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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • September 3, 2017
Deadlines

Monday, September 4
Labor Day Holiday

The Law School and the Law School Library will be closed.

Tuesday, September 5, 11:59 pm

PILF Application Deadline
The deadline to apply for membership to PILF is Tuesday, September 5 at 11:59 pm.

Friday, September 8, 12:00 pm

Deadline for Mentor-On-Demand Program (2Ls and 3Ls)
Mentor-On-Demand is seeking two UCI Law representatives! This program provides young OCBA members with video mentoring 24/7 from a variety of top-notch attorney's in Orange County. The selected representatives will be working with an assigned team of other OCBA members. To enter the lottery to represent UCI Law on this task force, email Elexus Harris by Friday, September 8 with a short explanation of your interest in the OCBA and/or the Mentor-On-Demand program.

Monday, September 14

November MPRE Registration Deadline
The next administration of the MPRE is November 4.  Passing the MPRE is required for admission to every state bar in the US. The regular registration deadline is September 14, 2017 ($95). The late registration deadline is September 21, 2017 ($190). Students seeking accommodations for the MPRE should file an application as soon as possible. For more information, please see the MPRE website.

Speakers

Wednesday, September 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Lori Palmerton - Disability Ally Training, EDU 1111
Lori Palmerton, Interim Director of UCI’s Disability Services Center, will present an interactive program focusing on disability etiquette, disability law, and resources available for students with disabilities at UCI.  The training  is a condensed version of the Disability Ally Training that is presented campus-wide. Please RSVP here by September 4 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Wednesday, September 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Laboni Hoq - Litigation Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, EDU 1111
As Advancing Justice-LA's Litigation Director, Laboni Hoq leads the organization's efforts to advocate for civil rights through lawsuits that seek to enforce and expand existing legal protections as well as change institutional practices. Prior to joining Advancing Justice-LA, Hoq was a civil rights litigator at the law firms Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris Hoffman & Harrison and Traber & Voorhees, where her practice focused on upholding workers' rights in all aspects of their employment and the civil rights of minorities.  Prior to practicing civil rights law, Hoq was a litigation associate at the Los Angeles office of the law firm Sidley Austin LLP. Hoq graduated from University of California, Berkeley where she received a bachelor’s degree in Political Economy, Cambridge University where she received a Master of Philosophy in Development Studies, and Columbia Law School where she received a J.D. degree.  After law school, Hoq was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to clerk on the South African Constitutional Court and to carry out land rights research at the University of Witwatersrand Law Faculty in Johannesburg, South Africa.  The Speaker Series is pleased to co-sponsor this event with APALSA.  Please RSVP here September 11th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you. 

First Year Fridays

Friday, September 8

Title IX Training (Mandatory)
Croskery-Roberts & Robinson-Dorn - EDU 1111, 10:30 am - 11:30 am (lunch will be served after the training)
All other classes - EDU 1111, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (lunch will be served during the training)

Friday, September 15

Exam Soft Training (Mandatory)
Croskery-Roberts & Robinson-Dorn - EDU 1111, 10:30 am – 11:30 am (Lunch will be served after the training)
All other classes - EDU 1111, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Lunch will be served during the training)

Meetings

Tuesday, September 5

IRAP Introduction Meeting, EDU 1131, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, September 6

BLSA Meeting, EDU 1121, 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm

Saturday, September 9

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

Monday, September 11

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

Tuesday, September 12

Women's Law Society First General Meeting, EDU 1131, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Business Law Society First General Meeting, LAW 3750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Wednesday, September 13

OutLaw - Fall 2017 General Meeting, MPAA 420, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, September 14

uRSA First General Meeting, LAW 4700, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Workshops

Tuesday, September 5, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How to Navigate Public Interest Resources (2Ls and 3Ls), MPAA 408
This workshop will discuss various public interest career resources and offer tips on how to use them. Public interest resources can be organized by practice areas, professional work environments, and hiring programs. Come learn how to navigate the resources that are most helpful for you! RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, September 6, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm & 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ASP 1L Workshop #2
During this one-hour workshop, ASP will introduce students to rule dissection as a way to organize and better understand the legal concepts and rules covered in their courses. ASP will also provide tips for students to start their course outlines. This session will be held in EDU 1131 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. A repeat of this workshop will be held in EDU 1111 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Friday, September 8, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Charlottesville: A Defining Moment in America, Irvine Barclay Theatre
The Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series and UCI School of Law proudly present, "Charlottesville: A Defining Moment, A Conversation with Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr." Joining Reverend Jackson are Dr. Rabbi Hillel Cohn, and Chancellor's Professor, Michele Goodwin. Musical performance by T. Mychael Rambo. This event is Part of the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series, Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil. RSVP here.

