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UC Irvine School of Law • April 6, 2014

Friday, April 11, 5:00pm: Class of 2014 Graduates ONLY

2014 Law graduates are invited to participate in the campus’s June 14 all-graduates Commencement at Angel Stadium.  President Obama is the featured speaker.  Law graduates are not required to participate in the all-graduates Commencement.  This ceremony is in addition to the UCI Law Commencement on May 10. 

Students who wish to participate in the June 14 ceremony must reserve a ticket by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 11.  Law School graduates reserve tickets here.  Graduates will not be admitted to Angel Stadium without a ticket! Please see Dean Schroeder’s April 1 email to the Class of 2014 for additional details about the ceremony.

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


Monday, April 7, 6:00pm

2014 Distinguished Critical Race Theory Lecture: Dog Whistle Politics, EDU 1131
The Center on Law, Equality and Race invites you to hear Ian F. Haney Lopez, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley discuss "Dog Whistle Politics."  He will address how coded racial appeals have reinvented racism and wrecked the middle class. RSVP here.

Tuesday, April 8, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

DLS Guest Speaker:  Professor Michael Waterstone, LAW 3600
Professor Michael Waterstone from Loyala Law will be talking about a recent law review article he authored. His article explored the level of scrutiny courts should use in cases pertaining to persons with disabilities in light of the recent DOMA and Prop. 8 decisions that have triggered a heightened level of scrutiny for LGBT cases.

Tuesday, April 8, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

WLS Presents: Lean In or Lean Back?, LAW 4750
Prof. Menkel-Meadow will facilitate a discussion of the controversial arguments by Sheryl Sanberg to "Lean In" while others (Anne Marie Slaughter and Rosa Brooks) suggest work quality of life issues are more complicated. This affects men, too, but women especially. Come and talk with us about what earlier generations have done and what choices you face as you begin your legal careers. 

Wednesday, April 9, 11:40am - 1:00pm

Election Law Society Guest Speaker: Professor Adam Winkler, EDU 1131
Professor Adam Winkler is a specialist in American constitutional law at UCLA Law. His wide-ranging scholarship has touched upon a diverse array of topics such as the right to bear arms, corporate political speech rights, affirmative action, judicial independence, constitutional interpretation, corporate social responsibility, international economic sanctions, and campaign finance law. His work has been cited and quoted in landmark Supreme Court cases, including opinions dealing with the Second Amendment and with corporate political speech rights.  In his first case out of law school, he worked with noted criminal defense lawyer Howard Weitzman representing the late Michael Jackson in a highly publicized child-molestation case. Winkler was also part of the defense team that initially represented O.J. Simpson in the football player’s infamous murder trial.  Please RSVP here by April 7th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Wednesday, April 9, 4:45pm - 6:30pm

A Jihad for Love: Film Screening, EDU 1131
OutLaw and The Immigration and International Migration Law Society invite you to a film screening of A Jihad for Love.  This documentary on gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims across the Muslim and Western worlds will help bring awareness of LGBT refugees and migration issues.

Thursday, April 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

APALSA Career Panel, MPAA 420
Panelists include three distinguished attorneys in solo practice, government practice, and big law private practice. They will speak about the type of work they do, their career paths, and ways law students can get involved. Lunch will be provided! Please RSVP to

Thursday, April 10, 3:30pm

Common Conversations, UCI Bren Events Center
Join Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Thomas Parham, for Common Conversations with Common, a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, author, actor and philanthropist.  Tickets are free for UCI students.  Click here for more information, and to learn how to get a ticket.

Wednesday, April 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm  

CDO:  How to Succeed in Your Summer Public Interest Internship, MPAA 420
Congratulations on landing your summer public interest internship! The next step is to make a positive impression so that you can leave the summer with a great experience for your resume and excellent letters of recommendation.  Come listen to your fellow classmates talk about their past public interest summer experience and advice on what pitfalls to avoid and tips to excel and impress in your new position.  Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, April 16, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

LSSDP Movie Screening: Neurons to Nirvana, MPAA 430
Join UCI LSSDP for a free screening of Neurons to Nirvana, a documentary exploring the history and current state of psychedelics as medicine and tools for spiritual enlightenment. The film also raises the issue of legal complications surrounding the research of these drugs. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, April 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

"It's Only Words: Writing Novels About the Law," Student Center Crystal Cove Auditorium
You are cordially invited to the 2014 Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture, presented by Scott Turow.
Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of 10 best-selling works of fiction, including his first novel, Presumed Innocent (1987) and the sequel, Innocent, published by Grand Central Publishing in May 2010. His newest novel, Identical, was published by Grand Central Publishing in October 2013. He has also written two non-fiction books about his experiences in the law. Please RSVP to Kate Coleman.  Reception to follow.


