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UC Irvine School of Law • April 17, 2016

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

Friday, April 22 at 9:00 pm

Bid enrollment authorization codes expire at 9:00am on April 22. Openings in bid classes will be available for general enrollment after 9:00 am on April 22. 

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 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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.

Monday, April 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Teen Sex and Statutory Rape Law, SBSG 1517
Professor Michele Goodwin will present "Teen Sex and Statutory Rape Law" on Monday, April 18. Light refreshments will be served. Please feel free to bring your lunch! This event is free to attend and open to the public. No RSVP necessary. For more information about this event, please visit our website.

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 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


Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 pm

19th Annual Take Back the Night, UCI Flagpoles at Aldrich Hall
Take Back the Night is a candlelight vigil and march to raise awareness about sexual violence and to honor survivors of such violence. This program will feature music and dance performances, visual displays, refreshments, interactive educational activities and a raffle. The evening concludes with a speak-out where survivors tell their stories of survival and recovery.

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 (

Monday, May 9, 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Legal Research in Practice, MPAA 420
The Law Librarians will offer their 7th annual legal research training in preparation for summer jobs. Choose sessions based on your summer work environment. Get a sneak-peak at our content at Coffee and snacks will be provided in the Student Lounge, and students will have a chance to win an iPad. Please RSVP at


Extended Hours for the Law Library

The library will have extended hours during the reading and exam periods, as follows:

  • Thursday, April 21: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Friday, April 22: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 23: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 24: 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Monday, April 25 – Thursday, April 28: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Friday, April 29:7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 1: 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Monday, May 2 – Thursday, May 5: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Friday, May 6: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer hours begin on Saturday, May 7. In addition, no visitors are allowed during finals. This information is also available on the law library calendar:

Student Life Awards

2016 award winners are listed here. Thank you for taking the time to nominate and vote for your peers, faculty, and staff. 

Denim Day - April 27

The Denim Day campaign began as part of an international protest of an Italian High Court decision to overturn a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans. The judgment sparked a worldwide outcry from those who understand coercion, threats and violence accompany the act of rape. Everyone is urged to wear denim or a "Why Denim?" button (contact CARE for buttons) on Wednesday, April 27. Each year, individuals, student organizations, staff groups, and departments around UCI participate in a Denim Day photo contest. Submission guidelines can be found on the website.

Meningococcal (Meningitis B) Vaccine Clinic

The Meningococcal (Meningitis B) Vaccine is now available at the Student Health Center for students 16-23 years old. There is no cost to students enrolled with the university-sponsored SHIP plan. For non-SHIP students, vaccination is available for $191.00 per vaccine (administration fee included).

World's Indigenous Lawyer's Conference (WILC) October 19 - 22, 2016

The conference will be hosted by Seventh Generation Fund in collaboration with NAILSA at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering. Registration for the event has opened and can be accessed at October 19-22, 2016

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 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.