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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • April 9, 2017
Exam Information

Exam Schedule

The tentative final exam schedule can be found here. Exact room locations and exam 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. Please be sure to check MyCourses for exam start times and room numbers.

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.

Deadlines

Monday, April 10, 5:00 pm

Student Sponsored Symposium Proposal Deadline
Each year the Law School invites student organizations and publications to submit proposals for a Student Sponsored Symposium. One student organization or publication will be selected each year to sponsor a subsidized full-day conference or symposium. The Symposium typically is held in the spring semester. Information about the selection process, examples of past successful applications, and a past symposium budget can be found on our website. Proposals should be submitted using the Application Form.

Tuesday, April 11, 5:00 pm

2017 - 2018 Jessup Moot Court Team Application Due
The application deadline has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. For more information please see a Wednesday, April 5 email from Stacy Tran.

Commencement Deadlines

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

Saturday, April 15
2017 Bar Exam Information

If you are aware now of where you will be taking the exam, please let the Registrar know!  All required forms should be submitted to the Registrar by Saturday, April 15. Please see additional details below.

If you are taking the exam in California ONLY:
-Please notify the Registrar, via email, of your intent to take the exam in California.
-Once you have officially applied to take the July 2017 exam, the State Bar will send the Registrar's office the form required for certification. You do not need to submit additional information to our office.
-Once final grades are received in our office in June and your official transcripts indicate degree completion (middle of June 2017), the certification and a copy of your transcript will be sent to the State Bar.
-Please review all requirements set forth by the State Bar to ensure you adhere to all deadlines.

If you are taking the exam in a state other than, or in addition to, California:
-Each state has its own requirements for the certification of graduation.
-You are responsible for determining the requirements of the state in which you will be taking the exam. Some require a letter on UCI Law letterhead, some (most) require a specific form (or multiple forms), etc.
-You must submit to the Registrar, any required forms for the State in which you will be taking the exam. These forms are typically available on the State Bar website.
-Please be sure to complete any portion of the form for which you are responsible. You may not be on campus or even in California in June when the certification is completed and incomplete forms will not be accepted by State Bars.  Please be sure you have reviewed the form,  filled in any required information and provided your signature, where necessary.
-Please review all requirements set forth by the State Bar to ensure you adhere to all deadlines.
-Once final grades are received in our office in June and your official transcripts indicate degree completion (middle of June 2017), the certification and a copy of your transcript will be sent to the State Bar.

Speakers

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

Guest Speaker Series: 9th Circuit Moot in Doe I v. Cisco System, Inc., EDU 1111
****NOTE**** Because of the highly confidential nature of a moot, this event is not open to the public. UCI Law Students must show their student IDs to attend the argument.  Doe I v. Cisco System, Inc. will be argued by UCI Law adjunct professor Paul Hoffman in the 9th Circuit on April 18, 2017. The case is an appeal from the dismissal of claims under the Alien Tort Statute and the Torture Victims Protection, alleging Cisco Systems, Inc. aided and abetted in a campaign against Falun Gong practitioners in China. Falun Gong believers filed the case based on their subjection to serious human rights abuses in China through the use of the “Golden Shield” and especially its anti-Falun Gong systems. The Golden Shield is an unprecedented network security system used for the widespread censorship, surveillance, identification, tracking, apprehension, and torture of Chinese dissidents. Cisco has been the major provider of network security “solutions” in China since the late 1990’s. Human Rights Law Foundation. Read the District Court opinion here. This article is a good summary of the complex legal issues in the case. RSVP here by April 10th to guarantee lunch will be provided for you.

Thursday, April 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, EDU 1111
Hussam Ayloush is the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles Area.  He has been a lifelong human rights activist who is passionate about promoting democratic societies, in the US and worldwide, in which all people, including immigrants, workers, minorities, and the needy enjoy freedom, justice, economic justice, respect, and equality.  As someone whose own close family members include Muslims, Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox Christians, Mormons and Jews, Mr. Ayloush is an active member of various interfaith groups promoting pluralism, dialogue, understanding and cooperation among America's and our world's diverse faith communities.  In late 2016, he was chosen by the Orange County Register as one of the “100 Most Influential” individuals in Orange County.  Mr. Ayloush earned a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from University of Texas, Austin and an M.B.A. degree from California State University, Fullerton. Please RSVP here by April 10 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you. This event is co-sponsored by Amnesty International at UCI Law.

