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UC Irvine School of Law • October 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19

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, October 19.

Monday, October 20, 5:00pm

Deadline to Submit Application for Boukai Family Foundation Scholarship
The Boukai Family Foundation is providing a scholarship to one UCI law student in the amount of $2,500 for  the 2014-2015 academic year. The values of family, faith, education and giving back to the community are closely held by the Boukai Family. This scholarship program was established to encourage current law students to build upon these values; advocate the importance of tolerance toward Islam and all forms of religions and faith traditions; and serve to strengthen opportunities for future generations in Muslim-American communities. Students interested in applying, must complete the application sent via e-mail by Nasreen Zia. The scholarship application including the personal statement must be submitted to the UCI School of Law Financial Aid Office by 5:00pm Monday, October 20, 2014.

Monday, October 27

Deadline to RSVP for Family & Friends Day
UCI School of Law encourages all family and friends of 1L law students to attend Family & Friends Day on Saturday, November 1, from 9:00am - 1:00pm in EDU 1111.  Invited guests will take a class, tour the Law School facilities, participate in a discussion about effective ways to support law students, and learn more about the philosophy and future of the school from Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.  Please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 27.  If you have questions or cancellations, please contact Jennah Jones.

Friday, October 31

Orange County Hispanic Bar Association's Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund Application Due
Did you know that Latinos constitute almost 50% of California’s population, yet less than 4% of California’s attorneys are Latino? To bridge this gap, the HBA Annual Installation Dinner and Scholarship Fundraiser raises funds for the Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Eligible students must be of Latino origin and involved in the Latino community.  Application and information available here.


Monday, October 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Full-time Faculty Panel:  Upper Level Fall Course Offerings, EDU 1111
Full-time faculty will discuss their upper level course offerings for the spring, and students will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into different classes. Please feel free to join us (with your brown bag lunch) even if you missed the RSVP deadline. We have twenty (20!) full-time faculty members signed up to discuss their spring classes.

Wednesday, October 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series: Brad Phillips, Partner at Munger, Tolles & Olsen, EDU 1111
Brad Phillips is a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.  His practice consists principally of complex civil litigation in the trial and appellate courts. He has been lead counsel in jury trials in both state and federal court. He has an extensive appellate practice, having argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, been counsel of record on numerous briefs in that Court and argued on many occasions in the California Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals and the California Courts of Appeal.  Please RSVP here by October 20th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Monday, October 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series: Julie McCoy, Orange County Civil Lawyer, EDU 1111
Julie McCoy is an Orange County civil lawyer who runs her own small firm. She previously was a partner at the Stradling Yocca firm in Newport Beach. Ms. McCoy is a past president of the Orange County Bar Association and currently heads the Board of Directors of the Public Law Center.  She was named PLC’s 2013 Attorney of the Year for performing over 150 hours of immigration pro bono while handling her own busy docket as a solo practitioner.  In addition, Ms. McCoy, who is a pilot, is active in The Flying Doctors of Mercy.  She regularly takes doctors, nurses and dentists to Mexico to treat poor people who otherwise would not have access to medical care.  Please RSVP here by October 24th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Monday, October 27, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Crime and Punishment: Beyond the Verdict, Newkirk Alumni Center
Join us for the second part of a two-part series, Beyond CSI, featuring the current research of several key Center for Psychology and Law faculty members, including Dr. William Thompson, Professor Jane Stoever, Dr. Simon Cole, Dr. Charis Kubrin, and Dr. Keramet Reiter. Abstracts and other presentation details available here. Opening statements will be made by the Dean of the School of Social Ecology, Valerie Jenness. The Dean of the Law School, Erwin Chemerinsky, will make the closing remarks.  Reception follows, 7:00pm - 7:30pm.  Please RSVP to by October 20, 2014.

Wednesday, October 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Adjunct/Lecturer Faculty Panel:  Upper Level Fall Course Offerings, EDU 1111
Adjunct/Lecturer faculty will discuss their upper level course offerings for the spring, and students will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into different classes. Please RSVP here by noon on October 27 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.


