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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • January 29, 2017
Deadlines

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.

Friday, February 10

17th Annual Wm. Matthew Byrne Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute Application Deadline
The Institute will be on March 16-17 (Thursday-Friday) at Pepperdine Law School. This program is dedicated to promoting justice and the federal judiciary through training federal judicial law clerks. Deadline to apply is February 10. For more information, visit here

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 10

Equal Justice Works Public Interest Law Awards
EJW awards are presented annually to eight law students from Equal Justice Works member schools who have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and pro bono work. The Awards seek to identify and honor law students who have provided extraordinary service through clinics, volunteer work, internships, extracurricular projects, and more. Apply here by March 10.

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.

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.

Speakers

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. 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. 

Wednesday, February 1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Policing the Womb" Lecture by Prof. Goodwin, UC Irvine HIB 135
Prof. Goodwin will present "Policing the Womb" as part of the UCI Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies Lectures. More information here.

Friday, February 3 & Saturday, February 4

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.

Monday, February 6, 12:00 pm - 1:10 pm

Renewing Free Speech on Campuses, EDU 1111
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman will discuss their forthcoming book, Renewing Free Speech on Campus (Yale University Press).  They will explore the tension between the psychological harms of hateful speech or bullying and the social harms of censorship or the punishment of dissent.  Please RSVP here by February 2nd to guarantee lunch will be provided for you.

Wednesday, February 8, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Barbara Hadsell - Private Interest Lawyering in a Private Law Firm, EDU 1111
Barbara Hadsell has litigated extensively in state and federal courts in the areas of civil rights, constitutional and international human rights law.  She was co-lead trial counsel overseeing the effort of a team of over twenty lawyers from around the country against global energy giant Chevron for its involvement in deaths and other human rights abuses occurring in the rich oil producing region of the Niger Delta following environmental protests. Ms. Hadsell has litigated employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblower cases, with settlements totaling in the many millions of dollars. She is a graduate of UCLA School of Law.  Please RSVP here by February 3rd to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

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.

Thursday, February 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

UCI Center for Psychology and Law Brown Bag Speaker Series, Social Ecology I - Room 112
Please join us for our Winter Quarter Brown Bag Speaker Series event "Improving Children’s Testimony: Turning Difficulties Into Strengths" featuring a presentation by Professor Thomas Lyon. This event is free to attend and is open to the public. No RSVP necessary. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the UCI Center for Psychology and Law.

First Year Fridays

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

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

Tuesday, January 31

Environmental Law Society Semester Meeting, LAW 3750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Federalist Society - First Meeting of Semester, LAW 3600, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, February 1

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

Thursday, February 2

American Constitution Society General Information Meeting, LAW 3750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Entertainment and Sports Law Society First General Meeting, EDU 1131, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Monday, February 6

International Law Society, MPAA 430, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

International Journal Meeting, LAW 4850, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Workshops

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, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

How may US-China relations fare under the Trump administration?, EDU 1111
Learn the impact of Trump's actions as well as other contemporary factors forming the potential future of the US-China dynamic when Sinica Podcast records live at UC Irvine. Sinica co-hosts Jeremy Goldkorn and Kaiser Kuo will interview Susan Shirk, renowned China policy expert who heads the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego. Open to all. Spaces are limited. Reservations required. Register here.

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, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Behind China's Internet, Merage Business School Auditorium
How does censorship play a role in China's internet? What is trending in the online community? What are foreign startups and internet companies confronted with while doing business in China? Join us on Monday, January 30 as Kaiser Kuo explores various facets of the Chinese cyber world. He's lived several lives there as editor-in-chief of an online publication, tech entrepreneur, business and technology correspondent, digital strategist, and startup scout. Register here.

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

Experian/Jones Day Moot Court Finals, UCI Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium
Finalists Sarah Dawley (Petitioner) and Jack Day (Respondent) 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. 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. There will be a Q&A breakout session, a panel with UCI's medical and law students, mentorship opportunities, 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, 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 & 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

CLEaR & AAS Film Screening, HIFC 100K (9:00 am) and Humanities Hall 143 (2:00 pm)
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, 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. For event details and registration, click here.

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.

Thursday, February 2, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Immigration Law in Practice: Courtroom/Adjudicative Interview Tips & Avoiding Burnout, Whittier Law School
AILA So Cal invites all law students to attend "Immigration Law in Practice: Courtroom/Adjudicative Interview Tips & Avoiding Burnout."  The panel will cover attorney etiquette in removal and affirmative proceedings, how to avoid burnout in immigration law practice, and careers in immigration law in general. Law students are invited to attend for free! Register and find more information here. Presented by the Southern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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

Socio-Legal Workshop-Julia Morris, LAW 3750
Julia Morris of the University of Oxford and current Visiting Scholar at the Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley, will discuss her paper: Refugee Wealth and Commodity Dreams: Values in Circulation in the Republic of Nauru's Offshore Refugee Industry. 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 by Wednesday, February 1 to Nix McCoy.

