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UC Irvine School of Law • August 20, 2017

Monday, August 21

Solar Eclipse
Please see this site for details on the "Great American Eclipse" and to learn important eye safety information for viewing this event. 

Monday, August 28

Jail Tour Documentation
1Ls who want to attend the Orange County Jail Tour must submit the required documentation for a background check by Monday, August 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm. Jail tours will take place on 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, and 10/4. Buses will depart campus at 1:00 pm and return by 5:00 pm. There are 23 spots per tour. Students who are cleared by the OC Sheriff's Department will be assigned to one of the four dates and are expected to attend their assigned tour.

Thursday, August 31

Equal Justice Works Travel Stipend Application Deadline
The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair will be held in Washington, D.C. on October 27 and 28. The Conference brings together more than 165 public interest employers from around the country for interviews, workshops, and networking. Information about the conference can be found here. UCI Law has a limited budget for small travel stipends for students attending the Conference. To apply for a travel stipend, please email Tiffany Tsao by noon on August 31 with a short statement of interest explaining your commitment to the public interest (250 words or less); your goal for the trip; a list of employers/networking targets and your plan to meet them.

Monday, November 13

California State Bar Registration Deadline
1Ls and out-of-state transfer students must register with the California State Bar by November 13, 2017. This is not the same as registering to take the Bar exam! — Register here.


Wednesday, August 23, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Professionalism Panel Discussion, EDU 1111
1L faculty members and Assistant Dean for Career Development Laura Baker host a panel discussion for 1Ls on how professionalism in the classroom and at campus-sponsored events mirrors professionalism in the workplace. Please RSVP here by August 21 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Wednesday, August 23, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

REAL Talk: Charlottesville & White Supremacy in America, Cross Cultural Center Ring Room
Join us for a special REAL Talk on Wednesday, August 23 from 12-1:30pm in the Cross-Cultural Center Ring Room exploring the recent events in Charlottesville and discussing white supremacy in America. This will be a space to process, heal, and think about ways to move forward. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome. This program is sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center, Center for Black Cultures, Resources & Research, and LGBT Resource Center. Feel free to email with any questions.

Thursday, August 31, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Bill Richards - Exonerated of Murder Charges 23 Years After Arrest, EDU 1111
Bill Richards was convicted of brutally murdering his wife, Pamela, in 1993. Sloppy forensics collection by the police led to Mr. Richards’ conviction, even though he had no defensive injuries and gave no confession. The California Innocence Project (CIP) filed a post-conviction DNA testing motion in 2001; the tests revealed that the DNA on the murder weapons and the hairs under Pamela’s fingernails belonged to neither Bill nor Pamela. A Superior Court judge in San Bernardino held that the totality of the evidence required reversal of the conviction. The DA appealed, and the judge’s decision was overturned by the Court of Appeal.  The appellate court’s decision was upheld by the California Supreme Court.  A new law on expert testimony was enacted in 2015, and CIP filed a new petition seeking reversal. The state Supreme Court, in a 7-0 decision, granted the petition and Mr. Richards was released from prison 23 years after his arrest. Mr. Richards will speak along with his attorney, Wendy Koen. Please RSVP here by August 29 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you. 

First Year Fridays

Friday, September 1

Financial Literacy Program, MAX by AccessLex
All classes - EDU 1111, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (lunch will be served during the training)

Friday, September 8

Title IX Training (Mandatory)
Croskery-Roberts & Robinson-Dorn - EDU 1111, 10:30 am - 11:30 am (lunch will be served after the training)
All other classes - EDU 1111, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (lunch will be served during the training)


Wednesday, August 23

BLSA Dinner, EDU 1111, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday, August 28

SBA Meeting, LAW 3600, 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, August 29

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


Thursday, August 24, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Government Hiring Programs and Government Resources, MPAA 408
This informational session for 2Ls and 3Ls will focus on Federal and State Summer and Post-Graduate Honors Programs and other avenues to entry-level government positions. We will de-mystify the application processes (from exams to interviews), discuss where to find opportunities, how to use government research resources, timelines, and what makes an applicant desirable. RSVP on Symplicity.

Monday, August 28, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ASP 1L Workshop, EDU 1131
During this one-hour workshop, ASP will provide tips and strategies to make the most out of your course readings and lectures. We will discuss the importance of active reading, provide effective note-taking strategies, and introduce the synthesis process. This workshop will be held again on Wednesday, August 30. RSVP for this event on TWEN.

Wednesday, August 30, 12:10 pm - 1:20 pm

Cold Apps, Informational Interviews, and Strategic Planning, EDU 1131
This interactive workshop for 2Ls and 3Ls seeking summer 2018 and post-graduate employment will cover the essential components of a comprehensive and strategic career action plan to enhance professional success in the private and public sectors. Topics to be discussed include how to formulate a career plan, research employers, conduct informational interviews, and submit "cold" applications. RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, August 30, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ASP 1L Workshop, EDU 1131
During this one-hour workshop, ASP will provide tips and strategies to make the most out of your course readings and lectures. We will discuss the importance of active reading, provide effective note-taking strategies, and introduce the synthesis process. RSVP for this event on TWEN.

Friday, September 8, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Organization Leader Training, EDU 1111
All student org leader signatories are required to attend this training. Food will be served.


Wednesday, August 30
2017 FLU Vaccine Clinic

The UCI Student Health Center will be in the Law School courtyard from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm to provide flu shots. Vaccinations are 100% covered by UC SHIP. Non-SHIP students can pay $25 for the vaccine. For questions, call the Student Health Center at 949-824-5301.

Monday, September 4
Labor Day Holiday

The Law School and the Law School Library will be closed.

Mix and Mingle

Tuesday, August 29, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Student Involvement Fair, Courtyard
Come learn more about UCI Law Student Organizations and other opportunities for involvement.

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.