Monday, October 20

Pro Bono PLC Naturalization Training, 5:15pm, EDU 1131

Tuesday, October 21

SBA Weekly Meeting, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, LAW 3600

Thursday, October 23

Entertainment Law Society General Meeting, 12:15pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 430

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

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

Monday, October 27

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

Wednesday, October 29

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

Student Coffee with the Dean, 3:00pm - 4:00m, LAW 3500

Thursday, October 30

ACS Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

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


Tuesday, October 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO Skills Workshop: The Art of Interviewing for Government and Public Interest Jobs, MPAA 420
Preparing for interviews with public interest organizations/government agencies?  Participating in the upcoming UCI Public Interest & Government OCI? If so, come to CDO’s workshop on interviewing skills tailored to the public service sector.  In a small group format, this interactive program will cover what questions to anticipate and ways to answer them.  We will talk about the questions you should ask, and what questions you should never ask. Please RSVP on Symplicity.  (Note: The CDO will offer a separate workshop on how to prepare for interviews with the public defender’s offices and district attorney’s offices.)

Tuesday, October 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO: 1L Interviewing Skills Workshop, EDU 1131
This interactive workshop is designed to optimize students' interview performance through a discussion of important interview skills and strategies. The CDO will discuss the range of interview questions typically posed by prospective employers and how to formulate effective and thoughtful responses. Time will be allotted for a Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation.

Tuesday, October 21, 4:00pm

CDO Skills Workshop: Public Defender & District Attorney Interviewing Skills (Upper-Level Students), LAW 4850
Are you interested in working for the Public Defender’s Office or District Attorney’s Office? If so, come to CDO’s workshop on interviewing skills tailored specifically for the PD and DA.  In a small group format, this interactive program will cover what questions to anticipate and ways to answer them.

Tuesday, October 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Perspectives:  A Reading Group (CLEaR), LAW 3500
Come join the Center on Law, Equality, and Race for Perspectives Reading Group! Perspectives is a monthly student discussion group, facilitated by a faculty member. This month Professor Gustafson is leading discussion on The Slums of Aspen: Immigrant vs. the Environment in America's Eden by Lisa Park.  The book is on hold in the library. Limited free copies available if you commit to attending. *Dinner provided.* Contact with questions or to RSVP. Co-sponsored by the Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources.

Wednesday, October 22, 2:45pm - 4:00pm

ASP Workshop: Exam Taking Strategies I, EDU 1111
Attention all 1Ls!  Learn how to create attack plans and gain points by making inferences on your exam.  If you have any questions, please contact Professor Chong at  Snacks are provided!

Thursday, October 23, 7:30am - 5:30pm 

CLEANR Conference: Harmonizing Marijuana Legalization with Enviornmental, Land Use, and Other Regulations, EDU 1111
Co-sponsored with Brown Rudnick LLP, this is the Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR) Annual Fall Symposium on Emerging Issues in Environmental Law Practice. The discussions will be guided by leading experts deeply involved at the interface of federal and state marijuana use and control. Keynote speakers: State Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) and U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA).  Registration and schedule available on the CLEANR Conferences page.

Saturday, October 25, 11:00am - 2:00pm 

CA Bar Exam Workshop for 3Ls, EDU 1131
Two very high ranking officials from the State Bar discuss what to expect on the bar and on the Moral Character application.  At the end of the workshop one-on-one private meetings are available for students to ask individual questions about Moral Character or disability accommodations.  We do not know at this time if the workshop can be taped so we urge you to be there in person.  Please RSVP here.

Monday, October 27 & Tuesday, October 28, 10:00am - 5:00pm 

Digital Fingerprints for 3Ls, Conference Room near the front Reception Desk
One of the requirement for the Moral Character application is submission of digital fingerprints. We have arranged to have a company come on campus on October 27 and 28 from 10 am – 5:00 pm at a much lower cost ($21)  than local police departments charge. Payment can be made by check, cash, or credit card.

Tuesday, October 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO: 1L Networking Skills Workshop, EDU 1131
This interactive workshop is designed to optimize students' interview performance through a discussion of important interview skills and strategies. The CDO will discuss the range of interview questions typically posed by prospective employers and how to formulate effective and thoughtful responses. Time will be allotted for a Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation.

Wednesday, October 29 & Thursday, October 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Public Interest & Government Fair, Courtyard
The Public Interest & Government Informational Fair provides an opportunity for government and public interest employers to meet with law students to discuss practice areas, type of work, and upcoming deadlines. The Fair will take place from 12:00pm – 1:00pm on both Wednesday, October 29 and Thursday, October 30 in the courtyard. All students are encouraged to attend and speak with employers. 1L students may not apply to summer positions until December 1.  A list of participating employers is available here.

Wednesday, October 29, 6:00pm

"The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest" film screening and conversation with director Gabriel London, EDU 1111
This event is free and open to the public.  No RSVPs are required. The film centers on DeFriest, known as "Florida's Houdini,"  a prison escape artist whose original four-year sentence has spiraled into more than 30 years imprisonment with no end in sight.  The film screening is presented by UCI's Critical Justice Working Group and is co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Society, and Culture; the Department of Criminology, Law & Society; and the Newkirk Center for Science & Society. 

