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UC Irvine School of Law • November 3, 2013

Monday, November 4

Spring 2014 enrollment windows viewable in StudentAccess.

Tuesday, November 5

Spring 2014 Schedule of Classes will be released. Be on the look out for the email announcement from the Registrar’s Office.

Wednesday, November 6, 12:00pm

Add/Drop/Grade Change Option for Reason and Passion in the Law
Add/Drop/Grade Option Changes have to be requested by filing an Academic Rules Petition. There is a $3 late fee that will appear on your ZotBill (charged by main campus).  

Thursday, November 7, 8:00am

Bidding opens at 8:00am for semester-long upper-level spring courses with an enrollment cap of 24 or less.  Bidding for courses is completed through Symplicity.

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.


Monday, November 4, 12:10pm - 1:10pm

The Federalist Society - Current Polygraph Usage with Demonstration, EDU 1111
The Federalist Society Presents: Brian Morris, Owner of Elite Worldwide Polygraph Services. The presentation will give a broad overview of the vast amount of polygraph exams that are being conducted by law enforcement, government agencies, and private attorneys. There will be a LIVE DEMONSTRATION of a polygraph exam. Professor Solomon will be providing commentary. As always, FREE FOOD will be provided.

Wednesday, November 6, 12:10pm - 1:10pm

Speaker Series:  Munger Tolles & Olson Trial Lawyers Brad Brian and Michael Doysen, EDU 1111
Brad Brian is a national trial lawyer based in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. A complex civil and criminal litigator, Brian has been named to the Daily Journal’s “Top 100” list of lawyers in California for more than a decade.  Michael Doyen is a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger. He represents international corporations, corporate officers and national and international law firms in major criminal and civil matters in the United States, Central and South America and Europe.  Please RSVP here by Monday, November 4th to guarantee lunch will be provided for you.

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

Speaker Series:  Attorney and Sports Agent, Ryan Hamill, EDU 1131
Ryan Hamill is a sports agent at CAA, one of the nation’s leading talent agencies.  As a youth, Hamill was a baseball star at Chaminade High School in Woodland Hills. He started his college career at the University of Nevada Las Vegas before he transferred to UCLA, where he was an outstanding catcher; after graduation he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. Hamill’s career change took him to the University of San Francisco Law School.  After graduation he became a sports agent at CAA, where he represents a number of major league players. Hamill will be coming to UCI after attending the World Series in St. Louis. His firm represents seven players on the Cardinals, including star rookie pitcher Michael Wacha and 2011 World Series MVP David Freese, and four Red Sox players, including one of their starting pitchers, Jake Peavy.  Please RSVP here by November 5th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Thursday, November 7, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Environmental Literature & Film Series: Last Call at the Oasis, EDU 1131
UCI Law's CLEANR and Environmental Law Society present a screening of “Last Call at the Oasis,” a documentary on the global water crisis, directed and written by Jessica Yu.  Illuminating the vital role water plays in our lives, exposing the defects in the current system and depicting communities already struggling with its ill-effects, the film features activist Erin Brockovich and such distinguished experts as Peter Gleick, Alex Prud’homme, Robert Glennon and Jay Famiglietti, UC Irvine Professor of Earth System Science and Founding Director of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling. Prof. Famiglietti will answer questions following the screening.Please RSVP to

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. 

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, 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 4

National Lawyers Guild Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

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

Wednesday, November 6

Law Review Town Hall Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAw 4750

Election Law Society General Meeting, 12:15pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3750

Thursday, November 7

Public Interest Open House, 11:45am - 2:30pm, MPAA 408

Friday, November 8

CARES Advocacy, 1:45pm - 6:00pm, LA County DPSS Office

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


Saturday, November 2, 9:00am - 12:00pm

State Bar Workshop, MPAA 420
The Senior Director of Admissions at the California State  Bar, Gail Murphy, and Deputy Executive Director Bob Hawley will conduct a  workshop for 3L students on taking the California Bar Exam and filling out the Moral Character application.  Prof. Linda Puertas, Director of UCI Law’s Academic Skills Program, will preview the law school’s Spring Bar Prep classes and summer bar study assistance program.  Private rooms will be set aside after the workshop for students to ask Ms. Murphy and Mr. Hawley confidential questions about filling out the Moral Character application. A light breakfast will be served.  To RSVP, click here by October 22.

Wednesday, November 6, 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Introduction to Externships (1Ls), MPAA 420
Introduction to Externships for 1Ls: 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 designed for first year students, with an emphasis on summer externships, but interested second and third year students are also welcome.  Lunch will be ordered for those who RSVP to Robert Medeiros, by 10 am on Tuesday, November 5.

