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UC Irvine School of Law • October 16, 2016

Tuesday, November 1

2017 Climate Action Training Program Application Deadline
UCI graduate students are invited to apply for the Climate Action Training Program, directed by faculty member and UCI Climate Action Champion, Professor Steven Allison. This training is supported by the UCI Sustainability Initiative and is an extension of the 2015-2016 UCI Faculty Climate Action Champion Award. For more information, including how to apply, click here.

Tuesday, February 5, 2017

Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition Submission Deadline
The Journal of Business & Securities Law announces the release of the 2017 Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition. Eligible students are invited to submit a business or securities law article in law review format. The competition winner will receive $500 and publication in the Journal of Business & Securities Law. Competition details can be found here.


Monday, October 17, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

ADRS Lecturer: Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow, EDU 1111
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Society (ADRS) is hosting its first guest speaker! Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow will speak about the importance of alternative dispute resolution and negotiation skills in the legal profession.

Tuesday, October 18, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

UCI African American Alumni Speaker Series: Cynthia Guidry, Joseph White Conference Room - Cross Cultural Center
Hear how Cynthia gained valuable college experience which grew into a rewarding and extraordinary career in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) field. She will also discuss her inspiring thoughts and challenges entering the STEM field as an African American woman while helping build one of the busiest airports in the world. Cynthia Guidry, Deputy Executive Director, Planning and Development Group, Los Angeles World Airports, received her B.S. at UCI from The Henry Samueli School of Engineering for Civil Engineering and her M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. RSVP here by October 17.

Wednesday, October 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Marine JAG Information Session, LAW 3500
Captain Carlos Dubon will visit UCI Law for an informal information session on the U.S. Marine JAG, the benefits of a career with the military, and the different practice areas that Marine JAG Officers encounter. RSVP on Symplicity

Wednesday, October 19, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Police Killings of African Americans: What's Law Got to Do with It?, UCLA Covel Commons, Grand Horizon Room
UCI Law Professor Song Richardson will be on a panel of distinguished professors discussing legal issues raised by the tragic number of police killings of African Americans. Fellow panelists include UCLA Law Professors Kimberlé Crenshaw and Joanna Schwartz, and UCLA History Professor Robin Kelley. The panel will be moderated by UCLA Law Professor Devon Carbado. For more information click here.

Wednesday, October 19, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Path to In-House, MPAA 420
The Orange County Asian American Bar Association (OCAABA) In-House Committee has invited its members to a speaker panel at UCI to discuss the many paths to becoming an in-house attorney. After the speaker panel, students will have the opportunity to meet and network with the attorneys. This event is open to everyone. Refreshments will be provided by Themis Bar Review.

Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 pm

2016 OCKABA Annual Law Student Dinner Series - Corporate and Transactional
The Korean American Bar Association of Southern California cordially invites you to attend dinner with practicing KABA attorneys. RSVP to

Thursday, October 20, 12:00 pm to 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 by October 17th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Monday, October 24, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

A Law School Forum on Police-Involved Shootings, EDU 1111
According to the Washington Post, there have been more than 700 incidents of fatal police force since January 1, 2016.  In addition, 38 police officers were shot and killed between January 1 and August 26 of this year. Students sometimes complain that although many of the incidents have garnered widespread media attention, classroom discussions rarely touch on police-involved shootings. This luncheon provides an opportunity for students and faculty to engage in a discussion of police-involved shootings and other issues--legal and non-legal--associated with violence. This forum is co-sponsored by the Speakers Series and SBA. Please RSVP here by October 20 to guarantee lunch will be provided for you.

Tuesday, October 25, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

ESLS Industry Insight Speaker Panel, EDU 1131
Join us in Entertainment and Sports Law Society's first speaker panel event of the year. Come learn from experts in the field about what it's like to be an entertainment or a sports attorney.

