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UC Irvine School of Law • September 18, 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.


Wednesday, September 21, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Ahilan Arulanantham - Supreme Court Moot, EDU 1111
****NOTE**** Because of the highly confidential nature of a moot, this event is not open to the public. UCI Law Students must show their student IDs to attend the argument. Jennings v. Rodriguez considers whether detained immigrants facing deportation must be allowed a bail hearing if they are held for at least six months. The American Civil Liberties Union brought a class-action suit in 2010 against Immigrations and Customs Enforcement on behalf of about 1,000 immigrants in California who have been detained longer than six months, either for crossing the border illegally or because they were legal residents who committed deportable crimes. The ACLU argued that immigrants in detention centers who demonstrate that they will show up for court hearings and who pose no public threat deserve a right to a bail hearing. The ACLU’s position prevailed in ruling by the Ninth Circuit in 2015. The Obama administration appealed the ruling; the case will be argued this term in the U.S. Supreme Court by Ahilan Arulanantham. Arulanantham is the Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU of Southern California and a Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. He graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University, earned his J.D. degree from Yale Law School, where he was Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and he received his second B.A. from Oxford University, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar. After law school Arulanantham clerked for Ninth Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt. Please RSVP here by September 18 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you. 

Thursday, September 22, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

GLAS - Visiting Scholar Tim Sellers Talk, LAW 3500
Tim Sellers, GLAS visiting scholar and Regents Professor of the University System of Maryland, will present a paper entitled “Law, Reason, and Emotion.” This discussion considers law, reason, emotion, justice, legitimacy and effectiveness as they relate to one another and to the power and purposes of law. Careful analysis reveals that law gains legitimacy and effectiveness when it marries reason with emotion, that reason and human emotion are the guiding values of any just legal system, that all legal systems claim to be just, and that all legal systems and all legal scholars make use of these insights whether they acknowledge them or not. This last point is important because clarity in definition reveals fallacies about the law. This study will discuss and dismiss the "technocratic", the "romantic", the "postmodern" and the "totalitarian" fallacies of law as examples of how mistaken conceptions of reason and emotion lead to unfortunate legal results. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to

Tuesday, September 27, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Judge Andrew Guilford, EDU 1111
Judge Andrew Guilford was nominated and confirmed to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California in 2006. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from UCLA, and his J.D. from UCLA School of Law.  After graduation he joined the Costa Mesa office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton where he specialized in business litigation, including professional liability, intellectual property, finance, and unfair competition cases. In addition to having been president of the State Bar, and before that the Orange County Bar Association, Judge Guilford served as a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, an arbitrator and judge pro tem in the Orange County Superior Court, a member of the Judicial Council task force on self-represented litigants and the state Supreme Court’s task force on multi-jurisdictional practice. He is a founding officer of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers of Orange County, and past president of the Public Law Center, Orange County’s pro bono, public interest law office. Please RSVP here by September 22nd to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Wednesday, September 28, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Rick Hasen - Legal Issues in the 2016 Election, EDU 1111
Professor Richard L. Hasen is Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. He is a nationally recognized expert in election law and campaign finance regulation, is co-author of a leading casebook on election law, and he writes the often-quoted Election Law Blog. His newest book, Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections, was published in 2016 by Yale University Press. Professor Hasen holds a B.A. degree (with highest honors) from UC Berkeley, and a J.D., M.A., and Ph.D. (Political Science) from UCLA. After law school, Hasen clerked for the Honorable David R. Thompson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. This event is co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society. Please RSVP here by September 25 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Wednesday, September 28, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

ASP Small Group Workshop: Practice Writing a Law School Exam Answer, MPAA 430
Attention all 1Ls!  Do you generally understand how to structure a law school exam answer following the IR(RE)AC structure, but want to try it out with a sample rule and fact pattern?  Then come to this ASP Small Group Workshop to practice writing a law school exam answer!  You’ve heard that the best way to study for a law school exam is to practice, so let’s practice!  For those of you who came to the September 14 Small Group Workshop on outlining, this exam-writing workshop is a great follow-up because we will give you the opportunity to test out the adverse-possession and private-nuisance outlines you previously developed so you can see how to use your outlines to answer essay exam questions.  Even if you didn’t attend the September 14 workshop, you should still feel free to attend this exam-writing workshop because we will provide you with all the sample outlines you need to answer the practice exam questions.  Space is limited, so please sign up on ASP’s TWEN page under “Sign-Up Sheets.” Please contact Professors Queena Mewers ( or Sue Kung ( with any questions.

