmccoy@law.uci.edu).

Meetings

Monday, November 28

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

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

Thursday, December 1

NALSA General Meeting, LAW 3600, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Workshops

Monday, November 28, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Writing Workshop: How to Create a Good Writing Sample, MPAA 420
Are you wondering about how to create a good writing sample to submit with your job applications? Then come to this workshop to get all your questions answered by Laura Baker, Assistant Dean of Career Development; Trilby Robinson-Dorn, Associate Dean and Professor of Lawyering Skills; and Queena Mewers, Associate Director of Academic Skills. We will teach you the basics of how to submit writing samples to employers, how to turn your Lawyering Skills memos and other work product into good writing samples, and how to proofread and edit your work to ensure it meets employers’ expectations. This workshop is open to all students, but space is limited, so please sign up on ASP’s TWEN page under “Sign-Up Sheets.” Please contact Professor Queena Mewers (qmewers@law.uci.edu) with any questions.

Wednesday, November 30, 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Volunteer Legal Internships with the U.S. Department of Justice
This 30 minute session will explain the Department of Justice's Volunteer Legal Internship Program, application process, and address questions about opportunities. The RSVP for this webinar has expired. This entry should serve as a reminder to those who have already signed up.

Wednesday, November 30, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mujer Monologues Writing Workshop, EDU 1111
Learn how to write a monologue to be featured in Women's Law Society spring production of Mujer Monologues. This workshop will detail writing requirements, creative goals, and editing techniques. We will feature examples of written and performed work. No preparation beforehand is necessary, though writing may begin at the workshop. All are welcome.

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.

 
Announcements

Fall 2016 Instructor Evaluations

Over the next few weeks, instructor evaluations will be 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.

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.

Mix and Mingle

Check back for more events in the next edition!

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.