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UC Irvine School of Law • August 30, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 11:00pm

Moot Court Sign-Up Deadline
Don't forget to sign-up for our 2015-2016 Moot Court Competition for a chance to show your legal research and writing skills, and demonstrate your oral advocacy! Sign-ups are live now, with a deadline of this Sunday, August 30 at 11pm. To sign up for the competition, go to this link to submit a Google form.  If you already have a partner in mind, great! If you are still looking for a partner, use this Google spreadsheet to see who else is looking for a partner: Otherwise, sign-up individually, and the Board will pair you with another individual once the sign-up deadline has passed. If you have questions for the Board, please send them to We look forward to working with you this year!

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.


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.**



Sunday, August 30

Law Review Style Editor Training, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, MPAA 420

Monday, August 31

Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw First General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 420

Latina/o Law Student Asssociation First General Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

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

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

Law Review - Henriksen - Global Read Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MPAA 301

Wednesday, September 2

PILF Board Meeting, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LAW 3600

Women's Law Society First Meeting, 12:00 - 1:00pm, LAW 4750

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

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

Wednesday, September 9

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

Thursday, September 10

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


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 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.

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

CDO: U.S. Army JAG Corps Information Session, 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, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Financial Literacy (First Year Friday), EDU 1111 (1L)
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.

Wednesday, September 9, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

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.


Tanaka Farms Fundraiser

Do you want to:
1. Maintain a healthy diet in law school?
2. Eat local and organic food?
3. Save yourself a trip to the grocery store?
4. Support fun student events and programs?
Sign up for Tanaka Farms' CSA (community supported agriculture) program! You will get a box of fresh, seasonal, and organic or pesticide-free produce delivered directly to campus every other week. Tanaka Farms donates small part of the cost back to the SBA, specifically to fund student events and activities.  The first delivery for the semester will be September 23, a week from tomorrow. Sign up by September 18 to ensure delivery. Sign ups after that will receive their box starting at the next scheduled delivery. How it works & how to sign up:
1. Set up an account with Tanaka Farms at
2. Select whether you'd like a MINI, SMALL, or LARGE box.
3. Select UCI Law as the pick up location.
4. Enter your payment information.  Your credit card will automatically be charged about a day prior to each delivery. 
5. You'll receive an e-mail reminder the day prior to delivery.
6.  Pick up your box from the Student Lounge on Tuesdays between 2pm and 5pm. *It is imperative that you be able to pick up your box in this window -- rotting food makes the lounge smell and the school not want to sponsor this program*

New (Improved!) Printing on Campus

Our IT and Library departments have come up with a solution to the concerns students raised about printing on campus. Three new WEPA print kiosks are have been installed, two in the library and one on the 4th floor in MPAA.  You can load your UCI Law ID card via the cloud into your WEPA account in $5 incraments.  Money loaded into your WEPA account is ONLY for printing, not copying.  The mechanism for payment of copies remains the same.  The money loader can ONLY be used to load your copy balance for payment of copies. 

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Bar Exam Testing Accommodations

California Bar Exam testing accommodations are available to individuals with mental or physical disabilities as defined in the State Bar of California Admissions Rules.  Applying for an accommodation takes considerable time and requires considerable documentation.  3Ls:  If you wish to apply for an accommodation, please do so as quickly as possible.  2Ls and 1Ls:  You can apply early for an accommodation.  Students who apply early but are denied an accommodation will have sufficient time to file an appeal and gather together additional documentation.  Students who plan on filing for a California Bar Exam testing accommodation should read through the State Bar requirements carefully.   If you are planning on taking the bar exam in another state, be sure to check its requirements for applying for a testing accommodation.

Third Year Intensive

This is a reminder that 3Ls who complete a  “Third Year Intensive” will receive a notation on their transcript.  There are many ways to complete the TYI, such as completing an Advanced Clinic, externship, Note, or pro bono project for the required number of hours.  Please refer to the e-mail from Dean Schroeder for more information and the complete Third Year Intensive memo.

Mix and Mingle

Thursday, September 3, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Latina/o Law Student Association BBQ, Verano Picnic Area
The UCI Latina/o Law Student Association (LLSA) will be kicking off the school year with a BBQ/Mixer (Carne Asada Style).  All students and their families are invited to come hang out, meet LLSA members, and to enjoy some good food.  Please RSVP by emailing, so we may assure there will be enough food for everyone. Hope to see you there!

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