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UC Irvine School of Law • September 20, 2015

Thursday, September 24

Deadline for late registration ($160) for the November 7 MPRE.

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.

Friday, October 2, 4:00pm

Justice Stephen K. Tamura Scholarship Application Deadline
UCI School of Law, Office of Student Financial Services is pleased to announce that the Justice Stephen K. Tamura Foundation offers two $2500 scholarships, to two UCI law students who demonstrate financial need. Justice Stephen K. Tamura was the first Asian American appointed to the California Court of Appeal. He was a leading citizen of Orange County and an outstanding jurist dedicated to protecting the rights of all.   Students interested in applying must have the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application on file and submit a one page application discussing how they have overcome financial barriers to attend UCI School of Law.  In order to maintain eligibility students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 at the conclusion of the spring semester.  The one page application must be submitted to UCI Law Student Financial Services by Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 4:00pm. Students selected for the scholarship will be directed to the UCI Alumni Association for the disbursement of funds. The funds will be disbursed to students in the Fall 2015 semester.


Sunday, September 20, 8:00am

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 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 Women and Girls Behind Bars, Courtyard and 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.

Tuesday, September 22, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Federal Bar Association - Orange County Chapter 2015 Annual IP Program, Courtyard and EDU 1131
Through The Looking Glass: Alice and Other Hot Topics in Patent Law

Hon. Josephine Staton, United States District Judge, C.D. Cal.
Hon. James Selna, United States District Judge, C.D. Cal.
Hon. Andrew Guilford, United States District Judge, C.D. Cal.
Prof. Dan L. Burk, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, UCI
Ruchika Agrawal, Legal Counsel, Oracle
Kristopher DawesManaging Counsel, Litigation, Broadcom
Jesse Mulholland, Director of Patent Litigation, Western Digital
Andrew Pang, Chief IP Counsel, Abbott Medical Optics
Rouze Tabaddor, Chief IP Counsel, Core Logic
5:30 PM - Registration and Hors D’oeuvres Reception
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Program

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 and guarantee 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 21

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

Tuesday, September 22

BLSA General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

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

Jessup International Law Moot Court Meeting, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, MPAA 301

Wednesday, September 23

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

Street Law Planning Session, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, EDU 1131

Monday, September 28

Fall General Interest Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

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

Tuesday, September 29

BLSA/WLS Event Planning, 1:45pm - 2:45pm, LAW 3500

Jessup International Law Moot Court Meeting, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, MPAA 301

Thursday, October 1

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


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

OCBA Young Lawyers Division: Membership Benefits Presentation, LAW 3750
The Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division brings new attorneys together through educational, community outreach, social and sporting activities. These activities help new lawyers adapt to their demanding profession, encourage early involvement in the legal community and build camaraderie with fellow lawyers. On September 22, 2015, Jesse Bolling, Chair of the Young Lawyers Division and business litigation associate with the law firm of Greenberg Gross LLP will give a presentation regarding the benefits of law student membership in the Orange County Bar Association and an overview of the programs and opportunities for professional development in the Young Lawyers Division. Time will be allotted for Q&A at the conclusion of Mr. Bolling’s remarks.

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.

Friday, September 25, 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop, LAW 3500
Prof. Kaaryn Gustafson (Law) will present “Without A Pot: Bathrooms, Non-Ideal Bodies, and the Limits of American Law.” The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch (12:00–1:15 p.m.) in the Law School (Room 3500-H). 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.

Monday, September 28, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CDO: U.S. Navy JAG Corps Information Session, LAW 3500
LTJG Nicholas Cade will be visiting UCI Law for an informal information session to speak with students who might be interested in applying to the U.S. Navy JAG Corps. The mission of the U.S. Navy JAG Corps is to provide solutions, from a military perspective, to legal issues involving military operations, organization, and personnel, wherever and whenever such solutions are required, with primary focus on operations, accountability, Sailor legal readiness, and Navy legal readiness. Please join us to learn more about opportunities with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps!

