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UC Irvine School of Law • March 13, 2016

Monday, March 14 at 12:00 pm

Community Fellows Application Deadline
If you are interested in serving as a Community Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year, please submit your application materials to the front desk in EDU suite 1000 by noon on Monday, March 14. You will sign up for an interview when you turn in your application. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Jennah Jones.

Tuesday, March 15, 2:00 pm

1Ls vote here:
2Ls vote here:

March 31, 2016, 5:00 pm

Student Sponsored Symposium Proposals
Each year the Law School invites student organizations and publications to submit proposals for a Student Sponsored Symposium. One student organization or publication will be selected each year to sponsor a subsidized full-day conference or symposium.  The Symposium typically is held in the spring semester. Information about the selection process, examples of past successful applications, and a past symposium budget can be found on our website. This year’s Student Sponsored Symposium Committee members are Professors Robert Solomon (chair), David Min, and Katie Porter and student representatives Julie Hartle, Jacob Berezin and Rachel Rice. Proposals should be submitted using the Application Form. The Committee’s selection will be announced by the end of the spring semester.

April 1, 2016

2016 ABA Writing Competition Submission Deadline
Discuss any aspect of dispute resolution or dispute prevention practice, theory or research related to environmental, energy, or natural resource conflicts, or critique or analyze the dispute resolution process used in a particular case. Submissions may advocate a position, educate the reader, or analyze one or more cases. The first place winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, the second place winner will receive $750, and the third place winner will receive $500. More information here.

April 1, 2016

Ms. JD Fellowship Program for 2L Students
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. 


Monday, March 14, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tax Policy Colloquium Speaker: Leigh Osofsky, EDU 1131
Leigh Osofsky will speak on "Simplexity and the Tax Law Co-authored." More about Professor Osofsky here. RSVP here.

Tuesday, March 15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series - Civility Matters: Justice William Bedsworth, Douglas DeGrave, and William B. Smith, EDU 1111
State Court of Appeals Justice William Bedsworth will join Laguna Hills attorney Douglas DeGrave and San Francisco attorney William B. Smith, both of whom are members of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) for a program on how civility affects litigation. The three have previously presented "Civility Matters" at meetings of ABOTA and other legal forums. Justice Bedsworth has a long-standing relationship with UCI School of Law, having served as a moot court judge, a teacher and a featured speaker at Orientation programs for first year students.

Thursday, March 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Human Rights Law as Law of the United States, LAW 3500H
Professor Paust will discuss treaty and customary international law sources of human rights, their status in the U.S. legal system, and their relationship to the U.S. Constitution and federal statutes. This event is sponsored by the Center on Globalization, Law, and Society. 
More about Jordan Paust.

Friday, March 18, 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Guest Speaker: Thomas A. Saenz, EDU 1131
Thomas A. Saenz is the President and General Counsel of MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund). This event is sponsored by the Latina/o Law Students Association.

Tuesday, March 22, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

The Law Library’s Seventh Annual “Celebration of Books, Law Library
This will be an informal, open-house event for faculty, students, and staff intended to highlight and acknowledge the books authored, co-authored, or edited by our faculty from March 2015 through March 2016.  The current list of faculty authors to be celebrated this year include: Erwin Chemerinsky; Michele Goodwin; Rick Hasen; Chris Whytock.

Wednesday, March 23, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture, MPAA 408
This annual lecture series is made possible by an anonymous donor in honor of Mark P. Robinson Jr., senior partner at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis Inc., and his generous support of the UC Irvine School of Law. The 2016 lecture will feature Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, and recognized as one of the foremost litigators in the United States. More information here.

Thursday, March 24, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Breaking Through The Glass Ceiling—The Business of Health and Beauty, LAW 3500
Presented by Kay Napier. The colloquium series is part of the public outreach of the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy. We welcome students, staff, faculty, and community members.  Lunch is provided. RSVP here.

