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UC Irvine School of Law • September 10, 2017

Thursday, September 14

November MPRE Registration Deadline
The next administration of the MPRE is November 4.  Passing the MPRE is required for admission to every state bar in the US. The regular registration deadline is September 14, 2017 ($95). The late registration deadline is September 21, 2017 ($190). Students seeking accommodations for the MPRE should file an application as soon as possible. For more information, please see the MPRE website.


Wednesday, September 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Laboni Hoq - Litigation Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, EDU 1111
As Advancing Justice-LA's Litigation Director, Laboni Hoq leads the organization's efforts to advocate for civil rights through lawsuits that seek to enforce and expand existing legal protections as well as change institutional practices. Prior to joining Advancing Justice-LA, Hoq was a civil rights litigator at the law firms Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris Hoffman & Harrison and Traber & Voorhees, where her practice focused on upholding workers' rights in all aspects of their employment and the civil rights of minorities.  Prior to practicing civil rights law, Hoq was a litigation associate at the Los Angeles office of the law firm Sidley Austin LLP. Hoq graduated from University of California, Berkeley where she received a bachelor’s degree in Political Economy, Cambridge University where she received a Master of Philosophy in Development Studies, and Columbia Law School where she received a J.D. degree.  After law school, Hoq was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to clerk on the South African Constitutional Court and to carry out land rights research at the University of Witwatersrand Law Faculty in Johannesburg, South Africa.  The Speaker Series is pleased to co-sponsor this event with APALSA. Please RSVP here September 11th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Tuesday, September 19, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture by Michael J. Klarman: The Constitution as a Coup Against Public Opinion, EDU 1131
Professor Michael J. Klarman is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he joined the faculty in 2008.  He received his B.A. and M.A. (political theory) from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980, his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1983, and his D. Phil. in legal history from the University of Oxford (1988), where he was a Marshall Scholar.  After law school, Professor Klarman clerked for the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1983-84). He joined the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law in 1987 and served there until 2008 as the James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of History.  Klarman has won numerous awards for his teaching and scholarship, which are primarily in the areas of Constitutional Law and Constitutional History.  In 2009 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. His first book, From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality, was published by Oxford University Press in 2004 and received the 2005 Bancroft Prize in History.  He published two books in 2007, also with Oxford University Press: Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Movement and Unfinished Business: Racial Equality in American History, which is part of Oxford’s Inalienable Rights series. In 2012, he published From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage. In 2016, Oxford University Press published his comprehensive history of the Founding, The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the US Constitution.  That book was finalist for both the George Washington Book Prize and the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award. More about Prof. Klarman. This annual lecture, made possible by an anonymous donor, honors Mark P. Robinson Jr., senior partner at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis Inc., for his generous support of the UC Irvine School of Law. More about the lecture series.

Wednesday, September 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Ahilan Arulanantham - Supreme Court Moot, EDU 1111
****NOTE**** Because of the highly confidential nature of a moot, this event is not open to the public. UCI Law Students must show their student IDs to attend the argument.
Jennings v. Rodriguez considers whether detained immigrants facing deportation must be allowed a bail hearing if they are held for at least six months. The American Civil Liberties Union brought a class-action suit in 2010 against Immigrations and Customs Enforcement on behalf of about 1,000 immigrants in California who have been detained longer than six months, either for crossing the border illegally or because they were legal residents who committed deportable crimes. The ACLU argued that immigrants in detention centers who demonstrate that they will show up for court hearings and who pose no public threat deserve a right to a bail hearing. The ACLU’s position prevailed in ruling by the Ninth Circuit in 2015. The Obama administration appealed the ruling; the case was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016 by Ahilan Arulanantham. The Court split 4-4; the case will be re-argued on October 3, 2017. Arulanantham is the Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU of Southern California and a Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project.  He graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University, earned his J.D. degree from Yale Law School, where he was Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and he received his second B.A. from Oxford University, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar. After law school Arulanantham clerked for Ninth Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt. Please RSVP here by September 17 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

First Year Fridays

Friday, September 15

Exam Soft Training (Mandatory)
Croskery-Roberts & Robinson-Dorn - EDU 1111, 10:30 am – 11:30 am (Lunch will be served after the training)
All other classes - EDU 1111, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Lunch will be served during the training)

Friday, September 22

CDO: Launching Your Career (Mandatory)
Croskery-Roberts & Robinson-Dorn - EDU 1111, 10:30 am – 11:30 am (Lunch will be served after the training)
All other classes - EDU 1111, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Lunch will be served during the training)


Monday, September 11

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

Entertainment and Sports Law Society First General Meeting, LAW 3750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, September 12

Women's Law Society First General Meeting, EDU 1131, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Business Law Society First General Meeting, LAW 3750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

LLSA First General Meeting, MPAA 420, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Moot Court Brief Writing Training, EDU 1111, 12:05 pm - 1:30 pm

Wednesday, September 13

OutLaw - Fall 2017 General Meeting, MPAA 420, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, September 14

uRSA First General Meeting, LAW 4700, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

National Lawyers Guild General Meeting, LAW 3750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Monday, September 18

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

Tuesday, September 19

Community Fellows Meeting, LAW 3500, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday, September 22

BLSA Meeting, EDU 1121, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Wednesday, September 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How to Navigate Private Sector Resources (2Ls and 3Ls), MPAA 408
This workshop will walk through where students can locate private sector resources and how students can make the most of these resources when seeking summer and post-graduate employment. Resources to be discussed will range from sites useful to a biglaw job search to sites and directories that enable students to locate and target small and midsize firms. RSVP on Symplicity.

