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UC Irvine School of Law • March 9, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 5:00pm

Community Fellows Applications Due
The Office of Student Life is seeking 14-16 upper class students to serve as Community Fellows to the incoming class of 2017.  The Community Fellows Program was established to assist first year students become acclimated to law school and the culture of UCI Law, create a sense of community among first year students and the larger UCI Law community, and provide information and resources that will assist first year students with the transition to law school.  Please contact Jennah Jones if you have any questions.  Applications can be found here

Wednesday, March 12

Voice: Deadline for Articles
Please submit articles to Sam Titelman or Caroline Reiser. Considering writing? Have a question? Email us! Check out past issues here


Monday, March 10, 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Genetically Modified:  Food Security, Health & the Environment, EDU 1111
The Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR) convenes a panel of distinguished experts to explore some of the major issues raised by genetically modified food. Panelists will initially present from their particular discipline on the health, security, environmental and intellectual property, and political issues of GM food. Subsequently, the panelists will engage in a dialogue on the issues raised by their initial remarks, followed by an opportunity for questions from and discussions with the broader interdisciplinary audience of students, faculty, administrators, lawyers, government officials, and other members of the public. RSVP and full event details here.

Monday, March 10, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Beyond CSI:  The Many Faces of the Justice System: Victims, Offenders & the Wrongfully Accused, Newkirk Alumni Center
This event, co-sponsored by The Center for Psychology and Law and the Newkirk Center for Science & Society, will include presentations by Dr. Benjamin van Rooij, Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, Dr. Peter Ditto, Dr. Jodi Quas, and Dr. Elizabeth Cauffman. Each speaker will discuss the groundbreaking research being conducted in their research laboratories. Some topics that will be discussed include: Eyewitness Testimony, Morality, Child Victims, Juvenile Offenders, and Implementation of the Law. Opening remarks will be made by the Dean of the School of Social Ecology, Valerie Jenness, with closing remarks by the Dean of the Law School, Erwin Chemerinsky.  Please RSVP to by March 3rd.

Tuesday, March 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Bill of Rights: For Individuals or Limiting Government, EDU 1131
Please join the Federalist Society as Professor Patrick Garry of the University of South Dakota discusses the Bill of Rights.  Professor Garry will propose a new model for the Bill of Rights in general and the First Amendment in particular.  As always, there will be FREE FOOD.

Wednesday, March 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series:  Susan Herman, National President of the ACLU, EDU 1111
Susan N. Herman was elected President of the American Civil Liberties Union in October 2008, after having served on the ACLU National Board of Directors for twenty years, as a member of the Executive Committee for sixteen years, and as General Counsel for ten years.  Please RSVP here by March 10th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Thursday, March 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series:  Judge James Carr, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, EDu 1111
Judge James Carr, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, served on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from 2002 – 2008.  A former law school professor, Judge Carr was also an assistant prosecutor in the Lucas County (Ohio) Prosecutor’s Office.  He served as Magistrate Judge before being elevated to the District Court.  Judge Carr has co-authored several casebooks and treatises, including The Law of Electronic Surveillance. Please RSVP here by March 11th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Friday, March 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

CCLL Speaker: Michele Layen, EDU 1131
The UCI Law Center for Corporate Legal Leadership presents a guest lecture by Michele W. Layne, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Regional Director.  This event is free and open to the public but online RSVP is requested to secure a seat. The Center for Corporate Legal Leadership hosts speakers who discuss topics of interest to the global legal and business communities. More about CCLL at

Monday, March 17, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

CCLL Speaker:  Gary Sabin, EDU 1131
The UCI Law Center for Corporate Legal Leadership presents a guest lecture by Gary B. Sabin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Excel Trust, Inc. (NYSE: EXL). Excel Trust, Inc. is a retail focused real estate investment trust that targets value-oriented community and power centers, grocery anchored neighborhood centers and freestanding retail properties.  This event is free and open to the public but online RSVP is requested to secure a seat.

Tuesday, March 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

DLS Speaker: Andy Smith, LAW 3600
Our own UCI Law alum Andrea Smith will discuss her Skadden fellowship work on the school to prison pipeline for students with disabilities. Schools expel students with disabilities three times more than students without disabilities, often in direct violation of the law.

Wednesday, March 19, 12:00pm -1:00pm

Speaker Series:  Cindy Cohn, Legal Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, EDU 1111
Cindy Cohn is the Legal Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation as well as its General Counsel. She is responsible for overseeing the EFF's overall legal strategy and supervising EFF's fourteen staff attorneys. Outside the courts, Ms. Cohn has testified before Congress, been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere for her work on digital rights, and has traveled onto the Internet with Stephen Colbert. Please RSVP here by March 17th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Thursday, March 20, 12:10pm - 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 fall, and students will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into different classes. Please RSVP here by March 18 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Monday, March 24, 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 fall, and students will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into different classes.  Please RSVP here by March 20 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.


Monday, March 10

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

Tuesday, March 11

Student Coffee with the Dean, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, LAW 3500

Wednesday, March 12

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

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

Thursday, March 13

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

Wednesday, March 19

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

Thursday, March 20

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


Monday, March 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO:  Public Interest Fellowships - Nuts and Bolts to Starting Your Public Interest Career, MPAA 420
This presentation will give an overview of what public fellowships are and how they work.  There will be information for Skadden, EJW, and Soros Fellowships as well as information on finding smaller foundation and agency-based fellowships. 2L students who intend to apply for post-graduate fellowships are strongly encouraged to attend, although 1L students are welcome as well. Students interested in applying for Skadden fellowships should plan to attend both this event as well as the Skadden-specific event on March 27th.

