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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • April 23, 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 by Tuesday, April 25.

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.

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, 8:00 am, Breakfast 

Deadlines

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.

Workshops

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 the adaptation (or lack of adaptation) of Chinese investors to U.S. legal and regulatory institutions. To attend, please RSVP here.

Thursday, April 27, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Orange County Bar Association Immigration Law Section Spring Social, Santa Ana, CA
Join Immigration Law Section members for an evening of networking and socializing. Speed mentoring will be a part of this event. Law student members are encouraged to bring resume for review. Deadline to register is April 24. For more information, visit 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 15

San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association Bay Area Job Fair, University of San Francisco
The San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) is one of the oldest and largest intellectual property law associations in the western United States. Only student members of SFIPLA can participate in the job fair. Registration deadline is April 30. For more information, visit here.

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

Wednesday, August 2 - Friday, August 4

National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Bar Association Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair, San Francisco
National LGBT Bar Association hosts Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair to bring together the best and brightest legal minds in LGBT community. The career fair, held on the first day of conference, draws 500+ students and features 130+ recruiters. After the July 15 registration deadline, registration must be done on-site. For more information, visit here.

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 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! 

Association of Business Trial Lawyers Student Membership Discount

This membership is beneficial for law students interested in business litigation. Membership benefits include networking opportunities, Young Lawyer Division events, and brown-bag lunches with the judiciary. Receive $10 off the $20 membership with the code "First40" in the notes box. Available to the first 40 law students to register. For more information and to register, visit here.

Mix and Mingle

Wednesday, May 24, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Nixon Peabody LLP Student Reception, New York State
Nixon Peabody's Rochester attorneys welcome the opportunity to meet with rising 2L students who have an interest in the central and western New York area, and who are also interested in their 2018 Rochester Summer Associate program. If you would like to attend, RSVP to Nina Dziakonas by Friday, May 19.

Tuesday, June 13, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

1Ls - Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton Rock Your Interviews, Los Angeles, CA
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

Wednesday, April 26, 4:00 pm

Justice Stephen K. Tamura Scholarship
UCI School of Law, Office of Student Financial Services is pleased to announce that Justice Stephen K. Tamura Foundation offers two $2500 scholarships, to two UCI law students who demonstrate financial need. Justice Stephen K. Tamura was the first Asian American appointed to the California Court of Appeal. He was a leading citizen of Orange County and an outstanding jurist dedicated to protecting the rights of all. Students interested in applying must have the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application on file and submit a one page application discussing how they have overcame  financial barrier to attend the UCI School of Law. The one page application must be submitted to the Student Financial Services  by Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Students selected for the scholarship will be directed to the UCI Alumni Association for the disbursement of fund. Submissions can be sent via email to Nasreen Zia.

Friday, April 28

2017 Sidley Austin 1L Diversity Summer Mentorship Program Application Due
Sidley Austin LLP encourages all diverse 1L students who would like to practice in law firms after graduation and who plan to spend their upcoming summer in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Francisco, or Washington D.C. to apply. For an outline of the program, visit here. The program is expected to take place during June and July 2017. The application can be found here

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.