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UC Irvine School of Law • October 15, 2017

Tuesday, October 31

1L Deadline to Submit Resume to CDO
The deadline for 1Ls to submit the first draft of their resume is Tuesday, October 31. Send drafts to  


Wednesday, October 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Town Hall: Dean’s Search Dialogue, EDU 1111
The Dean’s Search Committee Chair, Professor Bryant Garth, will update students on the Committee’s work. Students are encouraged to share their vision of the new dean with Professor Garth. Please RSVP by October 16 to guarantee lunch will be reserved for you.

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

Guest Speaker Series: Harry Litman - Commercial Litigation, EDU 1111
Harry Litman is Of Counsel with Constantine Cannon, a firm that specializes in representing whistleblowers and plaintiffs in anti-trust cases. Litman is listed in "Best Lawyers in America" in three separate categories—Qui Tam Law (whistleblowers), commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense.  Prior to joining Constantine, Litman was a lawyer at Phillips and Cohen, the nation’s leading firm representing whistleblowers in suits brought under the federal False Claims Act. Litman served as the U.S. Attorney in Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2001, after a five year stint as Deputy Asst. Atty. General in Washington. Litman is a 1986 graduate of U.C. Berkeley School of Law. He served as a law clerk to Judge Abner Mikva on the D.C. Circuit and for Thurgood Marshall and Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Berkeley Law, UCLA Law, the University of Pittsburgh Law School and the Department of Justice Advocacy Institute. Please RSVP here by October 20th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.


Monday, October 16

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

Tuesday, October 17

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

Monday, October 23

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

Wednesday, October 25

APALSA Meeting Regarding Constitution Changes, LAW 4750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Monday, October 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Business Law Society: The Basics of Business Law, MPAA 420
Join the Business Law Society for a panel on various aspects of "business law." Faculty members and local attorneys will discuss different practice areas, ranging from corporate financing and taxation to healthcare management and startup counseling. Students who are looking for advice and career suggestions related to business law are encouraged to attend.

Monday, October 16, 7:00 pm

General Roméo Dallaire: My Journey from Rwanda to Humanitarianism Today, Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
Roméo Dallaire is a retired Canadian Senator, a retired Canadian Army Lieutenant-General, a devoted humanitarian, and an outspoken advocate and champion of human rights. During his distinguished military career, General Dallaire commanded the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Rwanda prior to and during the 1994 genocide. His courage and leadership during this ill-fated mission have earned him worldwide recognition. More information can be found here

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

IRAP Case Training, LAW 4850
IRAP will train all new case workers on how to properly handle their assigned cases.

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

LURE Brown Bag Lunch, LAW 4750
Please join LURE for a student-led discussion of the film Wind River and current events in land use law & policy.

Tuesday, October 17, 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm

Mindfull Meditation for Stress Relief, EDU 1131
Practicing mindfulness even for a few minutes a day is a great way to manage stress and find inner peace in our busy lives. Join this session to experience different stress management techniques and unwind with gentle stretching that can be done from a chair. This workshop is facilitated by Natalie D’Azzo, UCI Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion staff member and E-RYT 200 certified yoga/meditation teacher of 9 years. Feel free reach out with any questions:

Tuesday, October 17, 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm

LLM & Transfer Student Exam Training, EDU 1111
Students will learn about UCI Law's exam technologies, policies, and procedures. Please bring your laptop to this workshop.

Wednesday, October 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The PEOPLEs Forum: Exonerees v. District Attorney, EDU 1111
District Attorneys are among the most powerful elected officials in government. The decisions they make impact the lives of millions of people, including families and entire communities. Wrongful convictions by District Attorneys affect the lives of exonerees immeasurably. This interactive panel discussion with Orange County exonerees and legal professionals will discuss the power of District Attorneys, their role in wrongful convictions, and the impact of wrongful convictions on the lives of exonerees. Panelists include: Kevin L. Green, Orange County Advocate and Exoneree; Gloria Killian, Sacramento Advocate and Exoneree; Ronnie Sandoval, Founder and Director of Arthur’s Center for the Wrongfully Convicted; and surviving mother of Arthur Carmona, an Orange County Exoneree. Remarks will also be made by representatives of the San Diego Innocence Project and the ACLU of Southern California. Register here.

Thursday, October 19 - Saturday, October 21

BLSA @ UCI Law "Nuanced Visions" Film Festival, UCI Law
This festival will be a three day affair filled with food, art, music, dialogue, and most importantly, hard hitting documentaries. If you are interested in the Festival please visit the festival website here. For all film festival related inquiries please contact Chris Williams. The full festival schedule can be found here. Films include: Check It, The Force, I Am Not Your Negro, The Provider, Private Violence, Quest, Rat Film, Sonita, and Whose Streets.