Monday, April 7

NLG General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4850

Wednesday, April 9

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

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

Thursday, April 10

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

Monday, April 14

WLS Elections, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4700

Thursday, April 17

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

Wednesday, April 16

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


Monday, April 7, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lexisnexis "Think Like a Lawyer," EDU 1131
This session is designed to prepare you for on-the-job success.  Learn what today's top firms expect from new associates and how the legal theories you have learned in class will be applied in the real world.  Attendees will receive 800 Reward points.   Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Monday, April 7, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Prepare to Practice - Bloomberg Real World Training Sessions, LAW 4750
This training will be led by Bloomberg regional law school rep Sharon Pate. There will be two 30-minute training sessions. PTP training prepares students for practical work both during the summer and during the school year. Training is open to all law students in all classes. Food/snacks will be provided. Also, there will be information for students interested in registering for Bloomberg Law and using the resources. 

Tuesday, April 8, 11:30am - 1:30pm

Law Review Info Session and Write On Training, EDU 1111
The UC Irvine Law Review Board is holding an information session about what Law Review is and why you should consider joining. We also will provide a training for the write on process. The first half of the meeting will focus on answering questions about Law Review and the write on, such as what you do as a journal member and what the write on will look like. The second half of the meeting will provide actual training and advice for the write on process. We will review Bluebooking, cover the key parts of the Chicago Manual of Style, and introduce you to the basics of the UC Irvine Law Review style guide. We encourage all interested 1L and 2L students to attend to learn more about joining the UC Irvine Law Review. 

Tuesday, April 8, 12:15pm - 1:00pm

Westlaw Practice Ready Workshop Training, MPAA 420
A Practice-Ready Workshop session will focus on strategies and tools that any new associate (or law clerk or research assistant) can leverage on the first day on the job. This program will provide a three-step approach so you can be confident and prepared to practice. Professional firms typically use Thomson Reuters subscription-based products to be more cost-efficient using technology. Learn how to use featured tools to demonstrate that you are an intelligent professional. Learn how to use Folders and History to organize and manage your research, and set up alerts to stay up-to-date on the information you are seeking.

Thursday, April 10, 3:45pm - 5:00pm

ASP:  1L "How to Attack a Policy Question" Workshop, MPAA 420
Attention ALL 1L's!  Confused on how to use policy in your exam answer?  This workshop provides tips and suggestions on what to do if you receive a policy question on your final exam.

Thursday, April 10, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Environmental Law Society Presents: Do the Math, The Movie,  EDU 1111
Come learn about the UC Fossil Free Campaign! The Environmental Law Society presents's documentary Do the Math, a film that challenges public investment in fossil fuel industries. Emily Williams, a representative from the California Student Sustainability Coalition, will lead a discussion after the screening. 

Friday, April 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO:  Air Force JAG Information Session, EDU 1000
Captain Nicholas Reyes (Assistant Staff Judge Advocate), will discuss his career with the Air Force, the benefits of a career with the military, and the different practice areas that Air Force JAG Officers encounter.  A career as a JAG Officer offers many benefits. There is a wide range of practice areas including criminal law, family law, contracts, cyber law, and international law. Attorneys can gain a critical advantage as they are exposed to a myriad of practice areas and given a great deal of responsibility very early in their career. Please RSVP on Symplicity. 

Saturday, April 12, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Trial Tips with the Bench, JW Marriott  
The ABA Trial Practice Subcommittee is holding its second annual Trial Tips with the Bench event at the ABA Business Law Section’s Spring Meeting on Saturday, April  12 from 12:30 to 2:30 at the JW Marriott  in Los Angeles. Judges will be seated at each table with attorneys and law students.  Law students and lawyers can participate in round table discussions with judges from all over the country.  The event is free for law students.   If you are interested in attending  RSVP to

Saturday, April 12, 4:00pm

Western State University Law Review Presents: A National Security Symposium, Western State College of Law Campus
Join attorneys from around the country in attending the National Security Law Symposium: "The Constitutionality and Consequences of America's Use of Drones and the NSA Spying Program" through the Law Review at Western State College of Law. There will be a Drone Panel and a NSA Panel, along with a keynote presentation by UCI Law's Dean Chemerinsky. $35 general admission.  For more information or to sign up, click here.

Tuesday, April 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

2L Town Hall, MPAA 420
Join the 2L class reps for the Spring 2L Town Hall during which students can discuss issues, thoughts, and concerns regarding 2L life and the law school. 

Thursday, April 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO:  Fall EIW Strategy Session, EDU 1131   
The Career Development Office strongly encourages students who plan to participate in Fall 2014 EIW (Early Interview Week) to attend this important presentation.  In addition to providing essential information concerning EIW logistics, we will discuss successful interviewing skills, preparation for screening and callback interviews, and best practices for applying to law firms that are not participating in Fall 2014 EIW.  The significant majority of EIW employers are large law firms that seek to hire students to spend their 2L summer at the firm as a summer associate, with the potential for permanent offers to be extended for post-graduate employment.  There are some public interest and government organizations that participate in EIW.  Time will be reserved for Q&A at the conclusion of the presentation. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.

