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UC Irvine School of Law • October 1, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

DACA Renewal Deadline
The deadline to apply for DACA renewal is October 5, 2017. All are welcome to attend the free UCI DACA clinic to learn more.


Wednesday, October 4, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Supreme Court Preview, EDU 1111
Professors Jennifer Chacon, Rick Hasen and Leah Litman discuss upcoming cases in this year’s Supreme Court term. Please RSVP here by October 2 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

First Year Fridays

Friday, October 6

CDO: Resume & Cover Letter Workshop (Mandatory)
Croskery-Roberts & Robinson-Dorn - EDU 1111, 10:30 am – 11:30 am (Lunch will be served after the training)
Tonner & Tice - EDU 1111, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Lunch will be served during the training)
Ross & Mikkor - MPAA 420, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Lunch will be served during the training)


Monday, October 2

Amnesty International First General Meeting, EDU 1131, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Children's Advocacy Group First General Meeting, MPAA 420, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jewish Law Association First General Meeting, LAW 4750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SBA Meeting, LAW 3600, 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, October 5

Criminal Law Society First Meeting, MPAA 430, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Future Policymakers First General Meeting, LAW 4750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

PILF Board Meeting, LAW 4750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday, October 6

BLSA Meeting, EDU 1121, 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm


Tuesday, October 3, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Attorneys and Plaintiff Discuss Lawsuit Challenging Rescission of DACA Program, EDU 1111
This discussion is not open to the public. Only UCI Law students, staff, and faculty may attend. 

A UCI Law 1L student is one of six California beneficiaries of the DACA program who sued the Trump administration on September 18, 2017.  Plaintiffs allege that the government’s arbitrary termination of the DACA program and deprivation of the opportunity to renew DACA status violates the due process rights of plaintiffs and other DACA recipients. Professor Leah Litman is a member of the legal team that filed the lawsuit in federal district court in San Francisco (Dulce Garcia et al v. United States of America).  Join Prof. Litman, our UCI plaintiff, and plaintiff Dulce Garcia,  for a discussion of the lawsuit.   RSVP by October 1 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you. 

Wednesday, October 4, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Public Service Career Planning, MPAA 408
This workshop is designed for students interested in pursuing public service careers. The presentation will explore approaches to public service career planning, including tips on how to position yourself for a public service career while in law school, hiring programs and fellowships, and creating your personal calendar. RSVP on Symplicity.

Thursday, October 5, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

What does Reproductive Justice Mean to You?, Courtyard
If/When/How will be setting up a photo booth in the courtyard and inviting the UCI Law community to share what Reproductive Justice means to them. These photos will be used to create posters to post on social media around campus to draw attention to reproductive justice.

Friday, October 6, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Socio-Legal Students Workshop, LAW 3500
Criminology, Law And Society Assistant Professor Hillary Berk will present her paper, “The Value of Gestational Labor in Contracts for Surrogate Motherhood.” Please RSVP to Nix McCoy by Wednesday, October 4 if you plan to attend.

Thursday, October 12, 5:00 pm

Center for Psychology and Law: Adrian Raine, SBSG 1517
Adrian Raine is a Richard Perry University Professor in the Departments of Criminology, Psychiatry and Psychology. Dr. Raine’s research focuses on the causes of crime (risk and protective factors) as well as interventions to treat antisocial behavior, and applies techniques from neuroscience to the field of criminology. You can read more about his research interests and recent publications here. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, October 13, 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Surrounding Reproductive Technologies, Andrei's Conscious Cuisine - Irvine
Reproductive technologies raise novel legal and ethical issues regarding property rights, surrogacy and egg donation, and family law disputes. Judith Daar, author of The New Eugenics: Selective Breeding in an Era of Reproductive Technologies (Yale University Press, 2017), will provide an overview of the legal, medical, and ethical dilemmas surrounding access to infertility care in the United States. The ethics of assisted reproductive technologies will also be considered. The presentation will include a catered lunch. Deadline to register is Tuesday, October 10.

Saturday, October 14, 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Orange County - At the Vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement, Chapman Law School
This informative event is an opportunity to network and is free for law students. The event will be moderated by the Honorable Andrew J. Guilford and include other judges as presenters. Register here

Wednesday, October 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Town Hall: Dean’s Search Dialogue, EDU 1111
The Dean’s Search Committee Chair, Professor Bryant Garth, will update students on the Committee’s work. Students are encouraged to share their vision of the new dean with Professor Garth. Please RSVP by October 16 to guarantee lunch will be reserved for you.

