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UC Irvine School of Law • November 16, 2014

A message from the library director:

I’ve been happy to hear positive feedback from students who appreciate being able to eat in the Law Library.  I know you spend a lot of time here and making the Library an inviting place is important to all of us in the library.  Here’s where I need your help.  Please clean up after yourselves, throw away your trash, and alert a library staff member if there are any food related accidents that need immediate attention.  It has come to my attention that library staff members are spending significant time cleaning up food related messes on a daily basis, which they should not have to do. I really enjoy allowing food in the library and don’t want to have to take this privilege away.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Spring Upper Class Registration

November 17, 7:00pm:    3Ls begin to enroll
November 18, 7:00pm
:    2Ls begin to enroll
November 24, 9:00am:  Deadline to enroll in bid classes
November 24, 9:00am:  Students can enroll in open spots in classes that previously required a bid code.  Students can also place themselves on waitlists for these classes if the classes are full.

Sunday, November 23

Voice Article Submission Deadline
The Voice is looking for articles from students, alumni, faculty, and staff for its next issue! Please send your submission to Jeremy Cowan ( or Anna Rea ( by Sunday, November 23.

Monday, November 24

Center for Psychology & Law's Distinguished Fellows Program Application Deadline
Don't miss your chance to participate in this amazing opportunity! This program connects students with highly esteemed practitioners in the fields of psychology and law. Four students will be selected to participate in the 2014-2015 program. Each student will be matched to one of our distinguished fellows, including Hon. Maria D. Hernandez (Juvenile Court Presiding Judge, Superior Court of Orange County), Park Dietz, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. (Forensic Psychiatrist and President of Park Dietz & Associates Inc.),  Jennifer L. Keller (Business Trial Lawyer and Partner, Keller Rackauckas LLP), and Sandra Hutchens (Orange County Sheriff).  Biographies for the four fellows and additional information about the fellowship program can be found here

Tuesday, December 2 at 12:00pm (noon)

Exam Rescheduling Deadline
If you need to reschedule an exam for reasons listed in the Academic Rules, you must contact Jennah Jones by Tuesday, December 2 at 12:00pm noon.  The tentative final exam schedule can be found herePlease note that for in-person ExamSoft exams, you must download the exam by noon the day before it is scheduled.  Failure to download an exam in ExamSoft by noon the day before will leave you with no choice but to use a blue book.


Monday, November 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Trial Advocacy Speaker Event: Depositions, EDU 1111
Depositions are one of the most importance parts of preparing a case for trial. Gary Soter, our guest speaker, will talk about how to prepare for and take a great deposition.

Tuesday, November 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

"The Medical Forensic Aspects of Elder Abuse" with Dr. Kerry Burnight, Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, room 1517
Please join the Center for Psychology and Law as we present the second installment of our monthly Brown Bag Speaker Series on November 18th, 2014. This presentation titled "The Medical Forensic Aspects of Elder Abuse" will feature Dr. Kerry Burnight of the UC Irvine School of Medicine. This event will take place from 12-1pm in the Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway building, room 1517. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

Wednesday, November 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

APALSA - Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), EDU 1111
Three defectors from North Korea will be speaking about life inside North Korea and what we can do to help. Joseph Kim escaped from North Korea after living on the streets as an orphan. Since resettling in the United States, Joseph graduated from high school and started college. Last year, he gave a TED talk, sharing his story of hope with the world. Yeonmi Park bought and sold products on the Jangmadang (illegal market). Wanting to make money on her own, she even bribed an orchard guard so she could get some fruit to sell. Now in South Korea, she studies police administration at Dongguk University and speaks around the world about challenges North Koreans face. Joo Yang worked making taffy, sweet rice drinks, and alcohol to sell in the Jangmadang before she escaped North Korea. Since resettling, she's enrolled in college and participates in the popular South Korean talent and talk show, "Now on My Way to Meet You" which aims to bridge the gap between North and South Koreans.

Wednesday, November 19, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Reverend Jesse Jackson on Ebola and Access to Healthcare, EDU 1111
This public forum addresses the constitutional and public health implications of the Ebola response in the United States. According to state and federal laws, patient information is deemed private and is to be held in strict confidentiality. However, in the wake of Ebola, well-established protocols to guard patient privacy have been neglected or suspended without any public debate. Already there has been litigation about when states can use their quarantine laws in trying to prevent the spread of Ebola. At this forum, a panel of experts raises questions not only about how to contain the disease, but also to what extent Americans value their healthcare privacy, civil liberties, and civil rights. To what degree are Americans’ Ebola fears influenced by the origins of the disease? What liberties are Americans willing to sacrifice to calm their fears? How to balance the concern for public welfare with legal and ethical privacy principles?  This forum is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited, so please RSVP online to ensure a seat.  There will also be a live webcast that can be accessed here.

Thursday, November 20, 12:15pm - 1:00pm

Space Law Society Speaker: Kevin Kennan - Satellite Licenses, LAW 3750
Kevin Kennan, the Associate Director of Intellectual Property Administration at OTA on main campus, will be speaking about obtaining satellite licenses.


Monday, November 17

Entertainment Law Society General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 430

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

Tuesday, November 18

Community Fellows Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

Wednesday, November 19

LSSDP General Body Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 420

Thursday, November 20

OCHRA Meeting, 12:00pm - 12:30pm, LAW 4700

Women's Law Society Monthly Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Garden near the law school

OutLaw Meeting, 12:30pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4700

Monday, November 24

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

Tuesday, November 25

Student Coffee with the Dean, 4:30pm - 5:30pm, LAW 3500


Monday, November 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

APALSA/CDO Career Fair, Courtyard
APALSA and CDO will be hosting a career fair with students staffing tables to talk about their summer jobs and externships.

