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UC Irvine School of Law • March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29

The Voice Article Submission Deadline: Last Issue for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
The Voice is looking for articles from students, alumni, faculty, and staff for its next issue! Please send your submission to Jeremy Cowan ( or Anna Rea ( by March 29. 

Monday, March 30

2015-2016 Student-Sponsored Symposium Application Deadline
Each year the Law School invites student organizations and publications to submit proposals for a Student Sponsored Symposium. One student organization or publication will be selected to sponsor a subsidized full-day conference or symposium.  The Symposium typically is held in the spring semester. Information about the selection process, examples of past successful applications, and a past symposium budget can be found on our website. This year’s Student Sponsored Symposium Committee members are Professors Robert Solomon (chair), Annie Lai, and Grace Tonner and student representatives Sean Garcia-Leys, Solange Rousset and John Bissett. Proposals should be submitted using the Application Form.  The application form and proposed budget are due via email to Dean Schroeder on Monday, March 30 at 5:00 p.m.  The Committee’s selection will be announced by the end of the spring semester.

Monday, March 30

DRI 2015 Diversity Scholarship Application Submission Deadline
Deadline to apply for one of two $10,000 DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships.  DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar ( -wants to ensure that top diverse law students from across the country are aware that these scholarships are available. The application is available on its website:

Tuesday, March 31, 8:00am

Bidding opens at 8:00am for upper-level fall courses with an enrollment class capacity of 24 or less.  Bidding for courses is completed through Symplicity.

Wednesday, April 1, 4:00pm

The Boukai Family Foundation Scholarship Deadline
The Boukai Family Foundation is providing a scholarship to one UCI law student up to $2,500 for  the 2015-2016 academic year. The values of family, faith, education and giving back to the community are closely held by the Boukai Family. This scholarship program was established to encourage current law students to build upon these values; advocate the importance of tolerance toward Islam and all forms of religions and faith traditions; and serve to strengthen opportunities for future generations in Muslim-American communities. Students interested in applying, must complete the application sent via e-mail from Nasreen Zia. The scholarship application including the personal statement must be submitted to the UCI School of Law Financial Aid Office by 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 1, 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.



Monday, March 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO: Careers in Public Service Panel, EDU 1111
The Public Law Section’s Executive Committee is hosting a lunch reception at U.C. Irvine Law for new lawyers and students which will include complimentary refreshments. The panel will be moderated by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky discussing their careers dedicated to public service and the qualities they look for when hiring. Attorneys from Best Best & Krieger, Rutan and Tucker, United States Attorney's Office, Orange County District Attorney's Office, and Orange County Public Defender's Office will present.  Public law is the area of law which governs relationships between individuals and the government, and those relationships between individuals which are of direct concern to the society.  Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, April 1, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Michelle Goodwin 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 Michele Goodwin will present "Reproductive Justice in An Era of Resistance."

Thursday, April 2, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

APALSA/LLSA DACA Speaker Panel, EDU 1111
A panel discussing DACA and federal regulations surrounding immigration. 

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

Trial Advocacy Speaker Series Event - Julia Shwerwin, 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.

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

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.


Wednesday, April 1

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

Thursday, April 2

ILS Planning Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 430, ILS is planning on big things next semester! If you'd like to be a part of the process and help us brainstorm some great international events, join us for a lunchtime meeting and we'll get the ball rolling. Some snacks provided, but feel free to bring your favorite "international" snack to share!

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


Monday, March 30, 11:50am - 1:10pm

Mandatory Summer Externship Orientation Part 2, MPAA 430
All students who wish to earn externship credit for their summer work must attend both sessions.  Attendance is a requirement of the externship course. Students who have not yet finalized their summer plans but believe that they may seek credit should attend.  Lunch will be served both days.  Arrive a little early  to pick up your meal.  To confirm your attendance, please:
1. complete and submit the Registration form at the Externship Online System page:
2. complete and save as much of the Request for Authorization to Enroll as possible (placement, supervisor, city)
3. confirm that you will attend the Orientation sessions by emailing Stacy Tran, so that we may order lunch

Tuesday, March 31, 11:45am - 1:15pm

Financial Aid: Fundamentals of Investing Workshop, MPAA 408
In coordination with Consumer Credit Counseling of Orange County and the Business Law Society, the UCI Law Student Financial Services Office is inviting someone from  New York Life to conduct the Fundamental of Investing Workshop. The workshop will cover the different types of investments and their tax implications to help participants learn to maximize their investment opportunities. 