Thursday, April 17, 2:00pm

Fiona Doherty, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School, Criminal Justice Clinic & Veterans Legal Services Clinic will be visiting our campus on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2pm.  While she is on campus, she has offered to meet with students who are interested in a career in criminal law. From 2005 to 2010, Ms. Doherty was an Assistant Federal Defender with the Federal Defenders of New York.  Before that, she was Senior Counsel at Human Rights First in New York City, working to ensure that U.S. anti-terrorism measures incorporate human rights protections.  She received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1999 and clerked for the Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  She then received a Bernstein Fellowship to work with the committee on the Administration of Justice in Northern Ireland, where she focused on cases involving the targeting of defense lawyers during the conflict.  She recently published an article in the New York University Law Review titled, Indeterminate Sentencing Returns: The Intervention of Supervised Release.  If you are interested in signing up for this opportunity, please email Grace Lee.

Thursday, April 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Chado Tea Ceremony with Judge Schumann, Verano Commons
If you are looking to relieve some stress before finals, please join Judge Barbara Tam Nomoto Schumann as she teaches Japanese Tea Ceremony (Chado). Chado focuses on centering oneself and achieving balance/tranquility. This demonstration is a fun way for law students to learn some "calming" tools and enjoy it. Judge Schumann was the first Asian-American woman on the Orange County bench and its second-longest sitting judge at the time of her retirement in 2013. She currently teaches as an adjunct professor at UCI Law. Please RSVP to If you would like to participate as a tea recipient during the ceremony, please indicate in your RSVP.  The location for this event is Verano Commons, located at 6529 Adobe Circle Rd, South, Irvine, CA 92697-6375.  The room is located near the basketball court, behind the housing office.


Friday, April 18 & Saturday, April 19

Admitted Students Weekend
Admitted students for the Class of 2017 will be on campus for Admitted Students Weekend. Be sure to welcome them to our community! 

Academic Advising/Registration

Dean Schroeder is offering half hour, individual academic advising sessions on upper level course selection.  Please make an appointment through Debbie Mondares by phone (949-824-8395) or in person rather than via email.

For those of you new to course registration, or if you would like a refresher, please watch the two excellent videos prepared by Assistant Registrar Patricia Kinjo.  The first is on small-class bidding, and the second is on general enrollment.


Please check the spelling of your name on your campus account.  Your diploma will be printed the way it appears on your campus record.  If you want to change your name officially, you need to submit a request with the correct documentation prior to the last day of the term, May 7, 2014.

The Law School pays to have your diploma mailed to your permanent address.  Please be sure your address is correct in StudentAccess.  Someone must sign acknowledgement of receipt before a diploma is delivered.  UCI only covers the cost of the first mailing. If a diploma cannot be delivered, it is returned to the campus Registrar and you have to make arrangements to get it.

Disability Services Office/Law School Special Hours - EDU 1016

Wednesday Afternoons, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Please make appointments through the Disability Services Office (949-824-7494) or by e-mailing Senior Disability Specialist Denise Smith at  Drop-ins are welcome but students with an appointment will be seen first.  Wednesday, April 16 will be the last DSO hours at the Law School this semester.


Monday, April 7, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

CDO: Troutman Sanders 1L Reception, Troutman Sanders' Irvine Office (5 Park Plaza, suite 1400)
The law firm of Troutman Sanders invites 1Ls to a presentation designed to provide recommendations and advice on ways to navigate the recruitment process successfully. Topics will include interviewing and resume tips, identifying the law firm that is the right fit for you, and succeeding as a summer associate. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.  Please see Symplicity a for flyer with RSVP information.  Parking will be validated.

Tuesday, April 8, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

In Vino Veritas in the Courtyard, Courtyard
Welcome to the first Wine and Law Gathering! Join In Vino Veritas and our cosponsors -- Environmental Law Society, Women's Law Society, International Law Society, Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society, Tax Law Society, Law and Economics Society. Learn about sustainable, organic, and biodynamic wines. Hear how federal and state taxes impact the wine industry. Find out how different countries label, license, and manufacture their wines. Anything you want to know about wine and law is here! All UCI Law students, faculty, and staff are invited.

Thursday, April 10, 5:30pm

2014 Pro Bono & Student Life Awards, Student Center, Emerald Bay ABCDE
Please join the Pro Bono Office and Student Services in recognizing your peers, hearing about your peers’ pro bono contributions, and finding out who won the SBA Student/Faculty Awards you voted on!  Doors will open at 5:30pm with light appetizers, and a cash bar.  The program will begin promptly at 6:00pm.  Please RSVP here; we hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, April 15, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

UCI Law Seder, Student Center Doheny Beach ABCD
Please join the Jewish Law Association for our annual Seder!  Please bring your family and friends, as this is a community event, and all are welcome regardless of religious beliefs.  It costs $10 to attend this meal (vegetarian options will be available).
  Please RSVP here by Tuesday, April 8th, 2014. Earlier RSVP's are much appreciated for planning purposes.

Wednesday, April 16, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

UC Irvine Law Review Banquet, UCI University Club
The members of Law Review are invited to a banquet to celebrate their hard work! Senior staff appreciation, staff awards, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, dj pegah, cocktail attire.

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, cotton candy, and more.

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