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UC Irvine School of Law • November 5, 2017

Sunday, November 5
Daylight Saving Time Ends

Don't forget to turn your clock back 1 hour at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 5!

Friday, November 10

Pre-enrollment Bidding (Advanced Courses with Capacity of 24) Deadline
Pre-enrollment bidding on the Course Bidding Application for advanced level courses with an enrollment capacity of 24 students and under will begin on Monday, November 6 at 9:00am and end on Friday, November 10 at noon. Only advanced level classes (including Short Session classes) with an enrollment capacity of 24 and under are available for bidding. 

Monday, November 13

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


Monday, November 6, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law by Hon. Jed S. Rakoff, EDU 1111
Jed S. Rakoff has served since March 1996 as a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. He also frequently sits by designation on the 2nd and 9th Circuit Courts of Appeals. Judge Rakoff holds the position of Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School, where he teaches courses in white collar crime, science and the law, class actions, and the interplay of civil and criminal law, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Berkeley Law School. He has written over 145 published articles, 635 speeches, 1500 judicial opinions, and co-authored five books. He is also a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. Judge Rakoff holds a B.A. degree from Swarthmore College (1964), an M.Phil. degree from Oxford University (Balliol, 1966), and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School (1969). Register here.

Thursday, November 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Raha Jorjani, Alameda County Public Defender, EDU 1111
Born in Iran, Jorjani came to the United States with her family in 1984. After earning her law degree at City University of New York, she worked for two years for the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, a nonprofit that provides free legal services for low-income immigrants in Arizona. She spent nearly seven years as a Clinical Professor at the UC Davis School of Law Immigration Law Clinic. Ms. Jorjani was hired by the Alameda County Public Defender in 2009 to advise Alameda County public defenders regarding the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. The Public Defender's decision to bring on an in-house immigration attorney came well ahead of the Supreme Court’s groundbreaking decision in Padilla v. Kentucky,  in which the U.S. Supreme Court held that criminal defense counsels’ Sixth Amendment duty to provide defendants with effective representation included a duty to advise them about the immigration consequences of a plea. Defense counsel now has an affirmative constitutional duty to inquire about immigration status and advise non-citizen defendants accordingly.  Please RSVP by November 7 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you. 


Monday, November 6

SBA Meeting, MPAA 430, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, November 7

Veteran's Advocacy Society First General Meeting, LAW 3600, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Student Roundtable with the Dean, LAW 3500, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Monday, November 13

SBA Meeting, MPAA 430, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday, November 17

BLSA Meeting, EDU 1121, 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm


Monday, November 6, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Public Interest Open House, LAW 3500
This open house will focus on public interest updates and provide an opportunity for students to learn more about Loan Repayment Assistance, Pro Bono projects, and public interest opportunities. Donuts and coffee will be provided. 

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

American Constitution Society: Fix the Court Panel Discussion, MPAA 420
This panel discussion will feature Professor Hasen, Professor Litman, and Gabe Roth. Mr. Roth is the executive director of Fix the Court, a national non-partisan grassroots organization. Fix the Court advocates for increased transparency and accountability in the federal court system, with a particular focus on the Supreme Court. The panelists will discuss the pros and cons of implementing a number of reforms such as allowing broadcast media coverage of court proceedings, ending life tenure, improving judicial ethics, requiring public recusals and blind trusts, improving financial disclosure, and improving public access to the justices and to the Court. Lunch will be provided by Mr. Roth.

Wednesday, November 8, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

OutLaw: Checking In After the 2016 Election, Courtyard
November 8, 2017, marks one year since the 2016 presidential election. Much has changed in national politics, and state and local politics have responded in turn. Join OutLaw in the courtyard for thoughtful reflection, inspiration to move policies forward, and lunch.

Wednesday, November 8, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How to Charge Your Firm/ Client Less For Research, EDU 1111
Firms, even those with flat-fee agreements with the big research engines, charge their clients for research time and clicks. Casetext is a free product for students to give them an edge in free, efficient researching. Law school is meant to teach students how to research, not how to construct a boolean expression. All students are invited to learn about Casetext as another tool for your research belt to save time and money for your firm, your clients, and your assignments. Please contact Tiffany Yim ( for more information and please RSVP here by Tuesday, November 7: Lunch will be served!

Thursday, November 9, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Law, Reason, and Value Colloquium, LAW 3500
Professor Ken Simons will present, "Actual, Apparent, and Hypothetical Consent in Tort Law." The Law, Reason, and Value Colloquium includes distinguished professors of law or philosophy who will present papers on a range of topics in legal philosophy or legal theory, broadly construed, such as the relationship of legal norms to moral norms, responsibility in law and morality, and the criteria for permissible risk imposition. Register here.

Monday, November 13, 12:10 pm - 2:00 pm

CALIF - Avirup Bose, "Antitrust Law and Technology in Asia", LAW 3500
The UCI Law Competition, Antitrust Law, and Innovation Forum (CALIF) welcomes Professor Avirup Bose of Jindal Global Law School to discuss "Antitrust Law and Technology in Asia." Register here.

Tuesday, November 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

IEFV Economic Justice Conference, UCI Student Center - Doheny Beach
Economic abuse and financial challenges present the greatest barriers to escaping abuse. Domestic violence is the largest cause of homelessness in the United States, and half of abuse survivors who leave abusive partners fall below the poverty line. Without ways to attain financial self-sufficiency, abuse survivors who seek to leave abusive partners risk homelessness, losing custody of their children, or having to return to the abuser. Legal and programmatic remedies, fortunately, can help survivors build safe lives for themselves and their children, but these remedies are not often known or utilized. Register here.

Thursday, November 16, 12:05 pm - 1:35 pm

CBGHP: Women and Hate: Lynchings, Hate Groups, & Emmett Till, LAW 3500
The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil hosts this discussion featuring Courtney R. Baker, Associate Professor of American Studies, Black Studies Initiative, Occidental CollegeThis colloquium series continues through April 19, 2018 and focuses on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. RSVP here. For the full colloquium schedule, click here.


Monday, November 6 & Tuesday, November 7, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
CA Moral Character Fingerprinting

One of the requirements for the CA Moral Character application is submission of digital fingerprints. UCI Law has arranged to have a company come on campus on November 6 & 7 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) for $21. Payment can be made by check or cash, but not by credit card.

Friday, November 10
Veterans Day

The Law School and Law School Library will be closed.

Mix and Mingle

Thursday, November 8, 7:00 pm

Business Law Society at UCI Law Mixer, Hotel Irvine
The Business Law Society at UCI Law will host an evening of socializing and networking with fellow students and local attorneys. Come discuss job related questions with recent alumni and upperclassmen and get advice on how to balance law school with job search.

Thursday, November 16, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Orange County Bar Association Fall Member Mixer, Hotel Irvine
Join the OCBA for an evening of socializing and networking. For more information 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.