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UC Irvine School of Law • September 17, 2017

October 5, 2017

DACA Renewal Deadline
The deadline to apply for DACA renewal is October 5, 2017. All are welcome to attend the free UCI DACA clinic to learn more.


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). 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 a 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 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)

Friday, September 29

Wellness Workshop: Dr. Carolyn O’Keefe
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 18

Law Students for Reproductive Justice First General Meeting, LAW 3750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Tuesday, September 19

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

PILF Board Meeting, LAW 4700, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, September 20

BLSA General Meeting, EDU 1131, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday, September 21

APALSA First General Meeting, EDU 1111, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Federalist Society First General Meeting, LAW 4700, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday, September 22

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

Monday, September 25

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

Tuesday, September 26

ACS First General Meeting, LAW 4750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Environmental Law Society - Fall General Meeting, MPAA 420, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Student Roundtable with the Dean, LAW 3500, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Thursday, September 28

Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society (IPCS) First General Meeting, EDU 1111, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Land Use and Real Estate Society (LURE) First General Meeting, LAW 4750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Monday, September 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lexis Workshop, MPAA 420 (2Ls and 3Ls)
This workshop will cover advanced research tips, transactional drafting, locating attorney/firm profiles, and finding practice guides by area of law. This workshop is tailored to 2 and 3Ls.

Tuesday, September 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

UCDC Law Program Information Session, MPAA 420
Please join UCDC Law Program Director, Nicole Lehtman, on Tuesday, September 19 for an information session about externship opportunities in Washington DC via video conference. Program Director, Nicole Lehtman will appear from Washington along with current UCDC Law students. If you can’t make it to MPAA 420 on Tuesday, log in from your personal computer. Either download Zoom onto your computer or download the Zoom Cloud meeting app onto your phone.  Then Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: or enter meeting ID 405-812-906.

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).

Wednesday, September 20, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Law & Social Movements Colloquium: The Fight for Immigrant Rights, EDU 1111
The Law & Social Movements Colloquium will host a panel discussion on immigrant rights, law, and organizing. Jessica Karp Bansal, litigation director for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and Jacinta González, lead organizer of Mijente, will be featured speakers. Bansal and Gonzalez are known for their creative, bold, and forward-thinking advocacy. Gonzalez recently made national headlines when she was detained in former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s jail on an immigration detainer following a Donald Trump campaign protest, despite being an American citizen. They will speak about their past collaboration, as well as law and activism in the Trump era. Register here.

Thursday, September 21, 12:05 pm - 1:15 pm

Hate Crimes: Origins and Meanings in The Era of Political Divide, 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. Phyllis Gerstenfeld, Professor and Chair of the Criminal Justice department at CSU Stanislaus. The 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.

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, Professor Goodwin, Professor 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

Sunday, September 24 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DACA Clinic, UC Irvine
All University of California students and their immediate family members are encouraged to attend these free clinics. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP and sign up for the clinic that is most convenient for you to attend, regardless if it is at UCI or another UC campus. Every person attending should fill out a separate RSVP form. UC Irvine's DACA renewal clinic will take place on Sunday, September 24 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Please keep in mind that USCIS will no longer be accepting first-time DACA applications, but if your current DACA grant expires before March 5, 2018, it is extremely important to attend this free clinic and renew your DACA.  If you need financial assistance to pay for your DACA renewal fee, we encourage you apply to the Mission Asset Fund to cover the cost. These DACA Renewal Grants will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis! Visit this website to register. Students should submit applications as soon as possible so that funds can be made available to them before the Oct. 5, 2017 renewal deadline. If you have any questions, please contact Jacqueline Dan, UC Irvine staff attorney. Want to volunteer for the DACA Renewal Clinic? Sign up here.

Monday, September 25, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

uRSA Brown Bag Lunch Series: Professor Chacon, LAW 4700
The underRepresented Student Alliance is proud to announce Professor Jennifer Chacon as its first Brown Bag Lunch Series speaker. Pack your lunch and join us on Monday, September 25, at noon in LAW 4700 as Professor Chacon relates her experiences and thoughts on her career and the issues she is most passionate about. Space is limited, so please email RSVPs to Brennan at

Monday, September 25, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ASP 1L Workshop, EDU 1131
Workshop #3 focuses on the importance of practice exams and the qualities of a strong law school exam answer, as well as tips on how to approach your exams through the pre-writing process.

Tuesday, September 26, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Careers in International Law by the American Society of International Law, EDU 1111
As Deputy Executive Director at the ASIL, Wes Rist will discuss the steps that students can take while in law school to stand out in the search for an international law position in the future. Topics will include targeted international job searches, resume drafting, managing professional contacts, identifying appropriate international experiences, volunteer and professional membership opportunities, and more.

Tuesday, September 26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Academy of Inclusive Excellence, UCI Student Center Emerald Bay AB
The theme of this day-long academy is “Inclusive Pedagogy.” The morning’s featured presenter will be Dr. Susan Carlson, Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Programs at the University of California Office of the President. Interim Dean of UC Irvine School of Law, L. Song Richardson, will provide an afternoon keynote address. More information can be found here.