Wednesday, October 18 - Saturday, October 21 

40th Annual ABA Forum on Franchising, Palm Desert
This forum will offer twenty-four workshops focusing on various aspects of franchise law and many other events. It is a great opportunity to learn about franchising and network with the top practitioners in the field. Registration will be waived by the ABA for law students who wish to attend. Students interested in attending should contact Will Woods.

Thursday, October 19 - Saturday, October 21

BLSA @ UCI Law "Nuanced Visions" Film Festival, UCI Law
This festival will be a three day affair filled with food, art, music, dialogue, and most importantly, hard hitting documentaries. If you are interested in the Festival please visit the festival website here. For all film festival related inquiries please contact Chris Williams.

Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22

Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite, Yosemite
This conference is recognized as the largest and most prestigious gathering in California of leaders in environmental, land use, and natural resources law. For more information, visit here.

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

Keys to Job Search Resiliency and Success, MPAA 408
Feeling unmotivated, discouraged or stalled in your job search? This workshop, designed for 2Ls and 3Ls, will help you get unstuck! Gain practical tools to focus your search as well as build resiliency and well-being throughout law school and beyond. RSVP on Symplicity.

Recurring Programs

ASP 1L Small Group Workshops

Monday, October 2, LAW 3750, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, October 4, LAW 3750, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, October 9, LAW 3750, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, October 11, LAW 3750, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REAL Talk: Unpacking White Supremacy

Wednesdays (10/4 - 12/6) , 1-2 PM | CCC Wellness Room (main floor next to the Board Room)
You are invited to attend REAL Talk, a weekly space for students, staff, and faculty to come together and share their stories in an effort to address issues surrounding identity, social justice, and campus climate. Our theme for this quarter is “Unpacking White Supremacy” and each week we will discuss a different way that white supremacy functions and is maintained in our society on a systemic level. Email for more information or visit our website at

Yoga Thursdays

Thursdays (10/12 - 12/7), 12-1 PM | CCC Ring Room
Come de-stress, engage in self-care, and practice yoga every Thursday this quarter from 12-1 pm in the Cross-Cultural Center Ring Room. Beginners and any experience level welcome. Feel free to bring your own mat or use ours.

CCC Faculty-in-Residence: Professor Annie Lai

Wednesdays (10/18, 11/8, 11/29), 4-5 PM | CCC Wellness Room (main floor next to the Board Room)
Annie Lai is an Assistant Clinical Professor in UCI’s School of Law and the Co-Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic. She believes law school clinics have a unique role to play in advancing dignity and equality for immigrants, communities of color, and youth. She aims to help students develop the strategic vision, facilities and knowledge necessary to be excellent advocates for these communities. Come talk with her about her work; research; graduate and professional school opportunities; and various personal, social, and political issues.

Yoga as Resistance

As part of the Cultural Wellness Series for Advocates & Allies, Yoga as Resistance is a three-week series that explores yoga, art, and journaling as self-care and a means of social justice advocacy. Join us for our Fall quarter series on Wednesdays from 3:30-5 pm on the following dates: October 18, November 1, and November 15. Please RSVP here. Questions? Email

Fall 2017 Wellness Workshop Series

All drop-in workshops begin at 1:00 pm. They are 50 minutes long and are held in the Counseling Center, 203 Student Services I. Open to all UCI students. Attend one or more sessions! For questions, please call 949-824-6457.
10/3: Stress Less with Mindfulness
10/10: No More Procrastination
10/17: Achieve Restful Sleep
10/24: Practicing Gratitude
10/31: Beating Test Anxiety
11/7: Compassion for the Inner Critic
11/14: Mindfulness for the Five Senses
11/28: Mindfulness for the Five Senses
12/5: Managing Stress Before Finals


Mid-Semester Review Week
Monday, October 9 - Friday, October 13

Class is not in session from Monday, October 9 through Friday, October 13. Administrative offices and the Law School Library are open.

UCI Law Business Cards

Students who would like to obtain UCI Law Student Business cards can fill out the Business Card Request Form (PDF) and submit it to Debbie Mondares. The cost is $17.78 payable in advance by cash or check made out to "UC Regents."

Tuesday, October 17, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

2017 Los Angeles K-Move Job Fair, Los Angeles
This job fair, sponsored by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, will feature over 35 companies focused in accounting, law, construction, and fashion. To RSVP, send your resume here by Saturday, September 30 for an opportunity to have a pre-arranged interview with companies. 

