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UC Irvine School of Law • September 13, 2015

Friday, September 25, Noon

Deadline for 2L-3L adding and dropping courses and changing the grading option. There is a $3.00 charge for each transaction; the charge will appear on your Zot bill.  File the Academic Rules Petition for Add/Drop/Grading Option Changes.

Friday, October 2

UCI Law Gideon's Promise Fellowship Application Deadline
UCI Law 3Ls are invited to apply for the UCI Law Gideon’s Promise Fellowship.  This Fellowship is part of the Gideon’s Promise Law School Partnership Project and is a unique post-graduate opportunity to join a public defender office in the Deep South. UCI Law intends to sponsor one Fellow from the Class of 2016.  The application and more information about the Fellowship is available here.  Applications are due by noon on Friday October 2, 2015.  Please contact Laura Baker with questions.


Wednesday, September 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky - Supreme Court Preview, EDU 1111
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will present his annual preview of the upcoming Supreme Court term. Please RSVP here by Monday, September 14th to reserve your seat. A light lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, September 16, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Pulling Back the Blue Curtain: Police, Privacy & Public Access, EDU 1131
This event is presented by the First Amendment Coalition and UCI Law. Police-involved fatal shootings of black men, long ignored by the media, are now viewed daily by millions via viral videos. The First Amendment Coalition and UC Irvine School of Law present a panel discussion to examine issues of police secrecy and the public’s right to know about law enforcement tactics. In California the public has virtually NO access to police records–records of criminal investigations and records of internal reviews of police conduct. Most other states provide greater public access. Law enforcement defends California’s high degree of secrecy as necessary to protect due process rights of police, the integrity of ongoing investigations, and the privacy of witnesses and suspects. Critics counter that more transparency would deter police misconduct and cause law enforcement to be more accountable to voters, while ultimately making policing safer by enhancing the legitimacy of police departments. Register online.

Saturday, September 19, 5:00pm - 11:00pm

2nd Annual Iranian American Bar Assocation (IABA) Foundation Conference, Hilton Hotel, 3050 Bristol St., Costa Mesa
IABA & IABA Foundation, in collaboration with UC Irvine School of Law, presents the Second Annual National Conference on September 19-20, 2015. The two-day event kicks off with a formal dinner Saturday evening, featuring an internationally recognized keynote speaker. On Sunday, the all-day conference begins at 8:00am and offers CLE sessions presented by nationally and internationally recognized experts and dignitaries. Dean Chemerinsky is the featured speaker at the hosted lunch. Attorneys, judges, law students, CPAs and financial industry practitioners nationwide are invited.  Event details at

Tuesday, September 22, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Women & Mass Incarceration: The U.S. Crisis of Womena nad Girls Behind Bars, EDU 1131
This summit turns to the missing narrative of women in prison. It will explore complex patterns that frame women’s subjugation to law enforcement and the extra-legal and collateral consequences of policing women, including felony disenfranchisement, loss of housing and the chilling impacts on their children. Special presentations at the event include bestowing a Reproductive Justice Hero Award, and a keynote speech by a former inmate who is now a leading voice on issues of juvenile justice, mass incarceration and health care behind bars. Presented by the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at UC Irvine School of Law and co-sponsored by the National ACLU.  Register online.

Thursday, September 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker Series: Supreme Court Moot - DirecTV v. Imbrugia, EDU 1111
***NOTE*** Because of the highly confidential nature of a Supreme Court moot, this event is not open to the public.  UCI Law Students must show their student IDs to enter this event.  The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a class action lawsuit in October brought by consumers challenging DirecTV’s early termination fees. A state appeals court in California found that consumers were not bound by a provision in the company's customer agreement preventing disputes being resolved on a class-wide basis. The company says that disagreements must be resolved individually via private arbitration.  The central question is whether DirecTV can force the litigation into private arbitration, citing subscriber agreements. A California appellate court ruled last year that DirecTV’s subscriber agreements could not force the dispute into private arbitration, as the contract included a provision that class action rights could not be waived if they violated a state law.  The case will be argued by Tom Goldstein, one of the nation’s most experienced Supreme Court practitioners and a founding partner of the boutique law firm, Russell & Goldstein.  This case will be his 36th argument before the high court. He has been counsel on more successful petitions for certiorari over the past decade than any other lawyer in private practice.  He has taught Supreme Court Litigation at Harvard Law School since 2004, and previously taught the same subject at Stanford Law School for nearly a decade.  Mr. Goldstein is also the co-founder and publisher of the well-known SCOTUSblog.  Please RSVP here by Monday, September 21st to reserve your seat. A light lunch will be provided.

Friday, September 25, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Symposium on Barriers to Higher Education Access, EDU 1131
This symposium will bring together leading scholars of education law and policy and experts on the workings and effects of financial aid and selective admissions to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the latest, continuing crisis in higher education, and to suggest a way forward.
Register online now.



Monday, September 14

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

Veterans' Advocacy Society First General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

Tuesday, September 15

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

Monday, September 21

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

Tuesday, September 22

Iraqi Refugee Assistance Program (IRAP) Informational Meeting, 12:15pm - 1:15pm, MPAA 430


Tuesday, September 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO: U.S. Marine JAG Information Session (2L/3L), LAW 3500
Captain Carlos Dubon will be visiting UCI Law for an informal information session to speak with students interested in applying to the U.S. Marine JAG and to discuss his career with the Marines, the benefits of a career with the military, and the different practice areas that Marine JAG Officers encounter.  Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Tuesday, September 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Saturday Academy of Law (SAL) Kick-Off, EDU 1131
SAL is an educational enrichment program designed to help ninth graders develop stronger critical reading, writing, and communication skills.  UCI Law students teach local high school students about the American court system and constitutional rights. Law students who participate in SAL can receive pro bono hours (up to 10 pro bono hours for SAL and Street Law combined, per academic year).  We know you all are swamped with work, but SAL is a great way to take a break, connect with the community, and get some pro bono hours. Please email Danny Silverman, Simar Ahluwalia, or Priscilla Gutierrez if you have any questions or cannot make it to the SAL Kick-Off.  You certainly still can participate in SAL if you cannot attend the SAL Kick-Off on Tuesday, September 15.  All law students are welcome to join SAL—feel free to invite other classmates to the SAL Kick-Off. Pizza will be provided.

