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UC Irvine School of Law • October 25, 2015

October 26

Spring Course Catalogue released.

October 26 - 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.


Tuesday, October 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Speaker Panel, EDU 1131
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (L.E.A.P.) is made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. Those policies have failed, and continue to fail, to effectively address the problems of drug abuse, especially the problems of juvenile drug use, the problems of addiction, and the problems of crime created by criminal control of illegal drug sales. SSDP, CLS and BLSA are excited to host a panel of speakers addressing these critical issues of our time! Lunch will be served.

Wednesday, October 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series: Felicia Marcus, Chair of the California Water Resources Control Board, EDU 1111
Felicia Marcus is Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, which implements both federal and state laws regarding drinking water and water quality.  Before she was appointed to the board by Governor Brown, she served as Western Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a nonprofit environmental action group of lawyers, scientists and other professionals dedicated to preserving the Earth’s natural systems.  Prior to that, Ms. Marcus was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Trust for Public Land, Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for Region IX, and Commissioner and then President of the Los Angeles Department of Public Works.  Ms. Marcus is currently an Obama Administration appointee to the Commission on Environmental Cooperation-Joint Public Advisory Council (U.S., Mexico, Canada). Ms. Marcus studied East Asian Studies at Harvard College and earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law.  She clerked for Judge Harry Pregerson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after law school. Please RSVP here by Monday, October 26th to reserve your seat and guarantee a lunch.

Friday, October 30, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg Lecture & Book Signing, EDU 1131
Leigh Steinberg, premiere sports agent and inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire, will be coming to UCI Law for a lecture and book signing event on October 30, 2015. Mr. Steinberg has had an illustrious and unparalleled 40-year career as a sports agent, representing some of the most successful athletes and coaches in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, and golf. He has represented the number one overall pick in the NFL draft an unprecedented eight times and had over 60 first round picks. With an unrivaled history of record-setting contracts, Leigh has secured over $3 billion for his 300+ pro athlete clients.  Mr. Steinberg will speaking about his decorated career as an agent, as well as promoting his forthcoming book, "The Agent: My 40-Year Career of Making Deals and Changing the Game." The book details his decades of dominance in the sports industry and sheds light on overcoming his personal struggles to launch his comeback. Leigh has been rated the #6 Most Powerful Person in the NFL according to Football Digest and the #16 Most Powerful Person in Sports according to Sporting News.

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

CLEaR/CBGHP Lecture: Dorothy Roberts, LAW 3500
The Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy and theCenter on Law, Equality and Race (CLEaR) present Author Meets Reader, an evening discussion featuring speaker Dorothy Roberts and her book Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics and Big Business Recreate Race in the Twenty-First Century. Click here for additional details.

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.

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: Widn 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 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, October 26

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

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

Tuesday, October 27

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

Thursday, October 29

ACS Student Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

Monday, November 2

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

Thursday, November 5

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


Tuesday October 27, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Wednesday October 28, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Digital Fingerprints (3Ls), EDU 1016
One of the requirement for the California Moral Character application is submission of digital fingerprints. We have arranged to have a digital fingerprint company to come on campus at a much lower cost ($21) than local police departments charge. Payment can be made by check or cash, but not by credit card. 

Tuesday, October 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Business Law Society: Key to Effective Networking, EDU 1111
Valerie Jackson of K&L Gates will be giving a wonderful presentation on how to network in the legal profession. During/after the winter break, most of you will be attending events at big law firms, bar events, and mixers. At these events, you will quickly learn that "networking" is a critical skill that doesn't come naturally and is an essential tool in landing your dream job.  Valerie Jackson will teach you the ins-and-outs of networking so you can be equipped and ready to tackle the upcoming networking season and ultimately land that dream job!  Ms. Jackson's profile can be found here:

Tuesday, October 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Persepectives Reading Group: The Alchemy of Race and Rights by Patricia J. Williams, LAW 3500
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. Facilitator: Professor Jonathan Glater. Dinner provided! (please RSVP). To RSVP and/or request reasonable accommodations for disability, please email Olivia Weber at

Wednesday, October 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

JLA Lunch-n-Learn, LAW 3600
Come enjoy a delicious kosher lunch while comparing and discussing the intersections of Jewish and American legal systems! A local rabbi will provide the texts and facilitate the conversation. 

Thursday, October 29, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

The Truth About Lies: Understanding the Polygraph with Dr. Hugh Gusterson, Social Ecology I, Room 112
Presented by Newkirk Center for Science and Society Forensic Science Education Series, the Center for Global Peace and Conflict STudies, and the Department of Anthropology. For more information, please visit:

Friday, October 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

First Year Friday: CDO: 1L Interviewing and Networking Skills Workshop, EDU 1111
Learn basic tips on how to prepare for and excel in your interviews. We will cover the types of interview questions typically asked and how to tailor your responses. We will discuss common interview pitfalls and how to avoid them. This program is also designed to educate students about strategic networking and the establishment of professional networks. The presentation will provide an overview of bar and professional organizations that students should consider for productive networking activity. The importance of informational interviews will also be discussed. Time will be allotted at the conclusion of the presentation for a Q&A session. All 1L students are required to attend.

Sunday, November 1, 1:30pm - 5:00pm

MPRE Review Session, EDU 1111
Dean Chemerinsky will hold a 4 hour MPRE exam preparation course designed for students taking the November 7, 2015 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. Room capacity is limited.  Please RSVP to Debbie Mondares by Tuesday, October 27.  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 number of seats for UCI Law students). 

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)

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.


October 26 and 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.

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, October 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Bahn Mi Fundraiser, Courtyard
APALSA will be selling Bahn Mi sandwiches in the courtyard to raise money for the club.

Tuesday, October 27, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

In Vine Veritas Fall Reception, Courtyard
IVV will be hosting our biannual reception in the courtyard event open to all law students. It is a networking event co-sponsored by Professor Barnes and attorney Marc Hankin.

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

CIVIC Second Annual Benefit: An Evening with Erwin ChemerinskyFritchman Auditorium
CIVIC presents: "Protecting the most vulnerable among us."  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.

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.

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.