Tuesday, March 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Forum on Proposed Restroom Change, EDU 1111
Please join your classmates for a forum to discuss establishing a gender-neutral restroom on the UCI Law campus.  We want provide a safe and comfortable space for gender-nonconforming students, faculty, and staff. The restroom would be open to all regardless of gender performance or identity, and it would be clearly marked with new signage. All other Law restrooms would remain as-is.  If you are not able to attend the forum please contact Jennah Jones with any questions or suggestions. Please check your e-mail for, and complete, a short survey regarding gender neutral restrooms. 

Wednesday, March 12, 11:45am - 1:00pm

Financial Aid: Fundamentals of Investing Workshop, MPAA 408
Offered by Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County. This workshop covers the different types of investments and their tax implications to help participants learn to maximize their investment opportunities. For more information about UCI Law’s financial literacy services, go to the Debt Management page.

Wednesday, March 12, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Concurrent JD/MBA Information Session, MPAA 120
Please join us for an Information Session  on UCI’s concurrent JD/MBA Program.  This is  the first step to learning more about the Program with speakers from the Paul Merage School of Business.  Speak to a current JD/MBA student, hear directly from the MBA Assistant Dean about the program, and learn if the JD/MBA program is right for your career goals. RSVP here by noon on March 10 to guarantee food will be ordered for you.

Thursday, March 13, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Info Session:  Summer Abroad Program in Argentina, LAW 3600
Please join UCI Law Prof. Carrie Menkel-Meadow and Southwestern Law Prof. Silvia Faerman as they discuss Southwestern’s annual Summer Law Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The program runs from May 25 to June 27, 2014. The program offers courses in English or externships in Spanish. Come learn about studying and enjoying life in exciting Buenos Aires with top international professors and lawyers.  Please RSVP here.

Friday, March 14, 11:45am - 12:45pm (Mod A) & 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Mod B)

Mandatory 1L Registration Workshop, EDU 1131
To help 1Ls understand the Registration process and also give general guidance on course selection over the next two years, Dean Schroeder and Prof. Puertas will hold a mandatory 1L Workshop on Upper Level Course Registration.  Please mark your calendars now!  Lunch will be served.

Friday, March 21, 1:30pm - 5:00pm

MPRE Review with Dean Chemerinsky, EDU 1111
***Only a Few Seats Left***

UCI School of Law is pleased to hold a special 3 ½ hour MPRE exam preparation course on Friday, March 21 from 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in EDU Room 1111. The course is designed for students taking the  March 29, 2014  MPRE exam.  Passing the MPRE is necessary for admission to most state bars, including California.  It can be taken after the first year of law school.  Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will teach the course, which is free to all students.  Room capacity is limited.  Please RSVP to Debbie Mondares at by Tuesday, March 19 .  Since we open this review to students from other OC law schools, it is important to reserve your seat early (we do block off a large number of seats for UCI Law students). 

Sunday, March 23, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Early Bar Prep Workshop, EDU 1111
The Early Bar Prep program focuses on familiarizing students with what is tested on the bar exam, providing studying and test taking strategies, and offering students initial practice on each of the types of questions that appear on the bar exam.  In each workshop, the students will complete a bar exam exercise and receive individualized feedback.  The sessions are open to 3Ls and taught by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Linda Puertas, Director of Academic Skills, and Sue Kung, Assistant Director of Academic Skills. Early Bar Prep will be offered from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on March 23, March 30, and April 6.


Monday, March 10 - Wednesday, March 13, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Bar Week, Courtyard
UCI Law is hosting Bar Week to give students the opportunity to learn about the various products and services offered by many of the prominent bar review companies operating in Southern California. 

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.


Thursday, March 13, 6:00pm

PILF Auction, Crevier Car Museum
This annual UCI Public Interest Law Fund (PILF) event raises money to enable current and future UCI Law students to commit to summer positions at organizations focused on providing services for traditionally under-represented communities. Proceeds from this event will provide stipends to students who accept non-paying, full-time public interest jobs this summer.  For more information and registration please see the event site

Monday, March 17, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Trivia Night, Dave & Busters
Please save the date for our third annual UCI Law Trivia Night, hosted by the Community Fellows.  More details to come!

Tuesday, March 18, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

CDO:  Knobbe Martens Dinner Reception, The Winery Restaurant
Knobbe Martens cordially invites 1L and 2L students with technical degrees or a demonstrated interest in trademark law to join us for a dinner reception. Meet with lawyers from one of the country’s most prominent intellectual property law firms – currently ranked third largest in the U.S. – to learn more about our practice, our people, and why we offer an opportunity second to none to build a rewarding career in IP law.

Monday, March 31, 7:00pm

Anaheim Ducks Hockey Game
UCI Law is headed to an Anaheim Ducks hockey game on March 31 at the Honda Center.  The Ducks will be playing against the Winnipeg Jets. Tickets are just $20! Tickets will be sold on campus (cash only) during lunch the weeks of March 17 and 24. You can also pay via paypal at Contact Greg Wagner for more info.

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