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UC Irvine School of Law • November 2, 2014

Schedule for spring class registration

November 6:      Pre-enrollment Bidding ends at noon
November 14
:    Students are notified of winning bids
November 17
:    3Ls begin to enroll
November 18
:    2Ls begin to enroll

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.

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.


Thursday, November 6, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series: Cindy Panuco, Trial Attorney from Hadsell Stormer, EDU 1111
Cindy Pánuco is a civil rights and employment attorney at Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick, LLP (HSRR). In 2013, Ms. Pánuco was elected to serve as the 2014 President-elect of the Mexican American Bar Association—one of the most prominent and largest Latina/o bar associations in the nation. In 2015, Ms. Pánuco will become one of the youngest Presidents to lead the organization whose members include attorneys, judges, elected officials, law school students and business people of many ethnic backgrounds.  Please RSVP here by noon on November 4th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Friday, November 7, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Supreme Court Moot - Hana Financial Trademark Case, EDU 1111
When two parties each claim trademark rights in the same mark (or confusingly similar marks) trademark law generally grants rights to the first to use the mark (i.e., based on priority of use). In seeking to establish priority, a trademark claimant will sometimes seek to “tack” her use of an earlier version of the mark onto her use of a later, somewhat different, version in order to show that she began using the mark at an earlier date than another claimant. Such tacking is allowed if the marks are so similar that customers would generally regard the two marks, in their entirety, as being essentially the same. The Ninth Circuit, unlike the Sixth and Federal Circuits, treats the question of whether consumers would consider two marks as the same for tacking purposes as a question of fact. This case involves a dispute between plaintiff Hana Financial, Inc. (HFI) and defendant Hana Bank (HB) over HFI’s claims that HB’s use of HANA BANK for financial services infringes on HFI’s trademark rights in HANA FINANCIAL for financial services. HFI began using the mark HANA FINANCIAL in the U.S. in April 1995. HB did not begin using HANA BANK in the U.S. until 2002, but as early as 1994 HB was using the mark HANA OVERSEAS KOREAN CLUB in the U.S., and in defending against HFI’s trademark infringement claims, HB asserted that, because of tacking, HB’s use of its mark was prior to HFI’s use of its mark. At trial, the jury, having been instructed on priority and tacking, found that HB had begun using its mark prior to April 1995 and continuously since then. On appeal, the Ninth Circuit concluded that the jury’s finding on the highly fact-sensitive question of tacking was a reasonable interpretation of the evidence and affirmed the jury’s verdict. HFI sought Supreme Court review. The question on which the Supreme Court has granted cert is whether “the jury or the court determines whether use of an older mark may be tacked onto a newer one.” The Ninth Circuit opinion in the case is at 735 F.3d 1158, and the documents before the court are available on Scotusblog. Please RSVP here to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Monday, November 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series: Rachel Hooper, Managing Partner of Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, EDU 1111
Rachel Hooper joined Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger in 1984 and has served as the firm’s Managing Partner since 1998. Before joining the firm, Ms. Hooper worked for two years as Law Clerk to the Honorable Laughlin E. Waters, U.S. District Judge, Central District of California. Ms. Hooper’s practice includes representation of environmental groups and public agencies in matters involving CEQA; NEPA; Endangered Species Act; and state laws governing general plans, zoning, forestry, annexations, and climate change. An expert in election law, Ms. Hooper has drafted and defended land use initiatives on behalf of community groups and local governments, and has prepared numerous referenda challenging local legislative approvals.  Please RSVP here by noon on November 7th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Thursday, November 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series: Justice Goodwin Liu, EDU 1111
Justice Goodwin Liu is an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. Before joining the state’s highest court, Justice Liu was Professor of Law at the UC Berkeley School of Law. His primary areas of expertise are constitutional law, education law and policy, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has published widely on these subjects in books, law reviews, and the general media.  Justice Liu graduated from Stanford University and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1991. He attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship and earned a masters degree in philosophy and physiology. Upon returning to the United States, he went to Washington D.C. to help launch the AmeriCorps national service program and worked for two years as a senior program officer at the Corporation for National Service.  Following this Justice Liu enrolled at Yale Law School in 1998, becoming the first in his family to earn a law degree. He clerked for Judge David Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then worked as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, where he developed and coordinated K-12 education policy. He went on to clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In 2001, he joined the appellate litigation practice of O’Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C., and worked on an array of antitrust, white collar, insurance, product liability, and pro bono matters.

