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UC Irvine School of Law • February 12, 2017

Tuesday, February 14

The California Bar Foundation's 2017 3L Diversity Scholarship Application Deadline
This scholarship provides a free Barbri bar review course and a living stipend to diverse law students who are taking the July 2017 California bar exam. Any diverse 3L who has a deep commitment to social justice and public service, who plans to take the July 2017 California bar, and who intends to practice law in California is eligible to apply. The application can be found here.

Friday, February 17

Spring 2017 Enrollment Changes Deadline
The absolute deadline to make any changes to your Spring 2017 enrollment is Friday, February 17 at noon. After this deadline, you will not be able to make any changes. If you are still considering changes to your schedule please be sure to complete the online Academic Petition and obtain any necessary signatures by this deadline.

Tuesday, March 7

The Association of Corporate Counsel - Southern California 2017 Diversity Bar Scholarship Deadline
The Association of Corporate Counsel - Southern California is pleased to announce its 2017 Diversity Bar Scholarship. The application can be found here. The deadline is March 7.

Friday, March 10

Equal Justice Works Public Interest Law Awards
EJW awards are presented annually to eight law students from Equal Justice Works member schools who have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and pro bono work. The Awards seek to identify and honor law students who have provided extraordinary service through clinics, volunteer work, internships, extracurricular projects, and more. Apply here by March 10.

Friday, March 10

2017 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program Registration Deadline
Online registration is now open for the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer for patent law employers to interview law students for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. To register, students must meet the March 10 deadline (students will upload resumes and bid on interviews later in the semester). Registration confirmation emails include vital information next steps. Please notify Jon Trujillo if you don't receive a confirmation email upon submission. 

Friday, March 10

K&L Gates Kickstarter Program Application Deadline
K&L Gates invites 1Ls who self-identify as diverse, or who are current or former U.S. service members, to attend a two-day seminar designed to educate 1Ls about the practice of law at a global law firm.  The program will prepare you for the transition to summer associate and practicing lawyer by providing specialized educational sessions, resources, and mentoring opportunities. To apply send a resume and 500-word statement of interest to Beth Maoui by Friday, March 10 at 12:00pm.  For more information, see the program flyer.

Friday, March 31

The Law School Admission Council's Diversity Committee Writing Competition Deadline
The topic for the competition is Why Pipeline Programs Targeting Students from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds Are Essential to the Future of the Legal Profession. More information about the competition can be found here.

Monday, April 3

Rule of Law Competition Entry Deadline
Entries are due no later than April 3, 2017. Rules, topics and materials are available at

Friday, April 14

ABA Section of Family Law Schwab Essay Contest 2017 Deadline
Each year, the American Bar Association Section of Family Law conducts an essay contest to encourage law students to think about current issues in family law, and to encourage participation in the Section of Family Law. This contest is open to 2L and 3L students. More information can be found here.

Saturday, July 1

American Bar Association Criminal Justice Student Writing Competition Deadline
All entries must be received by the editor no later than July 1, 2017, 11:59 pm CST. More information can be found here.


Monday, February 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CLEANR - Wayne Pacelle: The Humane Economy, EDU 1111
The Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources presents Wayne Pacelle (President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States) in a discussion of his newest book: The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals (HarperCollins 2016). The Humane Economy explores how our everyday economic decisions impact the survival and wellbeing of animals, and how we can make choices that better support them. At once a major examination of the economics of animal exploitation and a powerful call-to-action, The Humane Economy tells a story happening in real time of businesses succeeding – indeed thriving – as they embrace the sensibilities and values of the 21st century. Details at For more information or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact RSVP here.

First Year Fridays

Save the Date: Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mandatory for 1Ls: CORE Clinic Information Session (CCIS)
The CCIS will consist of two separate group sessions. Students in Professor Min's and Professor Litman's classes will meet in EDU 1111 the first day and go to the courtyard for the second day. Students in Professor Lee's and Professor Chacon's classes will meet in the courtyard for the first day and will meet in EDU 1111 for the second day.  Lunch will be provided for the EDU 1111 sessions only. Students will learn about each of the UCI Law core clinics, as well as how to submit their preferences for core clinic selection. Students will also have the opportunity to speak with current clinic students about their experiences, so we recommend that 1Ls come prepared to ask questions to help with the selection process. The Clinic administrators will send out more detailed information about the event to the 1L’s, along with descriptions of our clinics.


Monday, February 13

APALSA Spring General Meeting, EDU 1131, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Community Fellows Meeting, LAW 3500, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wednesday, February 15

Student Coffee with the Dean, LAW 3500, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Thursday, February 16

OutLaw General Meeting, LAW 4850, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, February 21

Law Review Meeting, EDU 1131, 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm


Monday, February 13, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium, MPAA 420
Gregg D. Polsky (University of Georgia School of Law) presents, Elite Tax Professionals Behaving Badly: The Sad and Sordid Management Fee Waiver Saga. This colloquium runs every spring. Please RSVP here.