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. Please RSVP here by September 30 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

First Year Fridays

Friday, September 23

First Year Friday - ASP: Preparing for Midterms: Intro to Law School Exams
Attention all 1Ls! With midterms coming up, are you wondering about how to tackle law school exams? Then come to this FYF workshop to learn how to break down exam questions and write good answers using the IR(RE)AC structure. We will also discuss some of the key similarities and differences between writing a formal legal memorandum (which you are learning in your Lawyering Skills class) and writing an essay exam answer. Please contact Professor Queena Mewers at with any questions.
Mod C, MPAA 430, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Mods A and B, EDU 1111, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

September 30, 2016

CDO Orientation:  Launching Your Career (Mandatory)
This session is mandatory and will provide students an overview of the services available through the Career Development Office.
Mod C, MPAA 430, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Mods A and B, EDU 1111, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Monday, September 19

International Law Society First Meeting, MPAA 430, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, September 20

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

Entertainment and Sports Law Society First General Meeting, EDU 1131, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

National Lawyers Guild General Meeting, LAW 4700, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

American Constitution Society First Meeting, LAW 4850, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, September 21

Criminal Law Society First General Meeting, MPAA 430, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Pre-Law Society Mentorship Kickoff, EDU 1111, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, September 22

uRSA First General Meeting, LAW 4850, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Alternative Dispute Resolution Society First Meeting, LAW 3750, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Monday, September 26

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

Tuesday, September 27

Business Law Society First General Meeting, MPAA 408, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, September 29

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

Trial Advocacy Workshops: Introductory Meeting, LAW 3750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Monday, September 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Managing Law School Expenses, MPAA 408
Manage law school expenses by reducing your overall student loan debt and by knowing exactly where your money is going each month. This workshop will help you stay on track, help you save for summer, and make student loan refunds last for the year!

Tuesday, September 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Bloomberg Certificate Training, LAW 3500
Join your Bloomberg Law Relationship Manager, Tania Wilson, and your classmates for a lunchtime certification session. We will cover as many of the Bloomberg Law Certifications as possible during this hour, but at minimum we will complete the introduction and navigation/basics portions. Develop your resume, enhance your research skills and work together with your colleagues to attain this certificate. Lunch from Veggie Grill will be provided along with our newest swag! Please Register by 10:00 AM on Monday, September 19 to ensure we have enough food for you! You can register on on the homepage (top right) or via this Google Form: REGISTER HERE.

Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

CLEaR Perspectives: Cultural Appropriation and Language Sensitivity, LAW 3500
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. This discussion will be facilitated by BLSA, LLSA, NALSA, and APALSA board members with short readings from each.

Wednesday, September 21, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

(Repeat) ASP Writing Workshop: Quick Tips for Clear and Concise Writing, MPAA 430
(If you missed last week’s workshop, here’s your second chance to attend!) Have you received feedback from a professor or supervising attorney telling you to work on writing more clearly and concisely? Come learn a few quick and easy tricks you can start using today to improve your writing. For example, did you know that you can write clearer sentences just by moving around or choosing different words for your subjects and verbs? We will also talk about why and how to avoid using passive voice, as well as some other common grammatical errors. Space is limited, so please sign up on ASP’s TWEN page under “Sign-Up Sheets.” Please contact Professor Queena Mewers at with any questions.

Wednesday, September 21, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CA Attorney General Honors Program, LAW 4850
Join real-life attorneys from the California Attorney General's Office as they describe the Honors Program and application process for 3L applicants. The Attorney General’s Honors Program is a highly competitive, two-year program for recent law school graduates and newly admitted lawyers committed to public service. Attend this session to learn more about the program. RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, September 21, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Navy JAG Information Session, LAW 3500
LT. Ryan P. Healy will be visiting UCI Law for an informal information session to speak with students who might be interested in applying to the U.S. Navy JAG Corps. The mission of the U.S. Navy JAG Corps is to provide solutions, from a military perspective, to legal issues involving military operations, organization, and personnel, wherever and whenever such solutions are required, with primary focus on operations, accountability, Sailor legal readiness, and Navy legal readiness.