Thursday, September 14, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

REAL Talk: DACA & Immigration in the U.S., Cross-Cultural Center Ring Room
Join us for a special REAL Talk on Thursday, September 14 from 1-2:30 pm in the Cross-Cultural Center Ring Room to discuss the recent decision regarding DACA. This will be a space to process, heal, and think about ways to move forward. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome. This program is sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center, Dreamers Resource Center, LGBT Resource Center and Center for Black Cultures, Resources and Research. Feel free to email with any questions.

Friday, September 15 & Saturday, September 16

National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys
The 11th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys is pleased to offer complimentary registration to our entire conference program at the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law and Gala Dinner at Royal Restaurant, to all currently-enrolled law students. Tickets are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please register online at

Wednesday, September 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How to Navigate Judicial Clerkship Resources (2Ls and 3Ls), MPAA 408
Maximize your success in landing a clerkship! Learn how to access and use research sources that will help you quickly determine whether a particular clerkship is appealing to you, as well as resources to assist you in preparing more extensively for interviews with judges. This workshop is designed for 2Ls and 3Ls applying for post-graduate judicial clerkships who want to put their best foot forward and make the most of their application and interview process. RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, September 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Army JAG Information Session, MPAA 201A
Major Tiffany Pond, U.S. Army JAG Corps, will be visiting UCI Law to hold an informal Information Session for all interested students (you are welcome to bring your lunch) to discuss employment opportunities in the JAG Corps. The U.S. Army JAG Corps is a diverse and broadly-skilled organization practicing law worldwide in a variety of practice areas, to include criminal justice, administrative and civil law, contract and fiscal law, international law, environmental law, and legal assistance. 2Ls and 3Ls are welcome to apply for an interview through the Fall Interview Program (under the OCI tab).

Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 5:45 pm

Civil Rights in the 21st Century - UC Public Service Law Conference, UCLA Luskin Center
The University of California is excited to host the first combined conference of UC’s four law schools focused on public interest. The conference, developed in partnership with Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), California's premier legal resource provider, will bring together over 500 diverse UC law students and young professionals and is designed to expose them to the wide array of issues around the inaugural theme: Civil Rights in the 21st Century. The conference will have five keynote speakers and 18 breakout sessions, featuring deans from each of UC’s law schools and panelists including UCI Law's Interim Dean Richardson, Prof. Goodwin, Prof. Hasen and attorney Alisa Hartz '12. Breakouts will be diverse, addressing everything from law and organizing to water rights to immigration. Registration, schedule, speakers list and more details here

Saturday, September 30, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Mentoring the Next Generation, UC Irvine
UCI Law’s Korea Law Center is hosting an exciting mentoring conference with the Council of Korean Americans on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Continuing Education from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Details and registration are available here. The purpose of this conference is to inspire, mentor, inform, and network with Korean American leaders across sectors and industries. The conference will feature panel discussions (law, medicine, science/engineering, entertainment, government/nonprofit/public interest and business/entrepreneurship), seminars, and speakers, and is open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required.

Save the Dates: 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 fill out this survey. For all film festival related inquiries please contact Chris Williams.


Wednesday, September 13 - Friday, September 15
The Association of Intellectual Property Firms Annual Meeting

The AIPF Annual Meeting is an opportunity to participate in the conference, network, and gain beneficial knowledge for future endeavors. This meeting is specifically directed towards practice management and the business of IP Law. There is a promotional rate for students. Find the registration form here and the program agenda here. The AIPF Annual Meeting will be held in San Francisco.

Friday, September 15 & Saturday, September 16
National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys Volunteer Opportunity

This conference provides an opportunity for attendees to connect with others who have similar dreams, and learn from those who have imagined, achieved and surpassed their career goals. NCVAA is looking for 8-10 students volunteers who can help set-up, sign-in attendees, package conference bags, take photos, and organize our panel rooms. Volunteers will have their registration fee waived and will be able to attend all events on Friday and Saturday. The conference will be held at Chapman Law School. Please contact Sonia Nguyen if you are interested.

Thursday, September 20
Flu Clinic

Missed your flu shot the first time around? It’s not too late! The Department of Education is hosting another clinic on September 21 from 12 pm – 1 pm in EDU 2001 (second floor of the EDU building). The vaccination is free if you have GSHIP. It’s $25 if you have private insurance.

Thursday, September 28
Speed Mentoring with the Orange County Bench & Bar

Students from all four Orange County law schools are invited to participate in this program held at Chapman Law School. The dress is business attire and dinner will be provided. RSVP here by Tuesday, September 26.

