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UC Irvine School of Law • November 10, 2013
Friday, November 15, 12:00pm

Bidding closes at 12:00pm for semester-long upper-level spring courses with an enrollment cap of 24 or less. 

Monday, November 25, 5:00pm

2014 AGS Symposium Application Deadline
All graduate and professional students are invited to submit abstracts to present their work at the 2014 AGS Symposium to be held at UCI on Friday, April 18, 2014. All students engaged in innovative or interesting research in any discipline are encouraged to apply.  The AGS Symposium provides a venue for UCI to showcase outstanding graduate and professional student research to the Irvine community.  University faculty and students, industry representatives, and members of the community are invited to attend research talks throughout the day and to interact with students to learn more about the innovative studies being carried out at UCI. Participants will be competing for a total of over $20,000 in cash prizes.  Talks will be ten minutes long and should focus on how UCI students are utilizing collaborative or innovative methods to tackle important problems in their field.  Visit our website at for details and application materials.

Monday, December 2

Exam Rescheduling Deadline
If you need to reschedule an exam for reasons listed in the Academic Rules, you must contact Jennah Jones by Monday, December 2 at 5:00pm.  The tentative final exam schedule can be found here.


Tuesday, November 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

UCI's Center for Psychology & Law Monthly Brown Bag Speaker Series:  The Intersection of Psychology and the Law, Social Ecology 1, Room 306
Professor William C. Thompson will present some of his exciting work focusing on research at the intersection of psychology and law. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, November 13, 6:10pm - 8:00pm

APALSA Speaker Panel:  Minority Voting Rights, MPAA 430
Please join APALSA for its upcoming speaker panel. We have invited law professors and practicing attorneys to discuss minority voter rights, including topics such as voter identification, redistricting, language accessibility, and the recent Supreme Court decision, Shelby County v. Holder. Dinner will be provided to those who RSVP to

Thursday, November 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series:  Orange County Deputy District Attorney Larry Yellin, EDU 1131
Larry Yellin has been a prosecutor for over 20 years. He started in L.A. in the family support unit, and later moved to Orange County, where he began in the misdemeanor unit.  After 2 years he was promoted to prosecuting general felonies, and in 1998 was transferred to the gang unit. Yellin’s first trial in that unit was a 7 year old gang homicide, his first cold case.  Yellin subsequently joined the homicide unit, where his interest in cold cases developed further.  He worked closely with the  Garden Grove Police Department, which had hired some retired officers to investigate their cold cases. One case was solved by the DNA of an eyelash left on the sock of a murdered prostitute. In 2006, the unit was restructured so that Yellin’s case load, along with his colleagues', was primarily devoted to investigating and prosecuting cold cases.  Yellin has prosecuted close to 50 murder trials. The oldest was from 1964 and was solved by bloody fingerprints left on a hotel door.  Yellin will be accompanied by Sgt. Wyatt, Anaheim PD, with whom he works on cold cases.  Wyatt investigated the homicide of Elizabeth Wheat Begaren, who was killed on the 91 freeway, allegedly by gang members hired by her husband. Wyatt also was the lead investigator in the Itzcoatl Ocampo case.  Ocampo, a former Marine and a Iraq war veteran, is charged with the murders of four homeless men in a nearly month-long spree that prompted police in Orange County to urge the homeless to seek shelter indoors.  Please RSVP here by November 11th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Thursday, November 14, 12:10pm - 1:10pm

LEAP Guest Speaker:  Diane Goldstein, EDU 1111
Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy (LSSDP) at UCI invites you to join us for a special guest speaker, Diane Goldstein of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). Goldstein is a Retired Lieutenant Commander of the Redondo Beach Police Department and has over 20 years of experience in law enforcement. She has seen first-hand how the War on Drugs is failing our society, and continues to work with other current and former law enforcement officials in LEAP to advocate for an end of prohibitionist policies. 

Thursday, November 14, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

CDO:  OCAABA IHC Subcommittee/Career Path to In-House Counsel Panel Discussion, MPAA 420
The In-House Counsel Committee of the Orange County Asian American Bar Association (“OCAABA IHC”) exists to promote common professional and career development interests of in-house attorneys and to foster stronger relationships among corporate and outside legal counsels through exchange of ideas and information, networking events, and CLE programs. The panelists will discuss their legal practices, preparations for a career as in-house counsel and related topics. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, November 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

BLSA: Attorney Perspectives Panel, MPAA 430
Attorneys from government, public interest, and corporate practice will answer students' questions about their work and share the various challenges and victories they've experienced as people of color in the legal community. This is a wonderful networking opportunity for all students and is a great resource for 1L's seeking advice regarding the summer internship application process. Everyone from the UCI community is welcome! 

