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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • January 22, 2017
Deadlines

Monday, January 23, 5:00 pm

Bidding Deadline for Public Interest Career Day (PICD)
Join students from throughout Southern California and representatives from more than 100 nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and private public interest-oriented law firms. This event provides law students an opportunity to meet and interview with public interest and public sector legal organizations. Register online here. Please find complete instructions (including username and password information) here. For more information, please see a December 21 email from CDO Assistant Director, Tiffany Tsao. The deadline for uploading your resumes and cover letters and for bidding is 5:00 pm on Monday, January 23. Please contact Tiffany Tsao if you have any questions.

Wednesday, January 25, 5:00 pm

Deadline to Register for the 2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition
The 2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition is an innovative, collaborative competition that presents a new and challenging, real-world, interdisciplinary “negotiations problem” for graduate students in law, business, and engineering, with an emphasis on a licensing issue involving a cutting-edge medical device. To our knowledge, UCI is the only school in the nation that brings together these different disciplines in a real-world negotiation competition. 2Ls and 3Ls can register for the competition here. Attend the information session on Jan. 24 and subsequent workshops on Feb. 6 and Feb. 7!

Friday, January 27

SBA Sponsored Travel Requests Deadline
This semester the Appropriations Committee is requesting that all students planning to submit travel reimbursements for either student org related travel or individual travel requests for the Spring Semester complete their LEAF requests by January 27. Extensions will be granted to new student organizations created in the upcoming semester and upon a showing of good cause.

Tuesday, January 31

The Law Review's Spring 2017 Deadline for Student Note Submissions
This deadline has been extended to Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Please email your submissions to lawreview@lawnet.uci.eduLate submissions will be considered, but notes submitted by the deadline will be prioritized. Please see our website for more information and direction: http://www.law.uci.edu/lawreview/submissions/student-submissions.html. Please reach out with any questions or concerns to anjana.ucilr@gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 7

UCI OCEANS Graduate Student Fellowship Application Deadline
UCI OCEANS is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities for graduate students interested in coast and oceans related research. Proposals will be accepted from any UCI graduate student in good standing who is studying oceans, coastlines, or beaches. For details on the application process, visit oceans.uci.edu.

Tuesday, February 14

The California Bar Foundation's 2017 3L Diversity Scholarship Application Deadline
This scholarship provides a free Barbri bar review course and a living stipend to diverse law students who are taking the July 2017 California bar exam. Any diverse 3L who has a deep commitment to social justice and public service, who plans to take the July 2017 California bar, and who intends to practice law in California is eligible to apply. The application can be found here.

Friday, March 31

The Law School Admission Council's Diversity Committee Writing Competition Deadline
The topic for the competition is Why Pipeline Programs Targeting Students from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds Are Essential to the Future of the Legal Profession. More information about the competition can be found here.

Monday, April 3

Rule of Law Competition Entry Deadline
Entries are due no later than April 3, 2017. Rules, topics and materials are available at https://www.bhba.org/index.php/rule-of-law-competition

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.

Speakers

Monday, January 23, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Student Bar Association Presents: A Forum on the 2017 Inauguration, EDU 1111
This forum on the 2017 inauguration, features a panel of UCI Law professors and will be moderated by Dean Chemerinsky. It will focus on some of the pressing issues surrounding the inauguration, including civil rights, immigration, the environment, and the economy. This event will be live streamed and recorded.

Monday, January 23, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

CLEaR - Ellen Berrey, The Enigma Of Diversity, LAW 3500
This "Author Meets Reader" session will feature Ellen Berrey and a discussion of her book, The Enigma of Diversity.

Thursday, January 26, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series - Abortion Laws: A Debate, EDU 1111
UCI Law’s American Constitution Society and Federalist Society are co-sponsoring a debate/discussion on abortion laws, moderated by Prof. Henry Weinstein.  Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson from the University of Illinois College of Law will debate UCI Law Professor Michele Goodwin. Some topics to be covered are whether religious hospitals should be able to follow their beliefs and not be forced to perform abortions, the ACLU’s lawsuit against Michigan hospitals for failure to provide emergency medical care to pregnant women, and the Clinton campaign to repeal the Hyde Amendment. RSVP here by Monday, January 23 to guarantee lunch will be provided for you.