Call for Volunteers: Admissions Ambassadors

UCI Law Admissions would like to thank ALL Admissions Ambassadors for a great job last year welcoming prospective students to campus! The Admission team welcomes all new and returning law students to serve as an Admissions Ambassador and help recruit the Class of 2021 with 1L classroom escorts, law school tours, phone outreach, and many other opportunities during Admitted Students Weekend in April. If you are interested in this opportunity or if you have any questions, please contact Katie Rohner.

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: Los Angeles District Attorney's Office (Norwalk, CA) - Monday, Sept. 11
2Ls & 3Ls: Anaheim City Attorney's Office (Anaheim, CA) - Monday, Sept. 11
2Ls: Los Angeles County Public Defender (Los Angeles, CA) - Tuesday, Sept. 12
2Ls: California Attorney General - Criminal Law (San Diego, CA) - Wednesday, Sept. 13
3Ls: U.S. Department of Labor - Office of the Solicitor (Various) - Wednesday, Sept. 13 

Save the Dates: November 6 & 7: Moral Character Fingerprinting

UCI Law is once again bringing someone to campus to do live scan fingerprints for students planning to take the CA Bar Exam. The fingerprints are required for the Moral Character application. The fingerprints are good for 90 days, so the timing is perfect for students who plan to fill out their MC papers over Winter Break. In addition to fingerprints, the company can do an address check if you’re not sure of all the places you have lived. Fingerprinting will take place from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm in the conference room behind the front reception desk in EDU. Cost: $21 for live scan fingerprints; $8 for address checks (not everyone will need this).

Equal Justice Works Student Representative Program

This program is an opportunity to represent Equal Justice Works and use your law education to help low-income, marginalized and/or vulnerable clients. EJW will select up to 50 student representatives nation-wide to participate in the 2017-18 program. For more information, visit here or email.

Disability Services Center - Notes Providers Needed

The Disability Services Center is still looking for a Notes Provider for several classes. These notes are very valuable. The job requires that you attend every class and take organized and thorough notes. As a Notes Provider, you can be compensated for note taking in the amount of $45/unit. If you are interested please send an e-mail to Please be aware the DSC hires on a first come, first serve basis, as we only need one note taker for each class. Should you have any questions about this opportunity please contact Note providers are needed for the following classes:
Copyright Law: Reese
Copyright Practicum: Reese
Community Property: Schuman
Adj Criminal Proc: Ceballos
Legal Anlys Evidence Puertas
Property: Seto
Evidence: Solomon
Cont Iss Gender Equ: Eidmann
Federal Courts: Litman
Intnl Human Rights: Ubink
Constitutional Analysis: Rosenbaum
Legal Profession 1: Tice
Com Law An: Contract: Leslie
Const Analysis: Litman
Statutory Analysis: Glater
Legal Profession 1: Ashar

ASP 1L Workshop Labs

This lab is an opportunity for students to gather in small groups to practice the course outlining process. All labs will be held in LAW 3750.
Monday, September 11, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, September 13, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, September 18, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, September 20, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Justice Stephen K. Tamura Scholarship

UCI School of Law, Office of Student Financial Services is pleased to announce that the Justice Stephen K. Tamura Foundation offers two $2500 scholarships, to two UCI law students who demonstrate financial need. Justice Stephen K. Tamura was the first Asian American appointed to the California Court of Appeal. He was a leading citizen of Orange County and an outstanding jurist dedicated to protecting the rights of all. Students interested in applying must have the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application on file and submit a one page application discussing how they have overcame financial barrier to attend the UCI School of Law. The one page application must be submitted to the Student Financial Services by Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Students selected for the scholarship will be directed to the UCI Alumni Association for the disbursement of fund. To Mail: UC Irvine, School of Law: Student Financial Services, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697, Attn: Nasreen B. Zia. To Email:

Jackson Lewis P.C. Scholarship

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, offers a scholarship up to $5,000, to a deserving 2L or 3L UCI Law student who demonstrates an interest in labor and employment law.  Students interested in applying should send an application of up to 2 pages maximum, discussing each of the following: 1) their interest in employment or labor law; and 2) their demonstrated professional acumen and academic excellence.  Students must also submit a copy of their resumes. Recipients will be selected by Jackson Lewis. The Jackson Lewis Scholarship will be in addition to the Law Tuition Scholarship and will be used to replace student loans. In order to maintain eligibility student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 at the conclusion of the spring semester of each academic year.  The two page applications must be submitted to the Student Financial Services Office by Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm. To Mail: UC Irvine, School of Law: Student Financial Services, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697, Attn: Nasreen B. Zia.

Boukai Family Foundation Scholarship

The Boukai Family Foundation is providing a scholarship to one UCI law student up to $2,500 for the 2017-2018 academic year. The values of family, faith, education and giving back to the community are closely held by the Boukai Family. This scholarship program was established to encourage current law students to build upon these values; advocate the importance of tolerance toward Islam and all forms of religions and faith traditions; and serve to strengthen opportunities for future generations in Muslim-American communities. More information can be found 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.