Monday, November 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO:  IP/Patent Law Panel, LAW 4750
Do you want to know more about intellectual property career options? Are you a science or engineering major who is interested in patent law? Join us as we host a panel of experienced intellectual property professionals, who will share their educational and career paths in the fields of intellectual property and patent law litigation. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Monday, November 18, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Long Institute Lecture: Legal Education in Republican and Maoist China, LAW 3500
Lecture presented by Glenn D. Tiffert, Ph.D. candidate in History at UC Berkeley.  At least three times in the last century, China has fundamentally reconstructed its legal system, and in each of those instances legal education led the way. This talk will provide an overview of modern legal education in China from the waning days of the Qing to the Cultural Revolution, and will connect those legal reforms to present-day controversies in the PRC. Register here.

Thursday, November 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series:  Ninth Circuit Court Judge Paul Watford, EDU 1131
Ninth Circuit Judge Paul Watford received his B.A. from UC Berkeley and his J.D. from UCLA, where he received the Order of Coif and was editor of the UCLA Law Review. After law school, Judge Watford clerked first for Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski, and then for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Following his clerkships, he worked as an associate at Munger, Tolles and Olson for a year.  He then served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division and the Major Frauds Section. In this capacity, he handled a wide range of criminal prosecutions including drug offenses, immigration offenses, firearms trafficking, robbery, and fraud.  Judge Watford later joined Sidley & Austin before returning to Munger, Tolles in 2001, where he remained until being confirmed to the bench in 2012.  At Munger, Tolles, Watford focused on appellate litigation in areas such as intellectual property, securities, business contracts, antitrust, products liability, and employment law.  He has authored or edited nearly twenty briefs prepared for the Supreme Court.  Please RSVP here by November 19th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Thursday, November 21, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Long Institute Lecture:  Environmental Protection with Chinese Characteristics, LAW 3500
Lecture presented by Prof. Alex Wang, UCLA School of Law.  This lecture will discuss the state of international environmental advocacy in China, as well as present new academic work on using China's regional income disparities as a way of advancing, rather than hindering, climate change mitigation efforts.  Register here.


Wednesday, November 13

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

SALDF Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 301

Thursday, November 14

Student Coffee with the Dean, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, LAW 3500

Monday, November 18

3L Town Hall, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 408

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

Tuesday, November 19

Community Fellows Meeting, 12:10pm - 1:10pm, LAW 3500

Thursday, November 21

Disability Law Society Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750


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

CDO:  Interviewing Skills Workshop for 1Ls, EDU 1111
Learn basic tips on how to prepare for and excel in your interviews. We will cover the types of interview questions typically asked and how to tailor your responses. We will also discuss common interview pitfalls and how to avoid them.

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

CDO:  Working for the Appellate Courts, EDU 1111
The event is put on by the Council of Appellate Staff Attorneys, a group of lawyers who work for appellate courts around the country.  Lee Ramsey, an appellate attorney, will be speaking with two fellow attorneys. They will discuss the types of positions in the appellate courts around the country.

Friday, November 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO:  Air Force JAG Information Session, MPAA 408
Captain Jenna M. Perkins (Assistant Staff Judge Advocate), will discuss her career with the Air Force, the benefits of a career with the military, and the different practice areas that Air Force JAG Officers encounter.  A career as a JAG Officer offers many benefits. There is a wide range of practice areas including criminal law, family law, contracts, cyber law, and international law. Attorneys can gain a critical advantage as they are exposed to a myriad of practice areas and given a great deal of responsibility very early in their career

Friday, November 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop:  Rose Corrigan, LAW 3500
Professor Rose Corrigan of Drexel University will present her paper, “’No One Likes Fundraising for an Attorney’: Looking for Cause Lawyers in the Anti-Rape Movement.”  The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets on Fridays, once or twice each month, over lunch (12-1.15 pm) in the Law School.  Lunch will be provided.  All interested law faculty members, faculty members from outside the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome.  Conveners: Catherine Fisk, Keramet Reiter, and Chris Tomlins.

Saturday, November 16, 9:30am - 5:30pm

Southern California Tribal Water Forum, MPAA 420
This roundtable seeks to build tribal capacity regarding water issues in California. Tribal leaders will have the opportunity to learn about regional, national and international tribal water campaigns; discuss the importance of water in Indigenous communities; strategize ways to address tribal water interests throughout the state; and hear about watershed management initiatives and tribal-eligible funding opportunities in California. The workshop will conclude with an opportunity to learn about the Clinical Program at the School of Law. Co-sponsored by UCI Law's Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR), Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, UCI Sustainability Initiative, California Indian Environmental Alliance, and Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.

