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UC Irvine School of Law • January 26, 2013

1L Shadow Grades

In-Progress “shadow” grade letters for year-long 1L classes will be generated early this week.  An email will be sent to students when the letters become available.

Saturday, February 1

Are you planning on sitting for a Bar exam this July?  If so, the Registrar needs to know which exam(s) to be sure we get your records to the correct state(s).  Please email The Law Registrar by Feb 1.

Tuesday, February 4

Registration Deadline for March 29 MPRE
Passing the MPRE is necessary for admission to most state bars, including California.  It can be taken after the first year of law school. The deadline for the exam’s regular registration deadline ($80) is February 4;  the late registration deadline ($160) is February 20. Information on signing up to take the MPRE can be found here:

Wednesday, February 5, 4:30pm

California Bar Foundation's Public Interest Bar Exam Scholarship Application Deadline
Click here to apply.

Monday, March 3

FAFSA Priority Filing Deadline
To renew eligibility for federal direct loans and receive disbursements for the Fall 2014 semester, now is the time to  submit a 2014-2015  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on line at  Be sure to include the UCI’s federal school code on your FAFSA: 001314.  If you don’t remember your Personal Identification Number (PIN), you can re-apply or re-activate your PIN at

Sunday, February 16

Donald L. Snow Scholarship Application Deadline
Through the continuing endowment made possible by a generous bequest from LGLA member Donald Snow, LGLA awards scholarships to locally enrolled law students who demonstrate financial need and either are LGBT or have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the promotion of the civil rights of LGBT persons. Applicants must be enrolled and in good academic standing at a law school located in Los Angeles County or Orange County at the time of the award. The awards will be presented at LGLA's annual dinner, being held Saturday, March 8, 2014. Please visit for LGLA's online student center for more information about how to get involved with LGLA.


Tuesday, January 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Voting Rights Under Fire?  The Value of a Post-Shelby County, OCBA, 4101 Westerly Place, Newport Beach
Prof. Rick Hasen will be among four speakers at this discussion of voting rights and voter ID laws, sponsored by the Orange County Bar Association, the Anti-Defamation League, the Orange County Jewish Bar Association and UC Irvine School of Law.  Special $15 pricing for law students who pre-register (cost is $40 on day of event).  Register for the event and find more information here.

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

Speaker Series:  Judge Alex Kozinski, Justice William Bedsworth, and Professor Henry Weinstein, EDU 1111
Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit Court of Appeals), Justice William Bedsworth (California Court of Appeal), and Professor Henry Weinstein will engage in lively conversation in a lunchtime Q&A.  Please RSVP here by noon on January 28 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Wednesday, January 29, 5:00pm

Activism in Art: A Conversation with Playwright Jeff Stetson, Newkirk Alumni Center, Conference Room A
Playwright Jeff Stetson, internationally known for works on stage (The Meeting and Fraternity), screen (For the Love of Liberty) and in print (Blood on the Leaves), comes to UC Irvine to share his candid insights on the media, and social activism in writing to shape culture and identities.  RSVP here.

Thursday, January 30, 7pm

Dr. Joseph L. White Lecture by Michael Eric Dyson, Student Center, Pacific Ballroom
Hailed as one of the nation's most inspiring African Americans, Michael Eric Dyson has been credited with revitalizing the role of the public intellectual with the fervor of an ordained Baptist minister.  Tickets are available on Top Floor of the Cross-Cultural Center.

Friday, January 31, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Global Justice Speaker: Heinz Klug, UCI Student Center, Doheney A/B
Heinz Klug, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research and Director, Global Legal Studies Center at the University of Wisconsin School of Law will discuss democracy, institutional pluralism and the role of constructive ambiguity in constitutional negotiation and design.  You do not need to be a Global Justice Summit participant in order to attend this event.  Please RSVP here.

Saturday, February 1, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Global Justice Speaker:Professor Jorg Fedtke, UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C
Professor Jorg Fedtke of Tulane University School of Law will discuss decentralization/federalism issues in constitution drafting, using Iraq as a current example. You do not need to be a Global Justice Summit participant in order to attend this event. Please RSVP here.

Tuesday, February 4, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

OCHRA:  Access to Healthcare Panel Discussion, EDU 1111
Three panelists (Leslie Lindgren from The Public Law Center, Melissa Goodman from the ACLU, and third panelist TBA) will discuss marginalized communities' access to healthcare. This includes, but is not limited to, communities of color, LGBTQ individuals, and incarcerated individuals. We encourage you to come ask questions about how to use legal advocacy to promote equitable access to healthcare. Co-sponsored by OutLaw.