Tuesday, February 14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ASP Early Bar Prep Make-Up Session, MPAA 420
If you are planning to come to this session, you will receive all the updated materials.  If you have not already let ASP know you plan to attend this session, please email Sue Kung.

Wednesday, February 15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Public Service/Public Interest Career Planning, LAW 3750
This workshop is designed for students interested in pursuing public service careers. The presentation will explore approaches to public service career planning, including tips on how to position yourself for a public service career while in law school, hiring programs and fellowships, and creating your personal calendar. RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, February 15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

uRSA: Lobbying and Advocacy Outside the Courts, MPAA 420
Professor Davis will discuss how to fight outside the court system through lobbying, advocacy, and commenting on agency actions! You will learn how to frame different issues, make allies in federal and state agencies, and facilitate grassroots organizing. Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, February 15, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Defamation - A play by Todd Logan, Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center
Defamation holds the audience’s own prejudices and assumptions under a powerful lens. This nationally acclaimed courtroom drama explores the highly charged issues of race, religion, gender, class and the law with a twist: the audience is the jury. This is a free event. Doors open at 2:30 pm. Register at

Friday, February 17, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Socio-Legal Book Talk - Mona Lynch, LAW 3500
Mona Lynch, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, will discuss her book, Hard Bargains: The Coercive Power of Drug Laws in Federal Court (2016, Russell Sage Foundation). This event is part of the Socio-Legal Studies Workshop Book Talks series in which UC Irvine faculty speak about their recently published books. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy ( by Wednesday, February 15.

Wednesday, February 22, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Orange County Coalition for Diversity Law Career Panel and Networking Reception, Orange, CA
A complimentary reception for Southern California law students to meet with law firm attorneys and learn about life and the practice of law in Orange County. The evening will feature a panel presentation and an organized networking reception. RSVP here

Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

NALSA and BLSA: Black Indians: An American Story, MPAA 408
In celebration of Black History month BLSA and NALSA are joining together to do a screening of Black Indians to discuss the intersection of Black and Native peoples.

Thursday, February 23, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Strategic Career Planning to Maximize Post-Graduate Success, EDU 1131
This interactive program is designed to introduce students to the essential components of a comprehensive and strategic career action plan. The workshop will focus on activities and developing skills that enhance students’ short term and long term employment outcomes and professional success in the private and public sectors. Topics to be discussed include how to formulate a career plan, identify practice areas of interest, research employers, develop relevant substantive expertise, and engage in strategic and productive professional networking. Students will be encouraged to ask questions, share ideas and participate in a group conversation regarding these important topics! 

Thursday, February 23, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Creating Safe Spaces: Why Trauma-Informed Care is Crucial to Teen Health, EDU 1111
Dr. Candace W. Burton will present, Creating Safe Spaces: Why Trauma-Informed Care is Crucial to Teen Health. This talk will introduce some of the possible pathways by which traumatic experiences lead to long-term health problems, as well as the principles of trauma-informed care. Finally, a brief introduction to screening for abuse and violence will be provided. This workshop is hosted by the Initiative to End Family Violence. Register here.

Thursday, February 23, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

When Pride Isn't Enough: Policing & Punishment of LGBTQ, 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.

Thursday, February 23, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tech in Motion Tech Panel: Cyber Security, The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation
Cyber security has been all over the news lately. WikiLeaks, Sony hackers and Yahoo's membership login breach have caught America's attention and reinforced the need for advancements in this field. Cyber security engineers are in a never-ending struggle to keep valuable data safe from the prying eyes of hackers everywhere. Tech in Motion would like to invite you to The Cove as we engage in a high-level discussion panel focused on cyber security and it's importance in every industry. The discussion will be led by some of Southern California's top cyber security minds. More information about the event and the organizer's contact information can be found here.

Friday, February 24, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Socio-Legal Book Talk - Sora Han, Criminology, Law and Society, LAW 3500
Sora Han will discuss her book, Letters of the Law: Race and the Fantasy of Colorblindness in American Law (2015, Stanford University Press). This event is part of the Socio-Legal Studies Workshop Book Talks series in which UC Irvine faculty speak about their recently published books. Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, February 28, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Session, Los Angeles
Join CAALA to be a part of a discussion that may help your transition from law school into the legal profession. For more information, visit here

Monday, March 6, 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Race or Party, Party as Race, or Party All the Time: Three Uneasy Approaches to Conjoined Polarizations in Redistricting and Voting Cases, Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway 1321
Professor Rick Hasen will present, Race or Party, Party as Race, or Party All the Time: Three Uneasy Approaches to Conjoined Polarizations in Redistricting and Voting Cases. Professor Hasen is a nationally recognized expert in election law and campaign finance regulation and is co-author of a leading casebook on election law. Please RSVP to or contact Shani Brasier at 949-824-2904. Lunch will be provided.