Thursday, October 27, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Denise LeBoeuf, Director of ACLU's John Adams Project, EDU 1111
Denise (Denny) LeBoeuf is the director of the ACLU's John Adams Project, assisting in the defense of the capitally charged Guantánamo detainees. Previously, she served as the director of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project, which works to end of the death penalty by supporting repeal and reform with public education, advocacy and targeted litigation. She has been a capital defender for over 20 years, representing persons facing death at trial and in post-conviction in state and federal courts, and she teaches and consults with capital defense teams nationally. LeBoeuf earned her J.D. from Tulane University and a B.A. from Hunter College. Please RSVP here by October 24th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Thursday, October 27, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

Sex and Gender Colloquium Series: Sex, Women, & Politics: Anita Hill & Clarence Thomas 25 Years Later, LAW 3500
This colloquium series engages in timely, important conversations and debates on gender, sex, and race in politics, marriage equality, safety on campuses, and much more. Join us for liberated, robust conversations on the role of sex, gender, and law in society. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by UCI School of Law Reproductive Justice Initiative. Please RSVP here. The colloquium schedule for 2016-2017 can be found here.

Thursday, October 27, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ELS/CLEANR Book Talk: Merchants of Doubt, LAW 3500
UCI Law’s Environmental Law Society will host a book discussion on Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. The discussion will be moderated by UCI Law Professor Michael Robinson-Dorn. We would like to focus the discussion on science-denial and the role it has played in our current election cycle. Possible subtopics include climate denial, the relationships of our major parties with science, and ways in which we, as lawyers and academics, can help increase transparency with regards to the relationship between science and our political system. Anyone interested in learning and talking about the relationship between the law, our environment, and our current state of political affairs is welcome to attend. Please RSVP to

Friday, October 28, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

IP & Human Rights Symposium, UCI School of Law
Enjoyment of health, of culture, and of personal expression are among the fundamental entitlements of all people, recognized by international instruments on human rights.  The exclusive rights conferred by intellectual property law may help secure and foster such benefits.  Yet exclusive rights may also restrict access these benefits.  This conference brings together experts on the law of intellectual property and the law of fundamental human rights in order to explore and clarify the complex interplay of these fields. Please register here.

Friday, October 28, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CLEaR - What is the Future of Asian American Activism?, EDU 1131
Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial minority population in the country. Much of this growth stems from migration. Recent studies show that three out of four Asian Americans were born outside of the United States and that more migrants come to the United States from Asia and the Pacific Islands than from any other part of the world. What does this rapid growth mean for where they will align themselves on public policies like affirmative action? To what extent are Asian Americans joining other groups and to what extent are they striking out on their own? In short: where will Asian Americans position themselves in the U.S. hierarchy? This talk will feature Professor Jennifer Lee and Professor Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, both experts on Asian American communities, who will address this question. It will be moderated by UCI law student, The-An Hoang-Nguyen, with introductory remarks by Professor Stephen Lee. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to

First Year Fridays
First Year Fridays will resume on Friday, November 4.

Monday, October 17

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

Tuesday, October 18

2L Town Hall Meeting, EDU 1131, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

IPCS First General Meeting, MPAA 430, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Wednesday, October 19

OutLaw's First General Meeting, LAW 3600, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Land Use and Real Estate Society General Meeting, LAW 4850, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Children's Advocacy Group First Meeting, MPAA 420, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Employment and Labor Law Kick-Off Meeting, MPAA 430, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Monday, October 24

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

Tuesday, October 25

Student Coffee with the Dean, LAW 3500, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, October 26

ELS Meeting re: Sustainability of New Law Building, LAW 3600, 10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday, October 27

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


Monday, October 17, 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm

Trial Advocacy Workshop #2, EDU 1121
David Dworakowski, Assistant Public Defender at the Orange County Public Defender's office, will hold a trial skills workshop for UCI Law students.

Monday, October 17 & Wednesday, October 19, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Bluebooking?! Get Tips
Drop by for a library-sponsored Bluebook training; focus is on case law citation and quick tips for navigating this super “absurd” book; bring your copy. First session is Monday, October 17 from 11:00 am to 11:50 am in MPAA 430, with a second on Wednesday, October 19 from 11:00 am to 11:50 am in LAW 3600Event Details.

