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UC Irvine School of Law • August 23, 2015

Friday, August 28, Noon

Deadline for 2L-3L Add/Drop/Change Grading Option with NO FEE.
Add/Drop/Changes are to be completed through LawReg.


Tuesday, September 1, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

The Decline of Doubt in Islamic Law, EDU 1131
Mohannad Malas Lecture presented by Intisar A. Rabb
Intisar A. Rabb is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a director of its Islamic Legal Studies Program. She also holds an appointment as a Professor of History at Harvard University and as a Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is the author of Doubt in Islam, which explores a controversial popular notion about Islamic law today, which is that Islamic law is a divine legal tradition that has little room for discretion or doubt, particularly in Islamic criminal law. Despite its contemporary popularity, that notion turns out to have been far outside the mainstream of Islamic law for most of its history.  Please RSVP here.

Thursday, September 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Guest Speaker Series: Ashleigh Aitken, Trial Attorney at Aitken Aitken Cohn, EDU 1111
Ashleigh Aitken is a trial attorney who specializes in complex business litigation, class actions and major personal injury cases.  Before co-founding Aitken Aitken Cohn, she  worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and as a civil litigator at Morrison Foerster, LLP.  Ms. Aitken has been honored as “Attorney of the Year” by Orange County Women Lawyers and “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine and serves as President of the Orange County Bar Association, in addition to many other leadership positions throughout her community.  Please RSVP here by Tuesday, September 1st to guarantee a lunch will be provided for you.

Thursday, September 3, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Public Debate on Doctor Assisted Suicide, Crystal Cove Auditorium, UC Irvine Student Center
This debate features Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of UC Irvine School of Law and  Prof. Aaron Kheriaty of the School of Medicine. The issue of physician assisted suicide, or what proponents prefer to call physician aid in dying, is back in the forefront of public policy debates in California. Although California Senate Bill 128, a legislative proposal to legalize this practice for terminally ill patients, was recently pulled from a vote in the Assembly Health Committee, there remain pending court cases on this issue in California, and proponents are prepared to introduce a statewide ballot initiative to legalize assisted suicide. Free and open to the public; RSVP here >  **Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the debate will start promptly at 6:00 p.m.**



Monday, August 24

SBA Weekly Meeting, 12:15pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

Tuesday, August 25

Public Interest Law Fund (PILF) First Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, EDU 1111

First General Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 430

Thursday, August 27

UC Irvine Law Review, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3750

Monday, August 31

SBA Weekly Meeting, 12:15pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

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

Tuesday, September 1

Asian Pacific American Law Student Association First General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 430

Thursday, September 3

Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy Kick-Off Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 430

Public Service Fellow Luncheon, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600


Monday, August 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Moot Court Training, EDU 1111 (2L/3L)
The UCI Law Moot Court Competition launches the second week of school!  Excited about the opportunity to represent your school before state and federal judges and distinguished appellate attorneys with your oral argument skill and brief writing chops? Or, at least, to polish those skills a wee bit? Do not miss the informational session on August 24th.  All 2Ls/3Ls welcome. The meeting will be recorded, but you know you'd rather witness this in person.  The sign-up deadline is August 30.  A mandatory brief training meeting will take place on September 2nd and the prompt will be released later that day.

Thursday, August 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

ASP: Introduction to Outlining, EDU 1111
Attention all 1Ls!  Excel in law school by learning how to outline.  Build your skills by exploring new note-taking and case-briefing techniques. Lunch is provided! Please contact Professor Kung at with any questions.

Thursday, August 27, 4:30pm - 8:00pm

PLC Naturalization Training, EDU 1131
This Naturalization Training is hosted by Public Law Center.  Students must register in advance for the training, and also for the Naturalization Clinic on Saturday, August 29th.  Here is the link to the sign-up.

Friday, August 28, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Title IX Workshop, EDU 1111 (1Ls)
UCI's Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity will provide Title IX training on sexual harassment/discrimination awareness and prevention.  This training is federally-mandated and is required for all 1L students.  Attendance will be taken.

Friday, August 28, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Student Org Leader Training, EDU 1111
This is a MANDATORY training for all 3 "signers" for each student organization. If a signer is unable to attend, please contact Jennah Jones in advance. Other (non-signer) student leaders are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, September 1, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

CARES Training, EDU 1131
CARES is a wonderful pro bono project that takes place on Fridays during the course of each semester at UCI Law. With CARES, all students, including first years, may engage in pro bono work at the Department of Public Social Services offices in Los Angeles County to assist homeless clients with emergency benefits advocacy, particularly relating to shelter, food, health, transportation, and other social service needs.  Interested 1L’s must attend a this 1.5 hour training session. PLEASE RSVP for this training NO LATER than FRIDAY, August 28thPlease email Sam Rodriguez, at, or Jason Hartlage, to RSVP!  

Wednesday, September 2, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CDO: Public Interest Forum - Building a Better Public Interest Community at UCI Law, EDU 1131
Are you a Public-Interest-minded student?  Are you planning a career in Public Interest?  Join us as we discuss ideas on how to build a stronger support system for Public Interest-minded students.  Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, September 2, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Moot Court Training, MPAA 430 (2L/3L)
This is a mandatory brief training meeting for Moot Court competitors who signed up for the 2015-2016 Competition. The prompt will be released later that day.

Wednesday, September 2, 2:50pm - 4:00pm

Transition to Law School Workshop, LAW 3750 (1Ls)
Professor Christopher Leslie will moderate a workshop 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.  Snacks will be provided to those who RSVP.

Thursday, September 3

CDO: U.S. Army JAG Corps Information Session, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3500
Captain Daniel C. Kim will be visiting UCI Law for an informal information session to speak with students interested in applying to the U.S. Army JAG Corps.  Join us to learn more about opportunities with the Army JAG Corps program.  Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Friday, September 4

Financial Literacy, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, EDU 1111 (1Ls)
Promoting financial literacy has been a primary mission of the School of Law's Office of Student Financial Services. Our financial literacy program promotes and encourages the study of financial education and facilitates credit analysis and budgeting skills to promote good money management.  Our Balancing Personal Finances workshop will help students with planning and sticking to a monthly budget, smart spending, using credit wisely, managing education debt, and avoiding piling on more debt. The workshop will teach students the elements of personal finance.  Lunch will be provided.


Key Cards

Key cards will now open the doors from the parking lot into MPAA.  We have also added key card security to the hallway entry area that leads to the student lounge and the quiet study rooms.  This will be activated after-hours to ensure the area is secure for law students.  Please do not prop open doors after-hours. If you don’t already have a key card, you can rent one for $15 (cash only, exact change appreciated) from Cynthia at the front reception desk.  Your $15 will be returned when you return the key card.

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Locker Request

If you would like to request a locker, please click here to use our new online system.  Please note that you must have your locker combination before you will be issued a locker.

Mix and Mingle

Monday, August 24, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Free Admission to the Sawdust Arts Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Sawdust Arts & Crafts Festival was selected "Best Art Festival" by OC Weekly and voted "one of the country's top five festivals" by AmericanStyleMagazine.  Admission of one ticket per UCI ID is free for UCI students, staff and faculty after 5:00 p.m.  For guests, admission is also free on Mondays after 5:00 p.m. for residents of Balboa Island, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Orange, Portola Hills, Santa Ana, Silverado Canyon, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, and Villa Park!

Wednesday, August 26, 11:30am - 1:30pm

Student Involvement Fair,  Courtyard
Student organizations, co-curriculars, pro-bono groups, and campus resources will all be available in the courtyard to answer your questions and showcase ways to get involved at UCI Law. 

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