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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • September 3, 2017
Deadlines

Tuesday, September 5

Action Corps Application Deadline
Action Corps is a year-long organizing program designed to train and empower leaders across the country to tackle one of the biggest threats of our generation. Whether you’re new to the fight or a seasoned activist, Action Corps provides the hands-on training, in-depth resources you’ll need to make a difference -- and have fun while you’re at it! Email your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you’d like to be a Global Zero Action Corps leader to yasmeen@globalzero.org. The application deadline is September 5The program begins with a national training in Washington D.C. at the end of September. Questions? Contact us at yasmeen@globalzero.org. For more information please see an August 22 email from Brittany Taylor.

Monday, 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.

Monday, November 13

California State Bar Registration Deadline
1Ls and out-of-state transfer students must register with the California State Bar by November 13, 2017. This is not the same as registering to take the Bar exam! — Register here.

Speakers

Wednesday, September 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Lori Palmerton - Disability Ally Training, EDU 1111
Lori Palmerton, Interim Director of UCI’s Disability Services Center, will present an interactive program focusing on disability etiquette, disability law, and resources available for students with disabilities at UCI.  The training  is a condensed version of the Disability Ally Training that is presented campus-wide. Please RSVP here by September 4 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

First Year Fridays

Friday, September 8

Title IX 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)

Meetings

Wednesday, September 6

BLSA Meeting, EDU 1121, 12:00 pm 12:55 pm

Saturday, September 9

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

Workshops

Tuesday, September 5, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How to Navigate Public Interest Resources (2Ls and 3Ls), MPAA 408
This workshop will discuss various public interest career resources and offer tips on how to use them. Public interest resources can be organized by practice areas, professional work environments, and hiring programs. Come learn how to navigate the resources that are most helpful for you! RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, September 6, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm & 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ASP 1L Workshop #2
During this one-hour workshop, ASP will introduce students to rule dissection as a way to organize and better understand the legal concepts and rules covered in their courses. ASP will also provide tips for students to start their course outlines. This session will be held in EDU 1131 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. A repeat of this workshop will be held in EDU 1111 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Friday, September 8, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Organization Leader Training, EDU 1111
All student org leader signatories are required to attend this training. Food will be served.

Friday, September 8, 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm

CBGHP Colloquium, EDU 1111
The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil will launch on Friday, September 8, 2017 with a special evening lecture: Nuremberg 70 Years Later and The Rise of Nationalism, featuring Professor Robert G. Moeller, Department of History at UCI and T. Mychael Rambo, Actor, Orator and Activist. The series, which continues through April 19, 2018, will focus 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.

Friday, September 8 & Saturday, September 9

GLAS/CERLP Globalization of Legal Education Conference, LAW 3500
Co-sponsored by the UCI Law Center on Globalization, Law, and Society, and the UCI Law Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession, this conference will host leading international scholars to discuss issues concerning the globalization of legal education, with topics ranging from global hierarchies and the international movement of students and faculty, to legal education strategies in the Global South. Participant contributions will be published in a symposium edition of the UCI Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law. More details are available here.

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.

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.

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: to bring together business and thought leaders and professionals from numerous disciplines (ranging from science, entertainment, public interest, law, medicine and finance) to provide advice, guidance, insights, networking opportunities, and mentorship to the younger generation of Korean and Korean Americans and other participants. The conference will feature plenary sessions, panel discussions, mentoring roundtables, and a closing reception.

Announcements

Monday, September 4
Labor Day Holiday

The Law School and the Law School Library will be closed.

Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property Inn of Court Membership

The Inn specializes in Patent/IP Law. Student memberships are free and last one year. Interested students should complete the application. Students selected for membership are expected to commit to attending Inn events. This is an amazing opportunity for students to meet and mingle with judges, peers, and potential employers. Apply here.

Call for Volunteers: Admissions Ambassadors

UCI Law Admissions would like to thank ALL Admissions Ambassadors a great job last year welcoming prospective students to campus and welcome all new and returning law students to please visit the Admissions Ambassadors table at the Student Involvement Fair to discover how you can 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 have any questions or cannot attend the Fair but would like to help, 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: Bet Tzedek Legal Services (Los Angeles, CA) - Monday, Aug. 28
2Ls and 3Ls: Wanger Jones Helsley (Fresno, CA) - Monday, Aug. 28
2Ls: Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C. (Temecula, CA) - Tuesday, Aug. 29
2Ls: Superior Court of California, County of Orange (Orange County, CA) - Tuesday, Aug. 29
2Ls and 3Ls: Bentley & More, LLP (Irvine, CA) - Wednesday, Aug. 30
2Ls: Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara (Newport Beach, CA) - Thursday, Aug. 31
2Ls: Everett Dorey LLP (Santa Ana, CA) - Thursday, Aug. 31
2Ls and 3Ls: Maschoff Brennan (Irvine, CA) - Thursday, Aug. 31

2L Transcripts

If you are a 2L and have not picked up complimentary copies of your official transcript, please pick them up from CDO.

California Bar Exam Testing Accommodations

California Bar Exam testing accommodations are available to individuals with mental or physical disabilities as defined in the State Bar of California Admissions Rules. Applying for an accommodation takes considerable time and requires considerable documentation. 3Ls:  If you wish to apply for an accommodation, please do so as quickly as possible. 2Ls and 1Ls: You can apply early for an accommodation. Students who apply early but are denied an accommodation will have sufficient time to file an appeal and gather together additional documentation. Students who plan on filing for a California Bar Exam testing accommodation should read through the State Bar requirements carefully. If you are planning on taking the bar exam in another state, be sure to check its requirements for applying for a testing accommodation.

Mix and Mingle
Scholarships

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, 2017 at 4:00pm. 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: nzia@law.uci.edu.

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 4:00pm. 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 StudentLife@law.uci.edu 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 lschroeder@law.uci.edu or (949) 824-1384.