Tuesday, November 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO: Your Public Interest Career & What You Should Be Doing Now (1Ls), MPAA 420
This presentation will include a discussion of Fellowships: how to select summer positions, pro bono placements, and externships strategically for fellowships and post-graduate employment. We will also discuss networking in the public interest community.

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

CDO:  Judicial Clerkship Overview for 2Ls, MPAA 408
During the Overview, faculty and staff will speak about their clerkship experiences. They will discuss the value of a judicial clerkship, what law clerks do, and the qualifications required.  Professor Ezra Ross will moderate the panel, which will include Professors Michael Robinson-Dorn and Jane Stoever and Assistant Dean Ann Chernicoff.

Wednesday, November 20 (Mod A) & Thursday, November 21 (Mod B), 12:00pm - 1:00pm

ASP Workshop:  Exam-Writing Strategies, MPAA 420
Attention ALL 1L’s!  It’s almost time for exams so don’t miss this last workshop where we will cover exam taking strategies including Issue Lists, Attack Plans, and tips on taking practice exams.  Please bring your Statutory Analysis outline and class notes for Homicide. Light refreshments will be served!!

Thursday, November 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO: Nuts & bolts on Judicial Clerkships (2Ls), MPAA 408
The Career Development Office will discuss the application process involved for post graduate judicial clerkships.  Learn about the “nuts and bolts” of putting together your application packet, the timing of applications, the types of materials judges request and what judges look for when making interviewing decisions.”  Attendees are advised to bring their laptop to follow along. 2L attendees will be added to the Judicial Clerkship Listerv for useful emails on the judicial clerkship process.



Monday, November 11

Veterans Day Holiday - Campus Closure.  Please note that the Law Library will also be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

Tuesday, November 12- Friday, November 15: Veteran's Week

Join the UCI Veteran Services Center and the Veterans Professional Fraternity for a week of events to honor our veterans.  Activities include:
Tuesday, November 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm:  Veterans Day Flag Ceremony at the flag poles
Thursday, November 14, 7:00pm:  Film Screening of "The Welcome"

Flu Shots

The Student Health Center added additional dates for the 2013-2014 Season Flu Vaccine Clinic to all faculty, staff and students.  Please take advantage of this important vaccine to protect yourself from the flu.  This is a covered benefit for students who have Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).  For faculty, staff, or students not covered under SHIP, the cost for flu shots is $25.   Walk-in flu vaccine clinic hours:  Thursday, November 14, 10:00am -4:00pm; Wednesday, November 20, 10:00pm - 4:00pm; Tuesday, November 26, 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Academic Advising for 2Ls & 3Ls

Dean Schroeder and Professor Puertas are offering individual 30-minute academic advising session to help 2Ls and 3Ls with course selection for the spring 2014 term.  If you were assigned to Dean Schroeder please make an appointment by calling  (949-824-8395)or speaking in person to Debbie Mondares.  If you were assigned to Professor Puertas please sign up on the sign-up sheet at Jeff Heckathorn’ s desk (suite 3800).  Notice of which advisor you were assigned to was sent via email.

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.


Tuesday, November 12, 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Join the Community Fellows for a night of fun at Boomers! All students are welcome to attend, and tickets only cost $5.00.  This covers unlimited go carts, mini golf, rock climbing, laser tag, non-ticketing video games, and more!  Please stop by Student Services and pay $5.00 to Jennah or Debbie by 12pm noon on Tuesday, November 12 or look for the Community Fellows in the courtyard during lunch.  Family and friends are welcome to attend, and we can offer family and friends a discounted rate of $18.50 for unlimited games and rides.

Tuesday, November 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

LLSA:  Speed Networking with the Latino Bar, LAW 4850 & 4750
Come spend the evening with the Latino Bar! We have invited Latino lawyers from Orange County and Los Angeles to join us for a speed networking event. Lawyers from a variety of practice areas will be in attendance. This is a great opportunity to network and to learn the different ways lawyers contribute to their communities. Please RSVP to Business casual attire. Refreshments will be served. 

Friday, November 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Faculty/Staff v. Students Kickball Game, Gabrielino Park, University Hills
A team of 2L students who won a preliminary kickball tournament hosted by the SBA will take on a team of faculty and staff in the first-ever Faculty/Staff v. Students Kickball Game at UCI Law. All members of the UCI Law community (including families) are invited to come cheer on classmates, faculty, and staff.  Sandwiches and drinks will be provided, but feel free to bring a side dish to share!

Sunday, November 17

AGS: Community Service Day
Details to be announced on

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