Thursday, February 6, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO:  Careers in Business Law (Presented By The Business Law Section of the California State Bar), EDU 1131
The Business Law Section of the California State Bar will be hosting a panel discussion with notable business law attorneys to discuss their professional career paths, practice area expertise and job search strategies for law students who wish to pursue careers in business law. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions during the presentation and to speak with the participants at the conclusion of the panel discussion.


Monday, January 27

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

Tuesday, January 28

Community Fellows Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3500

Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, EDU 1111

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

Wednesday, January 29

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

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

CAG General Meeting, 12:00pm - 12:50pm, LAW 4700

Thursday, January 30

SBA meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

UCI Law Review Mandatory Spring Training, 7:00pm - 9:30pm, EDU 1111

Wednesday, February 5

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

Thursday, February 6

SBA Weekly Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4700


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

CDO:  Nuts and Bolts on Getting a CA State Job, MPAA 420
Work for the Golden State! In this workshop, the CDO and DFEH's Jon Ichinaga, will show students the how to's: search for post-graduation CA state jobs (e.g., as a Graduate Legal Assistant or Attorney), complete an application-on-file, read a job bulletin, and search for vacancies. We will review the different types of examinations and show you where to find examination scores and ranking information.

Thursday, January 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

ASP:  1L Exam Review Workshop, EDU 1111
This workshop will show all first-year students how to improve your performance this semester by reviewing your final exams from last semester.  ASP will explain how to check out your fall semester exams, effectively review your answer in comparison to the model/sample answer, and get useful feedback from your professors.

Thursday, January 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Mock Trial Information Session 2Ls and 3Ls, EDU 1111
third annual Mock Trial competition will be held this spring; the Final Trial will be held in the evening of March 19. 2Ls and 3Ls interested in participating in Mock Trial are invited to an Information Session led by Stradling litigation attorney Justin Bernstein.  Mr. Bernstein is a graduate of UC Berkeley and received his J.D. from NYU School of Law.  He has served as the UCI Law Mock Trial coach for the past two years, and is the award-winning coach of the UCI undergraduate Mock Trial Team, ranked #1 in the country.  Please RSVP
here by January 28 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Thursday, January 30, 4:00m - 4:30pm

"Racism and the Politics of Liberalism,"  with Paul Sniderman, Stanford University, Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, 1517
The Center for the Study of Democracy, Department of Political Science, and the School of Social Sciences present the 2014 Eckstein Lecture.  Paul M. Sniderman is the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.  Sniderman's research focuses on multiculturalism and politics in Western Europe and spatial reasoning.  For additional information, call 949-824-2904.

Friday, January 31, 12:00pm - 5:00pm & Saturday, February 1, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Global Justice Summit, Student Center, Pacific Ballroom
The third annual Global Justice Summit is a participatory, experiential workshop for the drafting of a constitution and study of deliberative democracy processes. 

Friday, January 31, 12:00pm

Socio-Legal Workshop, LAW 3500H
The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets on Fridays, once or twice (or more) each month, over lunch (12-1.15 pm) in the Law School.  Lunch will be provided.  During this workshop, Carrie Reiling (Political Science) will present on: The Construction and Implementation of International Gender Mainstreaming Efforts, Especially in UN Security Council Resolutions.  All interested law faculty members, faculty members from outside the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome.

Monday, February 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

WestlawNext 201 Training, MPAA 420
UCI Law's account manager for Westlaw will hold a training on WestlawNext. The training will cover intermediate topics in WestlawNext, such as using folders and advanced search help. Please join us for the training, free lunch, Westlaw swag, and Westlaw reward points!

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, 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.  Students must have tickets to attend each event below.

"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
Boxed lunches will be available at 11:30am.  Doors will close at 12:00pm.  No one will be admitted after the doors close.

UCI School of Law Moot Court Competition Final Round:  Anne Conley and Jennifer Steeve
January 27, 2014, 4:30 - 6:30pm, UC Irvine Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium
Doors close at 4:30pm.  No one will be admitted after the doors close. 

Please note that security arrangements require the following:
* All backpacks, briefcases, and purses will be inspected at the door.  Please do not bring them!
* No late admittance, no re-entry. Please arrive early.
* The audience will be asked to remain seated throughout the event, until Justice Sotomayor has exited the hall.
* No photography.

