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UC Irvine School of Law • April 5, 2015

Monday, April 6, 12:00pm

Bidding for upper-level fall courses with an enrollment class capacity of 24 or less ends. Bidding is through Symplicity.

Friday, April 10

Bid course enrollment authorization codes announced.

Friday, April 24

Donald L. Snow Scholarship Application Deadline
Greetings from the Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles! 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 in Fall 2015. The awards will be presented this year at the annual Rand Schrader reception in September 2015. The application form is available at Send your completed applications and supporting materials to by April 24, 2015. 

Friday, May 1, 5:00pm

The M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Deadline
Applications for the 2015 M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship are available here.  All required materials must be submitted in a single email no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2015. Please e-mail your materials in Word format or PDF to Professor Francine Lipman at  Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Monday, June 8

Milani Writing Competition Deadline
Mercer and the ABA host an annual writing competition in honor of Mercer's former legal writing professor, Adam Milani.  It is one of the few student competitions for briefs - not academic papers.   Prizes can be as high as $1,000. The topics include: Disability law; The Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Family Medical Leave Act, and a state statute or municipal ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The deadline for submission is Monday, June 8, 2015.  Further information is posted on the Mercer website at

Monday, June 22

Deadline for Public-Interest Essay Competition: $3,000 Prize & Publication in the Penn Law Review
The University of Pennsylvania Law Review is pleased to announce its first annual Public Interest Essay Competition. The Competition is a national writing competition for student-authored articles on topics focused on social justice and the public interest. The University of Pennsylvania Law Review has both a professional and educational mission: it serves the bench, the bar, and the academy by providing a forum for the publication of original, high quality legal research while also providing educational experiences for its Editors. Like many journals, the Law Review provides an opportunity for its Editors to submit an original work of scholarship suitable for professional publication. Through this Competition, the Law Review seeks to expand this opportunity and further its dual mission by publishing serious legal scholarship focused on social justice and public interest issues and by supporting law students at the beginning of their legal careers.  Submissions must focus on a specific legal issue within the public interest. This encompasses any issues relating to social justice or advancing the general welfare and good of the public. Topic selection will be one of the criteria judged.  The University of Pennsylvania Law Review is accepting submissions for its first annual Public Interest Essay Competition. The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 22, 2015, at 5pm EDT, via the online submission portal.




Make-up Exam Rescheduling Deadline

Wedneday, April 22 at 12:00pm (noon)
If you need to reschedule an exam for reasons listed in the Academic Rules, you must contact Jennah Jones by Wednesday, April 22 at 12:00pm noon.  The tentative final exam schedule can be found here

Exam Download Deadline for ExamSoft

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.  Please be sure to check MyCourses for exam start times and room numbers.



Monday, April 6, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Trial Advocacy Speaker Series Event - Julia Sherwin, EDU 1111
Julia Sherwin has successfully tried and settled numerous cases in federal and state courts. She has handled numerous cutting-edge and serious injury cases, including a $4.35 million medical malpractice settlement for failure to diagnose a cardiac condition in a 9-year-old boy; a case obtaining the State of California's first mandatory training program in public schools to combat discrimination and harassment against gay and lesbian students and teachers; and many cases involving wrongful death. She is listed in Northern California Super Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.

Monday, April 6, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Greg Shaffer Chair Investiture, EDU 1131
Chancellor’s Chairs are endowed positions awarded to a very small number of UC Irvine professors across the campus who demonstrate unusual academic merit.  Professor Gregory Shaffer is one of the world’s leading authorities on international trade law and law and globalization.

