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UC Irvine School of Law • October 8, 2017

February 2, 2018

FAFSA Priority Filing Deadline
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA form for the 2018-2019 academic year is available now, rather than having to wait until January 1, 2018. Please visit and use school code 001314 to renew your FAFSA. You may also use your 2016 Federal Tax Return or IRS Data Retrieval Tool to complete the form. The priority filing date is February 2, 2018. If you file by February 2, you will receive an offer of federal loans before the end of the Spring 2018 semester. Furthermore, please take advantage of the free online scholarship search on the UCI Law scholarship page.


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.


Monday, October 16

SBA Meeting, LAW 3600, 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, October 17

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

Friday, October 20

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


Wednesday, October 11, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office IP Attaché Interactive Panel / Q&A, The Cove
UCI Applied Innovation is hosting an interactive panel and Q&A session with several USPTO IP Attachés. If you have questions about the current IP landscape in international regions and want valuable tips on obtaining and protecting IP in those regions, please join us. The program is designed to encourage engagement with the audience via open Q&A. This panel will be moderated by Jason Gersting, Ph.D, Partner, Knobbe Martens. Space is limited, please RSVP by October 10.

Wednesday, October 11 - Thursday, October 12

IP West 2017 Conference, Long Beach
The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law is holding its inaugural West Coast conference. This is a great opportunity to learn about IP law and network with practitioners.  Speakers include in-house counsel from Airbnb, Apple, Google, Hulu, Intel, Microsoft, and Viacom and members of the bench including Judge Andrew Guilford (C.D. Cal.), and Judge Marilyn Huff (S.D. Cal.). The full schedule and registration form can be found here.

Thursday, October 12, 5:00 pm

Center for Psychology and Law: Adrian Raine, SBSG 1517
Adrian Raine is a Richard Perry University Professor in the Departments of Criminology, Psychiatry and Psychology. Dr. Raine’s research focuses on the causes of crime (risk and protective factors) as well as interventions to treat antisocial behavior, and applies techniques from neuroscience to the field of criminology. You can read more about his research interests and recent publications here. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, October 13, 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Surrounding Reproductive Technologies, Andrei's Conscious Cuisine - Irvine
Reproductive technologies raise novel legal and ethical issues regarding property rights, surrogacy and egg donation, and family law disputes. Judith Daar, author of The New Eugenics: Selective Breeding in an Era of Reproductive Technologies (Yale University Press, 2017), will provide an overview of the legal, medical, and ethical dilemmas surrounding access to infertility care in the United States. The ethics of assisted reproductive technologies will also be considered. The presentation will include a catered lunch. Deadline to register is Tuesday, October 10.

Saturday, October 14, 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Orange County - At the Vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement, Chapman Law School
This informative event is an opportunity to network and is free for law students. The event will be moderated by the Honorable Andrew J. Guilford and include other judges as presenters. Register here

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.

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 us 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

Chair Yoga, EDU 1131
UCI Student Wellness and Health Promotion is collaborating with UCI Law to offer students conveniently located wellness programming. On Tuesday, October 17, Natalie D'Azzo, Wellness & Peer Education Programs Manager will facilitate a 45-minute chair yoga session. Students of all experience levels are welcome to join.

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.

Wednesday, October 18 - Saturday, October 21 

40th Annual ABA Forum on Franchising, Palm Desert
This forum will offer twenty-four workshops focusing on various aspects of franchise law and many other events. It is a great opportunity to learn about franchising and network with the top practitioners in the field. The ABA will waive registration fees for law students who wish to attend. Students interested in attending should contact Will Woods.

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.

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.

Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22

Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite, Yosemite
This conference is recognized as the largest and most prestigious gathering in California of leaders in environmental, land use, and natural resources law. For more information, visit 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 to Nix McCoy.

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

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair Huddle, 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.

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.


Mid-Semester Review Week
Monday, October 9 - Friday, October 13

Class is not in session from Monday, October 9 through Friday, October 13. Administrative offices and the Law School Library are open.

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.

Tuesday, October 17, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

2017 Los Angeles K-Move Job Fair, Los Angeles
This job fair, sponsored by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, will feature over 35 companies focused in accounting, law, construction, and fashion. To RSVP, send your resume here by Saturday, September 30 for an opportunity to have a pre-arranged interview with companies. 

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.

CDO: Fall Interview Program (2Ls and 3Ls)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Fall Interview Program! Government, Public Interest, and Private Practice employers are ready to receive application materials on Symplicity. Employers will schedule interviews with qualified candidates at UCI Law, by phone/skype, or at employer offices throughout the fall. You can access the session through the OCI module on the left side of your screen, and then select the "UCI Law 2017 Fall Interview Program" from the Session dropdown menu. Immediate deadlines include:
2Ls & 3Ls: Snyder Law, PC (Irvine, CA) - Fri., Oct. 13
2Ls & 3Ls: Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA) - Mon., Oct. 16

Mix and Mingle

Sunday, October 22, 9:00 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!

Writing Competitions

April 2, 2018

Ninth Annual Rule of Law Competition Deadline
Historically, the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation and Association have been closely tied to Rule of Law issues. This competition encourages law students to integrate Rule of Law concepts into their writings. The competition does not seek any particular point of view on the Rule of Law. Papers may be on any topic either directly discussing an aspect of the Rule of Law, demonstrating how the Rule of Law affected the topic, defining the Rule of Law, criticizing the Rule of Law, or demonstrating the economic social or political effects of the Rule of Law. Entries are due no later than April 2, 2018. Rules, topics and materials are available at

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.