1L ASP Survey

Class of 2016-Congratulations on finishing your first semester in law school!  It is hard to believe, but we are already looking ahead toward helping you to prepare for your final exams this spring and we need your help! Please take a few minutes to complete a survey regarding the services you received from ASP last semester.  We promise that the survey will not take longer than 5 minutes! Every student who completes the survey and provides their email address will be entered into a drawing to win up to $75 in Amazon gift cards.  Three winners will be drawn on January 27, 2014 (Monday) at 5:00 PM! 


3L’s it’s never too early to think graduation.  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 officially change your name, you need to submit a request with the correct documentation prior to the last day of the term, May 7, 2014.

Become an Admissions Ambassador!

The Admissions office is seeking current students 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 plan on attending one of the following information/training sessions: Tuesday, January 21 at 5:30pm in the Admissions and Financial Aid Office (MPAA 4th floor) or Thursday, January 23 at 12:00pm in the Admissions and Financial Aid Office.  Additional questions? Contact Michelle M. Coscia-Roosen, Admissions and Recruitment Officer, at

California Bar Exam Accommodations

California Bar Exam testing accommodations are available to individuals with mental or physical disabilities as defined in the State Bar of California Admissions Rules.  Applying for an accommodation takes considerable time and requires considerable documentation.  3Ls:  If you wish to apply for an accommodation, please do so as quickly as possible.  2Ls and 1L:  You can apply early for an accommodation.  Students who apply early but are denied an accommodation will have sufficient time to file an appeal and gather together additional documentation.  Students who plan on filing for a California Bar Exam testing accommodation should read through the State Bar requirements carefully.   If you are planning on taking the bar exam in another state, be sure to check its requirements for applying for a testing accommodation.

2013 IRS Forms 1098-T

On January 16, 2014 UCI issued 1098-Ts to students who were enrolled during 2013.  UCI has discontinued mailing paper 1098-Ts.  Instead, each student now receives an “e-delivery” notification message at his/her UCI e-mail address.  The message provides instructions for accessing the 1098-T at the University’s Tax Credit Reporting Service (TCRS) web site  Students are encouraged to visit the TCRS web site  Every student who had a reportable transaction for 2013 will find a form already posted there.   The TCRS Call Center is available toll-free at (877) 467-3821 during business hours, to reset PINs and to assist with navigating the web site.   

Museum Admission Passes

The Law Library now has admission passes for The Orange County Museum of Art and The Irvine Museum available for check out, as well as a directory of Orange County and Los Angeles area museums that offer free admission to UCI students. Stop by the Service Counter for more details.

Spring 2014 Exam Schedule Updates

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

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 Lori Palmerton at  Drop-ins are welcome but students with an appointment will be seen first.


Thursday, January 23

PILF Reception, Courtyard
1Ls- To thank you for all of the great work you have done for PILF this semester we will be having a cookie and coffee mingle in between your Wednesday classes. Swing by to get some sugar and a dose of caffeine before International Law!

Friday, January 31

UCI Law on Ice
To celebrate another semester down, please join your classmates, guests, and partners for the SBA's 3rd annual winter event: UCI Law on Ice.  Back by popular demand, we've rented out KHS Ice Arena in Anaheim from 9:30pm-10:30pm on Friday, January 31, 2014.  For the hour, it's just us on the ice.   For just $5, you get an hour of ice time and either figure or hockey skate rental.  NOTE: you will need cash at the door, and must check in with Lisa Petak to pay your $5 and then get your skates.  Mark your calendars and lace up your skates!  Email with questions.

Wednesday, February 5, 11:45am - 1:15pm

Vagina Week:  WLS and SALDF Bake Sale for OCSPCA, Courtyard
The Women's Law Society is partnering with Student Animal Legal Defense Fund for a bake sale! This bake sale will benefit The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OCSPCA), which runs a domestic violence shelter that allows victims to be housed with their pets. Many domestic violence victims fail to leave their abusers for fear of what will happen to their pets. Pets can also offer domestic violence victims valuable emotional support. So come out and grab some delicious treats while supporting a good cause! Vegan and allergen-free options will be available. And don't forget to check out our other Vagina Week activities, and of course see the Vagina Monologues on February 14th and 15th! 

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.

Saturday, February 8

Barrister's Ball, Casa Bella, Anaheim, CA
The event includes a fajita buffet, dessert bar with chocolate fountain, DJ, photo booth, photographer, charter buses to and from the venue, and more!  Event Sponsors: SBA, Kaplan Bar Review, Themis Bar Review, and BarBri. Prices are $45 starting January 19 and $50 starting February 2.  To avoid the online convenience fee, tickets may be purchased from SBA with cash on campus Monday through Thursday of each week. Purchase tickets here until February 1.

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.