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UC Irvine School of Law • January 15, 2017

Tuesday, January 17

2016-2017 MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program
Since MALDEF's (the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) founding, the civil rights organization has supported the next generation of civil rights advocates for the Latinx community.  Every year, approximately 10-15 students are awarded scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 each. MALDEF's Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students currently enrolled full time at an accredited United States law school. Applicants are evaluated for their academic and extracurricular achievements, for their background and financial need, and most important, for their demonstrated commitment to advancing Latinx civil rights in their careers. The scholarship application can be found here.

Wednesday, January 18

Deadline to Register for the Mock Trial Competition
UCI's Fifth Annual Mock Trial Competition will be held this Spring. The competition is open to 2Ls and 3Ls. The sign-up sheet is attached here. The deadline to sign-up is January 18. 1Ls may still participate as witnesses. 1Ls interested in participating as witnesses should contact Tommy Du ( LAST CALL: Those interested in participating on the mock trial board should also contact Tommy Du ( as soon as possible. 

Friday, January 20, 12:00 pm (Spring Semester)

Spring Semester Enrollment Deadlines
The deadline to add/drop a course for the spring semester is Friday, January 20 at 12:00 pm. For more details, please see a November 16 email from the Law School Registrar, Stephanie Santoro.

Friday, January 20

The Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline 
The Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation is pleased to offer five scholarships of $2,000 each. Applications are currently being accepted from law students with a demonstrated commitment to community service, including but not limited to a commitment to serving the Japanese American community and/or the API community. Additional factors may include financial need, adversity, academic achievement, and desire to practice law in the Southern California area. The deadline to apply is January 20, 2017. The scholarship application and instructions are available at

Monday, January 23, 5:00 pm

Bidding Deadline for Public Interest Career Day (PICD)
Join students from throughout Southern California and representatives from more than 100 nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and private public interest-oriented law firms. This event provides law students an opportunity to meet and interview with public interest and public sector legal organizations. Register online here. Please find complete instructions (including username and password information) here. For more information, please see a December 21 email from CDO Assistant Director, Tiffany Tsao. The deadline for uploading your resumes and cover letters and for bidding is 5:00 pm on Monday, January 23. Please contact Tiffany Tsao if you have any questions.

Wednesday, January 25, 5:00 pm

Deadline to Register for the 2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition
The 2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition is an innovative, collaborative competition that presents a new and challenging, real-world, interdisciplinary “negotiations problem” for graduate students in law, business, and engineering, with an emphasis on a licensing issue involving a cutting-edge medical device. To our knowledge, UCI is the only school in the nation that brings together these different disciplines in a real-world negotiation competition. 2Ls and 3Ls can register for the competition here. Attend the information session on Jan. 24 and subsequent workshops on Feb. 6 and Feb. 7!

Friday, January 27

SBA Sponsored Travel Requests Deadline
This semester the Appropriations Committee is requesting that all students planning to submit travel reimbursements for either student org related travel or individual travel requests for the Spring Semester complete their LEAF requests by January 27. Extensions will be granted to new student organizations created in the upcoming semester and upon a showing of good cause.

Tuesday, January 31

The Law Review's Spring 2017 Deadline for Student Note Submissions
This deadline has been extended to Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Please email your submissions to lawreview@lawnet.uci.eduLate submissions will be considered, but notes submitted by the deadline will be prioritized. Please see our website for more information and direction: Please reach out with any questions or concerns to

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, 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, 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.


