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UC Irvine School of Law • October 23, 2016

Monday, October 24

CA Voter Registration Deadline
The deadline to register to vote in California is MONDAY, OCTOBER 24. For details on how to register, click here.

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.

Friday, November 4

1L Resumes and Cover Letters Deadline
First draft resumes are due to by November 4. 

Friday, November 18

Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund Application Deadline
The scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Orange County Latino students who are presently attending law school and who have demonstrated involvement in the Latino Community. The Scholarship Fund was named in honor of Wallace (Wally) R. Davis, one of the first Hispanic attorneys in Orange County. He rose to the highest ranks in the legal profession, co-founding the HBA and championing the struggles of the Latino community. By assisting young Latino law students, this scholarship is awarded to those who would follow in his footsteps. More information 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.


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

ESLS Industry Insight Speaker Panel, EDU 1131
Join us at the 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 - 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 - 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, UC Irvine School of Law 
Enjoyment of health, culture, and 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. The event 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

Tuesday, November 1, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Judge George H. King, EDU 1111
Judge George H. King is coming to UCI Law to speak about his experiences as an Asian American in the capacity of a judge, a private practitioner, and a government official. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California before returning back to private practice, and also acted as a hearing examiner for the Los Angeles Police Commission. He became a magistrate judge for the Central District of California, was nominated and confirmed to be a District Court Judge in the same district, and served as Chief Judge for four years. This event is co-sponsored by APALSA. Please RSVP here by October 27 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Tuesday, November 1, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

China's Changes: Behind New Challenges, LAW 4850 
What types of domestic forces led to today's China? How have international engagements influenced China? How will China adapt in face of development outside China and from within? Join visiting scholar Zhang Baijia, a historian from Peking University and Renmin University, for an insider's look into what shaped today's China and how the country will likely adapt as a result. Sponsored by: John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law.

Wednesday, November 2, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Sebastián Sánchez - Representing Low-Income Workers, EDU 1111
Sebastián Sánchez has devoted his legal career to representing low-income workers, first as a staff attorney at Make The Road New York, were he litigated on behalf of earning a living wage and workers' right to organize, and later as a staff attorney with California Rural Legal Assistance, where he counseled farm workers on a range of employment-related matters. Mr. Sánchez is currently with Bet Tzedek Legal Services Employment Rights Project, where he litigates wage and hour cases in federal and state courts. Mr. Sánchez earned his J.D. degree at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he co-founded the Know Your Rights Project. He graduated with a B.A. in American Studies from Columbia University. Please RSVP here by October 28 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

First Year Fridays

Friday, November 4

learn about externship opportunities for your 1L summer and beyond!  Director of Externships D’lorah Hughes will give you the basics on the externship course, application process and timing, and ideas for placement opportunities.  Prior externship students will be there to share details about their experiences.
All Mods - EDU 1111, 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

PILF Publicity General Meeting, MPAA 420, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, October 27

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

PILF Fundraising Committee Meeting, MPAA 430, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Monday, October 31

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

Thursday, November 3

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


Monday, October 24, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Bluebook Training, LAW 3600
The library-sponsored Bluebook training will focus on case law citation and quick tips for navigating this super “absurd” book.

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.

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:

Tuesday, October 25, 12:00 pm

LexisNexis Legal Research Certification, MPAA 420 (2Ls and 3Ls)
Take 30 minutes to verify your fluency in the fundamentals of legal research. We will reinforce skills necessary in practice as well as Lawyering Skills concepts. Bring a laptop to complete the Certification in-session as names will be added to a National Registry, and the Certificate can be added to your LinkedIn profile. There will be an opportunity to win prizes including an Amazon gift card, a Camelbak H20 bottle and more. RSVP here.

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, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm & Wednesday, November 2, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ASP Small Group Workshop: How to Improve Your Exam Performance, MPAA 430
Attention all 1Ls! Now that you’ve experienced one or more midterms, are you wondering how you can improve your exam performance as you prepare for finals? During this workshop, we will discuss the most common exam-related issues with which students struggled during their midterms, and we will provide tips on how to improve in time management during exams; organization; issue-spotting; understanding, breaking down, formulating, and memorizing rules; and not being too “conclusory” in your Argument/Application/Analysis discussions. This workshop is being offered twice (October 26 and November 2) to accommodate students’ different schedules, but space is limited at each workshop, so please sign up on ASP’s TWEN page under “Sign-Up Sheets.” Please contact Professors Queena Mewers ( with any questions.

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

CLEaR Perspectives, LAW 3500
Professor Jennifer Chacón will lead a discussion on the book: Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics by Marie Gottschalk. The Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEaR) co-sponsors a reading group every academic year. The Perspectives Reading Group serves as an informal setting where students and professors can examine issues of concern or importance to marginalized groups, focusing on a particular issue or demographic group at each meeting. More information on the Perspectives Reading Group page. Please RSVP 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.

