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UC Irvine School of Law • October 30, 2016

Monday, October 31, 12:00 pm

Bidding Deadline for Spring 2017 Classes
Be sure to complete the steps through the Course Bidding Application by noon on Monday, October 31. You will not be able to place or change bids after the deadline. Enrollment authorization codes for successful bids will be available at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 9. At that time you will be able to access the Course Bidding Application and view course authorization codes for winning bids. For more information, please see an October 28 email from the UCI Law Registrar, Stephanie Santoro.

Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Early In-Person Voting at UCI, Aldrich Hall Flagpoles
All registered voters throughout Orange County have the opportunity to cast a ballot prior to Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 8) at any designated early voting center. Unlike Election Day when a voter must vote in his or her designated polling place, any OC-registered voter can vote at any early voting center. Avoid the lines and vote early or become a vote-by-mail voter.

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 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, 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.

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. RSVP here.

Tuesday, November 1, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Meet and Greet and Discussion with William W. Lockyer, SSPA 2112
Bill Lockyer, one of California's most experienced former politicians, joins the Department of Political Science this year, teaching a course on California Politics in fall and Legislation and Policymaking in spring. Lockyer was elected to the positions of California Attorney General as well as California State Treasurer. In addition, he served in both Houses of the state legislature and was President Pro Tem of the California Senate. Please RSVP to by October 31, as refreshments will be provided and seating is limited.

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.

Monday, November 7, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Diversity in Legal Academia: Visiting Scholar Meera Deo, Social Ecology II 2372
Professor Meera E. Deo, J.D., Ph.D., is a Visiting Scholar at UC Irvine School of Law, currently on research leave from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Professor Deo, will initiate this conversation by presenting findings from her Diversity in Legal Academia (DLA) project. RSVP here

Monday, November 7, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Land Use and Real Estate Society Speaker Panel: Land Use & Public Policy, EDU 1111
The Land Use & Real Estate Law Society and the Native American Law Students Association will co-host a panel session with Professors DiMento, Davis, and Camacho. The discussion will focus on issues at the nexus of development control law, economics, and social & public policy.

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 31

PILF Fundraising Committee Make-up Meeting, LAW 4850, 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, November 1

PILF Board Meeting, LAW 4750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, November 3

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

Monday, November 7

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

SALDF Fall Semester Meeting, LAW 4700, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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

Wednesday, November 9

Federalist Society at UCI Law Meeting, LAW 3600, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Thursday, November 10

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


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.

Tuesday, November 1, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Naturalization Law Training for Attorneys and Law Students, UCI Law
Join the Public Law Center at our upcoming training on naturalization law. This training is provided free of charge in exchange for volunteering at our November 5, 2016 Citizenship Clinic. Immigration knowledge/experience is appreciated, but not required. Register here.

Tuesday, November 1, 6:00 pm

CLEaR Film Screening: A Place in the Middle, EDU 1131
A Place in the Middle is the true story of a young girl in Hawaiʻi who dreams of leading the boys-only hula group at her school, and a teacher who empowers her through traditional culture. A discussion moderated by 3L Shari Nakata will follow the screening. RSVP to

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. Space is limited, so please sign up on ASP’s TWEN page under “Sign-Up Sheets.” Please contact Professor Queena Mewers ( with any questions.

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.

Saturday, November 5, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Public Law Center: Citizenship Clinic, Anaheim Indoor Market Place
Immigration knowledge/experience is appreciated, but not required. Register hereFor questions, please contact Grace Landa at

Tuesday, November 8, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Identity Theft: Deter, Detect, and Defend Workshop, MPAA 408
This workshop will cover the Federal Trade Commission’s Deter, Detect, and Defend program. Students will learn how identity thieves operate and how to protect their credit. Lunch will be provided. This workshop is offered by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County.

Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

CLEaR - Perspectives Series, LAW 3500
A discussion on the book, Forked by Saru Jayaraman will be led by Professor Stephen Lee. Please RSVP to

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.

Wednesday, November 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Business Law Society: Networking 101, EDU 1131
Valerie Jackson, the Firmwide Diversity Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator for the K&L Gates Orange County office, will present tips and guidance for effective networking in the legal community.

Wednesday, November 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

BLSA at UCI Presents: Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, EDU 1121
Mr. Shurtleff's unique take on American justice and the prosecutorial role is relevant in a time where overly-aggressive and disproportionately applied prosecution is at the forefront of public sentiment and discourse. During his term as Utah's top prosecutor, Mr. Shurtleff (a fluent Spanish speaker) fostered cooperation between police and the state's growing Hispanic and Latina/o communities, setting up workshops for police officers to teach underrepresented and vulnerable community members their rights. He was also an avid supporter of the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He spent seven years researching, writing, and publishing the story of Dred Scott in his book Am I Not a Man?

Wednesday, November 9, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Writing Workshop: Proofreading and Fixing Common Writing Errors, MPAA 430
As Justice Louis Brandeis once said, “There is no great writing, only great rewriting.” Come to this workshop to learn how to effectively proofread and edit any legal-writing assignment. We will provide tips on catching and fixing issues with formatting; citations; grammar and punctuation; clear and concise writing style; big-scale and small-scale structure or organization; and substance. During this hands-on workshop, you will have time to work on proofreading and editing your own work, so come prepared with a hard copy of any current or past assignment. This workshop is open to all students, but space is limited, so please sign up on ASP’s TWEN page under “Sign-Up Sheets.” Please contact Professor Queena Mewers ( with any questions.

Thursday, November 10, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Sex and Gender Colloquium Series: Race, Sex, & the 2016 Election, 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. RSVP online here.

Saturday, November 12, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law Symposium, Southwestern Law School
Law students from around Southern California are invited to attend the Annual Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Symposium to hear about a "day in the life" of Entertainment and IP attorneys and how to break into the field. RSVP to Jon Trujillo.


Friday, November 11

Veterans Day - Campus Closure
In observance of Veterans Day, the Law School and Law School Library will be closed.

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 and Monday, November 7 through Thursday, November 10.

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.

Mix and Mingle

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

Halloween Party, Courtyard
All UCI Law students are invited to attend! There will be a photo booth, candy, a costume contest and more! To enter the costume contest, please email up until the event. There will be fun prizes, so we encourage you to dress up. In anticipation of UCI's Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, the SBA Board will be collecting canned goods for donation to a local food bank. We are kicking off the canned food drive at the Halloween party, so please Bring a Can to Get a Treat! The food drive will also continue during Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (Monday, November 14 - Sunday, November 20). This event is co-hosted by SBA and the Community Fellows.

Monday, October 31, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Pro Bono Office Hours, Courtyard
Anna Davis will hold office hours in the courtyard to chat about all things pro bono. Additional dates include: Tuesday, Nov. 1; Monday, Nov. 7.

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.

Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 pm

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

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 students with the mentoring and support needed to thrive in the first year of law school. 

Thursday, November 10, 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.

Thursday, November 10, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

OutLaw Community Event, Courtyard
In response to a recent speaker on main campus with a message of hate, OutLaw will facilitate an event where the law school community can come together to discuss the importance of diversity, kindness, and cooperation. OutLaw hopes to inspire the community to rally behind those who have been disadvantaged, targeted, or discriminated against. Together, we can stand up to the culture of fear!

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.