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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • April 16, 2017
Exam Information

Exam Schedule

The tentative final exam schedule can be found here. Exact room locations and start times will be available on MyCourses closer to the examination period.

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.

Extended Hours for the Law Library

The library will have extended hours during the reading and exam periods, as follows:
Monday, April 24 - Thursday April 27: 7:00 am – 12:00 am
Friday, April 28: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, April 29: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 30: 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monday, May 1 - Thursday, May 4: 7:00 am – 12:00 am
Friday, May 5: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, May 6: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 7: 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monday, May 8 - Tuesday, May 9: 7:00 am – 12:00 am
Wednesday, May 10: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, May 11: - Friday May 12: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Summer hours begin on Saturday, May 13. In addition, no visitors are allowed during finals. This information is also available on the law library calendar.

Exam Schedules & Reschedules

Students are required to take their exams at the times designated – we are not flexible in this regard. Per the Academic Rules, students with certain exam conflicts (such as two exams at the same time or in consecutive periods, or three exams in three days) to reschedule an exam.  If this applies to you, it is your responsibility to take advantage of the policy.  Please contact Jennah Jones to modify your exam schedule by no later than Friday, April 21 at 12:00pm (noon).

Courtyard Study Breaks & Exam Meals

Monday, April 24, 12:00 pm, Snack Mix
Tuesday, April 25, 3:00 pm, Fro Yo
Wednesday, April 26, 10:00 am, Snack Mix
Thursday, April 27, 8:00 am, Breakfast
Monday, May 1, 12:00 pm, Lunch
Friday, May 5, Breakfast 

Deadlines

Friday, April 21

Exam Rescheduling Deadline
The deadline to reschedule a spring 2017 final exam for an approved reason is Friday, April 21 at Noon. Please contact Jennah Jones to inquire about rescheduling your exam(s).

Commencement Deadlines

Graduating students are reminded to review the 2017 Commencement site for various deadlines and information related to commencement.

Friday, May 12, 12:00 pm

MPAA Locker Cleaning
All contents and combination locks must be removed from the lockers on floors 3 and 4 in MPAA by Friday, May 12 at 12:00 pm. Remaining contents and locks will be removed and disposed of.

Speakers

Thursday, April 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mark P. Robinson, Jr. Lecture: Harold Koh, EDU 1111
This year's lecture will be presented by Harold Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Professor Koh began teaching at Yale Law School in 1985 and served as its 15th Dean from 2004 until 2009. From 2009 to 2013, he took leave as the Martin R. Flug ’55 Professor of International Law to join the State Department as Legal Adviser, service for which he received the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award. From 1993 to 2009, he was the Gerard C. & Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, and from 1998 to 2001, he served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Professor Koh has received 17 honorary degrees and more than 30 awards for his human rights work, including awards from Columbia Law School and the American Bar Association for his lifetime achievements in international law. He has authored or co-authored eight books, published over 200 articles, testified regularly before Congress, and litigated numerous cases involving international law issues in both U.S. and international tribunals. He is a Fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and a member of the Council of the American Law Institute. This annual lecture series is made possible by an anonymous donor in honor of Mark P. Robinson Jr., senior partner at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis Inc., and his generous support of the UC Irvine School of Law. Due to the popularity of this event, only overflow space is available. RSVP for the overflow room here.

Meetings

Monday, April 17

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

Tuesday, April 18

Federalist Society - Last Meeting of the Year, LAW 3600, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Wednesday, April 19

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

Workshops

Monday, April 17, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium, MPAA 420
Northwestern Professor of Law, Sarah Lawsky will present Formalizing the Code. This colloquium invites leading tax scholars and tax-policy experts to present that works in progress to a tax law seminar class at UCI Law. RSVP online here.

Tuesday, April 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Advancing Technology with an Eye Toward Legal Careers, UCI Engineering Hall, Room 2430
Attorneys from K & L Gates LLP, O’Melveny and Myers LLP, and Hankin Patent Law APC will present an informative panel discussion exploring careers in intellectual property and patent law for students with technical degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. RSVP here.

Tuesday, April 18, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fiction Book Club Discussion, EDU 1131
The Fiction Book Club with discuss The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood and the upcoming Hulu series based on the book. 

