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UC Irvine School of Law • October 9, 2016

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.


Thursday, October 13, 6:00 pm

UCI Disability Awareness Day: Erin Merryn, Crystal Cove Auditorium
Erin is an author, activist and the force behind Erin's Law. She will share her inspiring story of being a person living with a disability, a survivor of sexual violence, and her journey of overcoming adversity and barriers. RSVP 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.

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.

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, having enrolled 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.

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 10, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fusion: As American As, UCI Anteater Plaza Flag Poles
Celebrate the many diverse voices in today’s world through an interactive experience of TV, digital and social media. Fusion provides the UCI community with an opportunity to actively or passively engage in this celebration of diversity. Take selfies, interact and enter to win a MacBook Pro! This is a one-day event so don't miss out!

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.

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 to this conversation.

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. Register here.

Thursday, October 20, 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.

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.


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, October 13; 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.

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.

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 in November. Please call Debbie Mondares (949-824-8395) or speak to her in person to set up an appointment (no emails, please).

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.

CDO: 2L Transcripts

If you are a 2L and have not picked up CDO complimentary copies of your official transcript, please come by and do so! 

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.

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.

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.

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.