Thursday, November 13, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Business Law Society: Effective Networking with Valerie Jackson, EDU 1111
Valerie Jackson of K & L Gates will talk about effective networking, and offer tips on developing professional relationships. Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, November 13, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Veteran's Advocacy Society: Screening of The Invisible War, EDU 1111
Join the Veterans Advocacy Society, the Women's Law Society, & the Entertainment Law Society in watching a screening of "The Invisible War," a 2012 Sundance Award-winning documentary addressing sexual assault in the military.  The screening is FREE and will be followed by a speaker panel on Military Sexual Trauma.  Speakers include Bob Hunter, an activist, Stacey Thompson, an MST survivor, and Susan Burke the attorney taking on the cases in the film. The event will take place during Veterans Awareness Week on 11/13/2014 from 5-7:30pm in EDU 1111.  FREE FOOD will be provided.


Monday, November 3

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

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

Tuesday, November 4

Environmental Law Society Meeting, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, LAW 3600

Space Law Society General Meeting, 12:15pm - 1:15pm, LAW 4700

Wednesday, November 5

Children's Advocacy Group Monthly Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3750

Thursday, November 6

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

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

Monday, November 10

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


Monday, November 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tax Law Society: Tax Law Jobs, LAW 4700
Join the Tax Law Society for a panel on tax law jobs, featuring Professor Sarah Lawsky, Professor Doug Freeman, Irvine Company in-house counsel Gino Bianchini, exempt organizations consultant Brian Yacker, and an IRS attorney.

Tuesday, November 4, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO Skills Workshop: Developing a Fellowship Project, MPAA 408
Interested in post-graduate project based fellowships?  Are you daunted by the idea of coming up with a project and finding a host organization?  Come hear your fellow classmates, Caroline Shurig and Ryan Ueda, share how they were able to do this and what they learned through the process. 

Tuesday, November 4, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Perspectives: A Reading Group (CLEaR), LAW 3500
Join the Center on Law, Equality, and Race for Perspectives Reading Group! This time Professor Seth Davis is leading discussion on This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made by Fred Hoxie. The book is on hold in the library. Dinner provided. Contact with questions or to RSVP.

Wednesday, November 5, 11:30am - 1:30pm

CDO: OCBA Specialty Section Day, Courtyard
Representatives from various OCBA Sections will volunteer their time to introduce UCI Law students to the specialized networking and educational opportunities available through section membership within given areas of law. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP via Symplicity.

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

CDO Career Plan Workshop: Networking Strategies, Informational Interviews & Cold Applications, EDU 1131
The CDO will be holding a workshop for 2Ls and 3Ls regarding effective networking strategies, informational interviews, and cold applications. We will discuss strategies for targeting your outreach efforts, requesting informational interviews and tips on how to assemble cold applications.

Monday, November 10, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Finding Your Voice; Free Speech Discussion, UCI Student Center Pacific Ballroom D
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and UCI Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Thomas A. Parham will lead an interactive, informative and intimate discussion on free speech issues on campus, followed by Q&A.  Doors open at 11:00am. Complimentary food & refreshments provided.  Space is limited, RSVP here.

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

Introduction to Externships - 1Ls, EDU 1131
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 designed for first year students, but interested 2 & 3Ls are also welcome.  Lunch will be ordered for those who RSVP to Robert Medeiros at by noon on Monday November 11th.

Wednesday, November 12, 2:40pm - 3:40pm

GRAMMY Foundation Writing Competition Workshop, MPAA 430
The GRAMMYs are coming to UCI Law!! Entertainment Law Society invites everyone to attend a very special "GRAMMY Foundation Writing Competition Workshop."  The GRAMMY Foundation, the host of the nationally celebrated annual Music Awards, holds these workshops at select law schools in the country each year.  The workshop will help demystify their annual writing competition (the top prizes including free tickets to the one and only GRAMMY Awards).  Students will also connect with a GRAMMY Foundation representative and a local Entertainment Law attorney.  Students will receive guidance on crafting a successful submission, and find out what it's like to practice law within the entertainment community. unity. Please join ELS for this very special event. RSVP at

Thursday, November 13, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

New Narratives: Policing & Race Matters, UCI Student Center Ballroom CD
Policing & Race Matters brings academics, law enforcement and students together to engage in a discussion about how diverse communities and people orient to and interact with law enforcement personnel and agencies. The overarching focus is the intersection between people's daily lives, the diversity of our communities, and the workings of our institutions.  These and other matters will be interrogated from multiple points of view and discussed in engaging ways that draw on academic research, media portrayals and lived experiences. Q&A opportunities will follow each session. Participants are welcome to attend part or all of the sessions.  Presented by Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, in collaboration with School of Social Ecology, School of Law, Office of the provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Office of the Chancellor, and the Department of Criminology, Law and Society.  Please click here to RSVP or for more information. This is a free event.