Wednesday, March 30, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

"Assumption of Risk and Consent in the Twenty-First Century," EDU 1131
This Chancellor's Professor Lecture will be presented by Kenneth W. Simons, a leading scholar of tort law, criminal law, and law and philosophy who has served since 2014 as a Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement Third of Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons. More information about Professor Simons here. RSVP here.

Thursday, March 31, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Faculty/Adjunct Fall Course Panel, EDU 1131
Full-time faculty and adjuncts/lecturers will discuss upper-level classes they will teach this fall.  Emphasis will be placed on describing seminars and classes that cover unfamiliar topics.  Q & A will follow the presentations. Please RSVP here by March 28 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.


Monday, March 14

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

Tuesday, March 15

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

Thursday, March 17

Moot Court Board Information Session, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, LAW 3600

Monday, March 21

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

Thursday, March 24

3L Class Gift: Dean Cannon Discusses New Building, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, EDU 1111


Monday, March 14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

APALSA - Body Language Talk, LAW 3750
This is a brown bag lunch with Judge Schumann. She will be talking about body language to prepare students for interviews and courtroom appearances.

Wednesday, March 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

JD/MBA Program: Lunch Info Session, Merage School of Business SB 1 - Suite 5200
Learn more about reduced credit hour program requirements, unique JD/MBA career opportunities, perspectives from alumni and current students. The RSVP deadline for this event has passed, however, students bringing their own food may still attend.

Wednesday, March 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CDO: Public Service Career Planning, LAW 3750
This workshop is geared toward students interested in pursuing public service careers, in particular 2L and 3L students planning next steps. The presentation will include a discussion of public service careers and explore approaches to public service career planning, including fellowships, strategic summer and school-year positions, and pro bono projects.

Wednesday, March 16, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Financial Aid: Fundamentals of Investing Workshop, LAW 3750
This workshop covers the different types of investments and their tax implications to help participants learn to maximize their investment opportunities. For more information about UCI Law's financial literacy services, go to the Debt Management page.

Friday, March 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How to Register for Classes, EDU 1111, Mandatory for 1Ls
Lunch will be provided.

Sunday, March 20, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

3L Early Bar Prep: Overview of the Bar Exam and Essay Strategies, EDU 1111
Graduation is around the corner!  As you wrap up your last semester of law school, we hope you will take advantage of these valuable bar preparation resources offered to all graduating students. Regardless of which state you plan to sit for the bar exam, the Early Bar Prep program will help familiarize you with each part of the bar exam (essay, multiple choice, and performance test).  You received an email a few weeks ago about this program and there are still spots available through the ASP TWEN page. Each session will be from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in EDU 1111. The final session will be on April 3 – Multi-State Bar Exam (MBE) Strategies.


Daylight Saving Time (United States) 2016

On Sunday, March 13, move your clock ahead one hour!

2016 LSSE Survey

Please check your email for your link to the 2016 LSSE survey. We use the survey results to assess the quality of programs and services at UCI Law, and to improve the students’ educational and campus experiences at the law school. This will be our third survey; students are welcome to view our results from 2012 and 2014. An excerpt from the 2014 results can be found here. In 2014 we had an 81% response rate, far above the national average.  We hope to better that result this year! 10 names will be drawn at random (3 from each class and an additional name from the class with the highest response rate) for a $10 Starbucks card! We really count on your participation!

Cesar Chavez Day

The Law School and Law School Library will be closed on Friday, March 25.

Call for Nominations

Please take a moment to nominate your fellow classmates, faculty, and staff for the SBA Student Awards by clicking here. For each category, please include the name of your nominee, and a brief statement of why you are nominating the person or group. You can submit nominations until Wednesday, March 23 at 10:00 am. On March 29, voting will begin. Ballots will be sent electronically and will include the nominated student/faculty/staff/group as well as the rationale provided in the nomination form. SAVE THE DATE: The award winners will be announced at the Pro Bono and Student Life Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 13 at 5:30 pm at the U-Club.

