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UC Irvine School of Law • January 12, 2013

Wednesday, January 15, 4:00 p.m.

Spring 2014 Tuition and Fees Due
Students who owe Spring 2014 tuition and fees must make a full payment by the deadline of January 15, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. View your ZOT Account at and click on Current Account view. You may make an electronic payment directly from your bank account; print a stub to send in with your payment. You also have the option to make a payment at Aldrich Hall – either at the Cashier's window (open 10:00am - 12:00 pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm, M-F) or in the Cashier drop box, on the outside of the building near the Cashiers office. If fees are not paid by the deadline, you will incur a $50 late enrollment penalty.

Monday, January 20

Deadline to RSVP for Justice Sotomayor Visit
Please join us in welcoming U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to UC Irvine School of Law, Monday, January 27, 2014, by attending one or both of the following events:

"A Conversation with Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Dean Erwin Chemerinsky"
followed by a public book-signing of My Beloved World
January 27, 2014, 12:15 - 2:30pm, UC Irvine Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium
A boxed lunch will be served at 12:00pm

UCI School of Law Moot Court Competition Final Round
January 27, 2014, 4:00 - 5:30pm, UC Irvine Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium

Due to extremely limited seating and stringent security measures by the US Marshals, reservations are required and tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.  RSVP by January 20 to Brittany Rodriguez, to reserve your ticket(s).

Friday, January 24, 12:00pm

Add/drop deadline for spring 2014 semester, without petition or additional fees.





Tuesday, January 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series: Los Angeles County District Attorney, Jackie Lacey, EDU 1111
Jackie Lacey is the first woman and the first African-American elected to head the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office  since it was created in 1850.   L.A. is the largest local DA’s office in the nation; Ms. Lacey is responsible for overseeing the prosecution of roughly 60,000 felony cases a year in an office with almost 1,000 lawyers, nearly 300 investigators and about 800 support staff employees. Ms. Lacey came up through the ranks in the DA’s office.  While serving as a deputy district attorney, she prosecuted hundreds of serious criminal cases, and won national attention for her successful prosecution of the county's first race-based hate crime murder. Starting in late 2000, Ms. Lacey took on management and executive roles in the office. Her duties included reviewing nearly every major case the office prosecuted, serving on the office’s special circumstance committee that reviews death-penalty eligible cases and making high-level policy decisions affecting the pursuit of justice and the management of the office.Please  RSVP here by January 12th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Friday, January 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

"Two Authors in Court:  Alexander Pope and J.D. Salinger" by Mark Rose, EDU 1131
In Pope v. Curll (1741) and Salinger v. Random House (1987) Alexander Pope and J.D. Salinger each employed copyright law for purposes as much related to privacy as to commerce.  In this talk, Mark Rose, noted as a historian of copyright and frequent expert witness in Hollywood infringement cases, as well as a Shakespearean and literary scholar, will suggest some of the revealing parallels between the Pope and Salinger lawsuits.  Mark Rose is Professor Emeritus at UC Santa Barbara, and former director of the UC Humanities Research Institute at Irvine.  He is currently completing Authors in Court, a study of six exemplary copyright cases involving authors as plaintiffs, to be published by Harvard University Press.  Reception to Follow – Please RSVP to by Jan 15th.

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

Speaker Series:  Attorney Luz Herrera on Public Interest Firms, EDU 1111
Luz E. Herrera is a visiting clinical professor at UC Irvine School of Law, where she taught in the Consumer Protection Clinic in the fall and is teaching in the Community Economic Development Clinic this spring.  Prof. Herrera advances a model to support public-spirited, entrepreneurial lawyers in their efforts to launch successful law practices that assist clients and seek to strengthen communities.   She is an advocate for post-graduate programs that train new attorneys to provide quality services for low-income clients.  Commonly referred to as “incubator” programs, several law schools have created post-graduate apprenticeships that provide  “low bono” legal services for those of limited means who aren’t quite poor enough to qualify for traditional legal services.  Please RSVP here by January 20th to guarantee lunch will be provided for you.

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

Rap on Trial, Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway Building, Room 1517
The Center for Psychology and Law is proud to host “Rap On Trial,” featuring presentations by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Dr. Charis Kubrin, and Dr. Sohail Daulatzai.  This is an exciting discussion panel event addressing the recent practice of using rap lyrics as evidence in criminal cases. Prosecutors have become adept at convincing judges and juries alike that rap lyrics are either autobiographical confessions of illegal behavior or evidence of a defendant’s knowledge, motive or identity with respect to the alleged crime. This movement to effectively criminalize rap music has significant implications for how we define creative expression and free speech. Please join us as we discuss the history of this practice and the practical implications of these issues.  Reception to follow.

Thursday, January 23, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

CDO:  LAIPLA Law School Road Show, MPAA 420
The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) will be visiting UCI Law to discuss careers in intellectual property, including patent, trademark and copyright law.  Top-tier law firms and IP attorneys will provide perspectives from in-house, big law, and small to mid-size firm attorneys.  Each panel discussion will begin with a short talk from the panel members, allowing each attorney to describe his/her general practice. Students will be encouraged to ask questions of individual panel members.


Tuesday, January 14

American Constitution Society Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

Student Coffee with the Dean, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, LAW 3500

Wednesday, January 15

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

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

Wednesday, January 22

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


Monday, January 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Pre-Summit Workshop #1: "Multi-Party and Basic Negotiation Principles and Processes," EDU 1131
Professor Menkel-Meadow will cover basic negotiation principles that will be useful for the Global Justice Summit.  Take advantage of training in an interactive forum with one of the top scholars in this field.  You must RSVP by Sunday, January 12 to guarantee dinner will be ordered for you.