Wednesday, April 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free to Speak and Free to Hate: A Discourse on Pairing Civil Liberties with Civil Discourse, HIB 135
Moderated by Georges Van Den Abbeele, dean of the UCI School of Humanities, this event brings together experts who to discuss the blurring lines between freedom of speech and hate speech and provide practical applications for the classroom, news room and day-to-day dialogue in today’s politically-charged climate: David Kaye, UCI Law professor and UN Special Rapporteur; Jonathan Alexander, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of English and equity advisor for the School of Humanities; Doug Haynes, UCI Professor of History and Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Dana Murphy, English Ph.D. candidate and English graduate student representative for Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience (DECADE). The “What is to be Done?” forum takes place every other Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in the School of Humanities to address urgent contemporary topics with experts who can provide actionable advice. Email Erica Yun at Erica.Yun@uci.edu for more information. 

Wednesday, April 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Applying Basic Science Research to Enhance Violence Risk Assessment for Youth with Psychopathic TraitsSBSG 3260
Dr. Eva Kimonis will present Applying Basic Science Research to Enhance Violence Risk Assessment for Youth with Psychopathic Traits. Dr. Kimonis is an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales Sydney. Her program of research focuses on the development, assessment, and treatment of callous-unemotional traits and aggressive behavior in youth, with special interest in the roles of childhood maltreatment and emotional processing deficits. This event is free to attend and is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. This event is provided by The UCI Center for Psychology and Law.

Wednesday, April 19, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

CLEaR Lecture: Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, EDU 1111
Professor Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve of Temple University will discuss her book, Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court, winner of the 2017 Prose Award sponsored by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, Association of American Publishers, and nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author. RSVP here.

Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 pm

Take Back the Night: Professor Goodwin, Aldrich Hall Flagpoles
Prof. Goodwin is the Keynote Speaker at the UCI Take Back the Night candlelight vigil and march to raise awareness about sexual violence and to honor survivors of such violence. Following the march, the group will journey through stations with visual displays and/or artistic performances addressing various aspects of sexual violence including societal factors that allow sexual assault to exist, its widespread occurrence and its devastating impact. The evening will conclude with a speak-out where survivors can share their experiences of assault and recovery. Sponsored by UCI CARE in collaboration with Right to KNOW, Challenging All Men to Prevent Sexism (CHAMPS), and Greek Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP).

Thursday, April 20, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Sex and Gender Colloquium Series, LAW 3500
A Panel Discussion: Law & The Modern Family, will be held in LAW 3500. 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 is provided.

Thursday, April 20, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Advancing Inclusive Excellence: UCI as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, EDU 1111
UCI students, staff, and faculty are invited to celebrate the designation of the campus as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) at 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, in EDU 1111 at the School of Law. The forum marks an important opportunity to network with local AANAPISI representatives and to explore the potential impacts for all UCI Anteaters. 

Friday, April 21, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Socio-Legal Workshop - Professor Chris Whytock, LAW 3500
Professor Chris Whytock will present Judicial Cosmopolitanism and Parochialism: Foreign Judgments in U.S. Courts. All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy.

Friday, April 21, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Externship Orientation and Training, EDU 1111
All students seeking externship credit for the first time must attend this mandatory orientation and training. Students whose summer plans are not yet final but who believe that they may wish to extern should attend. If you have a conflict with the date that you cannot resolve, please contact Professor Hughes. Please RSVP to mhawk@law.uci.edu by Wednesday, April 19.

Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Troubling Legacy: Eugenic Boundaries, Sue & Bill Gross Hall
Paul A. Lombardo is a lawyer and historian who served from 2011-2016 as a senior advisor to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, where he participated in studies such as “Ethically Impossible” STD Research in Guatemala from 1946-1948 (2011). He has published extensively on topics in health law, medico-legal history, and bioethics and is best known for his work on the legal history of the American eugenics movement. This event is co-hosted by the Stem Cell Research Center, UC Irvine School of Law, Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy and UC Irvine Medical Humanities Initiative.

Wednesday, April 26, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Clash of Capitalisms? Chinese Companies in the United States, LAW 3750
Will Chinese companies engage in rampant noncompliance as in China or adapt to the U.S. institutional setting? Listen to Rutgers University Professor Ji Li delve into adaptation (or lack of adaptation) of Chinese investors to U.S. legal and regulatory institutions. To attend, please RSVP here.