Thursday, January 26, 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm

UCI African American Speaker Series - Laurence Jackson, Ph.D., UCI Cross Cultural Center
Laurence Jackson, Ph.D. will share strategies that helped him gain insight and direction as he launched his career as a licensed clinical psychologist, author and CEO of Progressive Life Center. Learn how UCI played a valuable role in his career and steps you can take to ensure you are on the right path. RSVP online by January 26 at 12:00 pm.

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

Guest Speaker Series: Sebastian Sanchez - Representing Low-Income Workers, EDU 1111
Sebastián Sánchez has devoted his legal career to representing low-income workers, first as a staff attorney at Make The Road New York, were he litigated on behalf of earning a living wage and workers' right to organize, and later as a staff attorney with California Rural Legal Assistance, where he counseled farm workers on a range of employment-related matters.  Mr. Sánchez is currently with Bet Tzedek Legal Services Employment Rights Project, where he litigates wage and hour cases in federal and state courts. Mr. Sánchez earned his J.D. degree at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he co-founded the Know Your Rights Project. He graduated with a B.A. in American Studies from Columbia University. Please RSVP here by January 27th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Friday, February 3, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Future of the Truth 2017, EDU 1111
Truth is the first casualty in war, and also in politics. This conference will look at how America views honesty and truth today, in light of the recent election and of ongoing trends in literature, law, and journalism. In the international sphere, we’ll also hear about truth, disinformation, and propaganda. UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professors Arewa and Loftus are among the speakers. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested here. This conference is presented by UCI’s The Forum on the Academy and the Public and organized by Professor Amy Wilentz and co-sponsored by the School of Humanities, School of Law, Illuminations, Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Program, International Center for Writing and Translation, Center for Critical Korean Studies, Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Full event details here.

Thursday, February 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Initiative to End Family Violence Lecture Series - Coach Eric Dixon, EDU 1111
The IEFV presents Coach Eric Dixion who will provide a lecture titled Child Abuse and the Restoration of Inner-Strength & Spiritual Edification. More information can be found here.

First Year Fridays

Friday, January 27

Wellness Workshop with Dr. Carolyn O’Keefe
All Mods: EDU 1111, 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Friday, February 3

No FYF

Friday, February 10

We encourage students to attend the Student Sponsored Symposium presented by APALSA, BLSA & LLSA, “Race of the Races: Privilege, Exclusion and Inequality Among People of Color in the Law." Registration for this symposium can be found here.

Meetings

Tuesday, January 24

Creative Lawyering Club Introductory Meeting, LAW 4750, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Tuesday, January 24

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

Tuesday, January 24

Tax Law Society Meeting, LAW 4750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sunday, January 29

Information Meeting - Public Interest Litigation, EDU 1111, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday, January 30

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

Wednesday, February 1

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

Workshops

Monday, January 23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Moot Court Semifinals, EDU 1121
Moot Court Semifinals will be held on Monday, January 23 in EDU 1121. All are welcome to attend.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Jack Day, Petitioner v. Sarah Dawley, Respondent
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Zackory Burns, Petitioner v. Emma McBurney, Respondent

Tuesday, January 24, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition Information Session, EDU 1111
Join us for an information session on the 2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition, an innovative, collaborative competition that presents a new and challenging, real-world, interdisciplinary “negotiations problem” for graduate students in law, business, engineering, and information and computer science. To our knowledge, UCI is the only school in the nation that brings together these different disciplines in a real-world negotiation competition. A panel of law and business students who participated in last year’s competition will speak about their experiences. Time will be set aside for Q & A.

Tuesday, January 24, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Employer Spotlight - Paul Hastings, Courtyard
Throughout the Spring semester, students 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. Justice in Aging will be our next guest on Tuesday, March 7.

Tuesday, January 24, 6:00 pm - 7:20 pm

Addressing Injustices and Bridging Divides, UCI Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium
This panel discussion will focus on post-Ferguson truth telling, post-election dialogue, and schools to prison pipeline. Two workshops will follow this panel: Being a Facilitator of Truth Telling in the UCI Student Center, Emerald Bay B & Finding Your Voice and Using it, Truthfully in the UCI Student Center, Emerald Bay C.

