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UC Irvine School of Law
September 22, 2013

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


Thursday, September 26
Late Registration Deadline for the November 2, 2013 MPRE

Late registration fee is $146.00.

Friday, September 27, 12:00pm
Registration Deadline
Deadline to ADD/DROP/Change grading options.Late fee ($3/change) will appear on the student's Zot bill.  No changes can be made after this date.


Tuesday, September 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Speaker Series: Annual Supreme Court Preview, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
, EDU 1111
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will give his annual Supreme Court preview, highlighting the most important cases before the Court this term.

Thursday, September 26, 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Adjunct/Lecturer Panel on Spring Course Offerings (2Ls/3Ls)
, EDU 1111 Lecturers/Adjunct faculty will discuss their upper level course offerings for the spring, 2014 term.  Students have the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into different classes.  The panel is a valuable way to help students make decisions on course selections. The tentative list of spring courses can be found here. We are still in the process of adding new classes and scheduling the days/times classes will meet.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 24 to guarantee lunch will be provided for you.

Monday, September 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Federalist Society - Law and Economics of Redevelopment: Kelo & Beyond, LAW 4700
Join the Federalist Society as Prof. Donald Kochan of Chapman University School of Law reexamines the doctrine of public use under the Takings Clause and its ability to impede takings for private use. UCI Law Prof. Alejandro Camacho will be providing commentary. As always, FREE FOOD will be provided for prompt attendees. 

Monday, September 30, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Music of the Civil Rights Era with UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake
, EDU 1111
Please join BLSA for a special presentation by UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake, with a special appearance by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.  Enjoy a unique, interdisciplinary, and engaging discussion modeled after the undergraduate course taught by the chancellor and the dean.  Please RSVP HERE by Sunday, September 29, to guarantee pizza will be provided for you.

Thursday, October 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Speaker Series: Wayne Gross, EDU 1131
Wayne Gross is a named partner in Greenberg Gross, LLP.  He served as lead trial counsel for companies and executives in their most important business litigation matters, including cases involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Food and Drug Administration, as well as class actions, cases alleging unfair business practices, and health care litigation. His many trial victories include obtaining, along with his partner Alan Greenberg, a $50 million jury verdict in a partnership dispute regarding the world-famous Hollywood Palladium.  A former federal prosecutor, Gross specialized in financial fraud and health care fraud, for which he was presented with awards by two U.S. Attorneys General and the Director of the FBI.  Please RSVP here by September 30th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.


Monday, September 23
SBA Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

Tuesday, September 24
National Lawyers Guild Legal Observer Training, 11:45am - 1:00pm, MPAA 430

Friday, September 27
CARES Advocacy, 1:45pm - 6:00pm, LA County DPSS Office

Wednesday, October 2
American Constitution Society Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 408

Disability Law Society Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4850

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

Thursday, October 3
Student Coffee with the Dean, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, LAW 3500

Friday, October 4
Street Law, 9:30am - 1:30pm, EDU 1131 High School students come to UCI Law for a final lesson, tour, and lunch session on overcoming challenges to end up in law school. 



Monday, September 23, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Phi Alpha Delta Information Session
, LAW 3750
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International (PAD) is the world's largest professional legal fraternity and is committed to advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community.  PAD would like to establish a chapter at UCI.  The PAD network stretches from coast to coast and allows students to maintain a network of professional resources long after they graduate. Leah Farmer, the Member Services Consultant will be on campus Monday, September 23d tabling in the courtyard and hosting a general meeting from 12:30-1:00pm in Law 3750 (tacos will be provided for lunch). 

Monday, September 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
CARES Training, Offsite: Chapman University School of Law
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.

Wednesday, September 25, 11:45am - 1:00pm
Financial Aid: Identity Theft-Deter, Detect, Defend Workshop, MPAA 408
Offered by Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County. This workshop teaches the Federal Trade Commission’s “Deter, Detect, and Defend” program. Students will also learn how to identify how thieves operate and how to protect your good credit. For more information about UCI Law’s financial literacy services, go to the Debt Management page.

Wednesday, September 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Introduction to Externships Brown Bag for 2 & 3Ls, Law 3750
Have you heard classmates talk about their externships?  Do you think you might like to extern?  Come to this brown bag event to learn about the how the program works and what you can learn through an externship.  This program is for second and third year students.  There will be a program for first year students in early November.

Thursday, September 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CDO:  CA Attorney General's Office Honors Program Info Session
, EDU 113
Susan Pithey from the CA Attorney General's Office will do a question and answer workshop about the Fall 2014 Honors Program. This Program is targeted to 3Ls graduating in May 2014.The Attorney General’s Honors Program is a highly competitive, two-year program for recent law school graduates and newly admitted lawyers who are committed to public service. The Attorney General’s Office employs attorneys who are recognized experts in a wide variety of legal subject areas including but not limited to consumer, antitrust, environment, business and tax, criminal and civil rights. Honors attorneys will have the opportunity to work with these experts, including working on matters of public interest and importance. Participants will assume substantial individual responsibility for their work, will have the opportunity to gain courtroom experience, and will independently draft motions and pleadings.

Wednesday, October 2, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
You CAN afford to be a Public Interest Attorney: Learning more about the LRAP, MPAA 430
Join Director of Financial Aid, Nasreen Zia, and Director of Public Interest Programs, Anna Davis, as they discuss the beneifts of our Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

Thursday, October 3, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Emerging Issues in Envrionmental Law Policy and Practice (CLEANR), EDU 1111
The Collision of Energy Development and Environmental Laws is the theme of this First Annual Emerging Issues in Environmental Law Policy and Practice Symposium, presented by UCI Law's Center for Land, Environment and Natural Resources and Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. Please click here to register.

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.  Room capacity is limited.  Please RSVP to Debbie Mondares at by Thursday, October 10.  Since we open this review to students from other OC law schools, it is important to reserve your seat early (we do block off a number of seats for UCI Law students).


Monday, September 30- Wednesday, October 2, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bar Week - Courtyard
UCI Law is hosting Bar Week to give students the opportunity to learn about the various products and services offered by many of the prominent bar review companies operating in Southern California.

Faculty Office Hours
We encourage students to interact with faculty, so please click here for a posting of faculty office hours. 

UCI Smoke Free Policy Implementation
UCI cares about the health of its faculty, staff and students. Therefore, UC Irvine is going smoke free. The implementation of this policy will take the cooperation of our entire campus community. To learn more about this policy, please click here.  Smoking cessation resources will be available on an ongoing basis for those who request assistance. The UC Irvine Health Education Center will provide printed resources and other cessation information for students affected by this policy

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

Monday, September 23, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
WLS Presents: Celebrating Sandra Day O'Connor, Courtyard
Please join the Women's Law Society in the Courtyard to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of Sandra Day O'Connor's Senate confirmation as our nation's first female Justice to the Supreme Court. This event will both kick of a year's worth of WLS programming and honor the achievements women have made in the legal community.

Tuesday, September 24, 7:00pm
Anaheim Angels vs. Oakland As
SBA is organizing the third annual trip to see an Angels baseball game.
Tickets are $10 and can be ordered by contacting Greg Wagner ( or stopping by his table in the courtyard during lunch this week.

Tuesday, October 1, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
UCI School of Law Mentor Reception, UCI University Club
1Ls should attend this reception to meet the local attorneys who will serve as their mentors.