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UC Irvine School of Law • August 27, 2017

Monday, August 28, 3:00 pm

Deadline to Submit 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.

Tuesday, August 29

Deadline to Submit Questionnaire for SBA Mentoring Program
Your UCI Law SBA Board invites you to join our 2017-2018 SBA Mentoring Program! Each year, the SBA Board matches 1Ls with a 2L or 3L student mentor. These mentors can answer questions you may have and are here to support you both academically and socially as you adjust to law school. The SBA Mentor Program is a unique part of UCI Law's vibrant and genuine culture. Please complete the questionnaire by Tuesday, August 29. The questionnaire will ask you to describe yourself, your interests, and what you hope for in a mentoring relationship. Mentor matches will go out on Friday, September 1.

Wednesday, August 30, 12:00 pm

Deadline to Opt Out of ABA and OCBA Membership
Each year, the Law School pays for every UCI Law student to become a member of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA). The membership opens up many networking events at reduced (or even no) cost.  It’s a terrific way to get involved in the local bar and expand your professional connections.  We’re delighted that several of our recent grads are now in OCBA leadership positions. In addition, ABA membership for 1Ls students is free. The Law School will send your name, address, email and class year to OCBA and ABA to facilitate your membership.  If you wish to opt out, please contact Debbie Mondares no later than noon on Wednesday, August 30.

Thursday, August 31, 12:00 pm

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.

Friday, September 1 (2Ls and 3Ls)

Deadline to Add/Drop/Change Grading Option with No Fee
Enrollment changes must be made through LawReg by Friday, September 1. After this deadline, change requests must be submitted through the Academic Petitions Application and a fee will be charged for each change processed. Remember that you must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units each semester. Please let the Registrar know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, September 5

Action Corps Application Deadline
Action Corps is a year-long organizing program designed to train and empower leaders across the country to tackle one of the biggest threats of our generation. Whether you’re new to the fight or a seasoned activist, Action Corps provides the hands-on training, in-depth resources you’ll need to make a difference -- and have fun while you’re at it! Email your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you’d like to be a Global Zero Action Corps leader to The application deadline is September 5The program begins with a national training in Washington D.C. at the end of September. Questions? Contact us at For more information please see an August 22 email from Brittany Taylor.

Monday, September 14

November MPRE Registration Deadline
The next administration of the MPRE is November 4.  Passing the MPRE is required for admission to every state bar in the US. The regular registration deadline is September 14, 2017 ($95). The late registration deadline is September 21, 2017 ($190). Students seeking accommodations for the MPRE should file an application as soon as possible. For more information, please see the MPRE website.

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.


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. 

Wednesday, September 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Lori Palmerton - Disability Ally Training, EDU 1111
Lori Palmerton, Interim Director of UCI’s Disability Services Center, will present an interactive program focusing on disability etiquette, disability law, and resources available for students with disabilities at UCI.  The training  is a condensed version of the Disability Ally Training that is presented campus-wide. Please RSVP here by September 4 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)


Monday, August 28

PILF - First General Meeting, EDU 1131, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 31

UCI Law Review Meeting, MPAA 420, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, September 6

BLSA Meeting, EDU 1121, 12:00 pm 12:55 pm

Saturday, September 9

BLSA Meeting, MPAA 408, 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Monday, August 28, 11:00 am OR Thursday, August 31, 8:30 am

Webinar on The Attorney General's Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program at the U.S. Department of Justice
In this webinar, participants will obtain a brief overview of this year's programs and receive answers to questions about the application and hiring timeline (participants are encouraged to review the application prior to the webinars and prepare questions). Please RSVP to one session (include your name, UC Irvine School of Law, and the webinar date you choose to attend). 

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
This workshop is a repeat of the August 28 ASP workshop. During this one-hour session, 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.

Tuesday, September 5, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How to Navigate Public Interest Resources (2Ls and 3Ls), MPAA 408
This workshop will discuss various public interest career resources and offer tips on how to use them. Public interest resources can be organized by practice areas, professional work environments, and hiring programs. Come learn how to navigate the resources that are most helpful for you! RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, September 6, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm & 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ASP 1L Workshop #2
During this one-hour workshop, ASP will introduce students to rule dissection as a way to organize and better understand the legal concepts and rules covered in their courses. ASP will also provide tips for students to start their course outlines. This session will be held in EDU 1131 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. A repeat of this workshop will be held in EDU 1111 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Friday, September 8, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Navy JAG, Courtyard
Students will have the opportunity to connect with a Navy JAG through this informal event. Stop by the employer table to get a sense of this organization. Don't miss this opportunity to connect!

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.

Friday, September 8, 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm

CBGHP Colloquium, EDU 1111
The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil will launch on Friday, September 8, 2017 with a special evening lecture: Nuremberg 70 Years Later and The Rise of Nationalism, featuring Professor Robert G. Moeller, Department of History at UCI and T. Mychael Rambo, Actor, Orator and Activist. The series, which continues through April 19, 2018, will focus on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here.

Friday, September 8 & Saturday, September 9

GLAS/CERLP Globalization of Legal Education Conference, LAW 3500
Co-sponsored by the UCI Law Center on Globalization, Law, and Society, and the UCI Law Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession, this conference will host leading international scholars to discuss issues concerning the globalization of legal education, with topics ranging from global hierarchies and the international movement of students and faculty, to legal education strategies in the Global South. Participant contributions will be published in a symposium edition of the UCI Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law. More details are available here.

Wednesday, September 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How to Navigate Private Sector Resources (2Ls and 3Ls), MPAA 408
This workshop will walk through where students can locate private sector resources and how students can make the most of these resources when seeking summer and post-graduate employment. Resources to be discussed will range from sites useful to a biglaw job search to sites and directories that enable students to locate and target small and midsize firms. RSVP on Symplicity.

