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

Tuesday, October 31

1L Deadline to Submit Resume to CDO
The deadline for 1Ls to submit the first draft of their resume is Tuesday, October 31. Send drafts to careers@law.uci.edu.  

Speakers

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

Guest Speaker Series: Harry Litman - Commercial Litigation, EDU 1111
Harry Litman is Of Counsel with Constantine Cannon, a firm that specializes in representing whistleblowers and plaintiffs in anti-trust cases. Litman is listed in "Best Lawyers in America" in three separate categories—Qui Tam Law (whistleblowers), commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense.  Prior to joining Constantine, Litman was a lawyer at Phillips and Cohen, the nation’s leading firm representing whistleblowers in suits brought under the federal False Claims Act. Litman served as the U.S. Attorney in Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2001, after a five year stint as Deputy Asst. Atty. General in Washington. Litman is a 1986 graduate of U.C. Berkeley School of Law. He served as a law clerk to Judge Abner Mikva on the D.C. Circuit and for Thurgood Marshall and Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Berkeley Law, UCLA Law, the University of Pittsburgh Law School and the Department of Justice Advocacy Institute. Please RSVP here by October 20th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

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

Guest Speaker Series: Deborah S. Chang, Cutting-Edge Plaintiff's Attorney, EDU 1111
For the past twenty years, Deborah S. Chang has represented both plaintiffs and defendants throughout the country in products liability, commercial litigation, professional liability, securities fraud, and complex torts cases.  She is a litigator with Panish, Shea, & Boyle LLP, the Los Angeles firm specializes in complicated lawsuits that arise after an injury or death caused by another’s negligence or misconduct.   Ms. Chang has been involved in numerous cases of first impression. She was selected by the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division as one of the “20 Young Lawyers Whose Work Makes a Difference” for bringing the first civil rights class action on behalf of prisoners with AIDS in a maximum security prison.  Ms. Chang brought the first lawsuit in the country based on the newly enacted Violence Against Women Act of 1994. A graduate of Kansas University, Ms. Chang received her J.D., with honors, from Drake Law School, where she served as the Case Note Editor of the Drake Law Review. Please RSVP here by October 30th to guarantee lunch will be provided for you. 

Meetings

Monday, October 23

SBA Meeting, MPAA 430, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, October 24

Students for Sensible Drug Policy General Meeting, MPAA 420, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, October 25

APALSA Meeting Regarding Constitution Changes, LAW 4750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2L Fall Town Hall, EDU 1131, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

3L Fall Town Hall, MPAA 420, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday, November 3

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

Saturday, November 4

BLSA Meeting, MPAA 408, 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Workshops

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

Pre-Huddle -Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, EDU 1000
All students planning to attend the 2017 EJW Conference and Career Fair in Washington DC should stop in to gain valuable insight, chat about the conference, and learn how to access the UCI Law support available throughout the career fair.

Monday, October 23, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ASP: Improving Your Exam Performance, EDU 1131
During this one-hour workshop, ASP will address the most common mistakes law students make on exams and provide tips on how to avoid these mistakes.

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.

Wednesday, October 25, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ASP: Improving Your Exam Performance, EDU 1111
During this one-hour workshop, ASP will address the most common mistakes law students make on exams and provide tips on how to avoid these mistakes. This is ASP's last workshop of the semester!

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

Intellectual Property Panel - Haynes and Boone, MPAA 420
Attorneys from the Orange County office of Haynes and Boone will hold a panel to discuss their various practices in the field of intellectual property.

Thursday, October 26, 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

The Tax Institute at H&R Block Speaking Engagement, MPAA 120
The Tax Institute will be hiring multiple Tax Researchers for the upcoming tax season. Attend this presentation to learn more. Lunch will be provided. For more information, visit here. Please RSVP by Sunday, October 22.

Thursday, October 26, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Center for Legal Philosophy Speaker Series: Doug Husak, LAW 3500
The Law, Reason, and Value Colloquium includes distinguished professors of law or philosophy who will present papers on a range of topics in legal philosophy or legal theory, broadly construed, such as the relationship of legal norms to moral norms, responsibility in law and morality, and the criteria for permissible risk imposition. In this session, Rutgers University Professor, Doug Husak will present his work, The Metric of Punishment Severity: A Puzzle about the Principle of Proportionality.

Friday, October 27, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Discursive Turn in Copyright Conference, EDU 1111
Copyright law is explicitly directed toward protection of artistic and aesthetic works, and is intended to provide a legal regime that fosters expressive authorship. But this interaction runs both ways; as copyright doctrine is adapted to the arts and humanities, so our understanding of arts and the humanities illuminates our understanding of copyright law. In this conference program, our speakers explore how theories of literary and expressive works may be applied to the interpretation and application of copyright law, so as to better promote the progress of the expressive arts. For more details and registration information, click here.

Friday, October 27, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Socio-Legal Workshop, LAW 3750
Professor Janine Ubink will discuss her publication: The Façade of Participation—Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Relations in South Africa’s Mining Industry. RSVP here.

Friday, October 27 & Saturday October 28

Legal Strategies to Address Climate Change in the North American Arctic, LAW 3500
This roundtable will bring together a small number of leading thinkers to assess potential legal strategies, including litigation as well as other advocacy techniques, to address the challenge of climate change with a focus on the North American Arctic (U.S. and Canada). The goals of the roundtable are to foster dialogue, advance knowledge, and develop practical policy solutions. Participants will explore alternative strategies and recommendations, including indigenous perspectives, and examine opportunities for effective legal action. Click here for more about CLEANR roundtables. 