Monday, November 3

The Pereira entrance to Social Science Parking Structure (SPSS) will be closed Monday 11/3 starting at 6:30 am for 4-5 hours.  If you are parking in the Social Science Parking Structure you will need to use the Stanford entrance during this period.

Tuesday, November 11

Veteran's Day Observance - Campus Closure

Academic Advising

Want some help figuring out your spring course schedule?  Dean Schroeder is holding half hour, individual academic advising sessions on upper level course selection.  If you are interested in small classes (under 24 students) please note that the deadline to bid on them is November 6 at noon; please schedule your appointment accordingly.  Please make an appointment through Debbie Mondares.  It is easiest if you call Debbie (949-824-8395) or speak to her in person rather than trying to set something up through email.

Mark your calendars!  Exciting new UCI Law competition

The University of California, Irvine and Broadcom Corporation are pleased to announce the 2015 UCI & Broadcom Technology and Entrepreneurship Achievement Competition. The all-day Competition will be held on February 28, 2015 and will include graduate students from the Donald Brenn School of Information and Computer Sciences, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Paul Merage School of Business, and UCI School of Law.  The UCI & Broadcom Technology and Entrepreneurship Achievement Competition will challenge students to structure and negotiate a joint development agreement for a new and exciting technology. The participants will develop practical transactional skills, collaborate on interdisciplinary teams, gain exposure to corporate issues, and learn best practices from a distinguished panel of Orange County professionals. The teams will be judged and awarded based upon the effectiveness of their business strategy, understanding of the issues, overall professional demeanor, and the terms of the final agreement.  Details on signing up for the competition will be announced later this semester.

Academic Skills Fellows Appointments Available

Dear Class of 2017:  Visit your Academic Skills Fellows (ASFs) during their office hours to get helpful tips and resources on how to survive and master law school!  Below is the list of upcoming topics, times, and locations.

Feeling Stressed? Explore Various Strategies on How to Better Deal with Stress

November 3 (Monday) – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Courtyard

November 4 (Tuesday) – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Courtyard

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 5, 12 and 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 10 Monday 10:00am to 4:00pm
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 11/4, 11/6, 11/12, 11/13. Restrictions: Cash only.  Maximum 5 tickets per person.  See details on the attached flyer and FAQs HERE.

Monday, November 3

OCHRA Bake Sale, Courtyard
Come buy a sweet treat and support OCHRA.

Tuesday, November 4, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

In Vino Veritas in the Courtyard
Join UCI Law's wine law society, In Vino Veritas, as we celebrate the educational, social, and cultural aspects of wine. All UCI Law students, faculty, and staff are invited.

Wednesday, November 5

Waffle Wednesday!  Hosted by IRAP at UCI Law, Courtyard
Come join us for delicious waffles! Help support IRAP at UCI. Enjoy assorted syrups and toppings.

Wednesday, November 5, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

2L Pub-Hall, Anteater Pub, Please note: NEW DATE!
Greetings 2L's! Your 2L SBA Representatives cordially invite you to our first annual Pub-Hall on Wednesday, October 22nd from 5:30-7 p.m. What is a Pub-Hall, you ask? Well, it is exactly like a town hall meeting, only at the pub! So come to the pub with all your comments, concerns, and questions for SBA or just come to hang out with your fellow classmates. Long live the Class of 2016!

Thursday, November 13, 5:30pm - 9:00pm

LLSA Speed Networking Reception, LAW 4700
All UCI Law students are invited to attend the LLSA Speed Networking Reception. Come out and meet attorneys from various fields of law with a speed dating twist. Students will have the opportunity to rotate among several attorneys for brief meetings and introductions. Afterwards, there will be a mix and mingle reception for all participants. Appetizers will be provided.

Friday, November 14, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Jewish Law Association Shabbatluck, Verano Common Room
Join Jewish Law Association for a potluck Shabbat dinner! All are welcome!

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