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

How to Navigate Judicial Clerkship Resources (2Ls and 3Ls), MPAA 408
Maximize your success in landing a clerkship! Learn how to access and use research sources that will help you quickly determine whether a particular clerkship is appealing to you, as well as resources to assist you in preparing more extensively for interviews with judges. This workshop is designed for 2Ls and 3Ls applying for post-graduate judicial clerkships who want to put their best foot forward and make the most of their application and interview process. RSVP on Symplicity.

Saturday, September 30, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Mentoring the Next Generation, UC Irvine
UCI Law’s Korea Law Center is hosting an exciting mentoring conference with the Council of Korean Americans on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Continuing Education from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Details and registration are available here. The purpose of this conference is to inspire, mentor, inform, and network: to bring together business and thought leaders and professionals from numerous disciplines (ranging from science, entertainment, public interest, law, medicine and finance) to provide advice, guidance, insights, networking opportunities, and mentorship to the younger generation of Korean and Korean Americans and other participants. The conference will feature plenary sessions, panel discussions, mentoring roundtables, and a closing reception.


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.

Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property Inn of Court Membership

The Inn specializes in Patent/IP Law. Student memberships are free and last one year. Interested students should complete the application. Students selected for membership are expected to commit to attending Inn events. This is an amazing opportunity for students to meet and mingle with judges, peers, and potential employers. Apply here.

Call for Volunteers: Admissions Ambassadors

UCI Law Admissions would like to thank ALL Admissions Ambassadors a great job last year welcoming prospective students to campus and welcome all new and returning law students to please visit the Admissions Ambassadors table at the Student Involvement Fair to discover how you can help recruit the Class of 2021 with 1L classroom escorts, law school tours, phone outreach, and many other opportunities during Admitted Students Weekend in April. If you have any questions or cannot attend the Fair but would like to help, please contact Katie Rohner.

CDO: Fall Interview Program (2Ls and 3Ls)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 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 the fall. You can access the session through the OCI module on the left side of your screen, and then select the "UCI Law 2017 Fall Interview Program" from the Session dropdown menu. Immediate deadlines include: 
2Ls: Bet Tzedek Legal Services (Los Angeles, CA) - Monday, Aug. 28
2Ls and 3Ls: Wanger Jones Helsley (Fresno, CA) - Monday, Aug. 28
2Ls: Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C. (Temecula, CA) - Tuesday, Aug. 29
2Ls: Superior Court of California, County of Orange (Orange County, CA) - Tuesday, Aug. 29
2Ls and 3Ls: Bentley & More, LLP (Irvine, CA) - Wednesday, Aug. 30
2Ls: Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara (Newport Beach, CA) - Thursday, Aug. 31
2Ls: Everett Dorey LLP (Santa Ana, CA) - Thursday, Aug. 31
2Ls and 3Ls: Maschoff Brennan (Irvine, CA) - Thursday, Aug. 31

2L Transcripts

If you are a 2L and have not picked up complimentary copies of your official transcript, please pick them up from CDO.

California Bar Exam Testing Accommodations

California Bar Exam testing accommodations are available to individuals with mental or physical disabilities as defined in the State Bar of California Admissions Rules. Applying for an accommodation takes considerable time and requires considerable documentation. 3Ls:  If you wish to apply for an accommodation, please do so as quickly as possible. 2Ls and 1Ls: You can apply early for an accommodation. Students who apply early but are denied an accommodation will have sufficient time to file an appeal and gather together additional documentation. Students who plan on filing for a California Bar Exam testing accommodation should read through the State Bar requirements carefully. If you are planning on taking the bar exam in another state, be sure to check its requirements for applying for a testing accommodation.

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.


Justice Stephen K. Tamura Scholarship

UCI School of Law, Office of Student Financial Services is pleased to announce that the Justice Stephen K. Tamura Foundation offers two $2500 scholarships, to two UCI law students who demonstrate financial need. Justice Stephen K. Tamura was the first Asian American appointed to the California Court of Appeal. He was a leading citizen of Orange County and an outstanding jurist dedicated to protecting the rights of all. Students interested in applying must have the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application on file and submit a one page application discussing how they have overcame financial barrier to attend the UCI School of Law. The one page application must be submitted to the Student Financial Services  by Thursday,  September, 2017 at 4:00pm. Students selected for the scholarship will be directed to the UCI Alumni Association for the disbursement of fund. To Mail: UC Irvine, School of Law: Student Financial Services, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697, Attn: Nasreen B. Zia. To Email:

Jackson Lewis P.C. Scholarship

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, offers a scholarship up to $5,000, to a deserving 2L or 3L UCI Law student who demonstrates an interest in labor and employment law.   Students interested in applying should send an application of up to 2 pages maximum, discussing each of the following:  1) their interest in employment or labor law; and 2) their demonstrated professional acumen and academic excellence.  Students must also submit a copy of their resumes. Recipients will be selected by Jackson Lewis. The Jackson Lewis Scholarship will be in addition to the Law Tuition Scholarship and will be used to replace student loans. In order to maintain eligibility student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 at the conclusion of the spring semester of each academic year.  The two page applications must be submitted to the Student Financial Services Office by Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 4:00pm. To Mail: UC Irvine, School of Law: Student Financial Services, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697, Attn: Nasreen B. Zia.

Boukai Family Foundation Scholarship

The Boukai Family Foundation is providing a scholarship to one UCI law student up to $2,500 for the 2017-2018 academic year. The values of family, faith, education and giving back to the community are closely held by the Boukai Family. This scholarship program was established to encourage current law students to build upon these values; advocate the importance of tolerance toward Islam and all forms of religions and faith traditions; and serve to strengthen opportunities for future generations in Muslim-American communities. More information can be found here.

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.