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UC Irvine School of Law • April 10, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016, 5:00 pm

Jessup Applications Due
Jessup International Moot Court Team Applications have been extended until Monday, April 11, at 5:00 pm. Please refer to an April 7, 2016 email from Dean Schroeder for additional information.

Important Registration Dates

The Fall 2016 Schedule of Classes is now available on the Law Course Catalog. The Fall 2016 Course Book List is now available under Academics on the Student Portal page. Please note these important dates:

  • April 13: Students notified of winning bids
  • April 14: Rising 3Ls begin to enroll
  • April 15: Rising 2Ls begin to enroll
  • Friday, April 22: Bid enrollment authorization codes expire at 9:00am; General enrollment opens after 9:00am

Friday, April 15, 2016

Ms. JD Fellowship Program for 2L Students Application Deadline
Ms. JD partners with the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession to provide mentoring and professional development to our Fellowship class. In addition to receiving financial support and invitations to ABA and Ms. JD events, each fellowship recipient is paired with a mentor chosen from among the Brent Award honorees, Spirit of Excellence Award recipients, and ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Commissioners. The fellowship is a fantastic way for students to build their network across the country within the legal field! The official fellowship announcement can be found here on Ms. JD's website.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Black Women Lawyers (BWL) Association of Los Angeles Scholarship Application Deadline
In 1975, a small group of Los Angeles based African-American women judges and attorneys met to discuss the marked absence of an organization which addressed their needs in the legal field. The dialogue that ensued became the genesis of Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. (“BWL”). BWL held its first scholarship event in 1975. Since then, BWL and its foundation, has awarded more than $230,000 in scholarships and grants to second and third year law students. Application form and additional information located here.

Wednesday, April 20 at 5:00pm

Make-Up Exam Rescheduling Deadline
If you need to reschedule an exam for reasons listed in the Academic Rules, you must contact Jennah Jones by Wednesday, April 20 at 5:00pm.  The tentative final exam schedule can be found here

Sunday, May 1, 2016

M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Deadline
The M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Fund was named in memory of the late M. Katherine Baird Darmer, an activist, law professor, and champion of change for the LGBT community in Orange County and beyond. The Fund, which is sponsored by the Orange County Lavender Bar Association (OCLBA) and the Orange County Equality Coalition (OCEC), will award one or more scholarships each year to academically qualified law students who have demonstrated commitment to advancing equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in Orange County. Determinations regarding the amount and number of awards are at the sole discretion of the scholarship committee jointly appointed by OCLBA and OCEC and the Liberty Hill Foundation. Application form and additional information here.

Monday, May 30, 2016

American Association for Justice Writing Competition Deadline
There is a new law student writing competition offered by AAJ’s Class Action Litigation Group.  In addition to a good cash prize, it also offers a great opportunity for exposure in two national publications – ACS’s Advance and AAJ’s Trial Magazine – as well as recognition at the AAJ Summer Convention (which is nearby in LA this year). Competition details here.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 12:00 pm

Vietnamese American Oral History Project
You or someone you know is an important part of history! If you are a UCI student, staff, or faculty member, please share with us an item from your or someone else’s family history in relation to the Vietnamese American experience. Record a brief video (1-2 minutes) featuring the item, such as a photograph, document, artwork, article of clothing, object, etc., that is of significance to the person being recorded. You can record on your cell phone and use your laptop or desktop monitor to make your video. More information here. Sponsored by Vietnamese American Oral History Project at UCI and funded by Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts and Culture Initiative.


Monday, April 11, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Tax Policy Colloquium: "Alpha: Labor is the New Capital," EDU 1131
Professor Victor Fleischer of the University of San Diego, School of Law will present "Alpha: Labor is the New Capital." More about Professor Fleischer here. RSVP here.

Thursday, April 14, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

From the Ivy League to a Gun at My Head: Inside the World of an Abuse Survivor, UCI Student Center - Pacific Ballroom A/B
On April 14, the Initiative to End Family Violence will host Leslie Morgan Steiner, the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love. Register here.

  • 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. -- Book Signing 
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. -- Lecture
  • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. -- Catered Reception and Book Signing Continues 

Monday, April 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (This event was originally scheduled on April 14)

Guest Speaker Series: CA Court of Appeal Moot, EDU 1111
People of the State of California vs. The Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Orange, Rito Tejeda, Real Party in Interest 
***NOTE*** Because of the highly confidential nature of a moot, this event is not open to the public.  UCI Law Students must show their student IDs to attend the argument. The case involves an issue of first impression stemming out of the controversy over the Orange County District Attorney’s office use of jailhouse informants.  Dean Erwin Chemerinsky represents the judges on the Orange County Superior Court and will argue the case before the CA Court of Appeal in Santa Ana on April 26. Please RSVP here by April 14th to guarantee lunch will be provided for you.