Thursday, January 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Jennifer Granick - Civil Liberties and Cyber Security, EDU 1111
Jennifer Granick is the Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. She is the author of a forthcoming book from Cambridge University Press entitled American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What to Do About It. From 2001 to 2007, Granick was Executive Director of CIS and taught Cyberlaw, Computer Crime Law, Internet intermediary liability, and Internet law and policy. From 2007 to 2010 she served as the Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Granick practices, speaks, and writes about computer crime and security, electronic surveillance, security vulnerability disclosure, encryption policy, and the Fourth Amendment. In March of 2016, she received Duo Security’s Women in Security Academic Award for her expertise in the field as well as her direction and guidance for young women in the security industry. Before teaching at Stanford, Granick spent almost a decade practicing criminal defense law in California. Please RSVP here by January 16 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Monday, January 23, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Student Bar Association Presents: A Forum on the 2017 Inauguration, EDU 1111
The Student Bar Association would like to invite you to a forum on the 2017 inauguration, featuring a panel of UCI Law professors and moderated by Dean Chemerinsky. This panel will focus on some of the pressing issues surrounding the inauguration, including civil rights, immigration, the environment, and the economy. Join us on Monday, January 23, at lunch (12-1 PM) in EDU 1111. This event will be live streamed and recorded. Please RSVP here by January 19 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Monday, January 23, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

CLEaR - Ellen Berrey, The Enigma Of Diversity, LAW 3500
This "Author Meets Reader" session will feature Ellen Berrey and a discussion of her book, The Enigma of Diversity.

Thursday, January 26, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series - Abortion Laws: A Debate, EDU 1111
UCI Law’s American Constitution Society and Federalist Society have organized a debate/discussion on abortion laws, moderated by Prof. Henry Weinstein.  Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson from the University of Illinois College of Law will debate UCI Law Professor Michele Goodwin. Some topics to be covered are whether religious hospitals should be able to follow their beliefs and not be forced to perform abortions, the ACLU’s lawsuit against Michigan hospitals for failure to provide emergency medical care to pregnant women, and the Clinton campaign to repeal the Hyde Amendment. RSVP here by Monday, January 23 to guarantee lunch will be provided for you.

First Year Fridays

Friday, January 20

Student Services & ASP: Obtaining and Evaluating Last Semester’s Exams
The best way to improve your law school performance going forward is to review and assess your final exams and overall performance last semester. Come learn how to identify which study and exam-taking skills and strategies worked for you vs. which ones you may want to consider changing and how. Director of Student Life Jennah Jones will explain the process for checking out your fall semester exams, and ASP Professors Sue Kung and Queena Mewers will explain how to use your fall semester exams to self-assess and get useful feedback from your professors.
All Mods: EDU 1111, 10:20 am - 11:20 am
Light breakfast will be served.

Friday, January 27

Wellness Workshop with Dr. Carolyn O’Keefe
All Mods: EDU 1111, 10:20 am - 11:20 am


Tuesday, January 17

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

Wednesday, January 18

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

Thursday, January 19

WLS Kick Off Meeting, LAW 3750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, January 24

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


Tuesday, January 17, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

API Bone Marrow Drive, UCI Pacific Ballroom C
Come for a free banh mi lunch and learn about the Be the Match national bone marrow registry. This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, the Orange County Korean American Bar Association, the Orange County Asian American Bar Association, and the Japanese American Bar Association.

Tuesday, January 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Employer Spotlight: Council on American - Islamic Relations (CAIR), Courtyard
Throughout the Spring semester, students 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. Upcoming employers include: Paul Hastings - Tuesday, January 24; Justice in Aging - Tuesday, February 7.

Tuesday, January 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Admissions Ambassador Appreciation Lunch, EDU 1131
Thank you ALL AMBASSADORS for a great job this Fall welcoming prospective students to campus!  Lunch is on us to thank you for the meaningful impact you have made. Newcomers … PLEASE join us for a meal and hear from experienced Ambassadors about how you can help recruit the Class of 2020 with law school tours, classroom escorts, phone outreach, and many other opportunities during Admitted Students Weekend on April 7 and 8. Please RSVP by Monday, January 16 to Katie Rohner,, so we can order plenty of good food. Your participation is very much appreciated!  

