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UC Irvine School of Law • November 17, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 12:00pm

Deadline to bid on short-session classes
Bidding will begin on all short-session classes on Monday, November 18 at 8:00 a.m. and will end at noon on Wednesday, November 20.  Bidding will be conducted through Symplicity.  Choose “January short session."

Friday, November 22

Bid winners notified with course enrollment authorization codes.

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 herePlease note that for in-person ExamSoft exams, you must download the exam by noon the day before it is scheduled.  Failure to download an exam in ExamSoft by noon the day before will leave you with no choice but to use a blue book.


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

CDO & IPCS:  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.

Tuesday, November 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

"Politics Here and There:  A Discussion with Albie Sachs," 135 Humanities Instructional Building
A chief architect in South Africa’s post-apartheid Constitution, Justice Sachs was appointed by Nelson Mandela in 1994 to the country’s newly established Constitutional Court, where he served until his retirement in 2009. The appointment followed decades of anti-apartheid activism, during which Sachs' home was raided by the security police, subjected to banning orders restricting his movement, and twice detained in solitary confinement without trial for prolonged periods. He eventually went into exile spending eleven years studying and teaching law in England and another eleven years in Mozambique, where he worked as a law professor and legal researcher. In 1988, he was the target of a car bombing by South African security agents, which cost him his right arm and the sight in one eye.

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

Speaker Series:  Dr. Michael Widlanski: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Fighting Terrorism, MPAA 430
Dr. Michael Widlanski is a professor at Bar-Ilan University; he previously taught Middle East politics and communications at Hebrew University for 20 years.  In 2012 he published his first book, Battle for Our Minds: Western Elites and the Terror Threat, which has been described as a “rich and detailed portrayal of how intellectual arrogance and complacency in our government has led to a failure to effectively use counter-terrorism intelligence.”  Please RSVP here by November 18th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

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.

Monday, November 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series:  Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, EDU 1111
This event is open to UCI Law Students only.  Students should register with their lawnet email address and are limited to one ticket each.  Dean Chemerinsky will be mooted for his U.S. Supreme Court argument the first week in December in U.S. v. John Dennis Appel. Broadly speaking, this case involves the right to protest outside a military base about 200 miles north of Irvine. Please RSVP here by November 21st to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.



Monday, November 18

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

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

Outlaw General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4700

Mississippi Spring Break Trip Information Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, EDU 1131

Tuesday, November 19

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

Mock Trial Board Meeting, 12:10pm - 1:00pm, EDU 1000
The school’s Mock Trial competition is scheduled to be held this spring.   This is a student-organized and student-run co-curricular activity.  The Mock Trial Board operates much like the Moot Court Board.  It organizes and runs the initial information session; signs up students for the competition; schedules the practice, preliminary, and final rounds;  and secures judges, witnesses, and jurors, among other things.  If you are interested in being on the Board, please attend this brown bag lunch meeting.  A Board is essential if the competition is to be held this year.

Thursday, November 21

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

Monday, November 25

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

Tuesday, November 26

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

Wednesday, November 27

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

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


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, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

ASP Workshop:  Exam-Writing Strategies (1Ls), MPAA 420
Attention ALL 1Ls!  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!!

Tuesday, November 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO:  Networking Skills Workshop for 1Ls, EDU 1111
The purpose of this session is to educate students about the expectations of potential employers at social events, including networking mixers, receptions and formal dinners. Students will receive guidance on possible pitfalls and learn techniques for meeting and engaging with professionals at receptions or other networking events.



Thursday, November 28 - Friday, November 29

Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closure.  

Final Degree Audit for Spring 2014

Final Degree Audits for Spring 2014 will be sent to potential spring 2014 graduates by December 2.  The audits will take into account any enrollment information entered prior to Thanksgiving.

Congratulations to the 2L kickball team, for their victory over the faculty/staff team on Friday!

Flu Shots

The Student Health Center added additional dates for the 2013-2014 Season Flu Vaccine Clinic for 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: 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.


Monday, November 25, 4-6pm

Thanksgivikkah, Courtyard
Come celebrate the only time in the next 70,000 years Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah will fall on the same date!  There will be festive snacks and a pie-eating contest. 

Saturday, November 30, 5:00pm

AGS: Thanksgiving Potluck, PV Clubhouse
Check for details regarding this event.

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