Tuesday, March 31, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The 2015-2016 Experian/Jones Day Moot Court Board Informational Meeting, EDU 1111 (location subject to change)
All past Experian/Jones Day Moot Court participants are welcome to attend to learn information about how and why to join the 2015-2016 Moot Court Board!

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

CDO Skills Workshop Succeeding in Your Public Interest Summer Internship, LAW 3750
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 1, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

LexisNexis Summer Jump-Start, EDU 1111
A presentation on conducting effective research in a summer employment setting. Topics covered will include the basic approaches to tackling any assignment in a law firm or other form of summer employment.

Wednesday, April 1, 4:00pm

Webinar: (Not) Making the Grade: Responding with Resiliency to Law School
The David Nee Foundation, a highly respected organization devoted to law student mental health, has teamed up with the ABA Law Student Division to offer a free Webinar for law students.  The Webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 1 at 4:00 pm our time.  This webinar will be offered by Katherine M. Bender and Anne Brafford. The pressure of law school can make many law students feel so exhausted and uncertain that, regardless of how well they do academically, they still feel like failures or imposters whose demise must be just around the corner. The science of positive psychology has found that teaching resilience skills can help people effectively respond to stress and bounce back from setbacks. One way that science has found to enhance resilience is through the “growth mindset” framework. Students’ mindsets have a direct influence on their grades as well as their psychological health and resilience. This webinar will teach law students about how to enhance their resilience by developing a growth mindset.  In order to respect law student privacy and anonymity, students may register in advance but they do not have to. They can simply click to join in at the time of the web conference: the links are the same for pre-registration and for showing up at the time of the presentation. 

Thursday, April 2, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO Skills Workshop: Succeeding During Your Summer at a Law Firm, LAW 3750
This panel discussion will cover the skills and strategies necessary to succeed as a summer associate at a law firm. The panelists will be 3Ls who worked as summer associates at law firms last summer. The program will include a discussion of important topics such as navigating a firm hierarchy and culture, how to manage work assignments, how to succeed at firm social events, and information regarding work productivity and the billable hour. Time will be reserved for student questions and an interactive discussion period. Please RSVP on Symplicity. 

Thursday, April 2, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

LEXIS Research Competion, MPAA 430
Student orgs have the opportunity to win $700 for their student group by participating in a 2-hour research competition. 

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, 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!

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.

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



Name on Commencement Program/Diploma

This is a reminder to check that your name is correct for the Commencement program and your diploma. We use your official name (no nicknames) that appears on your student record.  If you’ve legally changed your name through marriage or for any other reason, please let Dean Schroeder knowThe Commencement program is printed several weeks before prior to the end of the semester so it is important to make sure your name is correctly listed.  For an official name change, you must submit a request with the correct documentation as soon as possible. To check the name we have on file,  log-in to StudentAccess.  Click on the Applications tab on the left column and then the Preferred Name tab above to display your official name. 

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 Week 3 | 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 Week 3 | Friday, April 17. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to self-nominate.


Monday, March 30, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

UCI Law Community Passover Seder, UCI Student Center Pacific Ballroom C
All are welcome to celebrate Passover with the Jewish Law Association! Come to a great meal with students, faculty, family members, significant others, etc. Tickets are $10 at the door. Please RSVP here.

Wednesday, April 1, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Troutman Sanders Reception: Navigating Your Way Through The Recruitment Process, Troutman Sanders: 5 Park Plaza, Ste 1400
Troutman Sanders invites first-year UCI law students to a presentation designed to provide useful tips on how to successfully navigate your way through the recruitment process.  Appetizers and refreshments to be served.  Parking will be validated.  Please RSVP to Sheri Clifton by March 31.

Wednesday, April 1 & Thursday, April 2; Wednesday, April 8 & Thursday, April 9, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

Wednesday, April 1, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

LSSDP Community Tea, Courtyard
LSSDP is co-hosting April's Community Tea with SBA. Join us after class for refreshments and mingling!

Thursday, April 2, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

1L Bowling Event, Costa Mesa 55 Tavern plus Bowl
1Ls- please join the Community Fellows for a night of fun, food, and bowling.

Wednesday, April 8, 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!

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
Save the date!  More details to come, but we hope you will 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.

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

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.

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.