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. RSVP here.

First Year Fridays

Friday, April 14, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

All Mods: ASP Workshop: How to Attack a Policy Question, EDU 1111
Confused about how to discuss policy in an exam answer? This workshop provides tips and suggestions on what to do if you receive a policy question on your final exam. Lunch is provided! Please contact Professor Sue Kung at skung@law.uci.edu with any questions.

Meetings

Monday, April 10

Land Use & Real Estate Society General Meeting & Elections, LAW 4700, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

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

Tuesday, April 11

Community Fellows Training, MPAA 420, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 10, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

UCI Law Celebration of Books, Law Library Reading Room
The entire UCI Law Community is welcome to the Law Library’s Eighth Annual Celebration of Books. Join us in the Reading Room as we highlight and acknowledge the publications authored and co-authored by UCI Law Faculty from March 2016 to March 2017. Coffee and pastries will be offered beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Library vestibule. The event, including remarks by the authors, will begin at approximately 10:15 a.m. This year, we are honored to celebrate Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Joseph DiMento, Catherine Fisk, Melody Lembke, Christopher Leslie, Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Katherine Porter, Tony Reese, and Song Richardson. Please RSVP to Heather Alvarado, at halvarado@law.uci.edu.

Monday, April 10, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free Speech on Campus with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI Student Center, Crystal Cove
Dean Chemerinsky will examine the complex issues surrounding the First Amendment on college campuses and why it should be protected. Lunch included immediately following. Register here.

Monday, April 10, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

CLEaR - Jason Okonofua: When Bias and Threat Persistently Interact, LAW 3750
UC Berkeley Professor Jason Okonofua will present his research concerning the interaction between racial stereotypes, expectations, and discipline in teacher-student relationships. More about this event including registration can be found here.

Monday, April 10, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Freedom of Speech, Sewol Ferry, and Park’s Impeachment, EDU 1111
Please join the UCI Korea Law Center & UCI Center for Critical Korean Studies on Monday, April 10 for a lecture by Professor Kyung Sin Park (Korea University Law School). Professor Park’s lecture, Freedom of Speech, Sewol Ferry, and Park’s Impeachment will discuss how and why Park Geun-hye, recently impeached, was elected as the President, and the stabilizing role of free speech and press in South Korea. Reception to follow. RSVP here. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please email centers@law.uci.edu.

Tuesday, April 11, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

K-12 Education and the Law, EDU 1111
This panel discussion will facilitate an array of perspectives on how attorneys can work with educators and policymakers to identify and solve problems in K-12 education. Panelists will include law school professors, a professor from the UCI School of Education, and a charter school principal. Co-hosted by uRSA and the Children's Advocacy Group, the discussion will focus primarily on policies and practices that affect underrepresented students (i.e., English Language Learners, special education students, and low-income and minority students).

Tuesday, April 11, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Refugee Crisis and LGBT Communities, EDU 1131
Join OutLaw and IRAP for a panel examining how current federal policy affects LGBT refugees and immigrants trying to enter the United States. Meymuna Hussein-Cattan, co-founder of the Tiyya Foundation, a Santa Ana based organization that assists local refugees, will share her story. Food will be provided!

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

Loyola Chicago Patent Law Interview Program Brown Bag Roundtable, LAW 3750
Join us for a roundtable discussion with 2Ls who attended the Loyola Chicago PLIP last year. Topics to be covered include researching law firms/prospective employers, bidding strategy, the relationship between Loyola Chicago PLIP and EIW, and interviewing and callback experiences of the panelists in Chicago last year. Those planning to attend Loyola Chicago PLIP are strongly encouraged to attend. RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, April 12, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Lost in Translation: Communicating Science to Practitioners and Policymakers, SBSG 1517
Please join us for the 2016-2017 Views By Two series featuring Dr. Susan Turner and Senator Joseph Dunn. Views By Two pairs a Center researcher with a prestigious practitioner to discuss hot topics in the field of psychology and law. By providing both a researcher and practitioner viewpoint, we hope to start a dialogue that will bridge the gap between scientific research and policy. RSVP here by April 11. For more information about this event and the speakers, please visit our website here.