Monday, April 25, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Collusive Corruption, LAW 3750
Professor Minxin Pei will present a public lecture titled "Collusive Corruption." Professor Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government and directs the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. More information about this event and Professor Pei here. RSVP by email here.


Monday, April 11

Student Coffee with the Dean, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, LAW 3500

Monday, April 11

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

Friday, April 15

New Community Fellows Training, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, LAW 3750

Monday, April 18

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

Tuesday, April 19

SBA 1L Class Town Hall Meeting, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, EDU 1131

Friday, April 22

Incoming SBA Board Training, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, LAW 3600


Monday, April 11, 12:00 pm -1:00 pm

Loyola Chicago PLIP Brown Bag Roundtable, MPAA 408
The Loyola Chicago Patent Law Interview Program will be held on August 4-5, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. For students planning to attend, the bidding period opens today! Please join us for a roundtable discussion with 2Ls who attended the Loyola Chicago PLIP last year. Topics to be covered include researching law firms/prospective employers, bidding strategy, the relationship between Loyola Chicago PLIP and EIW, and interviewing and callback experiences of the panelists in Chicago last year. Those planning to attend Loyola Chicago PLIP are strongly encouraged to attend. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Monday, April 11, 7:00 pm -9:30 pm

Deep Web Movie Party, EDU 1131
SSDP and the IP/CyberLaw Society invite you for food, film, and discussion on cutting edge legal topics in drug policy and technology. Deep Web gives the inside story of one of the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century -- the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the 30-year-old entrepreneur convicted of being 'Dread Pirate Roberts,' creator and operator of online black market Silk Road. Deep Web explores how the brightest minds and thought leaders behind the Deep Web and Bitcoin are now caught in the crosshairs of the battle for control of a future inextricably linked to technology, with our digital rights hanging in the balance. Watch the trailer here.

Tuesday, April 12, 10:00 am -1:00 pm, Mandatory for New Summer 2016 Externs

FYF - Summer Externship Orientation, EDU 1131
All students externing for the first time this summer must attend this orientation. (Only those planning to extern in Summer 2016 should attend, not those with Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 externship placement plans.) Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to, Michael Hawk, at by Friday, April 8. As soon as possible, complete the Registration form on the externship online system. If you have any questions that are not answered here or on the externships website, please email Assistant Dean Carrie Hempel or Michael Hawk.

Thursday, April 14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Pre-OCI BLS Student Primer, LAW 4850
This event will provide 1L students who are members of the Business Law Society (and others) with tips and advice to help them succeed in the on (off) campus interview process. Students will hear from 2Ls who have successfully navigated the interview process, and the panel will be available for questions from the attendees. This event is meant to be a supplement to CDO's introduction to the topic. Snacks will be served.

Thursday, April 14, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Sheppard Mullin Diversity Rock Your Interviews Reception, Orange County Office
Sheppard Mullin invites first-year students to join a roundtable discussion with the firm's diverse attorneys and to a mixer/reception with all attorneys. Partners and Associates from the Sheppard Mullin offices will facilitate the discussion. Attire is business casual. RSVP to Patty McGraw. For more information, see the event flyer.

Friday, April 15, School of Law

Southern California Clinical Scholarship Workshop, UCI Law
The workshop is part of a series hosted by UCI Law’s clinical faculty designed to bring together clinicians from California and beyond.  Current presenters include Tanya Cooper from Pepperdine University School of Law; Maureen Johnson, Loyola Law School; Julie Lawton, DePaul College of Law; Fatma Marouf, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law; Jeff Selbin, UC Berkeley School of Law; John Whitlow, University of New Mexico, School of Law.  These colleagues will present papers over the course of the day, with initial commentary from a designated respondent followed by engagement with other participants.  Please RSVP to More information here.

Friday, April 15, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Socio-Legal Studies Wokshop, LAW 3500H
Stephen Lee, Sameer Ashar, Jennifer Chacón (Law) and Susan Bibler Coutin (Law & CLS/Anthro) will present "Navigating Liminal Legalities along Pathways to Citizenship: Immigrant Vulnerability and the Role of Mediating Institutions." The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar. 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 (

Friday, April 15, 12:00 pm -1:00 pm

FYF - ASP: How to Attack a Policy Question, EDU 1111
Confused about how to discuss policy in an exam answer?  This workshop provides tips and suggestions on what to do if you receive a policy question on your final exam.  Lunch is provided!  Please contact Professor Queena Mewers at with any questions.