Tuesday, January 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Panel: 1st Amendment Right to Free Speech on Campuses, LAW 3750
This panel discussion is hosted by NLG at UCI Law, NLG-OC, NLG-LA, and UCI's Students for Justice in Palestine. Food will be provided. Please RSVP here.

Wednesday, January 25, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Information Session on the Lawyer Entrepreneur Assistance Program (LEAP) by the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, LAW 3500
LEAP is a unique incubator program designed for the newly admitted attorney looking to obtain valuable hands-on experience, and the resources to support them while they build their client base. 2Ls and 3Ls who are considering hanging their own shingle should attend to learn more. RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, January 25, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A Conversation with UCI Student Organizations: Addressing Social Justice Issues, UCI Student Center, Moss Cove A
Representatives of UCI student organizations will discuss social justice issues in the UCI and off campus communities.

Wednesday, January 25, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Global Justice Summit: Pre-Summit Workshop #2, EDU 1131
Professor Menkel-Meadow will further cover negotiation techniques, which will be imperative in understanding the back-and-forth of the Global Justice Summit. You must RSVP here by Sunday, January 22nd, to guarantee dinner will be ordered for you. All are invited to attend the Global Justice Summit guest speaker sessions on January 27th and 28th. Don't miss your chance to be involved in this exciting opportunity! Please RSVP here for GJS.

Thursday, January 26, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Arts for Peace and Justice, UCI Student Center, Doheny Beach A
Featured artists are Natalia Molebatsi, South African poet; Staci Mitchell, Professor at California State University LA and poet; UCI performers Jaclyn Alcazar, Alex Lebroski, Leilani Kalb, Lyndon Forrester, Kevin Lin, UCI Uncultivated Rabbits.

Friday, January 27, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm & Saturday, January 28, 9:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Global Justice Summit, Pacific Ballroom AB
Register for the 2017 Global Justice Summit here.

Saturday, January 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

1L Mock Interview Program
There is no better way to prepare for a PICD interview than to do a mock. All 1Ls are invited to participate in this mock interview program featuring alumni interviewers. To sign-up for a time, email Jon Trujillo by 8am on Tuesday, January 24.

Monday, January 30, All Day Event

Long U.S.-China Institute Lunar New Year, UC Irvine
A time of reunion, Lunar New Year invites celebrants to revisit familiar faces in family, friends, and folklore. The Long U.S.-China Institute invites you to Pacific Reflections, an exciting lineup of events, featuring talks and discussions on contemporary China and it's dynamic with the U.S., with focus on defining political, social, and cultural influences. Click here for full schedule. 

Monday, January 30, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Introduction to Judicial Clerkships, EDU 1131
How does a judicial clerkship fit into your career path? Are you someone who might thrive in chambers? Join us to learn about the value of a judicial clerkship. Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will moderate a panel of former clerks (and recent alumni). Lunch will be provided. RSVP on Symplicity.

Monday, January 30, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Experian/Jones Day Moot Court Finals, UCI Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium
The finalists will present arguments on whether the death penalty in California should be declared unconstitutional. More about the Moot Court Competition can be found here. Our guest judges this year are the Hon. Andre Davis, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit; Hon. Beverly Martin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit; Hon. Richard Paez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Monday, January 30, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium: Philip Hackney - Subsidizing the Heavenly Chorus: Labor Unions and Tax Exemption, MPAA 420
This colloquium runs every spring. Leading tax scholars and tax-policy experts are invited to present their works in progress to a tax law seminar class at UC Irvine School of Law. Papers are discussed ahead of the presentations and students are required to draft short response essays. The response essays are shared with the presenters. This format allows students a unique opportunity to meaningfully engage cutting-edge research in tax policy. Tax practitioners, faculty from outside the law school, and anyone with a keen interest in tax policy are welcome to attend. RSVP online here.

Monday, January 30, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Medicine, Law, and Justice: A Healthy Approach to Drug Policy, EDU 1131
This conference includes guest speakers Meg Munoz, Aimee Dunkle, Diane Goldstein, Daniele Piomelli MD, Ricky Ross, Adam Vine and Greg Horvath and panels including UCI's Medical and Law students. There will be a Q&A, breakout session, mentorship opportunities, raffles, and giveaways. Presented by The Orange County Needle Exchange Program and Students for a Sensible Drug Policy at UCI Law.

