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UC Irvine School of Law • January 24, 2016

2016 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition

Register Here! - Registration Closes Monday, January 25 at 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 20 - Date of Competition

The 2016 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition will be held on February 20, 2016 and will include graduate students from the Ayala School of Biological Sciences, Paul Merage School of Business, and UCI School of Law.  Each team will have a science, business, and law student. This is a great opportunity for students interested in IP, business drafting, negotiation, and/or transactional law.  It’s also a great way to collaborate with BioScience and business graduate students.  An Awards Dinner with an exciting keynote speaker will be held at the end of the all-day competition.

Attend the Negotiations & Drafting Agreements Workshop on February 5th.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, February 6, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day (PICD): UCLA School of Law 
This inter-law-school event, held annually each spring semester, provides law students with the opportunity to participate in a formal interview process for summer employment and to table-talk with participating employers. Representatives from public interest organizations, government agencies and offices, and private public interest firms throughout Southern California will be in attendance. The event also provides a great opportunity to network and learn about the array of public sector employers in our region. During the bidding period prior to the event, students may submit resumes and cover letters through Symplicity to secure interviews at the Career Day. An email with Symplicity instructions was sent on Monday, December 21. Plan to have your resume and cover letter reviewed by your primary CDO counselor well in advance of the deadline. There is no advantage to bidding early
Important PICD Dates
January 30 (Saturday): Students receive notification of interview schedules. 
February 3 (Wednesday) at 5:00pm: Student cancellation deadline.
February 6 (Saturday): PICD

Friday, January 29th

Housing Survey: UCI Law is partnering with VeryApt to create a custom housing guide that will provide a comprehensive review of the housing needs of incoming students. VeryApt works specifically with graduate schools. The housing guide for George Washington Law can be viewed as a sample. We hope that you will take the time to participate in the Survey as it will be a great resource for incoming students to better understand the housing market. The survey takes only 5-7 minutes and will be open until Friday, January 29.

Tuesday, February 16, 5:00 pm

Any diverse 3L who plans to practice public interest law in California, and who plans to take the July 2016 California Bar Exam, is eligible. Winners receive a free Barbri bar prep course along with a living stipend. Application can be found here: And for the first time, we are thrilled to offer co-sponsored 3L Diversity scholarships with the following five affinity bar associations throughout California: Asian American Bar Association Law Foundation; Orange County Asian American Bar Association; East Bay La Raza Lawyers; Black Women Lawyers Foundation; The Charles Houston Bar Association. In partnering with these groups, we are connecting with even more diverse law students throughout California. Specific criteria for these special co-sponsored scholarships are available on the application registration page. Please do forward this opportunity to your 3Ls! We are committed to supporting diverse California law students who are devoted to improving access to justice in California, and this scholarship is one important way we are doing so. Please email me with any questions at


Monday, January 25, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Town Hall Meeting with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, EDU 1111
Dean Chemerinsky will hold a Town Hall for UCI Law students.

Tuesday, January 26, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Franky Carrillo, Justice Advocate for Death Penalty Focus, EDU 1111
Franky Carrillo spent nearly 20 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. He was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1992 and was not exonerated until 2011, when the Los Angeles Superior Court reversed his conviction and ordered his release. Franky now serves as a Justice Advocate for the non-profit organization, Death Penalty Focus, through which he shares with the public his firsthand experience of the criminal justice system. Delayed nearly 20 years by his wrongful conviction, Franky is also now pursuing a college degree, at Loyola Marymount University. In his talk, Franky will be sharing his personal story of wrongful conviction and will discuss the very-real risks of incarcerating, and even executing, innocent people. Please RSVP here by noon on January 24th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you. This Speaker Series is sponsored by the Criminal Law Society.

