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UC Irvine School of Law • April 20, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 5:00pm

Bid course enrollment authorization codes must be used by 5:00pm.  If the course is not full after bids are used, students may enroll through LawReg after 5:00pm.

Friday, May 23

UCI Law’s Bridge to Practice Fellowship Application Deadline
Graduating 3Ls dedicated to pursuing careers in public interest or government, but who have not secured paid employment, are encouraged to apply for UCI Law’s Bridge to Practice Fellowship. These four month fellowships provide limited financial assistance to recent graduates who volunteer at an eligible Host Organization. Fellowship awards will be at least $1800 per month.  Fellows will engage in volunteer legal work designed to develop their skills, contacts, and work experience, while continuing to search for permanent public service employment after the bar exam. Applications are due Friday, May 23, 2014, and applicants will be notified about funding decisions on or after August 6, 2014.  For further details and to apply, please visit our website here.

Exam Information

The tentative final exam schedule can be found here.

Please 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.

If you need to reschedule an exam for reasons listed in the Academic Rules, you must contact Jennah Jones by Monday, April 21 at 5:00pm

End-of-Semester Deadlines

The last day to submit receipts for reimbursement is Friday, May 9 at 5:00pm.

The refrigerator in the student lounge and all student lockers will be cleaned out the week of May 12.  Please make sure you have removed all of your personal belongings from the student lounge and your assigned locker by Friday, May 9 at 5:00pm.  Any remaining items will be donated or disposed of.

End of Term Reminders:

  • EVERYONE - Clean up any HOLDS on your record to avoid delays in receiving transcripts and diplomas.
  • 3L’s - request name changes if needed.  This needs to be completed by June 9 if you want the change to appear on your diploma.  Information and request form can be found here.
  • 3L’s - change your permanent address as soon as you can.  Diplomas will be mailed to your permanent address as it appears in August 2014.  Someone will have to sign a delivery receipt before the diploma will be delivered.
  • 3L’s – if you received an email this week from the Law School Registrar about course Incompletes or missing sign-offs on the Upper-Level Writing Requirement, please be sure to check with your faculty member on where things stand before you start your Bar prep course. 

Monday, April 21, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

After McCutcheon: A Discussion about the Supreme Court and Campaign Finance,Social Science Plaza B 4250
The Center for the Study of Democracy and the UCI School of Law cordially invite you to a talk with Rick Hasen, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science. Your RSVP is required by Thursday, April 17 as seating is limited and lunch will be provided. 

Monday, April 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

China's Compliance Challenge, EDU 1131
You are cordially invited to A Chair Investiture Lecture by Professor Benjamin van Rooij.  In his lecture, Prof. van Rooij will discuss one of China’s core challenges: Making sure people, businesses and government officials comply with the law. As our globe’s largest legal system becomes increasingly complex and sophisticated, violation of rules, whether environmental, tax, food safety, bribery, labor, or intellectual property rights, have severe consequences. This talk discusses the fundamental problems that make compliance in China so challenging.  Please RSVP to secure a seat.

Tuesday, April 22

The Problem of Wrongful Convictions, 1517 SBSG
Professor Richard Leo from The University of San Francisco School of Law will lecture on "The Problem of Wrongful Convictions" from 5:30pm - 7:00pm.  For more information on the lecture and to RSVP, please click here. Additionally, graduate students will have the opportunity to meet with Prof. Leo in a small group during his visit from 3:00pm - 4:00pm.  Light Refreshments will be served.  Please email if you are interested in being part of the meeting. 

Thursday, April 24, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Human Rights & The Human Sciences: The Case of Criminology, SBSG 1517
UCI Center for Law, Society & Culture invite you to attend this lecture by Jonathan Simon from UC Berkeley.   Social science has flourished in close relationship to liberalism in the 19th and 20th centuries, with liberal societies investing heavily in it, and non-liberal societies either investing considerably less or banning it altogether (Greece under the Colonels, Franco's Spain, Stalinism). Even the major splits between liberals and conservatives in most academic subjects, including criminology, turn on how the liberal state can obtain a grip on crime without snuffing out liberty. All schools of criminology are basically variants on Nikolas Rose's definition of liberalism as governing people through their liberty. However, the crisis of mass incarceration illustrates the limits of this relationship and both the need and opportunity for social science to reframe its normative axis to human rights as a global transnational legal project. RSVP to Nicola McCoy.


