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UC Irvine School of Law • November 1, 2015

Don't forget that today is the end of daylight savings.

Make sure you set your clocks back an hour!

Now - November 24

Dean Schroeder offers half-hour one-on-one academic advising sessions beginning on October 26 through the end of the enrollment period on November 24.  This is a great opportunity to make sure you’re on track to meet all your graduation requirements, as well as figure out a schedule that best fits your academic and career goals.  To make an appointment call Debbie Mondares (949-824-8395) or stop by her desk (no emails, please).

November 2

The Voice Submission Deadline
The Voice is partnering up with Veterans' Advocacy Society, in honor of Veterans' Day in November and is looking for article submissions.  Please e-mail Jenaun Aboud with submissions.

Thursday, November 5, 8:00am

Bidding opens at 8:00am for January short session and semester-long upper-level spring courses with an enrollment class capacity of 24 or less.

Bidding for courses is completed through Symplicity.

Thursday, November 12, 12:00pm

Bidding closes at 12:00pm for January short session and semester-long upper-level spring courses with an enrollment class capacity of 24 or less.


Monday, November 2, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

FDA Regulation Speaker Event, MPAA 420
Professor Michael Jameison from USC will be speaking to us about current FDA Regulation issues.  

Monday, November 2, 6:30 - 8:00pm

Perspectives: Author Meets Reader, LAW 3500
The Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy and the Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEaR) present Dorothy Roberts. Reading (on reserve in law library): Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century by Dorothy Roberts. Dorothy Roberts will be present to discuss her book with students! Although reading the text ahead of time is always best, all are welcome whether or not you had time to read. Dinner is provided! Please email to RSVP and/or request reasonable accommodations for disability. 

Tuesday, November 3, 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Initiative to End Family Violence: Responding to Stalking, Beckman Center
This three-hour training will be led by Dr. TK Logan. Dr. Logan is a professor at University of Kentucky in Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, with joint appointments in Psychology, Psychiatry, Sociology, and Social Work.  Dr. Logan's session will focus on tools for working with stalking victims. Anyone who works with stalking victims understands that basic safety planning is typically not designed for or very helpful to stalking victims. There has been limited focus on meaningful interventions or tools to help victims increase their safety and mental well-being in the face of stalking victimization and to help victims gain access to needed resources and to the civil and criminal justice system. This session will explore techniques for safety planning with stalking victims as well as lessons from a variety of different areas of research including threat assessment and management, brain science, psychology, and research on stalking. Dr. Logan will provide an in-depth explanation of the Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP), a research-informed safety tool that she designed to aid stalking and harassment victims. Participants will leave with tangible ideas for providing stalking victims with tools to help combat stalking and increase victim well-being. 

Tuesday, November 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series: Mia Yamamoto, EDU 1111
Born “Michael” while her family was interned at the Poston Relocation Camp for Japanese Americans in Arizona during World War II, criminal defense attorney Mia Frances Yamamoto is acutely aware of the effect that race can have on justice.  After graduating from Cal State LA, Ms. Yamamoto served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, where she was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.  She attended UCLA Law School, co-founded the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, worked as a public defender, then opened a private practice—all while struggling with gender dysphoria, the sense that she was born the wrong gender. After years of therapy and depression, she realized that she needed to tell the truth about who she was and decided to transition. As a testament to her work and reputation, every single one of her clients chose to stay with her rather than switch attorneys. A leader in Asian Pacific American, LGBT, and legal communities, Ms. Yamamoto has tried over 200 jury trials and represented thousands of clients accused of criminal offenses, including murder, assault, sex offenses, drug offenses, theft, white-collar offenses, and regulatory offenses. She has won a slew of awards and honors, and served on two California Judicial task forces and a Presidential Initiative.  APALSA is co-sponsoring Ms. Yamamoto’s talk with the Speakers Series.  Please RSVP here by Friday, October 30th to reserve your seat. Lunch will be provided. 