Friday, April 22, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Environmental Governance and Management in the Arctic, LAW 3500
This roundtable discussion will bring together national and international Arctic experts to discuss existing and emerging issues in Arctic marine governance. More information here. RSVP for public lunch event here.

Friday, April 22, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Technology & Life Sciences Entrepreneurs Workshop, The Cove - UCI Applied Innovation
This is an exclusive one-day program designed for those in the process of – or considering – starting a new venture. Get practical information on the legal and business issues facing today’s entrepreneurs. Presented by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's Rob Kornegay, Partner Corporate and Securities, and Matt Bresnahan, Senior Associate IP Counseling & Patents. More information here.

Friday, April 22, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Socio-Legal Studies Wokshop, LAW 3500H
Song Richardson & Catherine Fisk (Law) will present “Police Unions and Police Reform.” The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch (12-1:15 p.m.) in the Law School (Room 3500H). 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 (

Friday, May 6, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Socio-Legal Studies Wokshop, LAW 3500H
Angela Fillingim (CLS) will present “(Re)Defining Violence: Interpretive Contexts and U.S. Human Rights Policy toward Latin America, 1975-1992.” The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch (12-1:15 p.m.) in the Law School (Room 3500H). 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 (


Student Lounge Survey for New Building

Please take a moment to complete the following short survey regarding student preferences for the lounge in the new law building. The programming architects are refining the size/specs of the student lounge and very much need your input!

3Ls -  Diploma Reminders

Please check the spelling of you name on your campus account.  Your diploma will be printed EXACTLY the way the name appears in StudentAccess and your ID card.  If you want to change your name, you need to submit an official name change request, with the correct documentation PRIOR to the last day of the spring term, May 6th.  If you bring your completed request, with copies of the required documents, to Cynthia at the front desk. The Law School Registrar's Office will take them to main campus for you.

Recent Grad Resources

Check here for information on resources available to you post graduation.

UCI Law Veterans Clinic Fundraiser

The Veterans Clinic will be raising money through the Orange County Community Foundation's (OCCF) i<3OC Giving Day on April 27 and 28. Donations made to the clinic are tax-deductible and will be matched with bonus money from OCCF. The event runs from April 27 at 6:00 am until 12:00 pm on April 28. Make a donation here.

Mix and Mingle

Wednesday, April 13, 5:30pm

Pro Bono & Student Life Awards, University Club
Please join The Pro Bono Office and Student Services, as we recognize students for their pro bono work, leadership on campus, and commitment to our community!  Doors will open at 5:30pm, and our program will begin promptly at 6:00pm with opening remarks from Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.  Heavy appetizers will be served, and there will be a cash bar. Dress is business casual. Please RSVP here.

Thursday, April 14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

3L Send-Off, Courtyard
Come to the courtyard to wish the 3L class well on their next steps and enjoy some pizza, soft drinks, and cake.

Thursday, April 14, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Kading Briggs 2L Reception, Daily Grill in Irvine
Kading Briggs will host a program and reception for 1Ls and 2Ls who will be working in law firms this summer. All the attorneys at this firm worked for large law firms prior to joining Kading Briggs and received offers as summer associates from firms including O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Paul Hastings LLP, and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Attire for the event is business professional. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Melissa Weisbender by Monday, April 11. For more information, see the event flyer.

Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

JLA Passover Potluck 2016
JLA will host a Passover Potluck in the Palo Verde Lounge and Conference Room on April 14 at 7:00 PM. Since Passover this year starts on April 22, this will be a model seder. Please be sure to still bring food that is kosher for Passover. If you have any questions as to whether a dish is/isn't please ask! Please indicate what you are bringing to the potluck on this spreadsheet.

Wednesday, April 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

3L Class Gift Tabling, Courtyard
Your 3L Class Reps and 3L classmates will be in the courtyard at lunch, tabling for the 3L class gift and handing out pledge prizes to those who have already pledged! Stop by and ask any questions you have about the pledge process....OR stop by to pledge!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2:45 – 3:45pm

Third Annual End of Year Carnival, Courtyard
1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls are all invited to join the Community Fellows in a celebration on the last day of classes.  There will be a bounce house, twister, sumo suits, therapy dogs, and a photo booth for entertainment and plenty of pizza, cake, and cotton candy, so come hungry!

Thursday, April 21, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Affiliates of Orange County Bar Association Mixer, Muldoon's Irish Pub
Join the members of Thurgood Marshall Bar, OC Asian American Bar, OC Lavender Bar, OC Jewish Bar, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and Italian American Lawyers of OC – Lex Romana for a mixer and networking event. Questions regarding this event should be sent to Kimberly La Salle at

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.

To request reasonable accommodations for a disability at any of the events listed in this newsletter, please contact Dean Liz Schroeder at or (949) 824-1384.