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UC Irvine School of Law • November 9, 2014

Parking Structure

Please note that on Monday, November 10, through Tuesday, November 11, the Stanford Drive entrance/exit of the structure will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please use the third floor entrance/exit via Pereira Drive during this closure.  Please make sure you properly inform any guests scheduled for that day. 

Schedule for spring class registration

November 14:    Students are notified of winning bids 
November 17
:    3Ls begin to enroll
November 18
:    2Ls begin to enroll

Wednesday, November 12

1Ls & Transfer Students: CA State Bar Registration Deadline
Please note that the deadline to register with the CA State Bar is fast approaching.  You have 90 days from the date of matriculation to register.  Please send in your registration by November 12. Registration with the State Bar is not the same as registering to take the CA bar exam (you’ll do that in your third year).  Even if you do not plan on taking the CA bar exam, you must register with the CA State Bar as a 1L.  Registration with the State Bar is a prerequisite for being certified to practice as a law student; every UCI Law student will need certification to participate in his or her required clinic. Please put your registration number in a safe place!!  You will need it for a) registering as a certified law student; b) registering for the CA bar exam; and c) registering for the CA Moral Character application.

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.


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 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.

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.

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 10

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

Wednesday, November 12

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

Monday, November 17

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

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

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 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, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Zevi, MPAA 420
Rabbi Zevi will facilitate a lunch-time discussion and text study on Jewish courts and the history of Jewish law. He will provide bagels and lox!

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, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO Market Snapshot: Intelligence Careers with the CIA & FBI, EDU 1131
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work for the CIA or the FBI? Here is an opportunity for you to gather intelligence and find out! At this information session, Regional Recruiter, Francis K. of the CIA and FBI Special Agent Stephen Flores will discuss careers with the agencies. You will learn that working for the CIA can encompass more than a career in Clandestine Operations. The agency is looking to hire lawyers, analysts, operators, researchers, and many other positions. Francis K will discuss how the skills learned in law school are directly relevant and applicable to a career with the CIA. The research, writing, analysis, thought process, and ability to articulate information are some of the most coveted skills among the employees of the CIA & FBI.

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

Mock Trial Board Information Meeting, EDU 1000
The school will be hosting its 5th Annual Mock Trial Competition this spring. This is an intramural competition, but in order to hold the competition, we need volunteers (2Ls and 3Ls) to serve on the Mock Trial Board. Having a board is essential to running a successful competition.  If you are interested in being on the board, please attend the brown bag lunch meeting on November 13th in EDU 1000 at Noon. We will be discussing the role of the board as well as other aspects of the Mock Trial Competition. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tommy Du at We hope to see you there. 

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 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 submit your wonders or worries by Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM using the link below. Your questions will be kept anonymous.  If you have any technical difficulties, please contact Esther Song or submit your wonders/worries directly to Professor Chong at  (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


Tuesday, November 11

Veteran's Day Observance - Campus Closure

The Law Library will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th, in honor of Veteran’s Day

Veteran's Week, November 10 - 13

Veteran's Week Events Presented by UCI Veteran Services Center
Monday, November 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Veteran's Day Ceremony at UCI Flagpoles, Reception to follow at Hillside Lounge with keynote speaker, Professor Blake, a Vietnam War era U.S. Navy Veteran.
Monday, November 10: Free Coffee @ UCI Starbucks locations for U.S. Veterans w/ Military or VA ID.
Thursday, November 13, 5:00pm - 7:00pm: Veterans Student Panel at the UCI Student Center, Moss Cove B

Vagina Monologue Auditions

If you would like to perform in the 2015 production of UCI Law's Vagina Monlogues, please attend one of the following auditions:
Wednesday, November 12, 9:30am-12:30 pm in the largest of the library reserve study rooms
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early if possible to look over your monlogues and fill out teh audition form.  The show itself will be march 13 & 14, 2015.

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: Planning for Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break is perfect for re-energizing yourself before finals and catching up on your list of to-dos.  We encourage you to create a plan before you leave UCI to ensure Thanksgiving is both relaxing and productive.  Your ASFs are available next week to help you create a realistic plan for your break. Visit ASP’s TWEN page at the link below to sign-up for an appointment. Please bring the dates for your final exams, Lawyering Skills assignments, review sessions, and any other obligations.  You should also prepare a list of goals you want to accomplish over Thanksgiving break and bring the list to your meeting.  If you have any questions, please contact your ASFs at or

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 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 11/12, 11/13, 11/19, 11/20. Restrictions: Cash only.  Maximum 5 tickets per person.  See details on the attached flyer and FAQs HERE.

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

ELS Fossil Free UC Information Table, Courtyard
Come learn about Fossil Free UC! The Environmental Law Society will be proving information regarding the movement urging the UC Regents to divest from fossil fuel companies.

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!

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!

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.

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