Friday, May 12, 9:15 am - 12:15 pm

Legal Research in Practice, MPAA 420
The Law Librarians will offer their 8th annual legal research training in preparation for summer jobs. Choose sessions based on your summer work environment. Coffee and snacks will be provided in the Student Lounge. RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/44VWdMLIfGYdB1hA2 by April 30 so they can tailor the sessions to your job placements and guarantee enough snacks. Get a sneak-peak at their content at http://libguides.law.uci.edu/summer. For the students who will be doing transactional or international legal work this summer, you are welcome to attend but you may also want to set up an individualized training with a librarian. For transactional, email Lisa Junghahn at ljunghahn@law.uci.edu. For international, email Jessica Pierucci at jpierucci@law.uci.edu.

Saturday, July 29

13th Annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
The Bay Area Diversity Career Fair attracts hiring representatives from the most prominent law firms, government legal departments, and nonprofit organizations. Openings are for 2L summer associate positions for summer 2018. Registration opens Monday, May 22. The deadline to register and bid is Sunday, June 18. For questions, contact Elizabeth McGriff

Announcements

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The month of April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the UCI CARE office will be hosting and supporting events and engagement opportunities throughout the month. 
April 16th - April 19th - The Clothesline Project
April 19th - UCI's 20th Annual Take Back the Night
April 26th - Denim Day
For more information visit: www.care.uci.edu.

CDO: See Your Primary Counselor

1Ls & 2Ls: If you are still looking to secure a summer position, schedule a meeting with your primary counselor. We are here to help! 3Ls: If you are still seeking a post-graduate position, be sure to meet with your primary counselor for a final in-person planning session. We look forward to continuing to work with you beyond graduation! 

Mix and Mingle

Thursday, April 20, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Barley Legal Reception, UCI Law Student Lounge
Join us in the student lounge for our final gathering of the year and to celebrate the 3Ls' last Barley Legal event! Food will be provided!

Friday, April 21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

End of Year Carnival, Courtyard
1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls are all invited to join the Community Fellows in a celebration on the last day of classes. There will be a bounce house, sumo suits, therapy dogs, and a photo booth for entertainment and plenty of food, so come hungry! Plus, we will be giving away UCI Law sunglasses!

Tuesday, June 13, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

1Ls - Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton Rock Your Interviews, Los Angeles
The Sheppard Mullin Diversity and Inclusion Committee will provide advice and information on the OCI process and give an opportunity to meet and mingle with Sheppard Mullin attorneys from multiple offices. Cocktail reception to follow. More details TBA.

Scholarships, Fellowships & Writing Competitions

Thursday, April 20

Orange County Women Lawyers Association July Bar Stipend Application Deadline
OCWLA is pleased to provide the Bar Stipend Award to worthy law students about to take the bar exam. Offered twice a year, the award is given to the student(s) that best exemplifies the mission of OCWLA, and a commitment to scholarship, community service, advancement of women or women's issues, financial need, and to Orange County. Download Application.

Thursday, April 20

Orange County Women Lawyers Association Diversity Bar Stipend Award Application Deadline
OCWLA awards a $1000 Diversity Stipend to a recent law school graduate with a minority ethnic background and achievements and contributions in scholarship, community service, advancement of diversity or diversity issues. Financial need and connection to Orange County are also considered. Download Application.

Monday, May 15

Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Application Deadline
The Orange County Lavender Bar Association and Orange County Equality Coalition have joined together to form the M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Fund. Apply here.

Saturday, July 1

American Bar Association Criminal Justice Student Writing Competition Deadline
All entries must be received by the editor no later than July 1, 2017, 11:59 pm CST. More information can be found here.

Wednesday, July 13, 5:00 pm

2017 John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline
We are pleased to announce that the John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship Fund, co-sponsored and supported by the San Bernardino County Bar Association, is now accepting applications from second and third year law students for the 2017 Scholarship. The deadline for application is Wednesday, July 13, 2017, 5:00 p.m. (please, no exceptions).  At least one $5,000.00 scholarship will be awarded. Multiple scholarships may be awarded, based on the number and quality of applications received. More information here.

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.