Tuesday, October 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2L/3L Bloomberg Training: What Are Dockets And Why Are They So Important?, MPAA 420
Join your Bloomberg Law Relationship Manager, Tania Wilson, for an interactive introduction to Bloomberg Law Dockets. Bloomberg Law is a unique and powerful research system overflowing with practical tools aimed to help you in law school, in externships and summer jobs. This session will introduce you to the basics: what are dockets, why are dockets so incredibly powerful and impactful in research and how to use them on Bloomberg Law. We are the only research system that gives students full access to dockets while in law school. Don’t miss out on this incredibly valuable session.

Wednesday, October 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Business Law Courses: Selection and Sequencing Workshop, EDU 1111
Get advice on business law courses and sequencing. Whether you want to have minimum competency in business law or you plan a career in the area, Professors Arewa and Porter will offer ideas and take questions. RSVP here by October 16 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Wednesday, October 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Brown Bag Lunch with Professor DiMento, LAW 4750
Professor DiMento will provide students with the opportunity to discuss current issues related to international and environmental law. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Wednesday, October 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Understanding Credit Reports and Scores Workshop, MPAA 408
This informative workshop will show students what lenders look for on credit reports, how to establish good credit and how to legally eliminate credit report errors. This workshop will be facilitated by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County. Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, October 19 - Saturday, October 22

2016 World Indigenous Law Conference, The Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering
The World Indigenous Law Conference is held every two years. This year, the conference will be held in North America for the first time. This international forum aims to gather Indigenous lawyers, practitioners, academics and those interested in furthering their understanding of issues facing Indigenous Peoples. Please register here.

Friday, October 21, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

IRAP: New Student Training, MPAA 430
Please join us for IRAP training and lunch with Lara Finkbeiner, the Deputy Legal Director from IRAP National. This training is required for those who plan on taking on IRAP pro bono cases in fall 2016 or spring 2017. Even if you are not interested in taking an IRAP case or just want a refresher, this is a good opportunity to become more familiar with refugee law and enjoy a free lunch!

Friday, October 21, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Professor Joe DiMento: Is there Environmental Law in the Arctic? A Case Study of Evolving Legal Forms, LAW 3500
The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch. All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy,

Saturday, October 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (3Ls only)

CA State Bar Workshop, MPAA 420
Gayle Murphy, the Senior Director of Admissions for the CA State Bar, will be holding a workshop for 3Ls on Saturday, October 22. Ms. Murphy will explain how the bar exam is structured and graded, and she is a direct, reliable source of information about the new 2-day CA bar exam. Please RSVP here by October 19. We do not know at this time if this workshop can be recorded.

Monday, October 24, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Tax Institute at H&R Block Speaking Engagement, MPAA 120
The Tax Institute at H&R Block will be hiring multiple Tax Researchers for the upcoming tax season. H&R Block will be promoting opportunities with their company at this event. RSVP here by Wednesday, October 19.

Monday, October 24, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Writing Your Federal Resume, Online Presentation
This presentation explains each section of the Job Opportunity Announcement in an effort to better inform applicants and to assist them in selecting the right job. The presentation highlights a three-part process to assist applicants in writing their Federal resume. Register for the class at:

Wednesday, October 26, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Town Hall with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, EDU 1111
Dean Chemerinsky will hold a Town Hall for UCI Law students. Please RSVP here to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you. 

Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

CLEaR Perspectives, LAW 3500
Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00 am to

Saturday, October 29, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm (2Ls and 3Ls)

MPRE Exam Preparation Course, EDU 1111
This course is designed for students taking the November 5, 2016 MPRE exam. Passing the MPRE is necessary for admission to most state bars, including California. It can be taken after the first year of law school. Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will teach the course, which is free to all students. Room capacity is limitedPlease RSVP to Debbie Mondares at by Wednesday, October 26. Since we open this review to students from other OC law schools, it is important to reserve your seat early (we do block off a number of seats for UCI Law students). Students seeking testing accommodations should begin working on their accommodations applications as early as possible. Please read the instructions thoroughly and carefully.

Save the Date: November 1 & 2

CA Moral Character Fingerprinting
One of the requirements for the CA Moral Character application is submission of digital fingerprints. We have arranged to have a company come on campus on November 1 & 2 (10 am – 5:00 pm) at a much lower cost ($21) than local police departments charge. Payment can be made by check or cash, but no credit card.