Friday, September 8, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Organization Leader Training, EDU 1111
All student org leader signatories are required to attend this training. Food will be served.

Friday, September 8 & Saturday, September 9

GLAS/CERLP Globalization of Legal Education Conference, LAW 3500
Co-sponsored by the UCI Law Center on Globalization, Law, and Society, and the UCI Law Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession, this conference will host leading international scholars to discuss issues concerning the globalization of legal education, with topics ranging from global hierarchies and the international movement of students and faculty, to legal education strategies in the Global South. Participant contributions will be published in a symposium edition of the UCI Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law. More details are available here.

Monday, September 11, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ASP 1L Workshop #2 Lab, LAW 3750
Workshop #2 Lab is an opportunity for students to gather in small groups to practice the course outlining process. This lab will be repeated on Wednesday, September 13 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Wednesday, September 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How to Navigate Private Sector Resources (2Ls and 3Ls), MPAA 408
This workshop will walk through where students can locate private sector resources and how students can make the most of these resources when seeking summer and post-graduate employment. Resources to be discussed will range from sites useful to a biglaw job search to sites and directories that enable students to locate and target small and midsize firms. RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, September 13, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ASP 1L Workshop #2 Lab, LAW 3750
Workshop #2 Lab is an opportunity for students to gather in small groups to practice the course outlining process. This lab is a repeat of the session held on Monday, September 11.

Wednesday, September 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How to Navigate Judicial Clerkship Resources (2Ls and 3Ls), MPAA 408
Maximize your success in landing a clerkship! Learn how to access and use research sources that will help you quickly determine whether a particular clerkship is appealing to you, as well as resources to assist you in preparing more extensively for interviews with judges. This workshop is designed for 2Ls and 3Ls applying for post-graduate judicial clerkships who want to put their best foot forward and make the most of their application and interview process. RSVP on Symplicity.

Saturday, September 30, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Mentoring the Next Generation, UC Irvine
UCI Law’s Korea Law Center is hosting an exciting mentoring conference with the Council of Korean Americans on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Continuing Education from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Details and registration are available here. The purpose of this conference is to inspire, mentor, inform, and network: to bring together business and thought leaders and professionals from numerous disciplines (ranging from science, entertainment, public interest, law, medicine and finance) to provide advice, guidance, insights, networking opportunities, and mentorship to the younger generation of Korean and Korean Americans and other participants. The conference will feature plenary sessions, panel discussions, mentoring roundtables, and a closing reception.

Announcements

Wednesday, September 13 - Friday, September 15
The Association of Intellectual Property Firms Annual Meeting

The AIPF Annual Meeting is an opportunity to participate in the conference, network, and gain beneficial knowledge for future endeavors. This meeting is specifically directed towards practice management and the business of IP Law. There is a promotional rate for students. Find the registration form here and the program agenda here. The AIPF Annual Meeting will be held in San Francisco.

Friday, September 15 & Saturday, September 16
National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorney Volunteer Opportunity

This conference provides an opportunity for attendees to connect with others who have similar dreams, and learn from those who have imagines, achieved and surpassed their career goals. NCVAA is looking for 8-10 students volunteers who can help set-up, sign-in attendees, package conference bags, take photos, and organize our panel rooms. Volunteers will have their registration fee waived and will be able to attend all events on Friday and Saturday. The conference will be held at Chapman Law School. Please contact Sonia Nguyen if you are interested.

Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property Inn of Court Membership

The Inn specializes in Patent/IP Law. Student memberships are free and last one year. Interested students should complete the application. Students selected for membership are expected to commit to attending Inn events. This is an amazing opportunity for students to meet and mingle with judges, peers, and potential employers. Apply here.

Call for Volunteers: Admissions Ambassadors

UCI Law Admissions would like to thank ALL Admissions Ambassadors for a great job last year welcoming prospective students to campus! The Admission team welcomes all new and returning law students to serve as an Admissions Ambassador and help recruit the Class of 2021 with 1L classroom escorts, law school tours, phone outreach, and many other opportunities during Admitted Students Weekend in April. If you are interested in this opportunity or if you have any questions, please contact Katie Rohner.

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: Legislative Counsel Bureau (Sacramento, CA) - Tuesday, Sept. 5
3Ls: Ventura County District Attorney's Office (Ventura, CA) - Tuesday, Sept. 5   

2L Transcripts

If you are a 2L and have not picked up complimentary copies of your official transcript, please pick them up from CDO.

