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UC Irvine School of Law • October 2, 2016

Monday, October 3, 12:00 pm

UCI Law Gideon's Promise Fellowship Application Deadline
The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites students from its Class of 2017 to apply for the UCI Law Gideon’s Promise Fellowship. The Fellowship is part of the Gideon’s Promise Law School Partnership Project (“LSPP”). The LSPP is a three-year program that provides permanent employment, training/continuing legal education, and support to recent graduates committed to public defense. If you are interested in this opportunity, the UCI Law Gideon’s Promise Fellowship application is now live here. Applications are due no later than noon on Monday, October 3, 2016. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision no later than October 14, 2016. Please contact Tiffany Tsao with any questions.

Tuesday, November 1

Soros Fellowship Application Deadline
The Soros Fellowship Program is looking for the 30 most promising New Americans who will go on to make a significant contribution to US society, culture, or their academic field. Eligible applicants must be 30 or younger, enrolled in a full-time graduate program in the 2017-2018 academic year, and either immigrants, naturalized US citizens, green card holders or DACA recipients. Please find the full eligibility requirements here.


Tuesday, October 4, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky - Supreme Court Preview, EDU 1111
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will present his annual preview of the upcoming Supreme Court term. There is an overflow room in EDU 1131. Feel free to bring your lunch if you missed the RSVP deadline.

Tuesday, October 4, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

IEFV Distinguished Lecture: Dancing the Carceral Creep: The Feminist Anti-Domestic Violence Movement and the Paradoxical Pursuit of Criminalization, EDU 1131
Presented by Professor Mimi Kim, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach. In this talk, Kim uses historical interviews and archival research on the formation of the first domestic violence victim witness program Early institutional innovations and their effects upon a contested spatial relationship between civil society and the state serves as a launching point for further exploration of the contemporary social movement landscape and demands for alternative responses aligned with community-based, Transformative Justice and prison abolitionist visions and practices. RSVP at

Wednesday, October 5, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Faculty/Adjunct Spring Course Panel, EDU 1111
Full-time faculty and adjuncts/lecturers will discuss upper-level classes they will teach this spring. Emphasis will be placed on describing seminars and classes that cover unfamiliar topics. Q & A will follow the presentations.

Thursday, October 6, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Limited Space Available)

Federal Circuit Sitting at UCI Law, EDU 1121
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will hold court at UCI Law on Thursday, October 6. This is the first time UCI has been honored to host the court, which normally sits in Washington, D.C. The court primarily hears appeals on patent law cases. Court will be in session in the Robinson Courtroom (EDU 1121). If you are interested in sitting in the courtroom please sign up here no later than noon on Monday, October 3.  We will separately notify students if their names are selected for seats in the courtroom, as well as their time slot. Students do not have permission to skip class to see the arguments. If we have strong interest from students in attending, we likely will have to draw names from a hat.  Additional instructions on courtroom decorum, dress, etc. will be given to those students whose names are selected. We will have an overflow room in the Executive Commons room on the first floor of MPAA. No reservations are necessary for the overflow room. Following the arguments, there will be a reception in the Executive Commons room from 5:00 pm – 5:30 p.m. Again, no reservations are necessary for the reception. Students attending the reception should wear business dress (suits and ties for men; court clothes for women).

Friday, October 7, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Race and Policing: Defining the Problem and Developing Solutions, UCI Student Center
Repeated instances of police violence against people of color raise serious questions about the impact of race on policing. This Symposium will bring together leading scholars and innovative practioners to define the problem, identify challenges, and discuss possible solutions to this persistent issue. 
Co-Sponsored by UCI School of Law, UCI School of Social Ecology, Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Office of the Chancellor and Office of the Provost. Event details here.

