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UC Irvine School of Law
August 25, 2013

Deadlines | Speakers | Meetings | Workshops | Announcements | Mix & Mingle


Tuesday, August 27, 11:59pm
Deadline to sign up for Moot Court competition

Sign up by emailing the Board at  You may email with either just your name OR the names in your pair.  As confirmations are received, the Board will update a spreadsheet with all participants' names. Please email the Board again once you either find a partner or if you would like to be removed from the Moot Court participation roster. The list of participants can be found HERE.  Please note that names on this list as of 11:59pm on August 27th will be marked as confirmed participants. Because the Board must invite members of the bench and bar to serve as judges, you may not drop out of the competition after this time. Please make your decision to join Moot Court with this in mind.

Friday, August 30, 12:00pm
Add/Drop Deadline

Deadline for 2L-3L Add/Drop/Change Grading Option with NO CHARGE.
Add/Drop/Changes are to be completed through LawReg.


Tuesday, August 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Guest Speaker Series: Orange County Trial Lawyer Jennifer Keller, EDU 1111
Jennifer Keller is one of California’s premier trial lawyers. She has tried over 150 cases to jury verdict, ranging from complex civil matters — including business and intellectual property cases — to white collar crimes and murder. She has received many awards for excellence as a trial lawyer and excels at “bet the company” litigation. 

Tuesday, September 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Guest Speaker Series: Bay Area Labor Lawyer, David Rosenfeld, EDU 1111
David Rosenfeld is a named shareholder of Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, P.C. Mr. Rosenfeld has been practicing union side labor law since his graduation from University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, in 1973. Mr. Rosenfeld has argued many important cases before the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, various federal and state courts of appeal and the National Labor Relations Board. He had primary responsibility for the seminal wage and hour case of Morillion v. Royal Packing Co. (2000) 22 Cal.4th 575,broadening an employer’s obligation to pay for all hours worked to include travel time on company vehicles.  Please RSVP here by August 29th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.


Monday, August 26
SBA Meeting
, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, EDU 1111

Children's Advocacy Group Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

Student Coffee with the Dean, 4:30pm - 5:30pm, EDU 1131

Tuesday, August 27
Moot Court Brief Writing Training, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, EDU 1131

Wednesday, August 28
Student Involvement Fair, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Stop by the courtyard to talk with representatives from each of our student organizations and the ABA.

Wednesday, September 4
Jewish Law Association Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 408

OCHRA Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

BLSA general body meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600


Monday, August 26, 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CDO:  Your Public Interest Career & What You Should Be Doing Now (2Ls)
, EDU 1131
This presentation is for all 2Ls who envision pursuing public interest careers post-graduation.  We will discuss why fellowships are your best path into you dream job, why you should start gearing up for fellowship sponsorship now, how to select a 2014 summer internship with the best chances of post-graduate employment, and why you should start securing that internship now.

Tuesday, August 27, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Street Law Kick-Off
, EDU 1111
UCI Law students and attorneys affiliated with the Association of Corporate Counsel-SoCal are teaming up again to present their acclaimed Street Law Program to students at Middle College High School in Santa Ana.  This is a great opportunity for 1Ls to get involved in a pro bono project.  Middle College is an alternative high school; UCI Law students work with volunteer attorneys to create and teach lessons on diverse topics such as copyrights, social host liability and contracts.   The Street Law Lesson Planning meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 3 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in MPAA 408, 420, and 430.

Thursday, August 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Public Interest Law Fund (PILF) Kick Off - 1Ls Mandatory Meeting, EDU 1131
UCI Law provides funding for students doing public interest summer work with the support of students fundraising and additional donations.  To learn more about this year's exciting fundraisers, and to learn how to qualify for funding, please attend this presentation.  If you cannot attend but may need funding, email

Thursday, August 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
CARES (Connecting Angelinos to Resources and Essential Services) Training, MPAA 408
Students who have been trained for this pro bono project will assist clients at Department of Social Services Offices in Los Angeles County in groups of 4-10. They will engage in the supervised emergency benefits advocacy, particularly relating to shelter, food, health, transportation, and other social service needs.  CARES advocates routinely arrange for homeless individuals to receive shelter they would not otherwise have received, and assist indigent individuals in obtaining food and nutrition.  Interested students should sign up on PB Track and contact Leah Gasser-Ordaz ( or Becca Maloney ( to sign up for the training.

Wednesday, September 4, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Introduction to Externships (2Ls & 3Ls), MPAA 420

Introduction to Externships.  UCI students have externed in judicial chambers from the Superior Court in Santa Ana to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in the offices of prosecutors and public defenders, and in a wide range of government and public interest offices.  Come learn more about externships at UCI and how you can participate.  This workshop is for 2 & 3Ls only.  Lunch will be ordered for those who RSVP to Andrew Campbell at by noon on Tuesday, September 3.

Wednesday, September 4, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ASP: Introduction to Outlining, EDU 1131
Attention ALL 1L’s!  Yes, it’s now time to start outlining.  This workshop will cover the basic structure of a course outline and how to avoid common mistakes.   We will use concepts from your Statutory Analysis class, so please bring your syllabus and class notes.  FOOD WILL BE SERVED.


Monday, September 2
Labor Day Holiday - Campus Closed

Disability Services Office/Law School Special Hours - EDU 1016
Wednesday Afternoons, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Please make appointments through the Disability Services Office (949-824-7494) or by e-mailing Senior Disability Specialist Lori Palmerton at  Drop-ins are welcome but students with an appointment will be seen first.

Lactation/Stretching Room
We now have an official lactation/stretching room, located in LAW 3800X.  Please contact Jennah Jones if you need to use this space.

Courtyard Chats
Members of the Student Services and Career Development Offices, along with Community Fellows, will be out in the courtyard from 12pm - 1pm on Wednesdays, unless there are major speakers or workshops.  We encourage you to stop by to say hello, ask questions, have a conversation, or give feedback!

Library Hours
The Law Library will have new hours this year: Monday - Thursday, 8am - 11pm; Friday 8am - 6pm; Saturday 1pm - 6pm; Sunday 1pm - 10pm.

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Mix & Mingle

Monday, August 26, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Open Mic Night
, The Blue Beet in Newport Beach
The Community Fellows are hosting an Open Mic Night, so come out to enjoy the entertainment and get to know the UCI Law Family.  This event is open to 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls.  Please contact David Bethea at or Colby Johnson at by August 23 to sign up for performance slots. Performances will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you have a preference for a time you would like to perform, let us know in your email. Please also inform us whether you will be performing by yourself or in a group. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s preference. Performances are limited to about 6 minutes. We can’t wait to see you there!

Wednesday, August 28, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
OCHRA - Visit Homeless Outreach Court
, Collaborative Court in Santa Ana
The goal of the Homeless Outreach Court is to resolve the infractions, low-level misdemeanor offenses, and outstanding warrants of homeless individuals, while providing them with links to necessary supportive services. The program is a collaborative effort of the Superior Court, the Public Defender, the Public Law Center, the Veterans Administration, the Health Care Agency, the County Department of Housing and Community Services, local law enforcement agencies, and several homeless services providers from the community. Participation in agency programs and community service are substituted for the traditional court sanctions of fines and custody.  The OCHRA visit is a great opportunity to meet Superior Court Judge Wendy Lindley, who presides over the court.  An RSVP to Brooke Weitzman ( is required to attend.