Wednesday, November 6, 2:25pm - 3:25pm

ASP Workshop:  Advanced Outlining for 1Ls, EDU 1111 (Mod A) & EDU 1131 (Mod B)
Attention ALL 1L’s!  This workshop delves deeper into the outlining process and will cover how to use your outline to create tools such as issue lists and attack plans for taking essay exams.  Please bring your Statutory Analysis outline and class notes for the topic of Mens Rea.  Sweet Treats will be served!

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.


Monday, November 4, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Reason-a-Bull Doubt:  Legal Challenges to America's Dogs, Courtyard
Please join Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) in the courtyard during lunch to hang out with three beautiful pit bulls, also certified therapy dogs. You can even give them a kiss at our Kiss-a-Bull booth! Learn about the discrimination these dogs face while helping yourself to a vegan lunch, some home-baked goods, and even dog treats to bring home to your own best friend(s). For every dog treat we sell, we will donate a treat to a dog in need. This event is meant to be fun and relieve stress, but also to dispel myths about issues pit bulls and their owners face. Any proceeds from this event will go to a pit bull owner-support event we're having in the spring, which will offer free support-services (including spay/neutering, vaccinations, and microchipping) to low-income pit bull owners. You can also support the spring event by buying a t-shirt here: SALDF, Buddy, Dolly, and Diesel hope to see you there!

Monday, November 4 - Friday, November 8, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

PILF's Donate a Day's Pay Fall Pledge Drive, Courtyard
Stop by the table in the courtyard at lunch from October 28 - November 1 to learn about one of PILF's biggest fundraisers and fill out a pledge form. Donate a Day's Pay encourages students, faculty, and staff to donate a day's worth of pay to support UCI Law students working for the public interest over the summer. Email Sierra Nelson (, Andie Diaz ( or Anna Davis ( for more information

Tuesday, November 5 & Wednesday, November 6

Live Scan Fingerprinting, EDU 1016
A private company will be on campus to do Live Scan Fingerprinting of 3L students.   The fingerprints are required as part of the California Moral Character application and likely are required by other state bars as well.  The cost (check, cash, credit card) is $21.   You are not required to use this service, but the UCI Police Department, for example, charges $52.   If needed, the company will do an address search for an additional $8 (the application requires you to list past addresses; if you've moved a lot this can be difficult to recreate).  Fingerprinting will be in one of the small conference rooms on the first floor near the reception desk.  The dates and times are as follows:
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 10:00 am – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 10:100 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 7, 4:00pm - 8:00pm & Friday, November 8, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Vagina Monologues Auditions, MPAA 408
Auditions for UCI Law's 3rd annual production of The Vagina Monologues. (Sign-up sheet will be distributed during the 10/29 informational meeting or to those who email Claire-Lise Kutlay at Interested participants are also welcome to sign up for a time slot the day of the auditions, though they will not have first preference for times. No advance preparation needed; audition materials will be provided outside the audition room, and memorization is not required. Those who cannot audition during this time block must email to schedule an alternative audition time. 

Monday, November 11

Veterans Day Holiday - Campus Closure

New Law Library Technology

There is an additional copier/scanner on the 1st floor of the Law Library, across from the elevator.  Additionally, there is now a “multimedia study room” available for law student check out. Uses and features of this room include: view a DVD or streaming video on the room’s 60 inch display; work on a document, presentation, or PowerPoint;  use the webcam for Skype or Google Hangout, record yourself practicing a speech or presentation, connect your personal laptop to the display.  Please speak to a Law Library staff member for more information.

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.  Whether you’re a 2L thinking about courses for the last half of law school, or a 3L choosing classes for the last time, these sessions give you the chance to have a one-on-one conversation about course offerings, sequencing, and fulfillment of graduation requirements. 

These sessions have been popular in the past, and the time slots fill up quickly.  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.

Dean Schroeder and Prof. Puertas will begin their advising sessions on October 30, when they will have a close-to-final course schedule.  We anticipate that the final course schedule and book list will be released on November 5, followed by the bidding period.  Course enrollment for 3Ls begins on November 25 and for 2Ls begins on November 26.  For a terrific tutorial on the registration process, click here.

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.


Thursday, November 7, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Fall SOM/SOL/SSOE Social Hour, Med Ed Building Patio (836 Health Sciences Rd)
Meet your fellow grad students from the UC Irvine School of Medicine, School of Law and Samueli School of Engineering to discuss collaborative education and research endeavors.  Light refreshments served.  Please RSVP at

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 Friday, November 8 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.

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.

Saturday, November 16, 8:30am - 12:00pm

UCI Law 5K Run/Walk for Justice, UCI Ring Road
As one of the first PILF events of the year we are looking for your support.  All participants will receive a FREE T-Shirt!  Let your friends and family know about the event, and get them signed up.  You can register on the Law School Homepage under Featured Events, or CLICK HERE to REGISTER ONLINE. The price is $15 for UCI students and $25 for general admission.  Parking is free for general admission ticketholders.  If you have any questions, please contact We look forward to seeing you all at the event.

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 by noon Wednesday the week before.