Tuesday, November 3, 3:00pm

The Intiative to End Family Violence Presents: Stalking as Coercive Control, Beckman Center
Keynote: Dr. TK Logan
Stalking is a risk factor for both lethal and non-lethal violence as well as increased risks of sexual assault, threats, economic harm, and victim terror. Stalking is also a public safety risk. Stalking can happen to anyone, yet coping with stalking is difficult and is often minimized, denied, and dismissed. Dr. Logan will examine how current perceptions of stalking often are misleading and harmful; introduce a new framework for understanding and assessing stalking; discuss the Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP), a safety tool she created; and provide recommendations for building better cases for charging and prosecuting stalking. Further, Dr. Logan will describe five key findings every stalking victim should know.

Tuesday, November 3, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Perspectives: a Reading Group, LAW 3500
Reading (on reserve in the library): The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Facilitator: Professor Seth Davis. Dinner and Drinks provided! (please RSVP) Perspectives is a student discussion group, facilitated by UCI Law faculty. Each month, we meet for an informal and lively discussion of a chosen text. Texts focus on issues relevant to race and equality--everything from Critical Race Theory to Queer theory to the Labor and Environmental Justice Movements. Although reading the text ahead of time is always best, all are welcome whether or not you had time to read. To RSVP and/or request reasonable accommodations for disability, please email Olivia Weber at 

Wednesday, November 4, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series: John C. Hueston, Founding Partner of Hueston Hennigan LLP, EDU 1111
John C. Hueston, a founding partner of Hueston, Hennigan, and former partner at Irell & Manella, LLP, has served as lead trial counsel for Fortune 500 companies and governments in a variety of cases, including business torts, securities and shareholder class actions, patent litigation, trademark infringement, and environmental litigation. He also devotes a substantial part of his practice to internal investigations, corporate crisis management, and white collar criminal defense.  A former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Hueston was lead prosecutor for the Enron trial of Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling.  As a prosecutor, Mr. Hueston was presented with four awards by three U.S. Attorneys General for his trial work, including the highest award bestowed by the U.S. Department of Justice.  Hueston is the past president of the Orange County Bar Association.  He graduated from Dartmouth College magna cum laude with Honors and from Yale Law School, where he served as Notes Editor of The Yale Law Journal.  Following gradation he clerked for Frank M. Johnson on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Please RSVP here by Monday, November 2nd to reserve your seat and guarantee a lunch.

Thursday, November 5, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Renewable Futures and Industrial Legacies: Wind and Solar Energy in China, Germany, and the United States, UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business, SB1 Room
The Long Institute Lecture Series on Chinese Law, Business and Society is organized by the John S. and Marilyn Long US-China Institute for Business and Law. The series offers presentations of state-of-the art research on how law, business and society interact in China or in relation to China. The series provides a platform for learning and discussing how legal institutions in the world’s largest legal system and second largest economy shape and are shaped by market and social forces. The lectures will offer both a contemporary and a modern historical perspective, in an effort to look at China not as a unique case, but one that can be and should be understood in a comparative perspective. The series features interdisciplinary speakers including those with a background in law, history, sociology, and political science. The lectures are open to students, academics, lawyers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, civic organization practitioners and all others with an interest in the topics discussed and a willingness to participate in lively debates.

Monday, November 9, 7pm

Melissa Harris-Perry: How Black Lives Matter to American Politics, Pacific Ballrooms, UCI Student Center
The host of MSNBC's 'Melissa Harris-Perry' discusses 'How Black Lives Matter to American Politics,' current events happening in black America and our role in addressing these issues. RSVP here.

Tuesday, November 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Distinguished Critical Race Theory Lecture, MPAA Executive Commons
The Center on Law, Equality and Race presents the Distinguished Critical Race Theory Lecture featuring Osagie K. Obasogie, Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of Law. Professor Obasogie will discuss his book Blinded by Sight: Seeing Race Through the Eyes of the Blind. A book signing and reception will immediately follow. RSVP here.