Thursday, September 22, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Private Sector Direct Service Jobs, LAW 4750
Private sector direct service providers include small firms and solo practitioners that work with individuals and small businesses in a variety of legal contexts, such as criminal defense, trusts & estates, immigration, and family law. This informational session will focus on the hiring process for these firms, the nature of their work, and how to prepare for careers in these fields. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Tuesday, September 27, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

UCDC Law Program Information Session, LAW 3500
UCDC Law Program Director, Nicole Lehtman will be on campus for an information session about externship opportunities in Washington DC through the UCDC Law Program. Students may also sign up to meet with Nicole for individual advising sessions by contacting Michael Hawk at For general information about the UCDC Law Program, including contact information of UCDC Law alumni who have offered to speak with prospective participants, please visit  Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2017 semester and can be found at Students may also contact Program Director, Nicole Lehtman at with questions about the program.    

Thursday, September 29, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CDO: LAIPLA Law School Road Show, EDU 1131
The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) will be visiting UCI Law School to discuss careers in intellectual property, including patent, trademark and copyright law. Experienced IP practitioners with law firm and in-house experience will be panelists for the event. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the speakers’ remarks. For anyone interested in learning more about LAIPLA and the Association’s membership, this will be an invaluable opportunity. Pizza and refreshments will be provided! Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Friday, September 30, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop, LAW 3500
Natalie Pifer, from UCI’s Department of Criminology Law and Society, will present "Policing Skid Row." The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar. Lunch will be provided. All interested faculty and students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy at

Friday, September 30, 1:30 pm

UC Irvine Law Review Note Training Session with Professor Fisk, EDU 1111
The Law Review publishes notes written by current UCI Law students and recent alumni in every issue of the journal. Writing a note is a great way to improve your research and writing skills, work with respected professors, receive peer feedback, complete a third-year intensive, and potentially be published. If you think you may be interested in submitting a note or just want to learn more, please join us. The training will cover how to begin thinking about the research and writing process, the components of a successful student note, how the note selection process works, the benefits of writing a note, and any other questions you may have. The training is open to all students. It is optional for Law Review members.

Save the Date: Saturday, October 22 (3Ls only)

CA State Bar Workshop
Gayle Murphy, the Senior Director of Admissions for the CA State Bar, will be holding a workshop for 3Ls on Saturday morning, Oct. 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.  The time and location will be announced in the coming weeks along with an on-line RSVP.


One-on-One Academic Advising

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

Fall Interview Program

Government, Public Interest, and Private Practice employers are ready to receive application materials on Symplicity.  Employers will schedule interviews with qualified candidates at UCI Law, by phone/skype, or at employer offices throughout September and October. You can access the session through the OCI module on the left side of your screen, and then select the "UCI Law 2016 Fall Interview Program" from the Session dropdown menu.

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) and 28 (10:00 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.

Awards? Prizes? Scholarships?

We love to feature our students’ successes on our website, but we need to know about them!  If you’ve recently won an award, prize, competition, or scholarship please email Dean Schroeder – and remember to keep Student Services in the loop throughout the school year. 

FAFSA Changes

The 2017–18 FAFSA will be available earlier. You can file your 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling you to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. You’ll use earlier income and tax information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, you’ll be required to report income and tax info from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, you will report your 2015 income and tax info, rather than your 2016 income and tax info. We understand that some families’ income may have changed significantly since the 2015 tax year. If this is the case for you, you must complete the FAFSA with the info it asks for (2015). Then, after filing your FAFSA, contact the our office to explain your situation. We have the ability to assess your situation and make adjustments to your FAFSA. For more information please refer to a September 14 email from the Director of Student Financial Services, Nasreen Zia.

Mix and Mingle

September 26 - 28, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bar Prep Fair, Courtyard
UCI Law is hosting Bar Week to give students the opportunity to learn about the various products and services offered by many of the prominent bar review companies operating in Southern California.

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.