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UC Irvine School of Law
September 8, 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 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.

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 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1L Wellness Panel, EDU 1111
Now that you have experienced a few weeks of law school, we want to remind you about the importance of finding balance.  Jill Schindele from the ARC, Dr. Carolyn O'Keefe from the Counseling Center, and Dr. Jan Serrantino from the Disability Services Center will talk about the importance of wellness and what services are available to you on campus.  Please RSVP here by Sunday, September 15 to guarantee that lunch will be provided!

Thursday, September 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Guest Speaker Series: Prairie Bly, California Rural Legal Assistance Attorney, EDU 1131
Prairie Bly is an attorney with California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA), which was founded in 1966 as a nonprofit legal services program. CRLA’s mission is to strive for economic justice and human rights on behalf of California's rural poor. Today, CRLA has 21 offices, many in rural communities from the Mexican border to Northern California. Please RSVP here by September 16th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.


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

Tuesday, September 10
Black Law Student Alliance (BLSA), 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

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

Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society (IPCS) General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 408

Latina/o Law Student Association (LLSA) General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm , LAW 4850

OutLaw General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

Thursday, September 12
Entertainment Law Society Meeting, 12:00pm -1:00pm, MPAA 420

American Constitution Society (ACS): First General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3750

Monday, September 16
The Federalist Society Info Session, 12:10pm - 12:40pm, MPAA 408

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

Tuesday, September 17
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

Wednesday, September 18
OCHRA Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

Women's Law Society: First General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4850

Thursday, September 19
Disability Law Society Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4700

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


Monday, September 9, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Brown bag Housing Discussion, LAW 3500
Dean Schroeder, Jennah Jones, and Nasreen Zia are holding a brown bag discussion for students to voice concerns about and complications with on-campus housing.  

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 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CDO: 2L & 3L Plan of Attack
, LAW 3750
The CDO will be giving a brown bag presentation for 2Ls and 3Ls looking for summer 2013 and post-graduate employment. We will talk about what you can and should be doing at this point in time with respect to your job search and will discuss the various resources and strategies you can use. We will cover firm, public interest, and government job search strategies.

Tuesday, September 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
UCDC Information Session, LAW 3750
Laura Fry is hosting an information session for 2/3Ls interested in spending a semester in Washington, D.C. for the UCDC program.

Wednesday, September 18, 11:45am - 1:00pm
Financial Aid: Balancing Personal Finances Workshop, MPAA 408
Offered by Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County. This workshop will help students develop financial plans, track and evaluate spending. The facilitator will explain  step-by-step process of creating a budget including tips on how to stick to it. For more information about UCI Law’s financial literacy services, go to the Debt Management page.

Wednesday, September 18, 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Core Clinic Information Session, EDU 1111
The Core Clinic Information Session will be held on Wednesday, September 18th from 12:10 PM to 12:40 PM in EDU 1131, and from 12:40 PM to 1:10 PM in the courtyard.  All 2L’s are invited to come and learn about the UC Irvine School of Law Core Clinics, and to have the opportunity to speak directly with clinic students about their experience.  We will have a short presentation with a general overview of the clinics from 12:10 PM to 12:40 PM, and then prospective clinic students will be able to talk with current clinic students in the courtyard to learn about the clinical experience and to ask questions that will help them to choose which clinic they hope to participate in.  Lunch will be provided.

Friday, September 20, 11:30am - 12:30pm (Mod B); 12:45 - 1:45 (Mod A)
1L and Visiting Student ExamSoft Training, EDU 1111
This is a required event for new students to be prepared for midterms and final exams.  Visiting students may choose which session to attend.  Jennah Jones will send an e-mail next week with more details.


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

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. 

Friday, September 13, 1:00pm
UCI Law Kickball Tournament, Mason Park
Come play kickball with your classmates. The winning team earns the right to square off against the UCI faculty/staff later in the semester! Gather a team of 12-16 people (at least 4 women) and e-mail your team roster to Greg Wagner, and