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

Faculty/Adjunct Workshop for Spring Courses, EDU 1111
Full-time faculty and adjuncts will discuss upper-level classes they will teach this Spring. Emphasis will be placed on describing seminars and classes that cover unfamiliar topics. Q & A will follow the presentations. Please RSVP here by October 17th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

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

WLS Domestic Violence Panel, MPAA 408
Marci Fukuroda, Director of Legal Services for Rainbow Services Domestic Violence, along with attorneys from 1736 Family Crisis Center and SAHARA will discuss domestic violence law and policy, and the hurdles domestic violence victims face when seeking legal protections. Prior to her work at Rainbow Services, Marci Fukuroda worked as an attorney at the California Women's Law Center.

Thursday, October 19, 12:05 pm - 1:35 pm

CBGHP Colloquium, 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 Dr. George Woods, former President, International Academy of Law and Mental Health, and Jonathan Odell, author of The Healing and Miss Hazel & The Rosa Parks League. This 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 full colloquium schedule, click here.

Thursday, October 19, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Running for Her Life: How Kathrine Switzer and Elizabeth Grey Broke Barriers, Created Social Progress, and Found Empowerment Through Running, Crystal Cove Auditorium
Join us as Kathrine Switzer and Elizabeth Grey share their remarkable stories. A reception and book signing to follow presentations. Attendees are encouraged to wear running shoes! Register here.

Friday, October 20, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Contemporary Legal Threats and Opportunities Facing American Muslims, UCI Applied Innovation
UC Irvine School of Law and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) are hosting a symposium on contemporary legal threats and opportunities facing American Muslim communities. The current climate of anti-Muslim sentiment and anti-Muslim policies causes American Muslims to face political isolation, economic disadvantages, and discrimination. Excluding American Muslims from political and civic processes hurts not only Muslims, but also the country as a whole. The absence of the full involvement of American Muslims shortchanges the United States from living up to its potential as a country that cherishes freedom, justice, and equality. This symposium will bring together experts in law, local government, civil society, and communications to identify contemporary challenges facing the American Muslim community and to develop legal and political strategies on how to respond to them. Register here.

Friday, October 20, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Socio-Legal Workshop, LAW 3500
Brook Thomas, Chancellor's Professor of English will discuss his book, The Literature of Reconstruction: Not in Plain Black and White (Johns Hopkins UP, 2017). RSVP here.

Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am

CA Bar Exam Workshop (3Ls & LLMs), MPAA 120
The Director of Admissions for the CA State Bar, Gayle Murphy, will be holding a Bar Exam workshop for UCI Law 3Ls. After the workshop Ms. Murphy will be available for one-on-one anonymous meetings to answer questions you may have about filling out the Moral Character application. Please RSVP here by October 19.

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

Pre-Huddle -Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, EDU 1000
All students planning to attend the 2017 EJW Conference and Career Fair in Washington DC should stop in to gain valuable insight, chat about the conference, and learn how to access the UCI Law support available throughout the career fair.

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

Keys to Job Search Resiliency and Success, MPAA 408
Feeling unmotivated, discouraged or stalled in your job search? This workshop, designed for 2Ls and 3Ls, will help you get unstuck! Gain practical tools to focus your search as well as build resiliency and well-being throughout law school and beyond. RSVP on Symplicity.

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

Intellectual Property Panel - Haynes and Boone, MPAA 420
Attorneys from the Orange County office of Haynes and Boone will hold a panel to discuss their various practices in the field of intellectual property.

Friday, October 27, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Discursive Turn in Copyright Conference, EDU 1111
Copyright law is explicitly directed toward protection of artistic and aesthetic works, and is intended to provide a legal regime that fosters expressive authorship. But this interaction runs both ways; as copyright doctrine is adapted to the arts and humanities, so our understanding of arts and the humanities illuminates our understanding of copyright law. In this conference program, our speakers explore how theories of literary and expressive works may be applied to the interpretation and application of copyright law, so as to better promote the progress of the expressive arts. For more details and registration information, click here.

Friday, October 27, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Socio-Legal Workshop, LAW 3750
Professor Janine Ubink will discuss her publication: The Façade of Participation—Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Relations in South Africa’s Mining Industry. RSVP here.

Friday, October 27 & Saturday October 28

Legal Strategies to Address Climate Change in the North American Arctic, LAW 3500
This roundtable will bring together a small number of leading thinkers to assess potential legal strategies, including litigation as well as other advocacy techniques, to address the challenge of climate change with a focus on the North American Arctic (U.S. and Canada). The goals of the roundtable are to foster dialogue, advance knowledge, and develop practical policy solutions. Participants will explore alternative strategies and recommendations, including indigenous perspectives, and examine opportunities for effective legal action. Click here for more about CLEANR roundtables. 