California Bar Exam Testing Accommodations

California Bar Exam testing accommodations are available to individuals with mental or physical disabilities as defined in the State Bar of California Admissions Rules. Applying for an accommodation takes considerable time and requires considerable documentation. 3Ls:  If you wish to apply for an accommodation, please do so as quickly as possible. 2Ls and 1Ls: You can apply early for an accommodation. Students who apply early but are denied an accommodation will have sufficient time to file an appeal and gather together additional documentation. Students who plan on filing for a California Bar Exam testing accommodation should read through the State Bar requirements carefully. If you are planning on taking the bar exam in another state, be sure to check its requirements for applying for a testing accommodation.

Save the Dates: November 6 & 7: Moral Character Fingerprinting

UCI Law is once again bringing someone to campus to do live scan fingerprints for students planning to take the CA Bar Exam. The fingerprints are required for the Moral Character application. The fingerprints are good for 90 days, so the timing is perfect for students who plan to fill out their MC papers over Winter Break. In addition to fingerprints, the company can do an address check if you’re not sure of all the places you have lived. Fingerprinting will take place from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm in the conference room behind the front reception desk in EDU. Cost: $21 for live scan fingerprints; $8 for address checks (not everyone will need this).

Call for Law Student Instructors

The new Test Preparation program with the UCI Division of Continuing Education (DCE) is looking for instructors for their upcoming LSAT course this fall. This is a great opportunity for law students to develop teaching and public speaking experience. More information can be found here.

Equal Justice Works Student Representative Program

This program is an opportunity to represent Equal Justice Works and use your law education to help low-income, marginalized and/or vulnerable clients. EJW will select up to 50 student representatives nation-wide to participate in the 2017-18 program. For more information, visit here or email.

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 dscnotes@uci.edu. 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 dscnotes@uci.edu. Note providers are needed for the following classes:
Copyright Law: Reese
Copyright Practicum: Reese
Community Property: Schuman
Adj Criminal Proc: Ceballos
Legal Anlys Evidence Puertas
Property: Seto
Evidence: Solomon
Cont Iss Gender Equ: Eidmann
Federal Courts: Litman
Intnl Human Rights: Ubink
Constitutional Analysis: Rosenbaum
Legal Profession 1: Tice
Com Law An: Contract: Leslie
Const Analysis: Litman
Statutory Analysis: Glater
Legal Profession 1: Ashar

Mix and Mingle

Thursday, September 7, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SBA 1L Mentor Matching Lunch, Courtyard

Scholarships

Justice Stephen K. Tamura Scholarship

UCI School of Law, Office of Student Financial Services is pleased to announce that the Justice Stephen K. Tamura Foundation offers two $2500 scholarships, to two UCI law students who demonstrate financial need. Justice Stephen K. Tamura was the first Asian American appointed to the California Court of Appeal. He was a leading citizen of Orange County and an outstanding jurist dedicated to protecting the rights of all. Students interested in applying must have the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application on file and submit a one page application discussing how they have overcame financial barrier to attend the UCI School of Law. The one page application must be submitted to the Student Financial Services by Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Students selected for the scholarship will be directed to the UCI Alumni Association for the disbursement of fund. To Mail: UC Irvine, School of Law: Student Financial Services, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697, Attn: Nasreen B. Zia. To Email: nzia@law.uci.edu.

Jackson Lewis P.C. Scholarship

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, offers a scholarship up to $5,000, to a deserving 2L or 3L UCI Law student who demonstrates an interest in labor and employment law.  Students interested in applying should send an application of up to 2 pages maximum, discussing each of the following: 1) their interest in employment or labor law; and 2) their demonstrated professional acumen and academic excellence.  Students must also submit a copy of their resumes. Recipients will be selected by Jackson Lewis. The Jackson Lewis Scholarship will be in addition to the Law Tuition Scholarship and will be used to replace student loans. In order to maintain eligibility student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 at the conclusion of the spring semester of each academic year.  The two page applications must be submitted to the Student Financial Services Office by Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm. To Mail: UC Irvine, School of Law: Student Financial Services, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697, Attn: Nasreen B. Zia.

Boukai Family Foundation Scholarship

The Boukai Family Foundation is providing a scholarship to one UCI law student up to $2,500 for the 2017-2018 academic year. The values of family, faith, education and giving back to the community are closely held by the Boukai Family. This scholarship program was established to encourage current law students to build upon these values; advocate the importance of tolerance toward Islam and all forms of religions and faith traditions; and serve to strengthen opportunities for future generations in Muslim-American communities. 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.