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

Employer Spotlight - Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG), Courtyard
Every Tuesday, you will have the opportunity to connect with employers to get a sense of their practice, culture, and hiring programs. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with active players in their recruiting efforts!

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.

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

Employer Spotlight - Office of the County Counsel, Courtyard
Every Tuesday,  you will have the opportunity to connect with employers to get a sense of their practice, culture, and hiring programs. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with active players in their recruiting efforts!

Wednesday, February 8, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

CLEaR Perspectives Reading Group: The Legacy of Conquest, LAW 3500
Discussion of the book by Patricia Nelson Limerick will be led by Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow. The Perspectives Reading Group serves as an informal setting where students and professors can examine issues of concern or importance to marginalized groups, focusing on a particular issue or demographic group at each meeting. RSVP to Andrea Levenson at levensoa@lawnet.uci.edu For more details, go to law.uci.edu/clear. For more information or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please email centers@law.uci.edu

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.

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

CLS: Free Minds Write Lunch, MPAA 408
Please join us in reading and commenting on poetry written by D.C. juvenile defendants. Food will be provided if you RSVP here by February 2nd.

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

IPCS & BGHP Lunch Panel with WSGR Attorneys, MPAA 420
The Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Society and the Biotech & Global Health Policy Club will be hosting a lunch panel featuring attorneys from Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati P.C. Panel discussion will provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn about the differences between careers in patent litigation, patent prosecution, and patent transactions (i.e., monetization), including differences in day-to-day practice, the types of clients, and tips & tricks for launching a career in each area.

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 in a legal context. 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 is being held 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.

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

Equal Justice Works Information Session, LAW 3750
Calling all public interest students! Equal Justice Works is a nonprofit organization that offers a continuum of opportunities targeted at mobilizing the next generation of lawyers toward committing to creating a just society. Michelle Gaeng, Program Specialist, will offer information and advice about postgraduate fellowship opportunities, law student internship opportunities, educational awards for public interest internships, and managing student debt. RSVP on Symplicity.

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.

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. More details can be found here.

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

2L Early Bar Prep, EDU 1111
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

Law Students with a Campus Housing Lease

1Ls, 2Ls, and 3LsBe on the lookout for lease renewals, which will be sent out soon.  3Ls wishing to extend their leases through bar prep should carefully follow the extension directions. 2Ls and 3Ls enrolled in Quarter-System ClassesAll students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units to remain in campus housing.  Unfortunately, Housing can’t tell if a law student is enrolled in a quarter-system class that puts them over the 12 unit minimum.  If you get a letter saying you are under-enrolled, please carefully read and follow the instructions on how to prove to Housing that you are enrolled in 12 units (or more). 

PILF Clothing Drive

The Public Interest Law Fund at UCI Law will be collecting clothing for donation to the Orange County Public Defender's Office on Monday, January 30 through Friday, February 3 from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm in the UCI Law Courtyard. Desired items include professional attire such as suit jackets, pants, and dress shirts in good condition.

WLS Valentine Grams Fundraiser

The Women's Law Society will be selling Valentine Grams in the courtyard from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on weekdays from Monday, February 6, through Monday, February 13. All proceeds will support the Women's Law Society.

Barrister's Ball Ticket Sales

Representatives from SBA will be in the courtyard on Tuesday, January 31 through Thursday, February 2 from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm selling tickets for the 2017 Barrister's Ball. Tickets cost $80.

Course Grade Distributions

The instructor/course evaluations and the grade distributions for Fall 2016 have been loaded into the system for the Law community to view. You can access this information by going to the following web application: http://apps.law.uci.edu/lawevals/

CDO: Spring Interview Program

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: 1Ls: Diversity Application, Los Angeles Area Legal Recruitment Association (multiple firms) - January 27; 2Ls & 3Ls: Hodel Wilks LLP (Irvine, CA) - February 1; 1Ls & 2Ls: Young Minds Advocacy Project (San Francisco, CA) - February 2; 2Ls: Aleshire & Wynder, LLP (Irvine, CA) - February 3

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.

Call for Posters - Headwaters to Oceans (H20) Conference

The Headwaters to Ocean (H2O) conference (May 23-24) seeks to promote integration across disciplines, sectors, organizations, and institutions for common interests related to water, oceans, coastal environments, resilience, and terrestrial interfaces with marine systems.  Conference participants will share results and implications of recently completed research, identify new challenges, and advance solutions-oriented thinking.  The conference will highlight impactful projects and scholarship, and translate science for policy and action.  In addition to providing opportunities to share best practices, H2O will host networking opportunities for a diverse cross-section of leaders and knowledge-brokers, including those from communities traditionally underrepresented in these conversations. Posters: Students (undergraduate, graduate, community college, etc.) interested in participating in a poster session should submit a poster title and contact information to Jessica Debats at jdebats@uci.edu.

Mix and Mingle

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.

Wednesday, February 15, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Knobbe Martens 2017 Cocktail Reception, Irvine
Knobbe Martens invites 1L, 2L, and 3L students with a technical background and an interest in IP law to attend. RSVP to Candice Lee with a resume by February 8.

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.