Wednesday, November 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In-House Counsel Career Day, Chapman Law School
The Association of Corporate Counsel of Southern California in combination with the four OC law schools is hosting a panel discussion and networking mixer for law students to learn about in-house career paths. Please RSVP by Friday, October 20 to Beth Maoui.

Wednesday, November 1, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Prosecutors to Change the World - Fall Event Series, Loyola Law School
Prosecutors can and should be vehicles for social change. The Public Rights Project aims to spark an important conversation in the California legal community through local events with notable speakers, partnerships with a broad array of legal organizations. This event will be part of a 4-part series held in key areas of California. More information, including event registration can be found here.

Wednesday, November 1 – Friday, November 3

State Bar IP Section/IP Institute, Newport Beach
This opportunity is for 2L and 3L students. The program allows law students to attend the IP Section's annual IP Institute and report on the conference and network with potential employers. For more information, visit here or contact Erica Bristol. The deadline to RSVP is October 15.


Monday, October 16 - Thursday, October 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

PILF 5k Registration, Courtyard
PILF will be tabling in the courtyard to help people register online for the Public Interest Law Fund 5k event taking place on Sunday, October 22.

Anteater Drive Closure on October 21

In support of the Irvine Campus Housing Authority (ICHA) construction project, the southeast lane of Anteater Drive, from California Avenue to Bonita Canyon Boulevard, will be closed between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 21. Detour signs will be posted to facilitate traffic flow. Please see the map of the affected area and detour routes for more information. 

Thursday, October 26, 6:00 pm

Constitutional Rights Foundation Annual Benefit, Costa Mesa
The Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County (“CRF-OC”) is a local non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting civic literacy, youth leadership, and career awareness among Orange County teens. The CRF-OC is holding an Annual Benefit at the Center Club in Costa Mesa with food, beverages and a silent auction. The CRF-OC seeks 4-5 law student volunteers to help set-up or assist at the registration table between 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Students do NOT need to commit to the entire time slot). Volunteers will be provided free tickets to attend the Annual Benefit. The event is a terrific opportunity to meet judges and attorneys from the Orange County legal community. Interested students should contact Caleb Sullivan no later than 12:00pm on Monday, October 16.

Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association Mentorship Program

The Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association (OCIPLA) is starting a mentorship program to match OCIPLA attorneys with law students and recent grads interested in IP law. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the survey here.

Orange County Asian American Bar Association Mentorship Program

The Orange County Asian American Bar Association ("OCAABA") Pipeline Committee is accepting applications for its 2017-2018 School Year mentorship program. The mentorship program includes several social events throughout the year for local OC law students to meet up with local attorneys in a casual setting for mentoring opportunities. Mentee applicants must be OCAABA members and current law students to participate in the program. OCAABA student membership is free if you're an OCBA member. Click here to sign up for OCAABA membership. The deadline to register is October 31.

Mix and Mingle

Sunday, October 22, 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Public Interest Law Fund 5K, Ring Road
Join School of Law students, staff, faculty, and the family and friends of UCI Law for our fifth annual 5K race! This event will raise funds for current UCI Law students who commit to summer positions at organizations focused on providing legal services for traditionally under-represented communities. Proceeds from this event will provide stipends to students who accept non-paying, full-time public interest jobs next summer.  Registration begins at 8am, and the race begins at 9am!

Tuesday, October 24, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

APALSA Banh Mi Fundraiser, Courtyard
APALSA will be in the courtyard at 11:30 am selling Banh Mi for $5 while supplies last.

Wednesday, October 25, 7:15 am - 1:30 pm

IRAP Waffle Wednesday, Courtyard
IRAP will be hosting Waffle Wednesday on October 25 in the Courtyard. They are 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!

Saturday, October 28, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Family and Friends Day (1Ls), EDU 1111
UCI School of Law encourages all family and friends of 1L law students to attend this very informative day of events. Invited guests will take a class, tour the Law School facilities, participate in a discussion about effective ways to support law students, and learn more about the philosophy and future of the school from Dean Song Richardson. We hope to see all of your family and friends on October 28! Please RSVP by Monday, October 23.  

Writing Competitions

January 31, 2018

American Indian Law Review Writing Competition Deadline
The American Indian Law Review is accepting papers on any legal issue specifically concerning American Indians or other indigenous peoples for its annual writing competition.  Three cash prizes will be awarded, including $1,000 for the first place winner.  The competition is open to all students enrolled in J.D. or graduate law program at accredited law schools. The deadline to turn in your paper is January 31, 2018.  Winners will be announced on or before May 1, 2018. More information 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.