UCI Law Committee on Inclusion and Diversity

Dean Chemerinsky recently appointed a Committee on Inclusion and Diversity composed of students, staff, faculty and alumni.  The Committee has been tasked with assessing our climate and making recommendations on improvements that will ensure UCI Law is a place where all feel welcome and are able to thrive.  In order to meet this mandate, we need your assistance gathering information about your experiences with diversity and inclusion at UCI.  Over the next few weeks, we will be announcing opportunities for groups and individuals to meet with committee members to share their views and experiences.  For now, however, we have created a web-based portal where all community members may share comments.   The comments box can be accessed through the following link: Faculty and staff will be receiving this solicitation to comment as well. To encourage absolute candor, submissions are anonymous.  We only ask responders to share whether you are a student or a member of the faculty or staff.  We welcome you to submit as many comments as you like.  Thank you in advance for assisting us in this important endeavor.

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.

2016 ABA-Microsoft Summer Internship

First year students living with a "disability" are invited to apply to work within Microsoft’s Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs department in Redmond, Washington, for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer. They will have a broad range of responsibilities from across the department, which may include researching legal issues impacting business strategy, drafting transactional documents, attending client meetings and product reviews, and collaborating with internal teams on cross-group projects. Get ready to overcome challenges, forge solutions, and provide direct counsel to the cutting edge of the world’s most dynamic industry. Comprehensive information and application located here. All materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on March 17, 2016.

Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition

To enter, submit a scholarly paper relating to the topic of domestic or international religious liberty, broadly or narrowly construed, consisting of 9,000-13,000 words, including footnotes. Eligible papers must be typed, thoroughly cited and presented in a format suitable for publication, with no additional editing required. Papers must conform to Bluebook requirements and may include footnotes. Papers prepared for academic coursework are permitted. All papers must be submitted on or before July 1, 2016. Papers should be submitted by e-mail to papers@ in pdf and/or docx formats. A current resume should also be included. You will receive e-mail confirmation of your submission. Questions regarding submission may be directed to papers@jrclsdc.orgTop entries will receive the following awards: FIRST PLACE  $4000 cash award; SECOND PLACE  $3000 cash award; THIRD PLACE  $2000 cash award; HONORABLE MENTION  Four $1000 cash awards. Awards will be presented at the Religious Liberty Award Dinner in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

Mix and Mingle

Monday, March 14 - Thursday, March 17, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

PILF Tabling
PILF at UCI Law is holding a Thank You Week leading up to the Thank You Reception on Friday, March 18th. Join us in the courtyard Monday through Thursday from 12-2pm for a week of fun, photo ops, and baked goods. Every day between Monday March 14th and Thursday March 17th we will have a new activity in which we invite all students to participate. Don't forget to RSVP for the reception to celebrate this year's efforts! You can find the RSVP link in your LawNet email, social media, and at the tables at Thank You Week. 

Monday, March 14 - Friday, March 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

3L Class Gift Tabling
Your 3L Class Reps and 3L classmates will be tabling to pass out pledge prizes, hand out forms, and collect pledges! We are over HALF WAY to our goal but still need YOUR help to complete our Class of 2016 class gift! Your class reps have been working with the school to ensure our gift leaves a legacy in the new law building; do your part and come to our table this week!

Tuesday, March 15, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Haynes & Boone 1L Reception, Costa Mesa Office
Attire is business casual. RSVP to Allison Solis by Monday, March 7 with “UCI Law 1L Reception RSVP” in the email subject line. Include a copy of your resume and unofficial law school transcript in the email. For more information, see the event flyer.

Thursday, March 24, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Spring In Vino Veritas Reception
IVV will be hosting their biannual reception in the courtyard. This networking event is open to all law students. Resident experts Professor Barnes and Marc Hankin will be in attendance.

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.