Wednesday, January 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Global Justice Summit: Pre-Summit Workshop #1, MPAA 430
Professor Menkel-Meadow will cover basic negotiation principles that will be useful for the day of the Summit. Take advantage of training in an interactive forum with one of the top scholars in this field. You must RSVP by Sunday, January 15, to guarantee dinner will be ordered for you. All are invited to attend the Global Justice Summit guest speaker sessions on January 27th and 28th. Don't miss your chance to be involved in this exciting opportunity! Please RSVP here for GJS.

Thursday, January 19, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

OCAABA Career Panel, MPAA 420
The Orange County Asian American Bar Association joins with UCI Law's APALSA to host a Career Panel where different attorneys will come to speak to students in a Q&A session. Dinner will be provided. RSVP here.

This Event Has Been Rescheduled for Friday, April 7, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Socio-Legal Book Talk - Keramet Reiter, Criminology, Law, and Society, LAW 3500
Keramet Reiter will speak about her recently published book Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement (2016, New Haven: Yale University Press). All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy ( The original date and time of: Friday, January 20, 12:00 pm - 1:15 has been cancelled.

Tuesday, January 24, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition Information Session, EDU 1111
Join us for an information session on the 2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition, an innovative, collaborative competition that presents a new and challenging, real-world, interdisciplinary “negotiations problem” for graduate students in law, business, engineering, and information and computer science. To our knowledge, UCI is the only school in the nation that brings together these different disciplines in a real-world negotiation competition. A panel of law and business students who participated in last year’s competition will speak about their experiences. Time will be set aside for Q & A. RSVP here by January 20 to guarantee lunch will be provided for you.

Tuesday, January 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Panel on First Amendment and Pro-Palestinian On-campus Activism, LAW 3750
This panel discussion is hosted by NLG at UCI Law, NLG-OC, NLG-LA, and UCI's Students for Justice in Palestine. Food will be provided.

Wednesday, January 25, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Information Session on the Lawyer Entrepreneur Assistance Program (LEAP) by the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, LAW 3500
LEAP is a unique incubator program designed for the newly admitted attorney looking to obtain valuable hands-on experience, and the resources to support them while they build their client base. 2Ls and 3Ls who are considering hanging their own shingle should attend to learn more. RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, January 25, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Global Justice Summit: Pre-Summit Workshop #2, EDU 1131
Professor Menkel-Meadow will further cover negotiation techniques, which will be imperative in understanding the back-and-forth of the Global Justice Summit. You must RSVP here by Sunday, January 22nd, to guarantee dinner will be ordered for you. All are invited to attend the Global Justice Summit guest speaker sessions on January 27th and 28th. Don't miss your chance to be involved in this exciting opportunity! Please RSVP here for GJS.

Thursday, January 26, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Interracial Intimacy: 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia, 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 is provided. 

This Event Has Been Rescheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) Road Show, LAW 3750
The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) will visit 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. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the speakers’ remarks. For anyone interested in learning more about LAIPLA and meeting IP practitioners in OC and LA, this will be an invaluable opportunity. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. RSVP on Symplicity. The original date and time of: Thursday, January 26, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm has been cancelled.

Friday, January 27, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm & Saturday, January 28, 9:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Global Justice Summit, Pacific Ballroom AB
Register for the 2017 Global Justice Summit here.

Saturday, January 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

1L Mock Interview Program
There is no better way to prepare for a PICD interview than to do a mock. All 1Ls are invited to participate in this mock interview program featuring alumni interviewers. To sign-up for a time, email Jon Trujillo by 8am on Tuesday, January 24.