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

Beautiful Sin Screening and Discussion with film director Gabriela Quiros & IVF law expert Judith Daar, Tamkin Lecture Hall
Medical Students for Choice and the OB/Gyn Interest Group at the Medical School present a film screening of Beautiful Sin, followed by a discussion with teh film's director Gabriela Quiros and IVF law expert Judith Daar. What if you desperately wanted to have a child, but your government and religion prohibited you from using the one medical treatment that could help you? Beautiful Sin explores the globalization of anti-abortion politics through the decade-long story of three infertile couples who take the Costa Rican government before an international human rights court to demand the right to use IVF. Dinner will be provided.Please RSVP:

Tuesday, April 7, 11:45am - 1:15pm

WLS: Screening of The Mask You Live In, EDU 1111
Join the Women's Law Society for a screening of The Mask You Live In. The film explores the effects of modern masculinity and gender stereotypes on men and young boys. The film also provides research as well as observations on the challenges men and boys face in our society's unrealistic expectations of hyper-masculinity. Snacks will be provided. For more information on the project please see

Wednesday, April 8, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Chamyúuy-wóoyilash: Where We Bow Our Heads Out of Respect, EDU 1131
A panel of Native community leaders and academics will discuss the history of the lands now known as Irvine and the relationships between the place, the university and the Indigenous communities in whose territory the campus is located. Topics for discussion include the history of development’s impacts upon Native Nations in Orange County, the legal issues raised by development, and Native cultural perspectives on good planning and development.  Sponsored by UC Irvine School of Law, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources, UC Irvine Sustainability Initiative, Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, ADVANCE Program for Equity & Diversity and American Indian Resource Program.  RSVP here by April 3.

Thursday, April 9, 11:55am - 1:15pm

Professor Michele Goodwin and BLSA: Conversations on Mental Health, Race, and Society, LAW 3500
Conversations on Mental Health, Race, and Society is a dialogue series sponsored by the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy to examine the intersections of law, race, society, and mental health through the use of dialogue and documentary.  The series provides a forum for thinking about the emotional, psychological, and mental health dimensions of social violence and discrimination, examining legal cases as a platform for the discussions. The series is moderated by Professor Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Professor of Public Health and Gender & Women’s Studies.  This discussion will focus on Affirmative Action Backlash in Historical Context: Integration and the New Divide, with a screening of “Eyes on The Prize: Southern School Desegregation (1957-1962)."  RSVP here to ensure a seat and lunch

Friday, April 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Entertainment Law Society: In-House Career Panel, MPAA 420
Entertainment Law Society presents to you "In-House Counsel Career Panel." Don't miss this opportunity to hear from prominent general counsel members from several different well-known companies, including: NBCUniversal, The Anaheim Ducks & Honda, Acacia (and formerly, SONY), and St. John's Knits.  We will reserve time at the end for students to meet and chat with these attorneys.  We invite anyone with an interest in in-house counsel careers, entertainment law, and sports law to join us for this exciting and informative discussion.  Food and drinks will be served.

Friday, April 10, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Mark P. Robsinson Jr. Lecture by Jeffrey Toobin: "The Supreme Court in the Age of Obama," Paul Mirage School of Business Auditorium
Jeffrey Toobin, a staff writer for The New Yorker and senior analyst for CNN, is one of the most recognized and admired legal journalists in the country. His most recent book, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court, was published by Doubleday in 2012 and was a New York Times best-seller. The Oath followed The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, which was also a best-seller and earned the 2008 J. Anthony Lukas Prize for Nonfiction from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. Toobin has written several other critically acclaimed, best-selling books including A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President; The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson; and Too Close to Call: The 36-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election.  This annual lecture, made possible by an anonymous donor, honors Mark P. Robinson Jr., senior partner at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis Inc., for his generous support of the UC Irvine School of Law. More about the lecture series.  Reception to follow lecture. RSVP here.

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

ELS Careers in Environmental Law, LAW 4700
Come hear about the various career opportunities in environmental law! Panelists will include Professor Alex Camacho, Laura Baker (Assistant Director, CDO Government), and Suma Peesaptai (Staff Attorney, UCI Law Environmental Law Clinic). The panelists will discuss their experiences in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. There will be lunch provided! Please rsvp to

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

Business Law Panel, EDU 1111
UCI Law's Business Law faculty will discuss 2015-2016 course offerings and take your questions about what to take, when to take it, and why these courses are necessary for well-trained lawyers. This is a brown bag event. Light refreshments will be provided.

