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UC Irvine School of Law • October 29, 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

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 with an enrollment capacity of 24 and under are available for bidding. 


Monday, October 30, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Paul Hoffman, Civil Liberties Attorney, EDU 1111
Paul Hoffman, a long time adjunct professor at UCI Law, is a partner in Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP. His practice has been in the areas of constitutional and civil rights litigation, including First Amendment, discrimination and privacy litigation, and general business litigation; including copyright and trademark litigation, also specializing in civil and criminal appeals. Hoffman has served with many international human rights organizations, including ACLU Foundation of Southern California, Los Angeles, where he served as Legal Director and the Amnesty International’s International Executive Committee which oversees their operations throughout the world. He is a graduate of New York University School of Law. Most recently, Hoffman was one of the attorneys who represented three torture victims in a historic settlement against two CIA psychologists. In a first for a case involving allegations of CIA torture, the ACLU announced a settlement this past August in the lawsuit against the psychologists who designed and implemented what the lawsuit described as the agency’s brutal interrogation program. A jury trial was scheduled to begin on September 5th of this year, after the plaintiffs successfully overcame every attempt by the psychologists to have the case dismissed.

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

Guest Speaker Series: Deborah S. Chang, Cutting-Edge Plaintiff's Attorney, EDU 1111
For the past twenty years, Deborah S. Chang has represented both plaintiffs and defendants throughout the country in products liability, commercial litigation, professional liability, securities fraud, and complex torts cases.  She is a litigator with Panish, Shea, & Boyle LLP, the Los Angeles firm specializes in complicated lawsuits that arise after an injury or death caused by another’s negligence or misconduct.   Ms. Chang has been involved in numerous cases of first impression. She was selected by the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division as one of the “20 Young Lawyers Whose Work Makes a Difference” for bringing the first civil rights class action on behalf of prisoners with AIDS in a maximum security prison.  Ms. Chang brought the first lawsuit in the country based on the newly enacted Violence Against Women Act of 1994. A graduate of Kansas University, Ms. Chang received her J.D., with honors, from Drake Law School, where she served as the Case Note Editor of the Drake Law Review. Please RSVP here by October 30th to guarantee lunch will be provided for you. 

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, October 30

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

Thursday, November 2

1L Town Hall Meeting, EDU 1111, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday, November 3

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

Saturday, November 4

BLSA Meeting, MPAA 408, 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Monday, November 6

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

Tuesday, November 7

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


Monday, October 30, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ASP Lab: Self Diagnostic and Reflection, LAW 3750
In this lab, students will reflect on their midterm and practice exam performance before they sit for final exams. ASP will also an exercise for students to practice issue spotting, outlining, and time management. This lab will be repeated on Wednesday, November 1 at 3:00 pm.

Monday, October 30, 12:05 pm - 1:15 pm

Anti-Blackness and the American Dream: Revisiting the 1992 L.A. Uprisings, EDU 1131
Twenty-five years have passed since a jury acquitted the four police officers charged with beating motorist Rodney King.  In the wake of that acquittal, Los Angeles experienced three days of dissent, disorder, violence, and protest.  Although collective memory often (and rightly) centers the black experience in that historical moment, the effects of the acquittal and uprisings were felt by many different communities of color, especially those comprised of immigrants.  This event revisits that moment in history, keeping in mind both the broader racial landscape that has defined Los Angeles as well as the larger elements of anti-black racism that continue to define American life today. Register here.

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

1L Law Firm Diversity Applications- Lessons Learned, EDU 1131
1L diversity applications to law firms are some of the most challenging applications to prepare. A panel of upper classman and alums will shed light on the application process and what it takes to be successful. The program is open to any 1L interested in learning more about this path. RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, November 1, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ASP Lab: Self Diagnostic and Reflection, LAW 3750
In this lab, students will reflect on their midterm and practice exam performance before they sit for final exams. ASP will also an exercise for students to practice issue spotting, outlining, and time management.

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.

Friday, November 3, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Externships 101, EDU 1111
Come and learn about externship opportunities at UCI Law. We’ll cover the process for Fall, Spring and Summer. Lunch will be provided.\

Tuesday, November 7, 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Federal Bar Association - Behind the Bench, An Inside Look at Our Federal Judges and Their Courthouse, Santa Ana
This event will be hosted by District Judges, Magistrate Judges and Bankruptcy Judges of Southern Division of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Visit here by Tuesday, October 31 to register .

Wednesday, November 8, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of Court Meeting, Costa Mesa
This event will have a reception, dinner, and a program featuring attorney George Abbes with a focus on immigration-criminal law issues in light of executive orders impacting immigrants in the United States. CDO will hold a lottery for one student to attend as a guest of an Inn member for $40. If interested, email Elexus Harris by Monday, November 1st at noon. 

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.


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!

Monday, November 5 & Tuesday, November 6, 10:00 am - 3:00 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 5 & 6 (10:00 am – 3:00 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

Sunday, October 29 - Tuesday, October 31

Entertainment and Sports Law Society - Legal Olympics
ESLS is hosting a 2-week long "Olympic-style" competition between each class (1L, 2L, 3L/LLM) and the faculty/staff, which culminates on November 3 and raises money for hurricane victims! All proceeds are being donated to hurricane relief, specifically for survivors and those displaced in the Caribbean. The events for this Olympic tournament include Penny Wars, Field Activities, Jeopardy Trivia, and a Halloween Costume Contest co-Sponsored by SBA! A full listing of events, rules and how to participate can be found here.

Tuesday, October 31, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SBA Halloween Party, Courtyard
All UCI Law students are invited to attend! There will be a photo booth, candy, a costume contest and more! There will be fun prizes, so we encourage you to dress up. This event is hosted by the SBA.

Friday, November 3, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jewish Law Association Shabbat Dinner, Palo Verde Graduate Housing Lounge
The Jewish Law Association will host a Shabbat (Friday night) dinner with kosher catering. All are invited to come to unwind, eat delicious food, learn about Jewish customs, and discuss legal issues.  

Writing Competitions

Tuesday, January 2, 10:00 am

Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition Deadline
The Entertainment Law Initiative is sponsoring a writing competition with a $10,000 first prize (plus 2 tickets to the GRAMMY awards), and a $2,500 second prize.  Papers are due on January 2, 2018 at 10 am PST. Please go to  for contest rules.

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.