Monday, January 30, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Introduction to Judicial Clerkships, EDU 1131
How does a judicial clerkship fit into your career path? Are you someone who might thrive in chambers? Join us to learn about the value of a judicial clerkship. Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will moderate a panel of former clerks (and recent alumni). Lunch will be provided. RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, February 1, 9:00 am - 10:20 am & 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Asian American Studies Celebrates Black History Month: Film Screening and Discussion - Eating Welfare, Locations Listed Below
Eating Welfare (2001) explores the lives of Southeast Asian refugee families of the Bronx who are struggling to survive the welfare “reform” years under the Rudolph Giuliani Administration. It’s told through youth in the community who eventually organize a take-over of the welfare center. The film screening will be held from 9:00 am - 10:20 am in the Humanities Interim Classroom Facility 100K and discussion the discussion will be held in Humanities Hall 143. This event is co-sponsored by the CLEaR, the Center for Research on International Migration, the Department of Sociology, and the School of Social Sciences. More information can be found here.

Monday, February 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition: Drafting Terms Agreements Workshop, School of Business Building 2 - 122
This workshop will be presented by Business School Professor, Max Chao. Prof. Chao has extensive experience in both business and transactional law.  He worked as a supervising senior auditor at KPMG Peat Marwick and a tax consultant for Ernst & Young. He later established his own law firm where he advises a wide range of clients, including high-wealth individuals, partnerships, multi-national corporations, non-profit organizations, local businesses, and oversees clients. Students participating in the 2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition are strongly encouraged to attend this session. RSVP here by February 2 to guarantee lunch will be provided for you.

Tuesday, February 7, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition: Negotiations Workshop, School of Business Building 2 - 117
This workshop will be presented by Business School Professor, Dr. Chris Bauman. Dr. Bauman taught previously at Northwestern University and the University of Washington. He teaches Negotiations, Business Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility, among other classes. His research focuses on information processing in negotiation and its implications for tactics that can increase individual or mutual gains. Students participating in the 2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition are strongly encouraged to attend this session. RSVP here by February 2 to guarantee lunch will be provided for you. 

Friday, February 10, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Race of the Races: Privilege, Exclusion and Inequality among People of Color in the Law, EDU 1111
The Race of the Races symposium focuses on the inter-group and group-specific experiences of people of color under the law. Sociolegal scholars, practitioners, and community organizers have been invited to share their expertise on some of the most salient issues affecting communities of color—higher education, mass criminalization, and employment. Given the recent presidential election, the Race of the Races symposium arrives at an especially critical time. We intend to steer our discussion towards finding opportunities for solidarity across different contexts—the Black Lives Matter movement, immigrant rights’ movement, anti-Islamophobia movement—and identifying what role(s) lawyers and law students can play in dismantling oppressive legal regimes. This symposium is presented by Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), and the Latina/o Law Students Association (LLSA) at UC Irvine. Please RSVP here.

Saturday, February 25, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition, The COVE at UCI Applied Innovation
The 2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition is an innovative, collaborative competition that presents a new and challenging, real-world, interdisciplinary “negotiations problem” for graduate students in law, business, and engineering, with an emphasis on a licensing issue involving a cutting-edge medical device. To our knowledge, UCI is the only school in the nation that brings together these different disciplines in a real-world negotiation competition. The 2017 competition will be held in collaboration with Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, & Rosati, and Knobbe Martens. Students from the School of Business, School of Engineering, and School of Law (2Ls and 3Ls) are welcome and encouraged to participate. Two workshops on Feb. 6 and Feb. 7 will be held before the competition date to help students prepare. Sign up here by January 25 at 5:00 pm. More details can be found here.

Early Bar Prep - Save the Dates

Session One:  Wednesday, 3/22 (Dean Chemerinsky is speaking), 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Session Two:  Monday, 3/27 or Thursday 3/30, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Session Three: Monday 4/3 or Thursday 4/6, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 
ASP will send you more information regarding the contents of each week’s session as we get closer to the dates.  For now, please note that during the first week, there is only one session because Dean Chemerinsky will be delivering some key information during this session only. 


Monday, January 16: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Law School and Law School Library will be closed.

Student Financial Services - Exit Counseling Requirement

Federal regulations and UCI School of Law policy requires all students who took out federal student loans and are planning to participate in our Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) must complete Exit Counseling before leaving school. For more information, please see a Tuesday, January 10 email from the Director of Student Financial Services, Nasreen Zia.