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

Disability Rights California Speaker Event, LAW 3600
Staff attorney from Disability Rights California (DRC), Elizabeth Grumet, will speak to interested UCI Law students about DRC's role in the community and the various legal services is provides, for example its Client Assistance Program (CAP), which helps people resolve their issues with the Department of Rehabilitation and other Rehabilitation Act funded programs. Please join us for this lunch talk to learn more about disability law and rights in California!

Monday, April 13, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A Conversation with a FPD adn an AUSA, EDU 1111A Conversation with a FPD and an AUSA
APALSA, Criminal Law Society and the Trial Advocacy Club will host a panel of lawyers from the Orange County area. There will be 3 attorney panelists to speak about their careers and answer questions from students.

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

CAG and LLSA Unaccompanied Minors Speaker Panel, EDU 1131
CAG and LLSA invite you to join us at lunchtime for some fascinating speakers from the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles who will speak to the school about their work with unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. This is such an important and relevant topic, and we hope you will join us!

Tuesday, April 14, 3:30pm

A Dialogue with William Perez: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Crystal Cove Auditorium, Student Center
Please join the UCI Division of Student Affairs and New Narratives: Conversations on Identities and Culture for a presentation and discussion on immigration and access to higher education with William Perez, Ph.D., associate professor at Claremont Graduate University. Recognized as one of the nation's leading experts, his research focuses on undocumented students, Latino academic achievement and higher education access.  FREE | RSVP HERE »


Monday, April 6

APALSA General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 420

Tuesday, April 7

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

Wednesday, April 8

Entertainment Law Society Final Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 430

Student Coffee with the Dean, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, LAW 3500

Thursday, April 9

ILS Planning Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 430

2015-2016 Community Fellows Training, 3:00pm - 5:00pm, LAW 3500

Monday, April 13

IRAP - Inside Out, 7:30am - 6:00pm, Photo Display in Courtyard

Tuesday, April 14

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

Wednesday, April 15

Trial Advocacy Club, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

Thursday, April 16

CAG Final Meeting of the Year, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4700


Monday, April 6, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Legal Research in Practice: Working for an Attorney, EDU 1131
Quick tips for setting out the parameters of your assignment, and navigating resources for litigation and transactional law practice.

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

Legal Research in Practice: Working with Federal Law, EDU 1131
Quick tips for navigating key secondary sources, and federal primary law. This will include a refresher on navigating agency websites, finding court rules, and using dockets.

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

ASP Policy Workshop, MPAA 430
ASP rescheduled the “How to Attack a Policy Question” workshop to April 7, 2015 (Tuesday) from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM in MPAA 430.  Snacks are provided.  This workshop provides tips and suggestions on how to handle policy issues on your final exam.

Tuesday, April 7, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Perspectives: A Reading Group (CLEaR), LAW 3500
Join the Center on Law, Equality, and Race for the last Perspectives Reading Group of the year! This month we're discussing Justice Accused: Antislavery and the Judicial Process by Robert M. Cover, led by Professor Sameer Ashar. Book on hold in the law library. *Dinner and provided.* Email to RSVP!

Wednesday, April 8, 11:15am - 12:00pm

WestLawNext Training: Practice-Ready Workshop, LAW 4750
Please join your WestlawNext Academic Account Manager, Kristen Knepper, for a live Practice-Ready Workshop. This session will focus on strategies and tools that any new associate can leverage on their first day on the job. This program will provide a three-step approach so you can be confident and prepared to practice. You will learn what you need to know, how to maximize your resources, and how to work smarter, not harder! 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls are invited to attend to learn keys to success for their summer job!

Monday, July 6 - Wednesday, July 8

Global Compassion Summit
UCI Student Affairs is co-hosting a Global Compassion Summit honoring the 80th birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama from July 5-7, 2015 at the Honda Center in Anaheim and the UCI Bren Events Center. The Dalai Lama will participate in each talk and panel. During the world birthday celebration, world leaders, Nobel laureates, celebrity guests and artists will join the Dalai Lama to spark dialogues on compassion.  This historic event is presented by Friends of the Dalai Lama, in partnership with UC Irvine and the Center for Living Peace.  Please click here for more information on individual events at the summit, locations, times, and to purchase tickets.