Tuesday, September 29, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Intro to UCDC w/ Nicole Lehtman, LAW 3500
UCDC Director Nicole Lehtman will be on campus Tuesday September 29th to meet with students and talk about the University of California in [Washington] D.C. Law Program.  She will give a presentation about the program at noon, 9/29/15, in Law 3500.  UCDC offers law students from five UC law schools terrific and wide-ranging opportunities to work and learn in the nation’s capital.  If you are interested in the program, please sign up to meet individually with Ms. Lehtman while she is here as well. She is a former Assistant US Attorney for the District of Columbia and has extensive knowledge of the D.C. legal community.  If you are interested in working in government or in one of the many other legal organizations headquartered in the capital, she will able to suggest placements and strategies to help you meet your particular goals.  The sign-up sheet for individual meetings is at the desk of Esther Song, who is located in the suite next to the elevators on the second floor of MPAA.  When you sign up, please send a copy of your resume directly to Ms. Lehtman at no later than 5 pm on Monday, September 28thLunch will be served for those who RSVP by noon on  Monday September 28th.  To RSVP, email Esther Song 

Wednesday, September 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Writing a Paper?!, LAW 3500
Drop by between 4:00pm and 5:00pm to talk with a research librarian, so you can save time with tips for topic selection and research.

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

Women's Law Society - Women in the Workplace Featuring Professor Robinson-Dorn, EDU 1111
Please join the Women's Law Society in welcoming Professor Robinson-Dorn for a brown bag lunch. We will be discussing professionalism and sharing new developments in regard to women in the workplace, including paid family leave and discrimination.

Friday, October 2, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

First Year Fridays: CDO Overview, EDU 1111 (Mandatory for 1Ls)
It is almost here! Beginning in October, the CDO will begin holding small-group resource overview sessions and providing individual counseling to first-year students. December 1 is the first date 1L students are permitted to apply to or speak to employers about jobs, and we aim to ensure that all students can be prepared to apply for jobs on that date. Lunch will be provided. 

Friday, October 16, 8:45am – 4:45pm

Patent Sovereignty and International Law, EDU 1111
The international patent system walks a tightrope between harmonization and diversity. Harmonization efforts offer the benefit of uniformity, but because of diverse national interests, one size cannot fit all countries. What national flexibilities do current treaties such as the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) offer? Given the rise of regional trade agreements, and controversies over “fast track” negotiating authority, what flexibilities will be available in the future? This conference begins with the recent Declaration on Patent Protection and Regulatory Sovereignty Under TRIPs as a launching point to explore the proper balance between international patent harmonization and national sovereignty.  Register online now.


September 28-30, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bar Prep Fair, Courtyard
UCI Law is hosting Bar Week to give students the opportunity to learn about the various products and services offered by many of the prominent bar review companies operating in Southern California.

UCI Law Library Survey

The UCI Law Library created a short five question survey to find out what you'd like to see in a new Law Library space, and we’d really appreciate your participation.  Your opinion matters, so we’ll share your feedback with the architects and planners as we work with them on designing the library in the new building.
  • Fill out a Survey:
  • Win $20! Log in with your @lawnet ID or fill out a paper survey (be sure to give us your email address) for a chance to win a Visa gift card. We’ll choose 5 students at random and contact them via email on October 1st.
  • Want to give anonymous feedback? Use a paper survey. Librarians will be in the courtyard with paper forms from 10:00-10:30 and 2:30-3:00 on both Wednesday Sept. 16th and Thursday Sept. 17th, weather permitting. You can also ask for a paper survey at the Law Library Service Counter and return it there.

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.

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! 

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

APALSA Bahn Mi Fundraiser, Courtyard
Come support APALSA and buy a bahn mi sandwich!

Thursday, 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 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.

Wednesday, September 30, 7:00am - 1:15pm

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 September 30th 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! 

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.