Food Security

In an effort to ensure UCI students are food secure, the Student Outreach and Retention Center (SOAR) operates a food pantry Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm during the academic year, and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on a walk-in basis during the summer. Students can access the pantry using their UCI student ID. All information is kept confidential. For more information about the SOAR Food Pantry operates, please visit their site here.

Academic Rule VII.J.5(b)

This rule requires students to take a class on a CR/NC basis if: 
a) The instructor is a non-full time member of the university’s faculty; and
b) The instructor currently employs or has made an offer of employment to the student; and
c) The student is enrolled in a non-anonymously graded course. A non-anonymously graded course is one in which 60% or more of the grade is based on non- anonymously graded assignments.
Please let Dean Schroeder know immediately if you are taking a non-anonymously graded class with an adjunct/lecturer and you are working for that instructor or have been offered a position with the instructor.  This rule does not apply to students working as research assistants to full-time faculty members.

Moral Character Information

This is a reminder to report any incidents that occurred since the beginning of the school year that may affect your Moral Character application to a State Bar.  The duty to report incidents is continuous while you are in school. You do NOT have to report incidents that you already included on your law school application or that you previously disclosed to Dean Schroeder. To be admitted to a State Bar you must file a Moral Character application.  The Law School is required to complete a form as part of that application.  If you have any questions, please feel free to come and speak with Dean Schroeder.

CDO: Association of Business Trial Lawyers Student Membership

For the first time, the ABTL Orange County is offering student memberships at the rate of $20. ABTL hosts six evening programs each year and is also known for its networking opportunities with the civil bench and highly skilled attorneys. Sign up here.

Stalking Awareness Month - January

According to the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime, 7.5 million people are stalked each year in the United States. In recognition of Stalking Awareness Month, UCI CARE will be holding several programs to raise awareness and educate the campus community about the warning signs and available resources related to stalking. Social Media Awareness Campaign: Follow CARE on Facebook and Instagram to learn about tips, resources, and statistics on stalking and cyberstalking throughout the month of January. Share resources and statistics from your social media accounts, using #UCIStalkingAwareness. Stalking Awareness: At UCI, Online, and in the Media: Visit the CARE peer educators on Ring Road to learn more information about stalking, ways to keep yourself safe online, and campus and community resources. See if you can identify stalking behaviors in movies and TV shows. Look out for the large display by the Starbucks from Wednesday, January 25 to Friday, January 27 from 10 am to 2 pm each day. A confidential CARE Advocate is available to provide emotional support to survivors and assist them with a wide range of services including, but not limited to, academic accommodations, safety planning, and discussing various reporting options. For more information on all of these programs, please visit the CARE website or contact

Barrister's Ball Ticket Sale

Representatives from SBA will be in the courtyard from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until February 2, selling tickets for the 2017 Barrister's Ball. Tickets will be sold for $60 (Jan. 17-19); $70 (Jan. 24-26); and $80 (Jan. 31 - Feb. 2).

Reminder to Return ASP Library Books

Please return any books you borrowed from the ASP Library last semester. This way, ASP can be sure to have books available for all students to check out this semester! The return drop box is located at the reception area for the MPAA 200 suites.  Please be sure to write your name on a sticky note and place the sticky note on the books so ASP knows to credit the return to you.

Mix and Mingle

Friday, January 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Inauguration Day: Call to Action, Courtyard
Come out to the Inauguration Day: Call to Action to hear from various pro bono organizations, clinics, student organizations, and projects about how you can support their causes throughout the upcoming presidential administration. The goal of the event is to both raise awareness for various causes that are feared threatened by the new administration and for various organizations to give information about how to best support those causes.

Friday, January 20, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Shabbatluck, Palo Verde Lounge
The Jewish Law Association will hold a Shabbat Potluck. Please contact David Penner with any questions.

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.