Monday, October 30, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ASP Lab: Self Diagnostic and Reflection, LAW 3750
In this lab, ASP will encourage students to take time to reflect on their midterm and practice exam performance before they sit for final exams. ASP will also complete an exercise together to practice issue spotting, outlining, and time management. This lab will be repeated on Wednesday, November 1at 3:00 pm, Monday, November 6 at 1:30 pm, and on Wednesday, November 8 at 3:00 pm.

Monday, October 30, 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm

Anti-Blackness and the American Dream: Revisiting the 1992 L.A. Uprisings, EDU 1131
Twenty-five years have passed since a jury acquitted the four police officers charged with beating motorist Rodney King.  In the wake of that acquittal, Los Angeles experienced three days of dissent, disorder, violence, and protest.  Although collective memory often (and rightly) centers the black experience in that historical moment, the effects of the acquittal and uprisings were felt by many different communities of color, especially those comprised of immigrants.  This event revisits that moment in history, keeping in mind both the broader racial landscape that has defined Los Angeles as well as the larger elements of anti-black racism that continue to define American life today.

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

1L Law Firm Diversity Applications- Lessons Learned, EDU 1131
1L Diversity Applications to Law Firms are some of the most challenging applications to prepare. Through a series of questions to a panel of upper classman and alums we will shed light on the application process and what it takes to be successful. The program is open to any 1L interested in learning more about this path. RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, November 1, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ASP Lab: Self Diagnostic and Reflection, LAW 3750
In this lab, ASP will encourage students to take time to reflect on their midterm and practice exam performance before they sit for final exams. ASP will also complete an exercise together to practice issue spotting, outlining, and time management. This lab will be repeated on Monday, November 6 at 1:30 pm and on Wednesday, November 8 at 3:00 pm.

Wednesday, November 1, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Prosecutors to Change the World - Fall Event Series, Loyola Law School
Prosecutors can and should be vehicles for social change. The Public Rights Project aims to spark an important conversation in the California legal community through local events with notable speakers, partnerships with a broad array of legal organizations. This event will be part of a 4-part series held in key areas of California. More information, including event registration can be found here.

Thursday, November 2, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

IEFV Swift Current Film Screening & Panel, Calit2
Join us for the screening of Swift Current, a documentary about former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy who was abused by his coach. This event will also include a discussion of the film by Sheldon Kennedy and a collaborative presentation by Prof. Warren BinfordDr. Paul D. Arnold, and Dr. Frank MacMaster on their research to help victims of child sexual abuse and pornography. This event is open to the public and lunch will be provided. Register here. Watch the trailer for Swift Current here.

Friday, November 3, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Externships 101, EDU 1111
Come and learn about externship opportunities at UCI Law. We’ll cover the process for Fall, Spring and Summer. Lunch will be provided.

Announcements

Accessibility Website

UCI has launched a centralized Accessibility website that provides resources for navigating UCI, requesting and providing reasonable accommodations, and creating accessible content for students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors. All are invited to visit the site and contribute to its content by submitting suggestions by email or by calling 949-824-5594.

Sunday, November 5
Daylight Saving Time Ends

Don't forget to turn your clock back 1 hour at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 5!

Mix and Mingle

Tuesday, October 24, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

APALSA Banh Mi Fundraiser, Courtyard
APALSA will be in the courtyard at 11:30 am selling Banh Mi for $5 while supplies last. 

Wednesday, October 25, 7:15 am - 1:30 pm

IRAP Waffle Wednesday, Courtyard
IRAP will be hosting Waffle Wednesday on October 25 in the Courtyard. They are offering up gourmet waffle creations and a chance for you to get a little good karma. Come eat some delicious waffles and support a good cause!

Friday, October 27, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

5th Annual Public Law Center Halloween Bash, The Randy Higbee Gallery
This event is a great opportunity to network with young attorneys in the community, while supporting a local legal services provider. Click here to purchase $5 tickets (reduced from $50). There are 25 subsidized tickets available to UCI Law students from the Orange County Lavender Bar Association.  Due to the limited number of subsidized tickets, please attend if you receive one.

Saturday, October 28, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Family and Friends Day (1Ls), EDU 1111
UCI School of Law encourages all family and friends of 1L law students to attend this very informative day of events. Invited guests will take a class, tour the Law School facilities, participate in a discussion about effective ways to support law students, and learn more about the philosophy and future of the school from Dean Song Richardson. We hope to see all of your family and friends on October 28! Please RSVP by Monday, October 23.

Tuesday, October 31, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SBA Halloween Party, Courtyard
All UCI Law students are invited to attend! There will be a photo booth, candy, a costume contest and more! There will be fun prizes, so we encourage you to dress up. This event is hosted by the SBA.

Scholarships

November 20, 2017

The Inland Empire Federal Bar Association Scholarship Deadline
The Inland Empire Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is proud to offer a scholarship to a law student with a significant connection to the Inland Empire and demonstrated superior academic performance. The scholarship applicant must submit an application, resume, law school academic transcript and a 250-word essay. More information can be found 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.