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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • November 6, 2016
Deadlines

Sunday, November 6

Daylight Savings Time Ends
Daylight Savings time ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 6. Turn your clock back one hour, and enjoy the extra time to sleep!

Friday, November 11

Veterans Day - Campus Closure
In observance of Veterans Day, the Law School and Law School Library will be closed.

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.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition Deadline
The Crane Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine, or law and the social sciences that promotes an understanding, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities. All submissions must be submitted electronically to: cranewritingcompetition@tjsl.edu. All entries must be received by midnight, Pacific Standard Time, January 15, 2017. Winning submissions will be announced by April 15, 2017. For further details, please see the following link: http://www.tjsl.edu/cranewritingcompetition.

Speakers

Monday, November 7, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Diversity in Legal Academia: Visiting Scholar Meera Deo, Social Ecology II 2372
Professor Meera E. Deo, J.D., Ph.D., is a Visiting Scholar at UC Irvine School of Law, currently on research leave from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Professor Deo, will initiate this conversation by presenting findings from her Diversity in Legal Academia (DLA) project. RSVP here

Monday, November 7, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Land Use and Real Estate Society Speaker Panel: Land Use & Public Policy, EDU 1111
The Land Use & Real Estate Law Society and the Native American Law Students Association will co-host a panel session with Professors DiMento, Davis, and Camacho. The discussion will focus on issues at the nexus of development control law, economics, and social & public policy.

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

BLSA at UCI Presents: Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, EDU 1121
Mr. Shurtleff's unique take on American justice and the prosecutorial role is relevant in a time where overly-aggressive and disproportionately applied prosecution is at the forefront of public sentiment and discourse.

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 7

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

SALDF Fall Semester Meeting, LAW 4700, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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

Tuesday, November 8

Community Fellows Meeting, LAW 3500, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, November 9

Federalist Society at UCI Law Meeting, LAW 3600, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Thursday, November 10

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

Monday, November 14

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

Mock Trial Board Meeting, LAW 4750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Workshops

Tuesday, November 8, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Identity Theft: Deter, Detect, and Defend Workshop, MPAA 408
This workshop will cover the Federal Trade Commission’s Deter, Detect, and Defend program. Students will learn how identity thieves operate and how to protect their credit. Lunch will be provided. This workshop is offered by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County.

Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

CLEaR - Perspectives Series, LAW 3500
A discussion on the book, Forked by Saru Jayaraman will be led by Professor Stephen Lee. Please RSVP to levensoa@lawnet.uci.edu.

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

Patent Bar Exam Information Session, MPAA 408
If you are a student with an undergrad degree (or at least two years of coursework) in engineering, computer sciences or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, some related fields), and are interested in becoming a Patent Agent or Attorney, the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) invites you to a presentation by John White, Academic Director of PLI’s Patent Office Exam Course. RSVP on Symplicity.

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

Business Law Society: Networking 101, EDU 1131
Valerie Jackson, the Firmwide Diversity Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator for the K&L Gates Orange County office, will present tips and guidance for effective networking in the legal community.

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

Writing Workshop: Proofreading and Fixing Common Writing Errors, MPAA 430
As Justice Louis Brandeis once said, “There is no great writing, only great rewriting.” Come to this workshop to learn how to effectively proofread and edit any legal-writing assignment. We will provide tips on catching and fixing issues with formatting; citations; grammar and punctuation; clear and concise writing style; big-scale and small-scale structure or organization; and substance. During this hands-on workshop, you will have time to work on proofreading and editing your own work, so come prepared with a hard copy of any current or past assignment. 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.

Thursday, November 10, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Sex and Gender Colloquium Series: Race, Sex, & the 2016 Election, LAW 3750
This colloquium series engages in timely, important conversations and debates on gender, sex, and race in politics, marriage equality, safety on campuses, and much more. Join us for liberated, robust conversations on the role of sex, gender, and law in society. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by UCI School of Law Reproductive Justice Initiative. RSVP online here.

Saturday, November 12, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law Symposium, Southwestern Law School
Law students from around Southern California are invited to attend the Annual Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Symposium to hear about a "day in the life" of Entertainment and IP attorneys and how to break into the field. RSVP to Jon Trujillo.

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!

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.

Saturday, November 19, 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

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! 

Call for Mock Trial Board Members (2Ls and 3Ls)

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 a brown bag lunch meeting on Monday, November 14 at 12:00 pm in LAW 4750. A Board is essential if the competition is to be held this year.

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 will be available in the Course Bidding Application at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 9. At that time, additional information will be provided regarding the use of codes. Please contact registrar@law.uci.edu if you have any questions.

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.

PILF Donate a Day's Pay (DADP) Fundraiser

Representatives from the Public Interest Law Fund at UCI Law will be holding their DADP fundraiser in the courtyard from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Monday, November 7 through Thursday, November 10.

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 three easy ways to receive the vaccine: (1) Call 949-824-5304 for an appointment. (2) Come to the WALK-IN CLINIC (no need for an appointment) from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Thursday, November 10. (3) 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.

My Culture Is Not Your Costume Campaign

The Cross-Cultural Center (CCC) invites you to take part in their #MyCultureIsNotYourCostume campaign as an all-inclusive effort to educate and raise awareness of cultural appropriation. If you are interested in this year-long campaign, the CCC would like to feature you in a photoshoot. Participants will be featured in posters, which will be distributed to campus partners, and on the CCC's social media platforms (Instagram, and/or Facebook). In an effort to protect participants, names and other identifiers (i.e., major, class standing, hometown) will not be used or referenced in any materials. Marketing materials will simply feature your photo and a quote. Please send an e-mail to cccorgs@uci.edu if you are interested in participating in this campaign. The CCC is also happy to answer any questions you have. Thank you in advance for your support in helping to build inclusive communities.

Mix and Mingle

Monday, November 7, 7:00pm

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

Tuesday, November 8, 6:00 pm - 1:00 am

Election Watch Party, MPAA 430
The SBA invites all UCI Law students to MPAA 430 to watch live coverage of the 2016 Presidential Election. Pizza will be served.

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

APALSA Banh Mi Fundraiser, Courtyard
The Asian Pacific American Law Student Association will be selling Banh Mi from 12:00 pm - 1:10 pm on Thursday, November 10 to raise money for their student organization.

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

UCI Law Stands Together, Courtyard
In response to a recent speaker on main campus with a message of hate, OutLaw will facilitate an event where the law school community can come together to discuss the importance of diversity, kindness, and cooperation. OutLaw hopes to inspire the community to rally behind those who have been disadvantaged, targeted, or discriminated against. Together, we can stand up to the culture of fear!

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.

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. 

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.