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

CDO Skills Workshop: How to Find and Tell Your Personal Story - Fellowship Applications and Beyond, LAW 3750
The key to landing a Fellowship (and most public interest jobs) often lays in how well you tell your personal story. What DRIVES you to do this work? Why are you PASSIONATE about it? And what makes YOU the ideal candidate? This session will expose the value of personal story in the public sector, the art of storytelling, and help students identify their own UNIQUE stories.  Please RSVP on Symplicity.

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

Law Students' Charter of Rights Meeting, LAW 3600
This meeting will be a forum to discuss the proposed UCI Law Students' Charter of Rights.

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

Legal Research in Practice: Working for a Judge, EDU 1131
Quick tips for navigating court libraries, asking good questions, and getting started with known citations in motions or briefs.

Thursday, April 9, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO Skills Workshop: Nuts & Bolts on Judicial Clerkships, EDU 1131
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will moderate a panel of recent alumni who began their legal careers through clerkships. The panel will discuss why clerkships are valuable and how they impact subsequent career options. Assistant Dean Ann Chernicoff will explain timelines and deadlines, the process for completing applications, and how the CDO can assist with clerkship applications.  All students with an interest in judicial clerkships should attend, regardless of their academic performance. Any student who hopes to clerk will benefit from the information in this presentation and will be disadvantaged if they miss it.  Please RSVP on Symplicity.  Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, April 9, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Legal Research in Practice: Working with California Law, MPAA 130
Quick tips on finding and using free and proprietary California-specific practice resources. This will include a refresher on navigating state government sites.

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

Legal Research in Practice: Working on Policy, LAW 3750
Quick tips on finding policy papers, data sets, and creating your own studies, including conducting a multi-jurisdiction survey of laws.

Sunday, April 12, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Early Bar Prep with Dean Chemerinksy and ASP, EDU 1111
The first step towards passing any Bar Exam is learning the inside secrets from the experts.  Attend Early Bar Prep to familiarize yourself with what is tested on the bar exam, learn studying and test-taking strategies, and practice each type of question that appears on the bar exam. The sessions are open to 3Ls and are taught by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Linda Puertas, Director of Academic Skills, Sue Kung, Associate Director of Academic Skills, and Christina Chong, Assistant Director of Academic Skills. You can never be too prepared! Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Kung at or Linda Puertas at

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

IPCS Peer Networking Lunch, LAW 3750
Come meet peers who have worked in IP. Come curious and hungry! Information about board membership will also be provided.

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

CDO: Fall 2015 EIW Strategy Session, EDU 1131
The Career Development Office strongly encourages students who plan to participate in Fall 2015 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. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

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

UC Irvine Law Review Town Hall, MPAA 420
Town hall meeting for all current Law Review members.

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

Business Law Society: OCI Student Primer, MPAA 420
This event will provide 1L students who are members of the Business Law Society with tips and advice to help them succeed in the on (off) campus interview process. Students will hear from 2Ls who have successfully navigated the interview process, and the panel will be available for questions from the attendees. This event is meant to be a supplement to CDO's introduction to the topic.

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

UC Irvine Law Review Information Session, EDU 1111
The Information Session is great opportunity to learn about the UC Irvine Law Review and how to join it. Members from the Law Review will be there to give important details on how to succeed on the write-on.




3L’s – Please update your mailing address before you leave UCI.  Diplomas will be mailed in August/September.  You will need someone available at the address you provide to sign for the diploma when it arrives.  PO Boxes will not work.

3L’s – Reminder, official name changes (name that will appear on the diploma) must be completed by June 15th

Dynamic Womyn of UCI Awards Nominations

Campus Assault Resources and Education, the Cross-Cultural Center, and the Women & Gender Education Initiative are currently taking nominations for students, staff, and faculty at by Friday, April 17. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to self-nominate. The awards ceremony celebrates the incredible womyn who are leaders and role models actively making a difference in our community. The event honors and unites womyn to positively change and thrive by inspiring and supporting other womyn. This is a one of a kind celebration that focuses on the womyn who inspire us to take action, to fight for causes we believe in, and who make a difference each and every day just by being authentic to who they are. We are currently taking nominations for students, staff, and faculty at by Friday, April 17. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to self-nominate.

