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UC Irvine School of Law • October 27, 2013

Friday, November 1

Funding for External Moot Court Competitions
Applications for UCI funding for external moot court competitions will begin to be evaluated on November 1 (this Friday). After November 1, applications for funding will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The Moot Court Board has funding for registration and travel costs for successful applicants. Unlike what you may have heard, you do not have to have participated in the internal Experian/Jones Day Moot Court to be eligible for funding for an external competition, so please apply if you are interested. The application can be found 
here, and is not limited to the listed competitions. 

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).  If you add or drop the class prior to October 30 you do NOT need Justice Sachs's signature on the Academic Rules Petition.  If you add or drop the class on or after October 30 you do need Justice Sachs's signature on the Academic Rules Petition.  You do not need Justice Sachs’s written permission to change the grading option (either before or after October 30).


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 of the Virginia Journal of International Law.  His B.A. is from Harvard College. This event is co-sponsored by the Speaker Series, Election Law Society, American Constitution Society, and the Federalist Society.  Please RSVP here by October 28th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

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, Tolles & Olson. 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.


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

ABA Site Team Visit: Student Meeting, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, 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.

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
PILF Sponsorship Committee Training, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, MPAA 420

Thursday, October 31

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

Monday, November 4

The Federalist Society - Current Polygraph Usage with Demonstration, 12:10pm - 1:10pm, EDU 1111

Wednesday, November 6

Introduction to Externships (1Ls), 12:15pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 420

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


Tuesday, October 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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!

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.

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.


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

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! 

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. 

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, 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.

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

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