Thursday, January 28, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presentation on Northwestern Tax L.L.M. Program, LAW 4850
Professor Postlewaite will describe the program and take questions. The Northwestern Tax Program has one of the lowest student-faculty ratios of any graduate tax program in the country and an excellent job placement rate: for example, for the class of 2014, 92% of the students had law jobs ten months after graduation. Meet Professor Postlewaite on Thursday, January 28, and find out more! Lunch will be provided. For planning purposes please RSVP to Lisa Payne --but please note that an RSVP is not required to attend the event.

Thursday, January 28, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

SABA and SALSA present "Clerkship Panel," MPAA 430
Judge(s) and other law professionals will talk about the benefits of clerkships, and field related questions from the audience. It is a great opportunity not only to hear from accomplished law professionals, but also to network! The confirmed panelists include Magistrate Judge Jay Gandhi; Samrah Mahmoud, a Crowell associate who clerked for District Judge Staton and graduated from UCI Law; AUSA Daniel Ahn, who clerked for District Judge Taylor and Ninth Circuit Judge Rawlinson; and Vib Mittal who clerked for District Judge Amul Thapar in EDKY and has been an AUSA in CDCA for five years.

Friday - Saturday, January 29 - 30

UCI Global Justice Summit 2016, UC Irvine School of Law and UC Irvine Student Center
This annual event at UCI Law, created by students and advised by Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow, provides students the opportunity to negotiate a hypothetical conflict and draft a constitution or treaty. Prior to the two-day summit, students are trained on effective mediation and negotiation techniques, and on comparative constitutional analysis. During the simulation, students receive additional insight on current constitutional drafting issues or conflict resolution from prominent scholars in the field. These Guest Speaker sessions on Friday and Saturday at the UCI Student Center are open to the public:
Friday, Jan. 29, 3 p.m.Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of History, UC Irvine School of Humanities, on Politics and History of China Conflicts. RSVP here.
Saturday, Jan. 30, NoonProfessor Ruti Teitel, Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law, New York Law School, on Transitional Justice. RSVP here.

Monday, February 1, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Is it Time to Reassess Our Relationship with China?, EDU 1111
The John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute is honored to welcome James Fallows, renowned writer and commentator on public radio, to present the 2016 John S. and Marilyn Long Institute Distinguished Lecture. Mr. Fallows has written 10 books, including two about China, Postcards from Tomorrow Square and China AirborneMore about James Fallows. In his talk, Mr. Fallows will discuss China under Xi Jinping and considerations for the future. For more than 40 years, U.S. policy toward China has been built on the assumption that interaction and cooperation were the best route forward for both countries. Has the slowdown in the Chinese economy, the showdowns in the South China Sea, the crackdown on Chinese dissent, and the crackup in American politics changed that calculation on either side?  Read moreThis event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP online.

Monday, February 1, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Why Tax Capital Income?, Presented by: Edward Kleinbard, School of Law
Edward D. Kleinbard is the Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professor of Law and Business at the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law, and a Fellow at The Century Foundation. He is the author of a book, We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money, just published by Oxford U. Press. In reviewing the book, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston described it as “a masterpiece of tax, fiscal, and economic policy.” Before joining USC Law in 2009, Prof. Kleinbard served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation. His current work focuses on the taxation of capital income, international tax issues, and the political economy of taxation. He has testified before Congress on tax policy matters, and has written opinion pieces for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Huffington Post,, and other media outlets. More about Prof. Kleinbard.  RSVP Here.

Thursday, February 11, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Medical Experimentation: Lessons Learned from Nuremburg to Tuskegee, Law 3500 
Michele Goodwin: Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Director Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy. This interdisciplinary colloquium series examines the complex and sometimes controversial issues that arise in health, bioethics, and biotechnology. These issues range from financing healthcare, bringing pharmaceuticals and other products to the marketplace, regulating the selling of medicines, to medical experimentation, mental health, debating access to reproductive medicines, including contraception and assisted reproduction. These issues even span to organ transplantation and access to basic medicines.  What roles do law, ethics, markets, and financial resources play in questions of access? Is access to medicine even the right framework to address these concerns?  To what extent do markets control individual access or other factors such as geography, the political process, social norms in different regions of the country, sex, race, religion, or simply broken medical systems? This colloquium series tackles these questions and more. The Matters of Health, Law, and Science Colloquium Series is part of the public outreach of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy. We welcome students, staff, faculty, and community members. Lunch is provided. Please rsvp in advance as space is limited.