Monday, November 3, 12:00pm

Free Online Live Cast on Drafting and Negotiating SaaS and other Cloud Agreements
CEB is producing an online live cast called “Cloudy with a Chance of Contracts: How to Draft and Negotiate SaaS and Other Cloud Agreements”.  This program discusses SaaS agreements, cloud computing, licensing grants. IP rights and more. Fifteen percent of CEB’s program spots are free and reserved for students.  There are still a few free student spots available. CEB is a self-supporting program of the University of California that is cosponsored by the State Bar of California.Students should follow the instructions listed on the bottom of this page. Once you follow the instructions and fill out the student registration form and email CEB’s customer service team, someone from customer service will give you a student account number. All orders for students must be placed directly through CEB’s customer service department.  Once students fill out the form, the process is quite easy. Customer service can be reached directly at 800-232-3444.


Academic Skills Fellows Appointments Available

Dear Class of 2017: Great news! You can now set up meetings with your Academic Skills Fellows.  To set up an appointment, please contact them directly at the emails below.
Daisy Ocampo
Ashley Tellier

Flu Shots

Annual Flu Vaccine Clinic
The Student Health Center is now offering the Flu Vaccine to all students, staff and faculty.  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:
October 27 Monday 10:00am to 4:00pm
November 10 Monday 10:00am to 4:00pm
November 19 Wednesday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Ebola Outbreak

The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest in history and the first Ebola epidemic the world has ever known affecting multiple countries in West Africa (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Guinea).  Student Health Services is continuing to monitor the Ebola outbreak and keep clinical staff updated on the latest Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations. On Tuesday, September 30, the CDC confirmed that a single case of Ebola was diagnosed in a traveler who spent time in an affected country. Prior to this, the only other cases in the U.S. have been in two individuals who were providing healthcare to Ebola patients in affected countries and were brought back to the U.S. for treatment. The CDC has indicated that they believe that Ebola does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public. However, the University recommends that persons planning to travel to a high-risk area take appropriate precautions pre and post-travel.  If you have recently traveled to affected areas in West Africa or have had close contact with individuals who have, please contact the Student Health Center at 949 824-5301. Students, Staff, and Faculty are all encouraged to call about Ebola-related questions or concerns.

New Sex Offense Policy

The University of California, Irvine is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which all persons who live, work, and learn in our campus community can be free of all sex offenses including: sexual assault, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and retaliation.  UC Irvine has implemented a new policy (UCI Guidelines for Reporting and Responding to Reports of Sex Offenses) which prohibits sex offenses and provides information to faculty, staff, and students on how to respond when they learn of a sex offense.  It’s On Us, all of us, to engage as active bystanders to prevent sex offenses in our community and to report sex offenses to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) when they occur. Reporting ensures that victims will be provided information regarding their rights and options, and given all of the assistance and support resources available. A new sex offense information website has been created to provide the campus community with information about how the university works to prevent sex offenses; how the university will respond once it becomes aware of a sex offense; and the many resources available to those who have been affected by sex offenses.  Reports of sex offenses should be made as soon as possible to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity; it should be noted that supervisors and faculty are required by the policy to report sex offenses to OEOD. Additionally, the UCI Police Department is available to assist with emergency situations and criminal complaints, and the Campus Assault Resource Education Center (CARE) is available to provide confidential assistance and information.  Please join us in pledging to end sexual violence in our community.


Wednesday, October 22, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

2L Pub-Hall, Anteater Pub
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 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! 

Sunday, October 26, 10:00AM

2014 Race Judicata 5K Walk/Run for PILF
Save the date for PILF's first fundraiser of the year. Tie up your running shoes and invite your friends and family to the 2014 Race Judicata 5K Walk/Run for PILF. The starting line begins at UC Irvine's Anteater Plaza, and will take place around the scenic Ring Road on UCI's main campus. All proceeds will go toward providing summer work stipends for UCI Law Students who work to fix gaps in the justice system at public interest organizations. Register for the 5K online at: For more information on the 2014 Race Judicata and updates on PILF, visit:

Thursday, October 30, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

SBA Halloween Courtyard Spooktacular
Hello friends! Mark your calendars for the annual SBA Halloween courtyard spooktacular fiesta! Join us on October 30th from 4:30-6 p.m. for Halloween fun including a candy bar and a snack bar! You won't want to miss this fun Halloween courtyard event :) 

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.