Tuesday, January 31, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Future Role of California Under the Trump Administration: Force of Resistance?, Crystal Cove Auditorium
This event will feature Professor of Political Science Charles “Tony” Smith and former California Attorney General Bill Lockyer. Please register for this debate here. The post-debate reception will take place outside of the Crystal Cove Auditorium. This debate is co-sponsored by the School of Social Sciences Dean's Ambassadors Council.

Wednesday, February 1, 9:00 am - 10:20 am & 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Asian American Studies Celebrates Black History Month: Film Screening and Discussion - Eating Welfare, Locations Listed Below
Eating Welfare (2001) explores the lives of Southeast Asian refugee families of the Bronx who are struggling to survive the welfare “reform” years under the Rudolph Giuliani Administration. It’s told through youth in the community who eventually organize a take-over of the welfare center. The film screening will be held from 9:00 am - 10:20 am in the Humanities Interim Classroom Facility 100K and discussion the discussion will be held in Humanities Hall 143. This event is co-sponsored by the CLEaR, the Center for Research on International Migration, the Department of Sociology, and the School of Social Sciences. More information can be found here.

Wednesday, February 1, 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm

UCI Korea Law Center Speaker Panel Careers in Transnational & Cross-border Law, EDU 1131
Conversation with five legal professionals whose work focuses on cross-border work in broader Asia. The panelists represent a variety of practices including intellectual property, entertainment law, complex business and corporate finance, in addition to those who practice as in-house counsel. Students will have the opportunity to hear from and network with the panelists. For questions or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please email centers@law.uci.edu. Register here.

Wednesday, February 1, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

CLEaR & AAS Film Screening, HIFC 100K
Asian American Studies Celebrates Black History Month with a film screening of Eating Welfare and a talk by Prof. Eric Tang, scholar-activist and author of Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto. Co-sponsored by CLEaR (Center on Law, Equality, and Race), the screening is followed by a talk by Professor Eric Tang at 2:00 p.m. at Humanities Hall 143. Film Description: Eating Welfare (2001) explores the lives of Southeast Asian refugee families of the Bronx who are struggling to survive the welfare “reform” years under the Rudolph Giuliani Administration. It is told through youth in the community who eventually organize a take-over of the welfare center. The event advertisement can be found hereMore event details can be found here.

Wednesday, February 1, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

CLEaR & AAS Book Talk, Humanities Hall 143
Prof. Eric Tang, scholar-activist will discuss his book: Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto. Co-sponsored by CLEaR (Center on Law, Equality, and Race), the talk follows a film screening of “Eating Welfare” at 9:30 a.m. at HIFC 100K on the UCI campus. Book: Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto, explores the relationship between immigrant communities and African Americans as they experience common and distinct forms of state violence taking shape in America’s inner cities. Tang’s research sits at the intersection of two issues that define the current moment: the international refugee crisis and the resurgent movement against police violence in the urban United States. The event advertisement can be found hereMore event details can be found here.

Wednesday, February 1, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

18th Annual Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT) Career Forum, Los Angeles
The Career Forum provides IP and technology law firms an opportunity to sponsor tables at the event and meet with students interested. We encourage students to bring resumes as some firms will be looking to hire. Even students without technical backgrounds are encouraged to attend. To learn more, visit here

Thursday, February 2 & Friday, February 3

GLAS Workshop: China and International Economic Law and Institutions
This workshop brings together leading scholars with original work that addresses, from different perspectives, the impact of China on international economic law and institutions, and/or the impact of international law and institutions in China. The workshop is supported by the UCI Center on Globalization, Law, and Society and UCI Long U.S.-China Institute.

Thursday, February 2, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

3L Early Bar Prep, EDU 1111
We are pleased to announce the new updated dates for 3L Early Bar Prep!  There will be two sessions to accommodate as many schedules as possible, but we encourage you to come to the first session where Dean Chemerinsky will be speaking.  Both sessions will cover the same general information about the bar exam, detailed information regarding each of its components, and a breakdown of the general skills tested on each portion. We will also discuss the various resources and programming available, including tips on choosing a bar prep company, and the summer UCI Bar Foundations program. The second session will be held on Wednesday, February 8 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm in EDU 1131.