Monday, April 21

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

Wednesday, April 23

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

SALDF General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

Trial Advocacy Club Meeting, 12:05pm - 1:10pm, MPAA 408

Thursday, April 24

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


Thursday, April 24, 6:00pm

Ganging Up on Gangs: Intervention, Training and Rehabilitation Programs at UCI, Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517
Do street gang injunctions really work in the OC? What are the consequences of mass incarceration on families and children - and is the incarceration of a father always bad for families? What are some of the key best practices in teaching gang intervention? UCI social scientists will address these questions and more in the final panel discussion of the three-part 2013-14 Social Sciences Expert Series.  This lecture is free and open to the public. To RSVP or for further information, please contact Rosemarie Swatez, or 949-824-2511.

Saturday, April 26, 9:00am

The Interplay of Race,Gender, Class, Crime and Justice 2014 Symposium, EDU 1111
The Center on Law, Equality and Race presents the 2014 Symposium, featuring national scholars from various disciplines in three panels.  Professor Kaaryn Gustafson from the University of Connecticut School of Law will be the lunchtime keynote speaker, discussing her recent book, Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty.  Please click here for more event details and here to RSVP.


April 23

Denim Day
The month of April has been nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. As part of this initiative to raise awareness and solidarity around the prevention of sexual violence, UC Irvine's Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE), has organized a series of events.  The Denim Day campaign began as part of an international protest of an Italian High Court decision to overturn a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans. ALL are urged to wear denim or a "Why Denim?" button on April 23rd to communicate that there is no excuse and never an invitation to rape.

Exam Period Library Hours

Here are the Law Library’s hours for the exam period. Please note that the library will be open an hour earlier during the week for exams.
4/21-4/24: 7am-midnight
4/25: 7am-8pm
4/27: 1pm-11pm
4/28-5/1: 7am-midnight
5/2: 7am-8pm
5/3: 11am-8pm
5/4: 1pm-11pm
5/5 & 5/6: 7am-midnight
5/7: 7am-6pm
5/8 & 5/9: 8am-6pm
5/10 & 5/11: Closed

Moot Court

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Create your fall schedule with Moot Court in mind!  UCI Law's 2014-15 Experian/Jones Day Moot Court Competition will release an exciting new prompt this fall.  The competition schedule will be similar to last year.  Important (*but tentative*) dates include: Info Meeting - August 25, 2014; Deadline to sign up - September 2, 2014; Prompt Released - September 5, 2014; Brief Deadline - October 27, 2014; Practice & Preliminary Oral Argument Rounds I & II - November-December 2014; Elimination Oral Argument Rounds (Octafinals, Quarterfinals, Semifinals) - January 2015; Final Round - February 2, 2015.  Please consider the advocate-making experience that is Moot Court, and pick a partner or ask us to match you.  Stay tuned for more information, but feel free to email with any questions.

Transcript Rate Increase

The Law School Registrar’s Office would like to alert you to a rate increase in official transcripts. The new rate of $17 per copy will be effective from May 1, 2014. Through April 29, students may request that transcripts paid at the current rate of $13 per copy be held for posting of spring grades or spring degree confirmation. Please complete the attached transcript request form and submit payment to the Law School Registrar’s Office by Tuesday, April 29th. If paying by check or money order, please make it payable to UC Regents. Credit/ATM cards are not accepted. The new rate structure is being implemented to support the University’s operational expenses.


Monday, April 21, 11:30am - 1:30pm

The First Annual Year End Carnival, Courtyard
The Community Fellows invite all faculty, staff, and students to come enjoy a carnival on the last day of classes.  We hope this becomes a UCI Law tradition. Family and friends are also welcome!  There will be sumo suits, a giant twister mat, Buddy the Therapy Dog, cotton candy, and more.

Exam Breakfasts & Study Breaks

We hope you will join us for our Spring 2014 exam breakfasts on Friday, April 25 at 7:30am and Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30am. All students are welcome, even if it is not one of your exam days.  Additionally, there will be a popcorn machine in the courtyard from 11:30am - 1:30pm on Monday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 30.  Stop by and enjoy a snack after an exam, before an exam, or as a fun study break!

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