Celebrate Financial Literacy Month with Free Webinars

April is National Financial Literacy Month and Access Group is proud to support this national effort to focus on an important topic for all of us. 
Access Group is offering a number of FREE financial education webinars to help you better understand the impact of your choices you make on your financial futures and how to successfully repay your student loans and minimize any future borrowing you may need. To for a list of webinars and to register visit this site


Tuesday, April 7, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

2L Pub-Hall, Anthill Pub & Grille
Greetings 2L's! Your 2L SBA Representatives cordially invite you to our last Pub-Hall of the school year on Tuesday, April 7th, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Come to the pub to hang out with your classmates and chat about this year, this summer, next year, anything you'd like!!! Long live the Class of 2016!

Wednesday, April 8 & Thursday, April 9; Wednesday, April 15 & Thursday, April 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

ELS Movie Ticket Sales - Fundraiser, Courtyard
ELS will table in the law school courtyard to sell discounted movie tickets.

Sunday, April 12, 8:30am - 12:00pm

ARC Grad Decathlon 2015, ARC
The Grad Decathlon is a unique event that will challenge you to compete against the School of Medicine, Paul Merage School of Business, or School of Law, as well as your most difficult opponent — yourself.  The result is a memorable full-day fitness experience that builds professional and personal bonds that can last a lifetime, and gives you bragging rights back at your department. Your day at the Grad Decathlon will be filled with 8 physical events.  By participating in the Grad Decathlon, you join a community of like-minded people from the UC Irvine Campus that brings a real sense of teamwork and camaraderie to the event. You’ll have a chance to meet and network with some impressive people. Teams of 3 can sign up to compete for $30/team ($10/person).  Team captains can register at the ARC Sales Desk between 8:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays, and should email team rosters to

Tuesday, April 14, 5:30pm

Pro Bono & Student Life Awards, University Club
Please join The Pro Bono Office and Student Services, as we recognize students for their pro bono work, leadership on campus, and commitment to our community!  Doors will open at 5:30pm, and our program will begin promptly at 6:00pm with opening remarks from Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.  Heavy appetizers will be served, and there will be a cash bar. Dress is business casual. Please RSVP here by April 13th.

Wednesday, April 15, 7:30am - 1:30pm

Waffle Wednesday! Hosted by IRAP at UCI, Courtyard
For the love of waffles and the knowledge that you are supporting a good cause too! IRAP will be hosting Waffle Wednesday on April 8th in the Courtyard. We're offering up gourmet waffle creations and a chance for you to get a little good karma. If you are allergic to gluten no worries we have got you covered! Bring your friends and come kickstart your day with us at Waffle Wednesday!

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

Kading Briggs LLP Program and Reception, Kading Briggs Irvine Office
On April 16, 2015, the firm of Kading Briggs will host a program and reception in the firm’s Irvine office for 1Ls and 2Ls working in law firms this summer. All the attorneys at this firm worked for big law firms prior to joining Kading Briggs and received offers as summer associates from firms including O’Melveny & Myers, Paul Hastings, Pillsbury Winthrop, Sheppard Mullin, Knobbe Martens, and Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp.  Attendance capacity for this event is limited to 20 students. If RSVPs exceed that amount the CDO will conduct a randomized lottery to determine the names of attendees. Students interested in attending should contact

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

Sheppard Mullin 1L Diversity Rock Your Interview Lunch, Off-campus
Further details regarding this off-campus event will be provided in the CDO Newsletter and to students subscribed to the CDO Law Firm/Corporate Counsel Listservs.

Monday, April 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

SAVE THE DATE: UCI Law Student & Alumni Mixer, Red-O Restaurant
Alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited to join in an evening of mingling and hors d'oeuvres at our second annual UCI Law Alumni Reception. This event is hosted by Greenberg Gross LLP and will take place at Red-O Restaurant in Newport Beach.

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