Monday, January 25

Student Coffee with the Dean, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, LAW 4700

Tuesday, January 26 

BLSA General Meeting, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, LAW 3600

Tuesday, January 26 

Vagina Monologues All-Cast Meeting, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, LAW 4750

Tuesday, January 26

PILF Bi-weekly Board Meeting, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, LAW 4850

Wednesday, January 27

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

Monday, February 1

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

Thursday, February 4

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Monthly Meeting, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, EDU 1131


Tuesday, January 26, 6:40 pm - 8:40 pm

GIS Pre-Summit Workshop #3: "Treaty Negotiations," EDU 1131
Get an introductory overview of treaty negotiations from Professor Menkel-Meadow. Learn from treaties like the Law of the Sea and acquire the necessary knowledge for successful participation in the Global Justice Summit. Learn about key elements of successful treaties and the trends. You must RSVP here by Friday, January 22, to guarantee dinner will be ordered for you. 

Wednesday, January 27, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mock Trial Information Session, EDU 1111
UCI's Sixth Annual Mock Trial Competition will be held this Spring. The competition is open to 2Ls and 3Ls. 1Ls, though not eligible to compete, may still participate as witnesses. Those interested in participating should attend the informational meeting on January 27 at noon in EDU 1111. The informational meeting will discuss the format of the competition and other details. Please RSVP by noon on January 25 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you. You are welcome to attend even if you did not RSVP, though we can’t guarantee extra lunches will be available.

Wednesday, January 27, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

CDO: LAIPLA Law School Road Show, MPAA 408
The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) will be visiting UCI Law School to discuss careers in intellectual property, including patent, trademark and copyright law. Experienced IP practitioners with law firm and in-house experience will be panelists for the event. Confirmed panelists include: David Chan (Western Digital), Catherine Holland (Knobbe Martens), Bob Fish (Fish & Tsang), and David Dremann (Knobbe Martens). Students will have an opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the speakers’ remarks. For anyone interested in learning more about LAIPLA and the Association’s membership, this will be an invaluable opportunity. Pizza and refreshments will be provided! PLEASE RSVP ON SYMPLICITY.

Thursday, January 28, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CDO: International Human Rights Clinic Summer Internship Information Session, Law 3500
Students interested in applying for a summer position with the International Human Rights Clinic should attend this information session. Paul Hoffman will speak to students about what to expect as a summer intern with the Clinic. Students submitting application materials as part of the Spring Interview Program are strongly encouraged to attend. Paul Hoffman's practice has been in the areas of constitutional and civil rights litigation. He has served with many international human rights organizations, including ACLU Foundation of Southern California, Los Angeles, where he served as Legal Director and the Amnesty International’s International Executive Committee which oversees the their operations throughout the world. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Thursday, January 28, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Initiative to End Family Violence (IEFV) Workshop, EDU 1131
An Initiative to End Family Violence (IEFV) Workshop: The long shadow of trauma: Intergenerational transmission during gestation of the effects of maternal exposure to childhood trauma Presented by Pathik D. Wadhwa, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Pediatrics Director, UC Irvine Development, Health and Disease Research Program

Friday January 29, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

FYFASP: Becoming a Self-Sufficient Learner, EDU 1111 Learn how to effectively review and self-assess your final exams and overall performance last semester to identify which study and exam-taking skills and strategies worked for you vs. which ones you should change to improve your performance this semester.  We will teach you how to look for patterns of strengths and weaknesses in exam-taking skills, and we will provide suggestions for different study and exam-taking techniques to explore this semester.  Lunch is provided!  Please contact Professor Mewers at with any questions.