Monday, November 17, 5:00pm- 6:30pm

New Narratives: Conflicts in the Middle East, UCI Newkirk Alumni Center
Conflicts in the Middle East: Navigating the Narratives is designed to provide students and other participants with an understanding of how to fact-find regarding the current state of the Middle East.  Through a panel discussion and interactive workshop, participants will learn about and share useful tools and methodologies for finding accurate and legitimate resources from which to draw when forming their own understanding and opinions of regional conflicts.

Wednesday, November 19, 2:45pm - 4:15pm

ASP Workshop #4, MPAA 420
As finals approach, most 1Ls are swimming in a sea of uncertainty.  We understand that some anxiety stems from unanswered questions or stories related to the nature of first semester law school exams.  In an effort to reduce nervousness, subdue fears, and ensure you are prepared for your finals, we have set aside time during Workshop #4 to address any of your questions and concerns related to finals.  (Please note that the room has changed and the session is for both Mod A and B).

Thursday, November 20, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Trial Advocacy Club: Opening Statement Competition, EDU 1121
The Trial Advocacy Club is hosting their very first Opening Statement Competition.This competition is designed for students of all experience levels and will require minimal preparation. This is meant to be fun! Students will be given a prompt and assigned to either Prosecution or Defense. Keeping with the spirit of Halloween, the prompt will ask competitors to either represent the Crown of England or an opportunistic cannibal. Contact Alex Ackel for further details regarding registration at


Parking Structure

Please note the following closures for Social Science Parking Structure:
December 1st – Closure of the Pereira entrance/exit
December 2nd – Closure of the Stanford entrance/exit


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MPAA 420 & 430 Availability

Please note that MPAA 420 and 430 will be unavailable for law school use from 7:00pm - 9:50pm on November 19 due to a Business School event.  The Business School generously shares its space with us, and we're pleased we can reciprocate. 

Flu Shots

Annual Flu Vaccine Clinic
The Student Health Center is now offering the Flu Vaccine to all students, staff and faculty.  For those not on SHIP, the cost of the flu vaccination is only $25. Students enrolled in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan pay nothing!
Open for walk-ins on the following days:
November 19 Wednesday 10:00am to 4:00pm


Entertainment Law Society Ticket Fundraiser

ELS Ticket Fundraiser, Courtyard
Haven't watched a movie at the theater in ages?  Bored or need a break from furious outlining and moot courting?  Entertainment Law Society presents to you $7 PREMIER movie tickets for all of Starlight Cinemas, including Triangle Theater in Costa Mesa, of which there are six locations in the O.C. These tickets are good for any time, any date, any movie (no expiration). SIGN UP ON TO PURCHASE A TICKET HERE or stop by the courtyard on 11/19 and 11/20. Restrictions: Cash only.  Maximum 5 tickets per person.  See details on the attached flyer and FAQs HERE.

Tuesday, November 18, 9:30am - 3:30pm

LSSDP Bake Sale, Courtyard
Support Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy (LSSDP) at UCI and buy some delicious treats!

Wednesday, November 19, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Western State College of Law: Business Law Meet and Greet, Western State College of Law Library - Bottom Floor
Interested in the board boom as well as the courtroom?  Thinking about practicing in the OC area? The Business Law Center and the Business Law Association invite UCI Law students to attend this meet and greet for students interested in business law.  If interested, please contact Matthew Gustin.

Wednesday, November 19, 6:30pm

Movie and Dessert Study Abroad Celebration, UCI Student Center - Crystal Cove Auditorium
Join the UCI Study Abroad Center for an experience of historical and cultural discovery. Watch the 2009 film, Invictus, starring Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman and directed by Clint Eastwood. Invictus tells the inspiring true story of how South African president, Nelson Mandela, joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their fractured country through the universal language of sport. It's a picture full of emotion, magnetism, and revelation. Enjoy a dessert reception following the movie with UCI students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Admission is FREE! Advance registration required.  For more information and to register, please visit:

Thursday, November 20, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Community Tea, Courtyard
The American Constitution Society (ACS) and Children's Advocacy Group (CAG) invite you to join us at our Community Tea in the Courtyard on Thursday, November 20th from 4:20-6:00 p.m. The Community Tea is a space for students to chat with members from both student organizations and each other while enjoying appetizers and refreshments. See you there!

Thursday, November 20, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

1L Social Community Mixer, Verano Place Clubhouse

Friday, November 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

ELS Presents: The 1st Annual Blizzard Company Tour, Blizzard Entertainment: 16215 Alton Parkway, Irvine
Join ELS on our visit to the 1st Annual Blizzard Company Tour. Blizzard is a nationally renowned gaming company that developed games like World of Warcraft and Diablo. Limited space available. Everyone is welcome, and spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis with the exception of active members, who will be prioritized. Please e-mail if you would like to be added to the list.

Friday, November 21, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Soccer Tournament, ARC
Please visit the AGS events site for more information.

Saturday, November 29, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Thanksgiving Potluck, PV Clubhouse
Please visit the AGS events site for more information.

This newsletter is published each Sunday, compiled by gathering information from the UCI Law Calendar of Events and the student LEAF system. If you have a different type of announcement you'd like considered for this newsletter, please email by noon Wednesday the week before.