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UC Irvine School of Law
October 20, 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 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.

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.

Thursday, October 24, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Screening of "The Motel Kids of Orange County," EDU 1131
BLSA, CAG, and OCHRA will cosponsor a screening of the HBO documentary, "Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County." We will provide pizza for the audience. We have invited Susan Eckelmann from Project HOPE Alliance to come speak about how her organization helps individuals like those in the film. 

Friday, October 25, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Long Institute Lecture: Law Firm Growth in China, LAW 3500

Sida Liu is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Faculty Fellow at the American Bar Foundation. In the global legal services market, China has some of the youngest law firms, but also some of the largest. In the past decade, several Chinese corporate law firms have grown into mega-firms with offices in China and abroad, with hundreds or even thousands of lawyers in total. As part of the Globalization, Lawyers, and Emerging Economies (GLEE) Project, this study uses the case of China to develop an ecological theory of law firm growth.Register here for event,

Tuesday, October 29, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lisa Guenther Symposium CLSC, LAW 3750
 UC Irvine's Center in Law, Society and Culture welcomes Dr. Lisa Guenther, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, presenting "From Solitary Confinement to Solidarity: Phenomenology as a Practice of Liberation."  Dr. Guenther argues that phenomenology offers both a methodology for understanding the corrosive effects of punitive isolation, and also a philosophical practice for building solidarity in resistance to the carceral logic of neoliberalism.

Tuesday, October 29, 12:05 - 12:55pm
IPCS - New Media Rights Guest Speaker, Art Neill, MPAA 420
New Media Rights (NMR) is an independently funded non-profit program of California Western School of Law that provides legal services and assistance in the field of IP law with a focus on the internet. IPCS is excited to host speaker Art Neill, founder of NMR, to talk about the program and the work he does. 

Wednesday, October 30, 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Speaker Series: President and General Counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, Trevor Potter, EDU 1111
Trevor Potter is the founding President and General Counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, and helped to defend successfully the McCain-Feingold law in the lower and Supreme courts. He is one of the country's best-known and most experienced campaign and election lawyers, and a former Commissioner and Chair of the Federal Election Commission. Mr. Potter has been described by the American Bar Association Journal as "hands-down one of the top lawyers in the country on the delicate intersection of politics, law and money."  Mr. Potter received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.  He graduated Order of the Coif, and was Editor-in-Chief, Virginia Journal of International Law.  His B.A. is from Harvard College. Please RSVP here by October 28th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.


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

Tuesday, October 22
APALSA General Body Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 420

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

Monday, October 28
Mississippi Spring Break Trip Informational Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 430

National Lawyers Guild Regular Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4700

Tuesday, October 29
SBA Board Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

Vagina Monologue Information Session, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4700

Wednesday, October 30
OCHRA Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

Moot Court Oral Advocacy Training, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 430

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) General Meeting, 12:00pm - 12:50pm, LAW 4700

Thursday, October 31
2L Town Hall, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 420


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, Courtyard
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.

Wednesday, October 30, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
ASP Workshop:  Advanced Outlining for 1Ls, MPAA 420 (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!

Thursday, October 31, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CDO: Resume and Cover letter Workshop, EDU 1131
Learn the basics of the application materials most commonly requested by employers. Find out how legal resumes differ from resumes for non-legal employment, and learn how to market yourself effectively through your application materials. All 1L students are strongly encouraged to attend. This is a brown bag event.


Monday, October 28 - Friday, November 1, 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

Smoking Cessation Resources
As the UC Irvine community goes smoke free, so can you. Quit smoking with the help of free seminars and patches. A two-part seminar will provide the tools and support you need to stop smoking. Participants receive free nicotine patches, Quit Kit, workbook and counseling. Join fellow Anteaters at one of the seminars offered this fall provided free of charge by Tobacco Settlement Revenue Funds administered by the County of Orange Health Care Agency/Tobacco Use Prevention Program. Sign up now!  Seminars are available for faculty, staff, and students! Please open the link for more information:

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 25, 6:00pm
1L Bonfire
, Corona Del Mar Beach
Come enjoy the sunset and s'mores at our evening beach bonfire! Friends and family are welcome! We're providing firewood and the s'mores ingredients, but feel free to bring anything else for yourselves or to share.  Don't forget your chairs/towels, if you would like something to sit on.  This promises to be a fun, relaxed evening!  The beach is at the intersection of Iris St. and Ocean Blvd. Free parking on the street above the beach; paid parking in the lot. If you have questions, please contact the 1L reps: Francis Yao, Jamila Benkato or Sam Cretcher. 

Thursday, October 31, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
SBA Pumpkin Party, Courtyard
SBA cordially invites you to celebrate the fall season with your law school friends. Join us in the courtyard on October 31st after class for tricks, treats, and a wicked sugar rush. Sip on warm apple cider, paint a mini pumpkin, go bobbing for apples, and groove to your favorite seasonal beats, all while loading up your treat bag at the candy bar. 1Ls - show off your Contracts/Conlaw costume. 2Ls and 3Ls - reminisce about your first year costume. All UCI Law students and families are welcome.   

Thursday, October 31
SBA Halloween Costume Party, CP Lounge
Put on your best costume and dance the night away with your law school friends and the UCI grad community!  More details coming soon.