Wednesday, January 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO: Professional Protocol & Decorum Workshop, EDU 1111
1Ls, are you wondering what to wear to your first interview? Wondering which bread plate belongs to you at a sit-down lunch? Join the CDO to get answers to these, and other, questions about professional appearance, carriage, and conduct. This session will offer guidance and will begin a discussion about professional presentation that will continue throughout the balance of your career.

***2Ls, 3Ls, Faculty, and Staff: Please help your junior colleagues navigate the nuances of interview attire by dressing for an interview on Wednesday, January 15, and agreeing to answer questions about how you choose your interview-wear. The CDO hopes that UCI Law, in all of its diversity, will work together to model a variety of interview-appropriate outfits and to answer 1Ls’ questions about interview attire.***

 Thursday, January 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The UCI Law Grading System, EDU 1131
Professor Lawsky will meet with students and describe the current UCI Law required and recommended grading system, take questions about the current system, and collect concerns and suggestions about grading at UCI Law to present to the rest of the faculty.

Thursday, January 16, 6:15pm - 8:30pm

Pre-Summit Workshop #2:  "Meeting Management and Facilitation," EDU 1111
Learn from Professor Menkel-Meadow about procedures for running an effective meeting, including choice of process and ground rules, determining participant roles, and generating an agenda for a meeting.  This will be critical to understanding the back-and-forth of the Global Justice Summit. You must RSVP by Wednesday, January 15 to guarantee dinner will be ordered for you.

Wednesday, January 22, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Pre-Summit Workshop #3:  "Comparative Constitutional Law,"  EDU 1131
Get an introductory overview of relevant comparative constitutional law issues and some interesting examples from foreign constitutions from Professor Menkel-Meadow. Learn from more recently-drafted constitutions and acquire the necessary knowledge for successful participation in the Global Justice Summit. Learn about key elements of successful constitutions and the trends in constitutional frameworks and processes.  You must RSVP by Tuesday, January 21 to guarantee dinner will be ordered for you.

Saturday, February 8

Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day, UCLA
The Southern California Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day (PICD) will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at UCLA School of Law.  Join students from throughout Southern California and representatives from more than 100  nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and private public interest-oriented law firms. This event provides law students an opportunity to meet and interview with public interest and public sector legal organization.


Monday, January 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - Campus Closure

Become an Admissions Ambassador!

The Admissions office is seeking current students (especially 1Ls) to assist with law school tours, calling admitted students, and other various Admitted Students Weekend activities (ASW is April 18-19). For more information, please contact Michelle M. Coscia-Roosen, Admissions and Recruitment Officer, at

Moot Court Quarterfinals

Please join us in congratulating all the Top 16 competitors for a superb job during this week's Moot Court elimination rounds.  It was a long, hard week of arguments, but the judges were continually impressed and the competition was fierce.  However, only eight may advance to the next round, with arguments this coming Tuesday and Wednesday evening.  The Quarterfinalists are:  Tim Allen, Aaron Brynildson, Anne Conley, Caitlin Emmons, Pavneet Mac, Margaux Poueymirou, Dexter Rappleye, and Jennifer Steeve. 

We hope you'll consider coming out to support them during the rounds next week.  All rounds will be in the Moot Court Room, with the following schedule:
Tuesday, January 14th (6pm):  Margaux Poueymirou and Caitlin Emmons
Tuesday, January 14th (7pm):  Tim Allen and Aaron Brynildson
Wednesday, January 15 (6pm):  Dexter Rappleye and Anne Conley
Wednesday, January 15 (7pm):  Jennifer Steeve and Pavneet Mac

Spring 2014 Exam Schedule Updates

We encourage you to look at the updated Spring 2014 Exam Schedule, and plan accordingly!

Moral Character Incidents

This is a reminder that you must file a Moral Character application with the state bar in which you intend to practice.  The Law School is required to complete a form as part of your Moral Character application.  It is important that you report anything to the Student Services Office that you feel might be relevant to your moral character. This information is confidential and will only be used to complete moral character requests from state bars.

Disability Services Office/Law School Special Hours - EDU 1016

Wednesday Afternoons, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Please make appointments through the Disability Services Office (949-824-7494) or by e-mailing Senior Disability Specialist Lori Palmerton at  Drop-ins are welcome but students with an appointment will be seen first.


Monday, January 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Halfway Done with Law School Party, Courtyard
2Ls- Please join us in the Courtyard for a celebration! 

Tuesday, January 14, 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Boomers Fun Park
The Community Fellows are hosting a night at Boomers Fun Park!  For the low price of $5.00 you will get unlimited non-ticketing arcade games, bumper boats, go-carts, mini golf, rock climbing, laser tag, and more.  This is a great way to let loose with your classmates.  Friends and family members are invited to join in the fun, for the low price of $18.50.  Please look for Community Fellows in the courtyard on Monday and Tuesday, or see Debbie Mondares or Jennah Jones, to register and pay.

Friday, January 31

UCI Law on Ice
Join your UCI classmates for the third annual UCI Law on Ice! Come enjoy the winter season with an hour of ice skating at KHS Ice Arena, 1000 E. Cerritos Avenue in Anaheim. Cost for ice skate rentals are $5 per person. Sponsored by SBA.

Thursday, February 6, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Alumni Reception, The Daily Grill in Irvine
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join in an evening of mingling and hors d'oeuvres with the UCI Law alumni.This event is hosted by the SBA.

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