Tuesday, September 15, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Street Law Pro Bono Event, EDU 1131
Join us in kicking off the 2015 Street law program. The event will feature a welcome by Dean Chemerinsky. Attorneys affiliated with the Association of Corporate Counsel-SoCal will be on campus to plan lessons with their assigned groups. Dinner will be provided. To sign up, please RSVP at the following form:  UCI law students partner up with attorneys affiliated with the Association of Corporate Counsel-SoCal to present the Street Law Program to students at Middle College High School, an alternative school in Santa Ana.  UCI Law students work with volunteer attorneys to create and teach lessons on diverse topics such as copyrights, social host liability and contracts.

Tuesday, September 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

CLEaR Perspectives, LAW 3500
Please join the Center on Law, Equality, and Race for Perspectives, a reading group, where Professor Mario Barnes will lead a discussion on Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship by Epp, Maynard-Moody & Haider-Markel.(On reserve in law library.) Although reading the text ahead of time is always best, all are welcome whether or not you had time to read. Emphasis is on chapters 1-4 and 7. Dinner and drinks are provided! Please email to RSVP and to obtain a free copy of Pulled Over.

Thursday, September 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Transitioning to Law School Workshop, LAW 4750 (1Ls)
Professor Christopher Leslie will moderate a panel about the challenges of transitioning to law school from the work place. The workshop is open to all 1Ls, but is designed to address the special concerns of students returning to school after a gap of several years. Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 15 to guarantee lunch will be provided.

Thursday, September 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO Market Snapshot: Litigation & Transactional Law Overview (2L/3L), LAW 3750
Are you interested in learning more about how a career as a litigator differs from that of a transactional attorney?  Litigators and transactional attorneys work in a variety of practice areas in both the private and public sector.  Come listen to a panel of experienced practitioners who will discuss their backgrounds and experiences as a litigator or transactional attorney.  Time will be reserved at the conclusion of the presentation for Q&A.  Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Friday, September 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

ExamSoft Training (First Year Friday), EDU 1111 - MANDATORY for 1Ls.  Transfer and visiting students are welcome to attend.
Many of you will soon have midterms and it is very important that you have downloaded and know how to use the correct software beforehand. We will be hosting a mandatory training session of the exam process for new students next week. This program will simulate the experience you will have during midterms and the final exam period. Please bring your ID to the dry run. We will have you check in much like you will  check in with your proctors during each exam. The Information Technology Services team will give you quick tips about the use of ExamSoft and the Take Home Module, so we encourage you to bring the laptop you will be using for midterms and finals (if you choose to use a laptop).  Prior to this session, every student must download the most updated version of ExamSoft at . Once you have downloaded the software, you will need to install the SoftTest.

Tuesday, September 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

OCBA Young Lawyers Division: Membership Benefits Presentation, LAW 3750

(e-mailed Jeananne for info)

Friday, September 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

First Year Friday: ASP: Advanced Outlining, EDU 1111
This workshop will cover how to condense your long outlines into short outlines. Additionally, you will learn how to create issue lists and attack plans for essay exams.  Lunch is provided. 


Changing Residence in Student Access

If you are updating Student Access with your current residence, please be sure to update “Local Address” instead of “Permanent Address” (unless, of course, you’ve moved permanently – then update both!). 

Awards? Prizes? Scholarships?

We love to feature our students’ successes on our website, but we need to know about them!  If you’ve recently won an award, prize, competition, or scholarship please let Dean Schroeder know – and remember to keep us in the loop throughout the school year. 

Legal Musicians Wanted

Do you sing or play an instrument?  The Los Angeles Lawyers PhilharmonicLegal Voices and Gary Greene, Esq., and His Big Band of Barristers are looking for singers and musicians who are lawyers, judges, law students and legal staff.  Proclaimed as “LA’s Only Legal Orchestra and Chorus,” the LA Lawyers Phil and Legal Voices have achieved international recognition.  The Big Band of Barristers has been named America’s No. 1 Legal Band after winning the American Bar Association’s nationwide competition.  The orchestra, chorus and big band have exciting concerts planned for this season, culminating in a Walt Disney Concert Hall performance.  They are auditioning ALL instruments and vocalists.  If you would like to try out for these ensembles, please email  Take a look at an audition flyer:  For more info, visit

Mix and Mingle

Wednesday, September 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

3L Town Hall, EDU 1111
Come enjoy tasty snacks and beverages and raise any questions, concerns, thoughts or ideas with your 3L class representatives. We will be here to listen and chat through all of lunchtime, so pop in to say hi, or stay and chat the whole time! We look forward to seeing your faces! 

September 24, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

OCAABA Moon Festival Mixer, Newport Beach Civic Center (100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach)
The OCAABA with host their annual Moon Festival Mixer and General Meeting on September 24 , with the help of thier sponsors, IDepor Reporters and Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law.  This event provides a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones at a terrific venue and enjoy tasty food and moon cakes. The event is open to judges, attorneys, and law students. $10 for law students before September 18, and $15 after September 18. Register here.

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