Thursday, April 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Succeeding During Your Summer At a Law Firm, LAW 3750
This panel discussion will cover the skills and strategies necessary to succeed as a summer associate at a law firm. The panelists will be 3Ls who worked as summer associates at law firms last summer. The program will include a discussion of important topics such as navigating a firm hierarchy and culture, how to manage work assignments, how to succeed at firm social events, and information regarding work productivity and the billable hour. Time will be reserved for student questions. RSVP on Symplicity.

Thursday, April 13, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Kading Briggs LLP Presents Top 10 Do's and Don'ts To Get An Offer From Your Summer Job at a Firm, Glenn Briggs' Home
Kading Briggs attorneys will share their experiences and perspectives from their time as summer associates. Transportation will be provided from UCI to Glenn Briggs' home where the event will be held. Appetizers will be served and the attire is business professional. RSVP by email to Melissa Weisbender by April 10.

Thursday, April 13, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Artistic Freedom Around the World, Beverly Hills, CA
Join international artists and activists dedicated to Artistic Freedom of Expression, including Ole Reitov of Freemuse and Svetlana Mintcheva of National Coalition Against Censorship at Marc Selwyn Fine Art for an evening reception. Speakers include: Jim Prince, Artistic Freedom Center President; David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression. Featuring Bassem Youssef: the Jon Stewart of the Middle East. More information can be found here.

Saturday, April 15, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Africa Day 2017, The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation
Join the Center for African Business, Law & Entrepreneurship (CABLE) in a day-long discussion and celebration of resiliency, creativity, and innovation in Africa. Morning panels will discuss the challenges related to creativity and innovation in Africa, focusing on: Expression, Censorship, and Creativity Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters. The panels will be followed by an afternoon of food, film, music, and dance. Africa Day is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

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

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.

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.

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, 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 that 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.

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.

Spring 2017 Instructor Evaluations

Over the next few weeks, instructor evaluations will be administered during the first or last 10 minutes in your classes. You can access available evaluations at https://apps.law.uci.edu/laweval-survey (also available on the Student Portal under Registration). Electronically submitted teaching evaluations are stored separately from any identifiable information, and are presented in a completely anonymous manner to instructors and administrative staff. Authentication is required only to ensure that only one evaluation is submitted per student per instructor. Professors and administrative staff have access to the anonymous evaluations including the comments, but have no way to associate an evaluation with a specific student other than the text submitted by the student. 

Academic Advising Appointments

Academic advising appointments with Dean Schroeder are now available. Please make an appointment through Debbie Mondares. It is much easier for Debbie if you call her (949-824-8395) or stop by her desk; please do not email her

CDO: Employer Spotlight 

Throughout the Spring semester, you will have the opportunity to connect with employers through this informal event. Stop by the employer table to get a sense of their practice, culture, and hiring programs. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with practicing attorneys from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in the courtyard on the following day(s): Tuesday April 11: McDermott Will & Emery; Air Force JAG.

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

3L Send-Off, Courtyard
Come to the courtyard to wish the 3L class well on their next steps. There will be a photo booth as well as some pizza, soft drinks, and sweet treats.

Wednesday, April 12, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Sheppard Mullin - 1L Rock Your Interviews, Costa Mesa
This program is designed to assist diverse law students in the interview process with a roundtable discussion with partners and associates from Sheppard Mullin's Orange County office. All 1L students are welcome to attend and the attire is business casual. RSVP by email to Patty McGraw by Wednesday, April 5. 

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!

Scholarships, Fellowships & Writing Competitions

Friday, April 14

2017 Sidley Austin 1L Diversity Summer Mentorship Program Application Deadline
Sidley Austin LLP encourage all diverse 1L students who would like to practice in law firms after graduation and who plan to spend their upcoming summer in the Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Francisco or Washington D.C. area 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

Friday, April 14

ABA Section of Family Law Schwab Essay Contest 2017 Deadline
Each year, the American Bar Association Section of Family Law conducts an essay contest to encourage law students to think about current issues in family law, and to encourage participation in the Section of Family Law. This contest is open to 2L and 3L students. More information can be found here.

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.

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.