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UC Irvine School of Law
September 1, 2013

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


Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Deadline to Register for the November 2, 2013 MPRE
Registration fee is $73.00.


Tuesday, September 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Guest Speaker Series: Bay Area Labor Lawyer, David Rosenfeld, EDU 1111
David Rosenfeld is a named shareholder of Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, P.C. Mr. Rosenfeld has been practicing union side labor law since his graduation from University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, in 1973. Mr. Rosenfeld has argued many important cases before the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, various federal and state courts of appeal and the National Labor Relations Board. He had primary responsibility for the seminal wage and hour case of Morillion v. Royal Packing Co. (2000) 22 Cal.4th 575,broadening an employer’s obligation to pay for all hours worked to include travel time in company vehicles. 

Tuesday, September 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Guest Speaker Series: Deputy Legal Director, ACLU of Southern California, Ahilan Arulanantham, EDU 1111
Ahilan Arulanantham is the Deputy Legal Director at the ACLU of Southern California and a Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project.  He has successfully litigated a number of cases to protect the rights of immigrants and minority communities against government oppression.  Arulanantham will focus his talk on a recent major federal court ruling that granted new rights to counsel for immigrants with mental health problems.
Please RSVP here by September 7th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Thursday, September 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Guest Speaker Series: Deputy Public Defender and DNA Specialist, Jennifer Friedman, EDU 1131 
Jennifer Friedman has been a Public Defender in Los Angeles County for 25 years. She is currently the Assistant Special Circumstances Coordinator and Forensic Science Coordinator for the Los Angeles Public Defender's office. She assists in the supervision of the office's capital cases and represents clients charged with capital murder. Please RSVP here by Monday, September 9th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.


Tuesday, September 3
APALSA First General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 420

Street Law Lesson Planning, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, MPAA 408, 420, 430

Wednesday, September 4
Jewish Law Association Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 408

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

BLSA General Body Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

OutLaw General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3750

Thursday, September 5
IRAP Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 420

Monday, September 9
Environmental Law Society Introductory Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 408

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

Pro Bono: SAL kick-off, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, LAW 3750

Wednesday, September 11
Community Fellows Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3500


Wednesday, September 4, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Introduction to Externships (2Ls & 3Ls)
, MPAA 420

Introduction to Externships.  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 for 2 & 3Ls only.  Lunch will be ordered for those who RSVP to Andrew Campbell at by noon on Tuesday, September 3.

Wednesday, September 4, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ASP: Introduction to Outlining, EDU 1131
Attention ALL 1L’s!  Yes, it’s now time to start outlining.  This workshop will cover the basic structure of a course outline and how to avoid common mistakes.   We will use concepts from your Statutory Analysis class, so please bring your syllabus and class notes.  FOOD WILL BE SERVED.

Friday, September 13, 1:45pm - 6:00pm
CARES Advocacy, LA County DPSS Office
Students who have been trained for this pro bono project will assist clients at Department of Social Services Offices in Los Angeles County in groups of 4-10. They will engage in supervised emergency benefits advocacy, particularly relating to shelter, food, health, transportation, and other social service needs.  CARES advocates routinely arrange for homeless individuals to receive shelter they would not otherwise have received, and assist indigent individuals in obtaining food and nutrition.  Interested students should sign up on PB Track and contact Leah Gasser-Ordaz ( or Becca Maloney ( to sign up for the training.


Monday, September 2
Labor Day Holiday - Campus Closed

Donate to the ASP Library
2L’s and 3L’s—are you tired of staring at your old books and resources from last year?  Are they taking up valuable space that you need for this year’s books?  Why not get rid of them and help your fellow students at the same time?  ASP is taking donations of ANY books, especially ones from the following series: Examples and Explanations (Wolters Kluwer), Questions & Answers (LexisNexis), Emanuel’s Crunch Time (Wolters Kluwer), and Siegel’s (Wolters Kluwer).  These are valuable resources for new students and will save them time and money.  We would greatly appreciate any donations.  Books can be dropped off anytime at the Law Building, Suite 3800, at Jeff Heckathorn’s desk (Collection box marked “Book Donations”).  Thank you in advance!

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.

Lactation/Stretching Room
We now have an official lactation/stretching room, located in LAW 3800X.  Please contact Jennah Jones if you need to use this space.

Courtyard Chats
Members of the Student Services and Career Development Offices, along with Community Fellows, will be out in the courtyard from 12pm - 1pm on Wednesdays, unless there are major speakers or workshops.  We encourage you to stop by to say hello, ask questions, have a conversation, or give feedback!

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Mix & Mingle

Thursday, September 12, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Public Interest Mixer, Canaletto Ristorante Veneto (545 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660)
This event is an opportunity for UCI Law students to meet practicing public interest attorneys. RSVP to by September 5, 2013. RSVP is required. Please do not RSVP unless you are certain you can attend the event as space is limited.