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UC Irvine School of Law
October 13, 2013

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


Monday, October 21
Deadline to RSVP for Family & Friends Day
UCI School of Law encourages all family and friends of 1L law students to attend Family & Friends Day on Saturday, October 26 from 9:00am - 1:00pm in EDU 1111.  Invited guests will take a class, tour the Law School facilities, participate in a discussion about stress management, and learn more about the philosophy and future of the school from Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.  Please view the formal invitation and RSVP by Monday, Oct. 21.

Friday, October 25
Associated Graduate Students (AGS) Travel Grants
By popular demand, the fall application deadline for AGS Travel Grants has been extended to October 25th!  Graduate and professional school students can apply for grants of $400 or $600 to present research at conferences around the world.  The application is simple and covers travel to conferences that start between October 25th, 2013 and January 30th, 2014. Applicants will be notified by November 4th.  Further details are available at the AGS Travel Grants pageApply today!


Monday, October 14, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
The Moral Underpinnings of the Death Penalty, Social Science Lab 140
Join the Federalist Society at UCI Law as Prof. Stephanos Bibas from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law discusses the morality that underlies the administration of the death penalty following criminal convictions in the United States. There will be time for questions and, as always, all opinions are welcome. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED for prompt attendees.

Wednesday, October 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LLSA: OCHBA Wally Davis Scholarship Information Meeting, LAW 4850
The OCHBA's Wally Davis Scholarship is given to three Latino students who are presently attending law school and who have demonstrated involvement in the Latino Community. Join Jacob Gonzales of Waldron & Bragg in Newport Beach (and co-chair of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association's Scholarship Committee) for a Q&A session on the application process. 

Monday, October 21, 11:30am - 12:50pm
Election Administration in America:  Looking back to 2000 & Forward to 2100, LAW 3750
Please join UCI School of Law & the Center for the Study of Democracy for this event featuring Stanford School of Law's Professor Nathaniel Persily.  Please RSVP to Robert Medeiros by Wednesday, October 16 at 5:00pm to ensure that lunch will be provided for you.

Tuesday, October 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Speaker Series: Human Rights Attorney Elizabeth Calvin, EDU 1111
Elizabeth Calvin is an attorney with experience in juvenile justice, foster care, and education rights. At Human Rights Watch she focuses on the rights of children in California, with a specific emphasis on children and youth in foster care and the criminal justice systems. Her work includes research and writing on human rights violations against children, policy and legal advocacy, and building partnerships with community groups. She is an author of three Human Rights Watch reports on juveniles serving life without parole, and works closely with a national campaign to end the use of extreme prison sentences for youth. In 2012, her leadership of a coalition-based effort resulted in the reform of California’s use of life without parole sentences for youth. She has also written on foster care and homelessness, and works closely with youth, faith groups, family members of youth sentenced to life in prison, crime victims, incarcerated individuals, advocates, and activists for youth rights. Please RSVP here by October 17th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Wednesday, October 23, 12:10-1:00pm
It's Complicated: The Status of Law School Relationships, EDU 1111
All are welcome to this panel coordinated by the Community Fellows.  2L and 3L students will talk about how relationships - with peers, friends, significant others, and family members - work during law school.  Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP here by Monday, October 22.

Wednesday, October 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Disability Law Society Guest Speaker: Michael Waterstone, LAW 4850
Come hear Professor Waterstone from Loyola Law School present his newest Law Review article where he argues that disability should be viewed as a suspect classification. 


Monday, October 14
Environmental Law Society General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

National Lawyer's Guild (NLG) Regular Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4850

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

Tuesday, October 15
APALSA General Body Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 420

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

Wednesday, October 16
OCHRA Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4700

Thursday, October 17
Election law Society 1st Meeting, 12:00pm - 12:45pm, LAW 3750

Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy 1st Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4700

Monday, October 21
SBA Board Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Law 3600

Wednesday, October 23
Student Coffee with the Dean, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, EDU 1131

Friday, October 25
CARES Advocacy, 1:45pm - 6:00pm, LA County DPSS Office


Tuesday, October 15, 10:40am -12:30pm
CDO: Mandatory 1L Career Development Orientation, EDU 1111
October 15 is the first date that law school career offices can meet with 1L students about employment. December 1 is the first date 1L students are permitted to apply to or speak to employers about jobs. These are nationwide dates, so every law student is on the same timetable to begin the career search.  The Career Development Office (CDO) will be holding a mandatory meeting for 1L students on Tuesday, October 15 from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. in EDU 1111. Lunch will be provided. A great wealth of helpful and comprehensive information will be covered. The CDO staff is eager to work closely with each of you. Personalized help is our model; the better we know you, the more we can assist you. We will see you all on October 15!

Wednesday, October 16, 11:45am - 1:00pm
Financial Aid:  Understanding Credit Reports and Scores Workshop, MPAA 408
Offered by Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County. This informative workshop will show students what lenders look for on credit reports, how to establish good credit and how to legally eliminate credit report errors for free. For more information about UCI Law’s financial literacy services, go to the Debt Management page.

Sunday, October 20, 1:30pm - 5:00pm
FREE MPRE Exam Review with Dean Chemerinsky (2Ls/3Ls),
EDU 1111
UCI School of Law is once again pleased to hold a special 3 ½ hour MPRE exam preparation course. The course is designed for students taking the  November 2, 2013  MPRE exam.  Passing the MPRE is necessary for admission to most state bars, including California.  It can be taken after the first year of law school. Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will teach the course, which is free to all students. This workshop is only open to those who RSVP'd.

Wednesday, October 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CDO: Networking Strategies, Informational Interviews & Cold Applications, LAW 3750
The CDO will be holding a workshop for 2Ls and 3Ls regarding effective networking strategies, informational interviews, and cold applications. We will discuss strategies for targeting your outreach efforts, requesting informational interviews and tips on how to assemble cold applications. There will be time allotted for discussion and student questions during and after the program.

Thursday, October 24, 10:30am - 2:00pm
APALSA/CDO Student Career Fair, Court yard
In collaboration with the Career Development Office, APALSA will hold this Student Career Fair for all 1L students. The purpose is to inform 1L students about summer job opportunities by having 2L and 3L students speak about their experiences with their first summer jobs. A list of participating 2Ls and 3Ls and their workplaces will be provided in advance. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2L Town Hall, EDU 1131
Take advantage of this opportunity to talk to your 2L class representatives about concerns, suggestions, and questions regarding your UCI experience and the future of the school. You reps will take all information to the SBA executive board for discussion. 

Monday, October 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ABA Site Team Visit: Student Meeting
, EDU 1111
All students are invited; if your time is limited please drop by for a few minutes or if you can stay the whole hour, please do.  (We know that 1Ls are in class for part of the meeting.  Please come by once class is over!)  Please mark your calendars now for this important meeting.  RSVPs are not necessary, but we do hope there is a good turn-out.  Cookies, brownies, and coffee will be served.


Bar Exam Loans
The summer following graduation is often spent studying for the bar exam and not working. To assist students with paying for bar exam courses and bar exam expenses, we offer Bar Exam Loans. These loans are private education loans for which third-year students may be eligible. Lenders will often allow up to six months of forbearance or interest-only payments. Information about interest rates, origination fees and repayment options are available at this site.

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.



Mix & Mingle

Friday, October 18, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Shabbat-luck, Verano Place Community Center (6529 Adobe Circle, Irvine, CA)
All are welcome to join us for Shabbatluck! In case you don't know, a Shabbatluck = Shabbat (Jewish Sabbath dinner involving good food and good times) + Potluck (everyone brings something for people to eat/drink). Sign up to bring something HERE!