Friday, February 3, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Socio-Legal Workshop-Julia Morris, LAW 3500
Julia Morris of the University of Oxford and current Visiting Scholar at the Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley, will discuss her paper: Values in Circulation in the Offshore Refugee Industry on the Republic of Nauru. All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy.

Monday, February 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition: Drafting Terms Agreements Workshop, School of Business Building 2 - 122
This workshop will be presented by Business School Professor, Max Chao. Prof. Chao has extensive experience in both business and transactional law.  He worked as a supervising senior auditor at KPMG Peat Marwick and a tax consultant for Ernst & Young. He later established his own law firm where he advises a wide range of clients, including high-wealth individuals, partnerships, multi-national corporations, non-profit organizations, local businesses, and oversees clients. Students participating in the 2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition are strongly encouraged to attend this session. RSVP here by February 2 to guarantee lunch will be provided for you.

Tuesday, February 7, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition: Negotiations Workshop, School of Business Building 2 - 117
This workshop will be presented by Business School Professor, Dr. Chris Bauman. Dr. Bauman taught previously at Northwestern University and the University of Washington. He teaches Negotiations, Business Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility, among other classes. His research focuses on information processing in negotiation and its implications for tactics that can increase individual or mutual gains. Students participating in the 2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition are strongly encouraged to attend this session. RSVP here by February 2 to guarantee lunch will be provided for you. 

Thursday, February 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Department of Justice Legal Hiring Programs, LAW 3750
Join U.S. DOJ Attorney Recruiter, Trisha A. Fillbach, for this presentation on the Department's four legal hiring programs. This presentation will be valuable for all students considering an internship, externship, or career with the Department of Justice.

Friday, February 10, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Race of the Races: Privilege, Exclusion and Inequality among People of Color in the Law, EDU 1111
The Race of the Races symposium focuses on the inter-group and group-specific experiences of people of color under the law. Sociolegal scholars, practitioners, and community organizers have been invited to share their expertise on some of the most salient issues affecting communities of color—higher education, mass criminalization, and employment. Given the recent presidential election, the Race of the Races symposium arrives at an especially critical time. We intend to steer our discussion towards finding opportunities for solidarity across different contexts—the Black Lives Matter movement, immigrant rights’ movement, anti-Islamophobia movement—and identifying what role(s) lawyers and law students can play in dismantling oppressive legal regimes. This symposium is presented by Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), and the Latina/o Law Students Association (LLSA) at UC Irvine. Please RSVP here.

Saturday, February 11

Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day (PICD), UCLA
Representatives from public interest organizations, government agencies and offices, and private public interest firms throughout Southern California will be in attendance to talk with and interview 1L, 2L, and 3L students. See the December 21st email from Tiffany Tsao for more information. Deadline to apply for interviews is January 23.

Saturday, February 25, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition, The COVE at UCI Applied Innovation
The 2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition is an innovative, collaborative competition that presents a new and challenging, real-world, interdisciplinary “negotiations problem” for graduate students in law, business, and engineering, with an emphasis on a licensing issue involving a cutting-edge medical device. To our knowledge, UCI is the only school in the nation that brings together these different disciplines in a real-world negotiation competition. The 2017 competition will be held in collaboration with Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, & Rosati, and Knobbe Martens. Students from the School of Business, School of Engineering, and School of Law (2Ls and 3Ls) are welcome and encouraged to participate. Two workshops on Feb. 6 and Feb. 7 will be held before the competition date to help students prepare. Sign up here by January 25 at 5:00 pm. More details can be found here.

Save the Date: Monday, March 27, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2L Early Bar Prep, EDU 1111
We are pleased to announce the new updated dates for 2L Early Bar Prep!  There will be two sessions to accommodate as many schedules as possible.  Both sessions will cover the same general information about the bar exam, each of its components, and the general skills tested on each portion. We will also cover some basic information on the Moral Character application process and the MPRE. Lunch will be provided. The second 2L session will be held on Thursday, April 6 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in EDU 1111. 

