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UC Irvine School of Law • September 27, 2015

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.

Check back after Fall Break for more speaker events to attend.

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

Thursday, October 1

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

Monday, October 5

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


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 9, 8:00am - 2:00pm

Street Law Pro Bono event, EDU 1111, EDU 1131
Street Law will end its 2015 program with a Culmination Lesson on Friday, October 9th.  Santa Ana high school students will come to UCI for a "Know Your Rights" lesson, a tour of the law school, lunchtime diversity panel, and will learn about UCI Law's Pre-Law Outreach Program (POP). 

Friday, October 9,12:00pm – 1:15pm

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop, LAW 3500
Prof. Stefanie Mueller (English Department) will present “Corporate Fictions in Law & Literature.”
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.

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.

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

PILF 5k registration, Courtyard
Stop by the PILF table in the courtyard to sign up for the 2015 5K!

Printing: Try 5 Get $5

Earn $5 towards printing costs!  Try each of Wepa's 5 upload methods and earn $1 of free prints, one-time only, for each one completed.

The Notice Call for Writers

The Notice is an adjudicated newspaper of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC). LASOC provides civil legal services to low-income and elderly residents or Orange and Southeast Los Angeles Counties. The Notice is a weekly newspaper, and publishes national news, local features, and special events. Our tagline is "For News. For Justice."  We are looking for writers interested in the untold stories of Orange County, and are open to stand alone pieces or regular columns. This is a volunteer opportunity, but each writer will be given individual feedback. Time commitment will be 2-3 hours per week.

Spring and Summer Externship Opportunities

Are you considering an externship next term or over the summer? some federal district court chambers are now looking for externs for the spring. Some chambers, including that of a state Supreme Court Justice, are considering applications for summer externs now.  Deadlines can be short; you may want to get applications out as soon as you can. Check out the Externship Catalog,, where you will find a number of recent listings and updates. 

Mix and Mingle

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! 

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