Friday, January 29, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop, LAW 3500
Kevin Lerman (Law) will present Amending Mitigating Role, Role Cap, and the Methamphetamine Enhancement Guidelines: Toward a More Just Federal Sentencing Regime for Drug Couriers and Mules. 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 (

Tuesday, February 2, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

U.S. Navy JAG Corps Information Session, LAW 3500
Captain Shannon Gearhart will be visiting UCI Law for an informal information session to speak with students who might be interested in applying to the U.S. Navy JAG Corps. The mission of the U.S. Navy JAG Corps is to provide solutions to legal issues involving military operations, organization, and personnel wherever and whenever such solutions are required. The mission's primary focus is on operations, accountability, Sailor legal readiness, and Navy legal readiness. Please join this information session to learn more about opportunities with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps!

Friday, February 5, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Mandatory for 1Ls)

FYF - Student Services & ASP: Obtaining and Evaluating Exams, EDU 1111
Director of Student Life Jennah Jones will explain the process for checking out your fall semester exams; and ASP Professor Queena Mewers will explain both how to effectively review and self-assess your final exam answers to improve your study and exam-taking skills, and how to get useful feedback from your professors.  Lunch is provided!  Please contact Jennah Jones at or Professor Mewers at with any questions.

Friday, February 5, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Author Meets Reader, LAW 3750
Dean Spade, Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law, will discuss the newly revised and expanded edition of the book, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law (Duke University Press, 2015). Professor Spade teaches classes related to sexual orientation and gender identity law and law and social movements and has published extensively on issues of law and injustice.

Friday, February 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Negotiating and Drafting Terms Agreements Workshop, SB2-Room 122 at The Paul Merage Business School, RSVP here.
Business School Professors Chris Bauman and Max Chao will hold a workshop on “Negotiations & Drafting Terms Agreements.” This workshop will focus on the fundamental skills students will use in the 2016 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition. Dr. Bauman taught previously at Northwestern University and the University of Washington.  He teaches Negotiations, Business Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility, among other classes. His research focuses on information processing in negotiation and its implications for tactics that can increase individual or mutual gains. Prof. Chao has extensive experience in both business and transactional law.  He worked as a supervising senior auditor at KPMG Peat Marwick and a tax consultant for Ernst & Young. He later established his own law firm where he advises a wide range of clients, including high-wealth individuals, partnerships, multi-national corporations, non-profit organizations, local businesses, and oversees clients.


PILF Faculty-Student Auction Tabling

Weekdays - Monday, January 25th through Friday February 5th, Courtyard, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, January 27 - 29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Moot Court Semifinals, EDU 1121
7-8 PM: Brett Long, Respondent v. Jiaxiao Zhang, Petitioner
8-9 PM: Emile Ayoub, Respondent v. Remick Stahl, Petitioner

3L Class Gift Tabling

Wednesday, January 27th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - we 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!

Friendly Reminder: Smoke-Free Campus Policy

Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, electronic smoking devices (e.g., e-cigarettes, vapor cigarette, personal vaporizer, or PV), and the use of nicotine products not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treating nicotine or tobacco dependence, are prohibited on all UC Irvine controlled properties. This includes all indoor and outdoor spaces, including parking lots, in which the University has a 100% ownership interest or an exclusive lease interest.

Mix and Mingle

Monday, January 25, 2016 from 5:00-8:00pm

PILF BLAZE PIZZA FUNDRAISER! Come support PILF this Monday by eating at Blaze. Blaze will donate 20% of proceeds of your meal to PILF. Pick up a personal pizza (or two) and help support PILF! Be sure to show the cashier either the digital flyer sent to all students or the physical flyer distributed at lunch on Friday.

Saturday, February 27, 8:30 am - 12:00 PM

Daniel's Inn - 21st Annual Conference, Chapman Law School
Enjoy breakfast and spend a morning with fellow legal professionals and discover "You Are Not Alone" in the "burn out" and tribulations of the Practice of Law. Daniel's Inn is a non-denominational Christian conference on the continuing theme of "You Are Not Alone." For more information, including registration and fees, contact Gary Chambers at 714-558-1400.

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.