Announcements

CDO: Spring Interview Program

The 2017 Spring Interview Program is underway on Symplicity. Employers will schedule interviews with 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls either at UCI Law, by phone/skype, or at employer offices throughout February and March. You can access the session through the OCI module on the left side of your screen, by selecting the "UCI Law 2017 Spring Interview Program." Some upcoming deadlines include: Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (Los Angeles, CA) - January 26; U.S. Marine Corps Judge Advocates (Santa Ana, CA) - February; Young Minds Advocacy Project (San Francisco, CA) - February 2.

Flu Vaccine Clinic

Call 949-824-5304 for an appointment OR come and visit the Student Health Center to receive the flu vaccine during the January-Friday-Walk-In-Flu-Clinic (no need for an appointment) from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Friday, January 27. The cost of the flu vaccination is only $25. Students with UC Student Health Insurance Plan pay nothing.

Student Financial Services - Exit Counseling Requirement

Federal regulations and UCI School of Law policy requires all students who took out federal student loans and are planning to participate in our Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) must complete exit counseling before leaving school. For more information, please see a Tuesday, January 10 email from the Director of Student Financial Services, Nasreen Zia.

Food Security

In an effort to ensure UCI students are food secure, the Student Outreach and Retention Center (SOAR) operates a food pantry Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm during the academic year, and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on a walk-in basis during the summer. Students can access the pantry using their UCI student ID. All information is kept confidential. For more information about the SOAR Food Pantry operates, please visit their site here.

CDO: Association of Business Trial Lawyers Student Membership

For the first time, the ABTL Orange County is offering student memberships at the rate of $20. ABTL hosts six evening programs each year and is also known for its networking opportunities with the civil bench and highly skilled attorneys. Sign up here.

Stalking Awareness Month - January

According to the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime, 7.5 million people are stalked each year in the United States. In recognition of Stalking Awareness Month, UCI CARE will be holding several programs to raise awareness and educate the campus community about the warning signs and available resources related to stalking. Social Media Awareness Campaign: Follow CARE on Facebook and Instagram to learn about tips, resources, and statistics on stalking and cyberstalking throughout the month of January. Share resources and statistics from your social media accounts, using #UCIStalkingAwareness. Stalking Awareness: At UCI, Online, and in the Media: Visit the CARE peer educators on Ring Road to learn more information about stalking, ways to keep yourself safe online, and campus and community resources. See if you can identify stalking behaviors in movies and TV shows. Look out for the large display by the Starbucks from Wednesday, January 25 to Friday, January 27 from 10 am to 2 pm each day. A confidential CARE Advocate is available to provide emotional support to survivors and assist them with a wide range of services including, but not limited to, academic accommodations, safety planning, and discussing various reporting options. For more information on all of these programs, please visit the CARE website or contact care@uci.edu

Barrister's Ball Ticket Sales

Representatives from SBA will be in the courtyard from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until February 2, selling tickets for the 2017 Barrister's Ball. Tickets will be sold for $70 (Jan. 24-26); and $80 (Jan. 31 - Feb. 2).

Mix and Mingle

Tuesday, January 24, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Global Justice Summit Information Table, Courtyard
Global Justice Summit will be tabling during lunchtime Tuesday, January 24th, one day before our first workshop. Come by to grab some candy and snacks and learn how to be involved. GJS is especially great for anyone interested in international law, negotiation, or generally having a good time.

Wednesday, January 25, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Trivia Night - All Southern California Law School Students, Western State University College of Law
Get to meet diverse students from different schools over a friendly/competitive game of trivia. This event is sponsored by the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association.

Friday, January 27, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

1Ls Boomers Trip
1Ls - please join your SBA class representatives for an afternoon of fun at Boomers. Be on the lookout for an email from your reps with more details.

Monday, January 30, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Lunar New Year Festival at UCI, Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza
Join UCI and South Coast Plaza in an Anteater celebration of the 2017 Lunar New Year! A Street Festival begins at 3:30 p.m. at SBSG Plaza, with live cultural entertainment, eye-catching artistic demonstrations, elaborate costumes, origami workshops, and delicious food tastings and drink. At 4 p.m., a Lion & Dragon Dance parade will start at the Law School and pass in front of The Paul Merage School of Business, ending at the Street Festival, where musical performances and light and sound fireworks will close the celebration. RSVP for the Street Festival to be entered into a prize drawing. For further information, please contact Sasha Camacho, sncamach@uci.edu.

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.