1Ls & 2Ls: Thursday, March 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

JD/MBA Concurrent Degree Program: Lunch Info Session, Merage School of Business, SB 1, Suite 5200
UCI’s School of Law and Paul Merage School of Business offer a successful JD/MBA Concurrent Degree program. Students can earn both degrees in 4 years, one year less than if enrolled in both programs separately. Join us at the upcoming Information Session to learn details about the JD/MBA program, including the admissions process, program requirements, and employment benefits. Hear from alumni and current students in the program. RSVP here by March 10 to guarantee lunch will be provided for you. 

Save the Date: Monday, March 27, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2L Early Bar Prep, EDU 1111
There will be two sessions to accommodate as many schedules as possible.  Both sessions will cover the same general information about the bar exam, each of its components, and the general skills tested on each portion. We will also cover some basic information on the Moral Character application process and the MPRE. Lunch will be provided. The second 2L session will be held on Thursday, April 6 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in EDU 1111. 


Sunday, February 12, 6:00 am - 11:00 am

Road Closure
The following road closures will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, February 12, in support of the annual Zot Trot Triathlon: Arroyo Drive from California Avenue to Vista del Campo Road; Anteater Drive from California Avenue to Culver Drive; California Avenue from Anteater Drive to Arroyo Drive. Detour signs will be posted and traffic directors will be available to facilitate traffic flow for intermittent access to Anteater Recreation Center parking and Adobe Circle Road. For a map of the affected area, please visit

Monday, February 20

President's Day - UCI Law Closed
The Law School and the Law School Library will be closed.

Verification of Enrollment and Proof of Good Standing for Employers

To request a letter, click here and drop the form off at the front desk.  If the employer has its own form, please drop that off at the front desk.

Wednesday, February 22, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mock Trial Cross/Opening Statements Elimination Round, EDU 1121

CDO: Spring Interview Program

Spring Interview Program: The 2017 Spring Interview Program is underway on Symplicity. Employers will schedule interviews with 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls either at UCI Law, by phone/skype, or at employer offices throughout February and March. You can access the session through the OCI module on the left side of your screen, by selecting the "UCI Law 2017 Spring Interview Program." The next deadline are: 1Ls & 2Ls: AARP Foundation (Los Angeles, CA) - February 15 and 3Ls: Farjami & Farjami LLP (Mission Viejo, CA) - February 24.

CDO: Employer Spotlight 

Throughout the Spring semester, you will have the opportunity to connect with employers through this informal event. Stop by the employer table to get a sense of their practice, culture, and hiring programs. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with practicing attorneys from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in the courtyard on the following days: 

Tuesday, February 14 - Foley & Lardner 
Tuesday, February 21 - Brown Rudnick
Tuesday, March 7 - Justice in Aging
Tuesday, March 21 - Wilson Sonsini

CDO: The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel ("ACEBC") Information

The ACEBC offers a way to connect interested law students with ACEBC members for purposes of asking questions about employee benefits as a practice area. Law students can find out what day-to-day practice is like from an experienced employee benefits attorney. For more information, visit their website

Monday, February 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

WLS Valentine Grams Fundraiser
The Women's Law Society will be selling Valentine Grams in the courtyard from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on Monday, February 13. All proceeds will support the Women's Law Society.

SBA Class Gift Tabling

Representatives from the Student Bar Association will be fundraising in the courtyard from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, until Thursday, February 23. Stop by and learn more about the class gift and pledge!

Pre-Law Outreach Program (POP) - Help Needed

Every summer our school hosts a Pre-Law Outreach Program (“POP”) for college students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  This is one of just a few such intensive programs in the country, aimed at increasing diversity in the legal profession. POP participants learn from attorneys, faculty, staff, and current UCI Law students about what is needed to be admitted into and excel in law school.  Here are some ways you can help: 1) Spread the word! 2) You can volunteer to review POP applications. 3) You can volunteer as a POP mentor.  4) You can volunteer to serve as a TA. Please contact Grace Lee to express your interest or ask questions.

Mix and Mingle

Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 am - 1:30 pm

IRAP Waffle Wednesday, Courtyard
IRAP will host a love-themed Waffle Wednesday on February 15th in the Courtyard. We're offering up gourmet waffle creations and a chance for you to get a little good karma. Come eat some delicious waffles and support a good cause! 

Wednesday, February 15, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Knobbe Martens 2017 Cocktail Reception, Irvine
Knobbe Martens invites 1L, 2L, and 3L students with a technical background and an interest in IP law to attend. The RSVP deadline has passed.

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.