Flu Vaccine Clinic

The flu vaccine is free for students with GSHIP. For student not covered by GSHIP, the cost of the vaccine is $25. There are three easy ways to receive the vaccine: (1) Call 949-824-5304 for an appointment. (2) Come to the WALK-IN CLINICS (no need for an appointment) from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Monday, October 17; Thursday, November 3; Thursday, November 10. (3) Visit our Flu Outreach Booth at Anteater Plaza from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Thursday, October 20; Thursday, November 17.

ASP Resources

ASP Professors Queena Mewers and Sue Kung, as well as your ASF Joy Chen, are available for one-on-one appointments if you need help with study tips, including outlining, practice exams, and time management. You can make appointments with them through the Sign-Up Sheets on ASP’s TWEN page or by emailing them directly to set up an appointment.

Spring Course Catalogue

The spring course catalogue is now available on-line. Dean Schroeder will be available to meet with students for half-hour, individual sessions now through Friday, October 28. Spring enrollment is on November 14 for 3Ls and November 15 for 2Ls. Please call Debbie Mondares (949-824-8395) or speak to her in person to set up an appointment (no emails, please).

UCDC Applications are due!!!

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis for the spring 2017 term of the UCDC Law Program and may be downloaded from the UCDC Law Program website. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible because many placements have upcoming deadlines. The UCDC Law Program is a full-semester externship program in Washington, DC providing experiential learning through a full-time placement in a federal government agency or nonprofit. You are eligible to receive up to 13 units of credit for the semester.  If you have any questions or would like more information about the Law Program, please feel free to reach out to Program Director Nicole Lehtman at You can find a list of organizations that are currently looking for spring externs ( Please note that this list is only a small sample of opportunities available in Washington, DC in the spring.

Externships for Spring 2017!!!

New listings for Spring 2017 externships are available in Symplicity! Judges, government offices and non-profit organizations are interested in hearing from UCI Law students! Interviews for many placements are being scheduled now - get your applications in as soon as possible for full consideration. Please see Director of Externships D'lorah Hughes for more information or to schedule an individual appointment! Contact:, MPAA Room 226-H.

Mix and Mingle

Monday, October 17 - Friday, October 21, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

PILF 5K Tabling, Courtyard
Representatives from the Public Interest Law Fund at UCI Law will be promoting and registering participants for the annual PILF 5K.

Tuesday, October 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Brownies for Survey, Courtyard
The library will host a courtyard table with brownies on Tuesday, October 18, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. The brownies are a thank you to the 2Ls and 3Ls who completed the survey on legal research and lawyering skills. If you still need to take the survey, you can find it here.

Wednesday, October 19, 5:00 pm

LLSA Pre-Law Society Mentor Reveal, Courtyard
If you signed up to be a pre-law mentor, please join LLSA in the courtyard to meet your undergraduate mentee from the Pre-Law Society.

Friday, October 21, 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

BLSA's Black Friday, EDU 1131
Informal get together of UCI's Black Law Student's Association and its supporters on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month. Food and drinks will be served. This event has a particular focus to help new and incoming students with the mentoring and support needed to thrive in the first year of law school. 

Sunday, October 23, 8:45 am

2016 PILF 5K, Anteater Plaza
The 2016 PILF 5K will take place on Sunday, October 23. Check-in begins at 8:45 am at the Anteater Plaza. The race starts at 9:30 am. Register here.

Friday, October 28, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Public Law Center Advocates and OC Lavendar Bar Association Halloween Bash, The Randy Higbee Gallery
Thrilling costume contest, frightfully fabulous food, DJ and dancing, photobooth fun and the list goes on! All proceeds benefit the Public Law Center. Discounted tickets are available for law students here.

Saturday, October 29, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Family & Friends Day, EDU 1111
UCI School of Law encourages family and friends of 1L law students to attend Family & Friends Day on Saturday, October 29 from 9:00am - 1:00pm in EDU 1111.  Invited guests will participate in a mock class, tour the Law School facilities, discover how family and friends can best provide support to the law student, and learn more about the philosophy and future of the school from Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. The RSVP deadline is Monday, October 24. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Monday, October 31, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Halloween Party, Courtyard
All UCI Law students are invited to attend! This event is co-hosted by SBA and the Community Fellows. 

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.