Thursday, November 12, 6:00pm - 9:30pm

WLS Presents: The Hunting Ground, EDU 1131
The Women's Law Society will be hosting a courtyard reception, followed by a screening of The Hunting Ground (an expose about sexual asault on college campuses).  

Monday, November 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

The Raymond Pryke First Amendment Law Lecture: Presented by Floyd Abrams, EDU 1131
The 2015 Raymond Pryke First Amendment Law Lecture will feature Floyd Abrams, one of the leading First Amendment lawyers in the country. Mr. Abrams is partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, and a member of the firm's Executive Committee and litigation practice group. RSVP Here.


Monday, November 2

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

Thursday, November 5

LSSDP Monthly Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 430

Monday, November 9

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

Student Coffee with the Dean, 4:30pm - 5:30pm, LAW 3500

Tuesday, November 10

BLSA General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

Public Service Fellow meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600


Wednesday, November 4, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

LA County Bar Association Environmental Lunch Q+A, LAW 4750
A very strong panel of environmental attorneys representing public interest, government, in-house, big law firm, and boutique law firm will gather to answer questions regarding careers in environmental law. They will be donating their valuable time to participate. Panelists: Mark Campopiano  (Latham & Watkins), Kavita Lesser (LA County Deputy Attorney General), David Pettit (Natural Resources Defense Council), James Sabovich (Bick Law Group, formerly Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher), Albert Garcia (Sempra Energy (So. Cal. Edison), Kim Bick, moderator (Bick Law Group)

Thursday, November 5, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

1L Town Hall, EDU 1131
1L SBA Class Reps are hosting a town hall for 1Ls to come and discuss first-semester concerns. 

Friday, November 6, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Externship Overview, EDU 1111
Come learn more about externships at UCI.  This workshop is designed for first year students considering summer externships, but 2Ls & 3Ls interested in externships  are also welcome.  Lunch will be ordered for those who RSVP to Esther Song at by Noon on Tuesday, November 3rd. 

Friday, November 6, 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Socio-legal Studies Workshop, LAW 3500
Laura Enriquez (Chicano/Latino Studies) will present For Love and Papers: Undocumented Latino Family Formation in the Shadows of Immigration Policy. The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch (12-1:15 p.m.) in the Law School (Room 3500H). Lunch will be provided. All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy ( for each workshop you plan to attend.

Thursday, November 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Ask APALSA: 1L Summer Jobs, Courtyard
Do you have questions about your 1L summer placement? Come join APALSA for an informational career fair in the Courtyard on November 12. APALSA will provide experienced 2Ls and 3Ls who had summer placements in government, judicial chambers, public interest, and private firms. We will answer any questions you have about our past summer experience and the application process. CDO will be a co-host to this event as well to provide additional insight. APALSA will also provide pizza for everyone! 

Friday, November 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

First-Year Fridays: ASP: Exam-Taking Strategies Part II, EDU 1111
This will be ASP’s last workshop for this semester.  We will teach you how to maximize your learning through taking practice exams, and we will also give you various exam-day tips, including  how to manage your time and organize your answer.  Lunch is provided!  Please contact Professor Mewers at with any questions.

Friday, November 13, 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop, LAW 3500
Greg Shaffer (Law) will present Theorizing Transnational Legal Orders (for the Annual Review of Law and Social Science). The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch (12-1:15 p.m.) in the Law School (Room 3500H). Lunch will be provided. All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy ( for each workshop you plan to attend.


November, 5, 5:30pm

2016 Business Plan Competition, Merage School Auditorium
The Paul Merage School of Business is kicking off their 2016 Business Plan Competition! Attend workshops in business plan development and fund raising, meet OC Angel, Venture Capital, and Private Equity investors at one of the Nation's Premier Business Plan Competitions! Learn more here.

