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UC Irvine School of Law • September 6, 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.


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 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


Wednesday, September 9

Criminal Law Society First General Meeting, 12:00pm - 12:45pm, LAW 3600

3L Class Gift Town Hall, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, EDU 1111

Law Students for Reproductive Justice Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

Thursday, September 10

International Law Society, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

Women's Law Society First Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4700

Monday, September 14

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

Tuesday, September 15

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


Tuesday, September 8, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Clean Slate Expungement Clinic Training, MPAA 408
UCI Law students helped create an expungement project here in Orange County. Students work under attorney supervision to help individuals clean up their criminal records so that they can more easily reenter into society. The clinic meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Legal Aid Society of Orange County in Santa Ana. You are not required to attend each month, so this is a great opportunity if you're looking to earn extra pro bono hours and to really make tangible differences in peoples' lives without a huge time commitment. If you wish to participate in the clinic at any point this year, you should attend the training session THIS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH AT 6:30pm in MPAA 408. Pizza will be served. To RSVP, please email Lauren Mendelsohn (

Wednesday, September 9, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

SSI Pro Bono Training, MPAA 430
The Disabled and Elderly Benefits Pro Bono Clinic (SSI Clinic) will be hosting a training for student volunteers. Join Bill Wise from the Legal Aid Society of Orange County to learn about Supplemental Security Income, including eligibility, benefits, and appeals. The training will also cover how the clinic at LASOC operates. Students who are assigned to the SSI clinic as their pro bono project are required to participate, and other interested students are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to by Monday, September 7. Dinner will be provided.

Thursday, September 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Opportunities & Diversity in the San Diego County District Attorney's Office, LAW 3750
Please join UCI Law Alum Tommy McClain and his colleagues from the San Diego District Attorney’s Office for a discussion on the importance of diversity in district attorney offices.  Our guests will also discuss the application process and upcoming deadlines for the Graduate Law Clerk and Summer Law Clerk positions.  This event is co-sponsored by Black Law Student Association and Criminal Law Society.

 Thursday, September 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

CLEaR Film Screening/Discussion: William Kunstler - Disturbing the Universe, EDU 1131
Please join the Center for Law, Equality and Race (CLEaR) for Film Night, featuring Disturbing the Universe. The film examines the life of attorney William Kunstler, most famous for his civil rights and anti-war cases. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, with viewing and discussion to follow at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to  In the 1960s and 70s, Kunstler fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. and represented the famed “Chicago 8” activists who protested the Vietnam War. When the inmates took over Attica prison and when members of the American Indian Movement stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer.  Kunstler represented some of the most reviled members of society, including accused rapists and assassins. The film not only recounts the historic causes that Kunstler fought for but also reveals a man that even his own daughters (who made the film) did not always understand, a man who risked public outrage and even the safety of his family so that justice could serve all.  Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, with viewing and discussion to follow at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to

Friday, September 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

1L Moral Character Workshop (First Year Friday), EDU 1111
Every state requires law graduates to (a) pass a bar examination and (b) be certified as having good moral character before being licensed as an attorney.  One of our guest speakers passed the California bar exam on his first attempt in 2012, but is still awaiting approval of his Moral Character application.  Dr. Alex Yufik (J.D., Psy.D.) a Case Management Supervisor with the CA State Bar Lawyer Assistance Program, will explain the State Bar’s Moral Character evaluation process and the resources available to law students and admitted attorneys.  Lunch will be served.

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, 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
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.


Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day - Campus Closure

The Law Library will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 7, 2015.

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
Check back next week for more opportunities to mix and mingle.

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