First Year Fridays

October 7, 2016

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop (Mandatory)
Mod C, MPAA 430, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Mod A, MPAA 408, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mod B, MPAA 430, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Monday, October 3

Biotechnology & Global Health Policy Club Meeting, LAW 4750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Tuesday, October 4

Community Fellows Meeting, LAW 4750, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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

Wednesday, October 5

Federalist Society at UCI Law - First Meeting, LAW 3600, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Monday, October 3, 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm

Trial Advocacy Club Workshop #1, 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.

Wednesday, October 5, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Transitioning to Law School Panel, LAW 3500
Professor Christopher Leslie will moderate a panel about the challenges of transitioning to law school from the work place on Wednesday, October 5 from 12-1 in LAW 3500. The workshop is open to all 1Ls, but is designed to address the special concerns of students returning to school after a gap of several years. Please RSVP by Sunday, October 2 to guarantee lunch will be provided.

Thursday, October 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ask CDO and APALSA: 1L Summer Jobs, Courtyard
The CDO and APALSA have partnered up to answer questions about 1L summer employment. Ask 2Ls, 3Ls, and CDO counselors about judicial, government, public interest, and private sector jobs at this informal fair in the Courtyard. Help us help you find the right fit for your interests and career goals!  Pizza lunch will be provided.

Thursday, October 6, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

CLEaR Perspectives and OutLaw Film Screening, EDU 1131
CLEaR and OutLaw will be featuring the film A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE. The film is the true-life story of a young Hawaiian girl who aspires to lead her school's all-male hula troupe and an inspiring teacher who uses traditional culture to empower her. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm, with viewing and discussion to follow at 7:00 pm. Shari Nakata will assist with moderating the discussion following the film. If you have class until 7:00 pm, please feel free to still come and eat during the film. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00 AM to  

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.

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. An on-line RSVP will be set up soon. Note: We do not know at this time if this workshop can be recorded.

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. The deadline to sign up for the November exam has already passed. The next test will be in March.

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.


Thursday, October 6

National Depression Screening Day
The Counseling Center is hosting its yearly National Depression Screening Day on Thursday, October 6. In short, the screening will take place on ring road near the student terrace area of the Student Center. Signage will be displayed for ease of locating staff near that area. Also, FREE GIVEAWAYS will be provided.

Mid-Semester Review Week

Classes are canceled from Monday, October 10 through Friday, October 14. The Law School and Law School Library will be open.

SBA Fundraiser with Tanaka Farms

Do you want to: Maintain a healthy diet in law school? Eat local and organic food? Save yourself a trip to the grocery store? Support fun student events and programs? Sign up for Tanaka Farms' CSA (community supported agriculture) program! You will get a box of fresh, seasonal, and organic or pesticide-free produce delivered directly to campus every other week. Tanaka Farms donates small portion of the cost back to the SBA, specifically to fund student events and activities.  The first delivery for the semester will be October 5th. Sign up by October 2 to ensure delivery. Orders placed after October 2 will arrive at the next scheduled delivery. Set up an account with Tanaka Farms at to select your produce package and arrange for payment. Pick up your box from the Student Lounge on Wednesdays between 2pm and 5pm. *It is imperative that you are able to pick up your box in this window – as it may be disposed of due to health and safety concerns.

Spring Course Catalogue

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

New Call for Note Takers

Please help out your fellow students!  We need note takers in the following classes: Statutory Analysis (both Simons and Chacon); Contracts (Kim); and Constitutional Analysis (Barnes). The job requires that you attend every class and take organized and thorough notes. As a note taker you can be compensated for note taking in the amount of $45/unit. If you are interested please send an e-mail to Please be aware the Disability Services Center hires on a first come, first serve basis, as we only need one note taker for each class. Should you have any questions about this opportunity please contact  

Class Recordings

We have a new on-line system to request that classes be recorded.  You can find it in the Quick Links box in the Student Portal.  None of our current recording policies were changed when implementing this new program. You will have to request each class individually if you will be out the entire day because each instructor has his or her own recording preference.

Mix and Mingle

Friday, October 7, 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.

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.