Wednesday, September 27, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CDO: 1L Career Fair with APALSA, Courtyard
The CDO and APALSA have partnered up to answer questions about 1L summer employment. Ask 2Ls, 3Ls, and CDO counselors about judicial, government, public interest, and private sector jobs at this informal fair. Help us help you find the right fit for your interests and career goals!

Wednesday, September 27, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ASP 1L Workshop, EDU 1111
Workshop #3 focuses on the importance of practice exams and the qualities of a strong law school exam answer, as well as tips on how to approach your exams through the pre-writing process. This workshop is a repeat of the session held on Monday, September 25.

Wednesday, September 27, 5 :30 pm - 7:30 pm

CLEAR Lecture: James Forman Jr., EDU 1111
Professor James Forman Jr. (Yale Law School) will discuss his book Locking up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2017), examining the aggressive policies adopted by African American government and law enforcement officials through the last half-century's "war on crime," and their lasting effects on black communities.

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 Date: 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.

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.


Thursday, September 21
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.

Wednesday, September 20, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Newport Harbor Bar Association - MCLE Meeting

This meeting will include an opportunity to network with local attorneys and judges in attendance. Judge Richard Y. Lee from the Westminster Court will speak on "Observation from the Bench: Witness Examination, Direct, and Cross". Sign up here. The meeting will take place at Whittier Law School.

Friday, September 25
SBA - UCI Law Apparel Sale

The Student Bar Association at UCI Law is selling custom made UCI Law gear now through September 25. Purchased items will be delivered in mid-October. SBA will be in the courtyard on Friday, September 22 to answer questions and assist you in making a purchase. Merchandise can be found here. Questions can be sent via email to Marcel Budiono.

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. 

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: U.S. Army JAG Corps (Los Angeles, CA) - Mon., Sept. 18
3Ls: Kern County Public Defender's Office (Bakersfield, CA) - Mon., Sept. 18
2Ls: Newmeyer & Dillion, LLP (Newport Beach, CA) - Tues., Sept. 19
2Ls: Natural Resources Defense Council (Santa Monica, CA) - Wed., Sept. 20
2Ls: Southern Poverty Law Center (Montgomery, AL) - Thurs., Sept. 21
2Ls: San Francisco District Attorney's Office (San Francisco, CA) - Fri., Sept. 22 

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 Practicum: Reese
Community Property: Schuman
Adj Criminal Proc: Ceballos
Legal Anlys Evidence Puertas
Property: Seto
Evidence: Solomon
Cont Iss Gender Equ: Eidmann
Intnl Human Rights: Ubink
Constitutional Analysis: Rosenbaum
Federal Income Tax: Marian

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 18, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, September 20, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fall 2017 Wellness Workshop Series

All drop-in workshops begin at 1:00 pm. They are 50 minutes long and are held in the Counseling Center, 203 Student Services I. Open to all UCI students. Attend one or more sessions! For questions, please call 949-824-6457.
10/3: Stress Less with Mindfulness
10/10: No More Procrastination
10/17: Achieve Restful Sleep
10/24: Practicing Gratitude
10/31: Beating Test Anxiety
11/7: Compassion for the Inner Critic
11/14: Mindfulness for the Five Senses
11/28: Mindfulness for the Five Senses
12/5: Managing Stress Before Finals

Mix and Mingle

Thursday, September 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

National Black Law Student Association Speed Mentoring Event and Reception, USC Law School
Dinner will be provided at this free event. RSVP to and

Saturday, September 23, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Irvine Global Village Festival, Bill Barber Park
Experience sights and sounds from around the world at the 16th annual Irvine Global Village Festival, which will be held on Saturday, September 23rd from 10am-6pm at Bill Barber Park in Irvine. Recognized as one of the best cultural festivals in Orange County, this day-long celebration features more than 100 musical, dance and demonstration performances; international cuisine; a kids village with crafts and activities; cultural and religious exhibits; and an international marketplace. Festival admission is free. Food tasting tickets are available for purchase at the event with prices ranging from $1 to $3.

Monday, September 25 & Tuesday, September 26, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bar Prep Fair, Courtyard
UCI Law is hosting Bar Week to give students the opportunity to learn about the various products and services offered by many of the prominent bar review companies operating in Southern California.

Thursday, September 28

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

Monday, October 2, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

1L Mentor Reception, Continuing Education Building
All 1Ls should plan to attend this evening reception to meet their assigned attorney mentors! Each first-year student will be matched with an attorney mentor prior to the reception (check your email in the coming weeks for an introduction to your personal mentor). The reception provides an opportunity to meet and connect in-person. Dress is business casual; hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be provided.


October 20

Application Deadline for Orange County Hispanic Bar Association's Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Wally Davis Scholarship Fund is sponsored by the Hispanic Bar Association and awards scholarships to Orange County Hispanic law students. The Fund was named in memory of Wally Davis, one of the first Hispanic attorneys in Orange County who fought for the civil rights of all Hispanics. He rose to the highest ranks in the legal profession, co-founding the HBA and championing the struggles of the Latino community. By assisting young Latino law students, this scholarship is awarded to those who would follow in his footsteps. The application and more information is 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.