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UC Irvine School of Law • February 19, 2017

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.

Friday, March 31

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Diversity Scholarship Deadline
Qualified applicants are currently enrolled, first-year law students at ABA-accredited law schools who: contribute to the diverse background of a law school's student body; demonstrate strong academic achievement; demonstrate an interest in promoting diversity in the legal profession. More information 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.


Tuesday, February 21, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Mohannad Malas Lecture in Islamic Law by Mark Fathi Massoud, EDU 1111
Islamic law is often portrayed as an unchanging or inflexible divine law interpreted by jurists. In the 2017 Mohannad Malas Lecture, Mark Fathi Massoud (UC Santa Cruz) reveals instead the diverse lived experiences of Islamic law in context. The lecture draws from Professor Massoud’s research in Sudan and Somalia, and with Muslim Americans here in California. RSVP here.

First Year Fridays

March 3

Mid-semester Review Week


Tuesday, February 21

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

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


Wednesday, February 22, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Summer International Human Rights Clinic Information Session with Professor Paul Hoffman, LAW 4750
1Ls and 2Ls are eligible to apply for The International Human Rights Clinic and earn academic credit over the summer. Come learn more about the clinic, if it is a good fit for you, and the application process.

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

Orange County Coalition for Diversity Law Career Panel and Networking Reception, Orange
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 will host a screening of Black Indians to discuss the intersection of Black and Native peoples.

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, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

If/When/How Phone Call and Letter Writing Campaign, Campus Housing
Please join If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice in reaching out to our political representatives to further the missions and goals of our organization. We will be writing letters and making phone calls to encourage support for women's health initiatives and preserving access to reproductive rights. Contact Sarah Boxer for more information.

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 its 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.

Saturday, February 25, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Daniel's Inn 22nd Annual Conference, Orange
Enjoy breakfast and spend a morning with fellow legal professionals and discover “You Are Not Alone” in the “burn out” & tribulations of the Practice of Law. Registration and more information can be found here. Daniel’s Inn is a non-denominational Christian Conference on the continuing theme of “You Are Not Alone.”

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

Friday, March 3, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLEANR Affordable Housing and Land Use Regulation in California, EDU 1111
California’s housing crisis continues to worsen as more than thirty percent of homeowners and nearly half of all renters spend more than one-third of their household income on housing. Populations critical to thriving cities—teachers, service workers and first responders—are at the forefront of the struggle and the state’s rate of homelessness remains higher than the national average. Join us for a day-long exploration of the legal challenges facing housing strategies, including lessons from other states and the status of recently adopted and potential state legislation to come. RSVP 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.

Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 pm

Center for Psychology and Law Film Screening: They Call Us MonstersCrystal Cove Auditorium - UCI Student Center
In addition to the film screening, we will also be holding a discussion about the film with Orange County defense attorney Kate Corrigan and former California State Senator Joseph Dunn after the screening. They Call Us Monsters documents the experience of three juvenile offenders who face adult sentences for their crimes. The boys are placed in a Los Angeles facility that houses serious violent offenders. You can watch the trailer here. The film has been nominated for and has won several awards from film festivals across the country. The screening will be an exciting opportunity to learn more about the juvenile justice system.

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. 


Monday, February 20

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

Monday, February 27 - Friday, March 3

Mid-Semester Review Week
The Law School and Law School Library will remain open. 

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.

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 deadlines are: 1Ls & 2Ls: Anaheim City Attorney's Office (Anaheim, CA) - February 24 AND Orange County Public Defender (Orange County, CA) - February 27; All: Los Angeles City Attorney (Los Angeles, 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 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

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) Volunteer to review POP applications. 3) Volunteer as a POP mentor.  4) Serve as a TA. Please contact Grace Lee to express your interest or ask questions.

UCDC Program

The UCDC Law Program is a full-time collaborative experiential learning program for students enrolled in one of the University of California Law Schools. Offered in Washington DC during the fall and spring semesters, the program provides a unique avenue for students to extern in a government entity on legal issues of national and international importance. For more information, visit here

Mix and Mingle

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

The Orange County Asian American Bar Association Presents - Sushi and Sake Fest, Tustin
OCAABA invites all students to come, meet, and vote for the candidates of the OCAABA Board at Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill. For more information and to register, visit 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.