Tuesday, November 1 & Wednesday, November 2, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)

Before the Flood Movie Screening, Crystal Cove Auditorium
Screening and discussion hosted by Andrew Hallak, 2016-17 UCI Dalai Lama Scholar. From environmental advocate Leonardo DiCaprio, Executive Producer Martin Scorsese and actor/filmmaker/Oscar-winning documentary producer Fisher Stevens, this new documentary is a call to action for a deeper understanding of climate change. Please RSVP here.

Wednesday, November 2, 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm

Trial Advocacy Club Workshop, 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, November 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Patent Bar Exam Information Session, MPAA 408
If you are a student with an undergrad degree (or at least two years of coursework) in engineering, computer sciences or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, some related fields), and are interested in becoming a Patent Agent or Attorney, the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) invites you to a presentation by John White, Academic Director of PLI’s Patent Office Exam Course. RSVP on Symplicity


Pro Bono Problems? Questions? PB Track Issues? 

Talk to Anna Davis! Email any time, or come by the new and exciting PRO BONO OFFICE HOURS! Anna will be in the courtyard from 11:45 am - 1:15 pm on the following dates to chat with you about all things pro bono. There is a chance that she will have treats. Monday, Oct. 24; Monday, Oct. 31; Tuesday, Nov. 1; Monday, Oct. 7. Anna is also happy to meet with you by appointment, or just drop by her office—MPAA 226-J.

Orange County Bar Association 1L Kickstart Program

The OCBA is excited to launch the 1L Kickstart Program, an inaugural program matching local lawyers with first year law students. Students from all four area law schools are invited to participate. All mentors are practicing attorneys in Orange County who have committed to one meeting with a student mentee. To be matched with an OCBA mentor, email Jon Trujillo by Monday, October 24. 

PILF Donate a Day's Pay (DADP) Fundraiser

Representatives from the Public Interest Law Fund at UCI Law will be holding their DADP fundraiser in the courtyard from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 1 through Friday, November 4.

Dating & Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In recognition of Dating & Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DDVAM), UCI CARE is accepting donations now until October 28 to place into CARE packages for local organizations supporting individuals and families impacted by dating/domestic violence. Donated items may include toiletries (hotel or travel size), socks, hair products, children's art supplies (coloring books, crayons, scissors), baby items (bottles, bibs, washcloths, diapers), toothbrushes, feminine products, notebooks, towels, and cooking utensils. Items can be dropped off to the CARE Office, G320 Student Center or you can arrange for items to be picked up by calling (949) 824-7273. We invite the UCI community to wear purple on October 28th, the last date of our DDVAM Drive. The color purple represents the courage, survival, honor, and dedication to ending Dating & Domestic Violence. Please share your stories and photos by using the hashtags #UCIWEARSPURPLE and #WHYPURPLE and tag @UCICARE.

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: Thursday, November 3 or Thursday, November 10. (3) Visit our Flu Outreach Booth at Anteater Plaza from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Thursday, November 17.

Spring Course Catalogue

The spring course catalogue is now available on-line. 2L and 3L Students - please see an October 18 email from the Law School Registrar, Stephanie Santoro, for comprehensive information on course bidding and enrollment for the spring semester. Dean Schroeder is available to meet with students for half-hour, individual academic advising sessions. 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 here: ( 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

Tuesday, October 25, 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

IRAP: Waffle Tuesday, Courtyard
IRAP will be hosting Waffle Tuesday on October 25th in the Courtyard. We're offering up gourmet waffle creations and a chance for you to get a little good karma. Come eat some delicious waffles and support a good cause!

Tuesday, October 25, 7:00 pm

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

Wednesday, October 26, 7:00 pm

Bike-In Theater Presents: Star Trek Beyond, Crystal Cove Auditorium
UCI Transportation is proud to present a Bike-In Theater screening of "Star Trek Beyond", at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, in the Crystal Cove auditorium in the Student Center. The first 50 people to arrive will receive a free ScholarShirt, and Anteaters who choose to bring their bikes can take advantage of our complimentary bike valet. Enjoy free ice cream, kettle corn, and drinks for a fun night! RSVP at

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

The Public Law Center Advocates and OC Lavender 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. There are a limited number of $5 tickets available for law students. You must be an OCLBA member to receive this pricing. If you are not a member, you can register for the OCLBA for free. Click here for tickets and more information.

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.

Tuesday, November 1 - Thursday, November 3, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

LSSDP: Prop 64 Q&A, Courtyard
Election Day is coming up and Students for Sensible Drug Policy has all the answers to your questions about Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act! Come and ask the tough questions and we'll give you the real scoop so you're prepared to vote on November 8th.

Tuesday, November 1, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In Vino Veritas Fall Reception, Courtyard
In Vino Veritas will be hosting our biannual reception in the courtyard open to all law students. It is a networking event with our resident In Vino Veritas experts, Professor Barnes and attorney Marc Hankin.

Thursday, November 3, 12:00 pm - 1:10 pm

APALSA Banh Mi Fundraiser, Courtyard
The Asian Pacific American Law Student Association will be selling Banh Mi from 12:00 pm - 1:10 pm on Thursday, November 3 to raise money for their student organization. 

Friday, November 4, 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.