November 13, 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Student Health Center is now offering the Flu Vaccine to all students, staff and faculty.  The cost of the flu vaccination is only $25. Students enrolled in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan pay nothing!  Open for walk-ins from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

May 29 - June 26, 2016

Applications for the 2016 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship are now open! Application deadline is January 13, 2016. The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is a transatlantic educational program for American and European graduate students. Humanity in Action invites applications from students enrolled in graduate or advanced professional programs, including programs for masters, doctorates, MDs, JDs, MBAs and other graduate degrees. Applicants should seek to build careers in foreign policy, diplomacy and government service, international development, trade and business, NGOs and other international fields. Veterans and candidates of minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more. FAQ.

Veterans’ Advocacy Society Clothing Drive

Help make a difference by donating your gently used professional clothing and accessories this November during the VAS clothing drive! We can work together to make a huge positive impact on veterans' lives by providing the professional wardrobe they need to secure a new job and a rewarding career. 
Donation Guidelines:
- Good condition (no tears, holes, broken zippers, etc.)
- Must be clean and folded (preferred on hangers)
- Not in a bag
- Extra hangers needed! (can place them in the box)
3 Drop-off Locations: (1)Law School Lobby (2) Law School Student Lounge (3) Main Campus Vets Center

Degree Audits

Please take a minute to look at your DAR’s (Degree Audit) information prior to enrolling for spring courses.   The DAR system is available under Registrar on the Student Portal.  Once you enroll in spring classes, the system double counts your spring enrollment units until grades are posted in January.  This can lead to confusion.
***  3L’s -  It is especially important to check DAR to ensure you meet the needed degree requirements by the end of this school year.
If you think there is a discrepancy, please contact the Registrar.

Mix and Mingle

Monday, November 2, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

CIVIC Second Annual Benefit: An Evening with Erwin ChemerinskyFritchman Auditorium
Join Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) for appetizers and a great discussion with one of the nation's leading civil rights attorneys. Erwin Chemerinsky is one of the nation's top experts in constitutional law, immigrant rights, same-sex marriage, and the abolition of the death penalty. He is the Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law and the Raymond Pryke Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. He is an honorary board member of CIVIC.  This event is FREE for UCI Law students if registered here by October 30th! It is also a great networking opportunity for 2Ls and 3Ls.

Monday, November 2, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

JLA Lunch-n-Learn, LAW 4750
Come study over lunch with a conversation comparing and discussing the intersections of Jewish and American legal systems! A local rabbi will provide the texts and facilitate the discussion. This lunch-n-learn is brown bag, so please bring your lunch!  

Saturday, November 7, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Family & Friends Day, EDU 1111
UCI School of Law encourages family and friends of 1L law students to attend Family & Friends Day on Saturday, November 7 from 9:00am - 1:00pm in EDU 1111.  Invited guests will participate in a mock class, tour the Law School facilities, discover how family and friends can best provide support to the law student, and learn more about the philosophy and future of the school from Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. The RSVP deadline is Monday, November 2.  Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Saturday, November 7, 6:00pm

The 2015 AALASC Annual Banquet, LOEWS Hollywood Hotel
The Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California Proudly Presents the 2015 AALASC Annual Banquet honoring the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) as the 2015 recipient of the AALASC Award with keynote speaker United States Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (46th District of California). Cocktail hour begins at 6:00pm. Dinner program begins at 7:30pm at Preston Restaurant. Cocktail attire. Purchase tickets here.

November 9, 11:00am - 2:45pm

SSDP Bake Sale, Courtyard
SSDP will be selling yummy treats in the courtyard and registering people to vote! 

November 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Veterans Awareness Week Bake Sale, Courtyard
Come buy a sweet treat to benefit the Veterans' Advocacy Society!

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.

To request reasonable accommodations for a disability at any of the events listed in this newsletter, please contact Dean Liz Schroeder at or (949) 824-1384.