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UC Irvine School of Law • September 24, 2017

Friday, September 29, 12:00 pm

Add/Drop and Grade Change Option Deadline (2Ls and 3Ls)
September 29 is the final deadline for 2Ls and 3Ls to add or drop a class, change the number of variable units in a class, or change your grade option. There is a $3 late fee for each transaction; the charge will appear on your Zotbill. No changes can be made after noon on September 29. No exceptions. For more information please see a Tuesday, September 19 email from Dean Schroeder.

Thursday, 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.


Wednesday, October 4, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Supreme Court Preview, EDU 1111
Professors Jennifer Chacon, Rick Hasen and Leah Litman discuss upcoming cases in this year’s Supreme Court term. Please RSVP here by October 2 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

First Year Fridays

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)

Friday, October 6

CDO: Resume & Cover Letter Workshop (Mandatory)
Croskery-Roberts & Robinson-Dorn - EDU 1111, 10:30 am – 11:30 am (Lunch will be served after the training)
Tonner & Tice - EDU 1111, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Lunch will be served during the training)
Ross & Mikkor - MPAA 420, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Lunch will be served during the training)


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

Biotechnology and Global Health Policy Meeting, LAW 3600, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund First General Meeting, LAW 4700, 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

Entertainment and Sports Law Society, EDU 1131, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Saturday, September 30

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

Monday, October 2

Children's Advocacy Group First General Meeting, MPAA 420, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jewish Law Association First General Meeting, LAW 4750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Thursday, October 5

Criminal Law Society First Meeting, MPAA 430, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Friday, October 6

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


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.

Tuesday, October 3, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Attorneys and Plaintiff Discuss Lawsuit Challenging Rescission of DACA Program, EDU 1111
This discussion is not open to the public. Only UCI Law students, staff, and faculty may attend. 

UCI Law 1L student Viridiana Chabolla Mendoza is one of six California beneficiaries of the DACA program who sued the Trump administration on September 18, 2017.  Plaintiffs allege that the government’s arbitrary termination of the DACA program and deprivation of the opportunity to renew DACA status violates the due process rights of plaintiffs and other DACA recipients. Professors Leah Litman and Mark Rosenbaum are members of the legal team that filed the lawsuit in federal district court in San Francisco (Dulce Garcia et al v. United States of America).  Join Viridiana, Prof. Litman, and Prof. Rosenbaum for a discussion of the lawsuit. RSVP by October 1 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Wednesday, October 4, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Public Service Career Planning, MPAA 408
This workshop is designed for students interested in pursuing public service careers. The presentation will explore approaches to public service career planning, including tips on how to position yourself for a public service career while in law school, hiring programs and fellowships, and creating your personal calendar. RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, October 4, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

U.S. Supreme Court Preview, Pacific Club - Newport Beach
The Orange County Bar Association Appellate Law Section will host Erwin Chemerinsky and John Eastman for a preview of the most important cases for the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming October 2017 term. The event will be emceed by the Honorable Nathan R. Scott of the Orange County Superior Court. Erwin Chemerinsky will be presented with the David G. Sills Award for Appellate Excellence. UCI Law students may purchase tickets for $50. Register here.

Friday, October 13 & Saturday, October 14

Peggy Browning Fund Workers' Rights Conference, Maryland
With multiple interactive workshops, panel discussions and a keynote address, this conference will give each participant insight into becoming an advocate for workers and their families. Find more information here, including how to register.

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

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.


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.

UCI Law Business Cards

Students who would like to obtain UCI Law Student Business cards can fill out the Business Card Request Form (PDF) and submit it to Debbie Mondares. The cost is $17.78 payable in advance by cash or check made out to "UC Regents."

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. 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: California Appellate Project (Los Angeles, CA) - Fri., Sept. 29
2Ls: California Court of Appeals, Fourth District (San Diego, CA) - Fri., Sept. 29
2Ls: Central District of California Federal Public Defender (Santa Ana, CA) - Fri., Sept. 29
2Ls & 3Ls: Snyder Law, PC (Irvine, CA) - Fri., Sept. 29

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

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

ASP 1L Small Group Workshops

Monday, October 2, LAW 3750, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, October 4, LAW 3750, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday, October 26, 6:00 pm

Constitutional Rights Foundation Annual Benefit - Law Student Volunteers Needed, Costa Mesa
The Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County (“CFC-OC”) is a local non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting civic literacy, youth leadership, and career awareness among Orange County teens. The CFC-OC is holding an Annual Benefit at the Center Club in Costa Mesa with food, beverages and a silent auction. The CFC-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 2.

Mix and Mingle

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.

Wednesday, October 4, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Disaster Relief Month Bake Sale, Courtyard
12 members of the 1L class, in conjunction with SBA, have launched a Disaster Relief Month initiative. All donations will be given to the OneAmericaAppeal initiative enacted jointly by the five living former presidents, which provides 100% of its donations to relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Donations will be accepted through October 12, and can be made through our Facebook event and Gofundme page. In addition, the Disaster Relief Month will be hosting a bake sale on Wednesday, October 4 from 10 AM to 3:30 PM in the Law School Courtyard. More information can be found at, or on our Facebook event page: Disaster Relief Month at UCI Law!


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.