CDO: Fall Interview Program (2Ls and 3Ls)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Fall Interview Program! Government, Public Interest, and Private Practice employers are ready to receive application materials on Symplicity. Employers will schedule interviews with qualified candidates at UCI Law, by phone/skype, or at employer offices throughout the fall. You can access the session through the OCI module on the left side of your screen, and then select the "UCI Law 2017 Fall Interview Program" from the Session dropdown menu. Immediate deadlines include:
2Ls: Los Angeles County Public Defender (Los Angeles, CA) - Mon., Oct. 2
2Ls: County Counsel (Riverside, CA) - Fri., Oct. 6
2Ls: Disability Rights California (San Diego, CA) - Fri., Oct. 6

Disability Services Center - Notes Providers Needed

The Disability Services Center is still looking for a Notes Provider for several classes. These notes are very valuable. The job requires that you attend every class and take organized and thorough notes. As a Notes Provider, you can be compensated for note taking in the amount of $45/unit. If you are interested please send an e-mail to Please be aware the DSC hires on a first come, first serve basis, as we only need one note taker for each class. Should you have any questions about this opportunity please contact Note providers are needed for the following classes:
Copyright Practicum: Reese
Legal Profession I: Van Rooij
Community Property: Schuman
Adj Criminal Proc: Ceballos
Legal Anlys Evidence: Puertas
Property: Seto
Evidence: Solomon
Statutory Analysis: Richardson
Intnl Human Rights: Ubink
Constitutional Analysis: Rosenbaum

Thursday, October 26, 6:00 pm

Constitutional Rights Foundation Annual Benefit - Law Student Volunteers Needed, Costa Mesa
The Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County (“CFC-OC”) is a local non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting civic literacy, youth leadership, and career awareness among Orange County teens. The CFC-OC is holding an Annual Benefit at the Center Club in Costa Mesa with food, beverages and a silent auction. The CFC-OC seeks 4-5 law student volunteers to help set-up or assist at the registration table between 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Students do NOT need to commit to the entire time slot). Volunteers will be provided free tickets to attend the Annual Benefit. The event is a terrific opportunity to meet judges and attorneys from the Orange County legal community. Interested students should contact Caleb Sullivan no later than 12:00pm on Monday, October 2.

Renter's Insurance

Consumer United, LLC has generated a helpful site of resources for students seeking renter's insurance. More information is available here.

Discount Tickets

Student Government & Student Media are proud to offer discount tickets for all students, faculty and staff. Enjoy your trip to Southern California attractions such as Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, San Diego Zoo, and more. These tickets make perfect gifts for the whole family to enjoy together with the upcoming Holiday season. Check out the website for a full list of all of our tickets and prices.

Food Pantry

UCI has opened a large food pantry for students facing food insecurity. Please see the details here.

Mix and Mingle

Monday, October 2, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

UCI DREAM Center Grand Opening, UCI DREAM Center
On Monday, October 2nd from 5-7pm celebrate the opening of our new resource center. RSVP here.

Monday, October 2, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

1L Mentor Reception, Continuing Education Building
All 1Ls should plan to attend this evening reception to meet their assigned attorney mentors! Each first-year student will be matched with an attorney mentor prior to the reception (check your email in the coming weeks for an introduction to your personal mentor). The reception provides an opportunity to meet and connect in-person. Dress is business casual; hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, October 4, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Disaster Relief Month Bake Sale, Courtyard
12 members of the 1L class, in conjunction with SBA, have launched a Disaster Relief Month initiative. All donations will be given to the OneAmericaAppeal initiative enacted jointly by the five living former presidents, which provides 100% of its donations to relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Donations will be accepted through October 12, and can be made through our Facebook event and Gofundme page. In addition, the Disaster Relief Month will be hosting a bake sale on Wednesday, October 4 from 10 AM to 3:30 PM in the Law School Courtyard. More information can be found at, or on our Facebook event page: Disaster Relief Month at UCI Law!

Wednesday, October 4, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

#IamFirst Day | A Celebration of UCI’s First-Generation Students, Staff, and Faculty, Student Center Terrace
There will be music, performances, giveaways, and a resource fair. Learn about UCI’s First Generation Faculty and Staff Initiatives. 200 free t-shirts will be given away throughout the event. Following the event, at 2 pm, Student Success Initiatives will be holding its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on the 2nd Floor of Student Services II. Free print cards will be given to the first 50 students. For more information about either event, please contact Student Success Initiatives at 949-824-3207 or e-mail


October 20

Application Deadline for Orange County Hispanic Bar Association's Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Wally Davis Scholarship Fund is sponsored by the Hispanic Bar Association and awards scholarships to Orange County Hispanic law students. The Fund was named in memory of Wally Davis, one of the first Hispanic attorneys in Orange County who fought for the civil rights of all Hispanics. He rose to the highest ranks in the legal profession, co-founding the HBA and championing the struggles of the Latino community. By assisting young Latino law students, this scholarship is awarded to those who would follow in his footsteps. The application and more information is available at

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 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 or (949) 824-1384.