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UC Irvine School of Law • August 31, 2018

Monday, August 27 and Wednesday, September 5 (2Ls & 3Ls)

Fall Interview Program
Government, Public Interest, and Private Practice employers are ready to receive application materials and interview students on-campus. Apply in LEO using the "OCI and Job Listings" tab and selecting the OCI specific option. Some immediate deadlines include: 

3Ls: Ventura County District Attorney's Office (Ventura, CA) - Wednesday, September 5
2Ls: Everett Dorey LLP (Santa Ana, CA) - Wednesday, September 5
2Ls & 3Ls: Wanger Jones Helsley PC (Fresno, CA) - Thursday, September 6
...and many more!

Friday, September 14, 5:00 pm

Summer Skills Survey (2Ls/3Ls)
The Lawyering Skills professors and librarians would like to ask you to complete a short survey about the lawyering skills you used during your summer jobs, including legal research skills.  Your participation in the survey provides us with important information as we prepare students to practice law effectively.   Please complete the survey online.  The deadline for survey completion is Friday, September 14th at 5 p.m.


Friday, September 7, 2018, 3:30 pm

CLEAR Perspectives Film Screening: The Chinese Exclusion Act, EDU 1131
This first meeting of the Fall 2018 Perspectives Series will present Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu's film, The Chinese Exclusion Act . This film examines the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens. The first in a long line of laws targeting the Chinese for exclusion, it remained in force for more than 60 years. Discussion will be led by Professor Kaaryn Gustafson. Refreshments will be provided. If interested, please register here.

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 12:00 pm

Employer Spotlight - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Courtyard Meet a representative from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Sara Mooney who works in the HUD's Los Angeles office will visit UCI Law to promote the Legal Honors Program (applications due September 21st, see job listing in LEO). This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the opportunity or the application process.


Tuesday, September 4, 11:00 am

PILF Board Meeting, LAW 4750

Tuesday, September 4, 12:00 pm

SBA Board Meeting, LAW 4750


Wednesday, September 5, 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Financial Planning for Law School Geared for First Year Law Students, EDU 1111 (1Ls)
From developing a simple spending plan to outlining your 3-year financial plan, smart money strategies lay the foundation for every law students’ personal and professional success story. Learn to apply core concepts of personal finance to make confident decisions about money and better achieve your short and long-term goals. Law school is an investment - make the most of yours!

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

Your Employment Options, Your Money: Financial Literacy Workshop for 2Ls, EDU 1131 (2Ls)
Whether you accept a position in public service or big law, plan to open your own practice, or follow any other professional path, there is more to know than just your starting salary. This workshop provides a financial analysis of various legal professions and helps you understand the financial impact of your employment decision – including pay, benefits, taxation, cost of living and more.

Wednesday, September 5, 2:45 pm (Mods A & B); or Monday, September 10, 2:45 pm (Mods C & D)

ASP 1L Workshop #2 – Intro to Course Outlining, EDU 1111 for all sessions
You’ve heard that “outlining” is the way to study in law school.  But what exactly is “outlining”?  Come to this ASP workshop to learn how to prepare a course outline and why outlining is the most effective way to study in law school and prepare for exams.  We will show you how to synthesize your reading and in-class notes into an effective course outline.  ASP is offering this workshop for Mods A and B on Wednesday, 9/5, 2:45-3:45pm, and ASP will repeat this workshop for Mods C and D on Monday 9/10, 2:45-3:45pm.  Please attend only the session assigned to your Mod, and you will be guaranteed a seat at the assigned session.  All sessions will be held in EDU 1111.

Saturday, September 8, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

NLG - Legal Observer Training, EDU 1111
Brooke Weitzman from NLG-OC will train law students about the practice of Legal Observing and the First Amendment. Legal Observing is a program of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) for individuals to provide support to movements by documenting actions or demonstrations, and the interactions those actions or demonstrations have with law enforcement.

Tuesday, September 11, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Criminal Law Career Planning, EDU 1131
This informational session will provide an overview of the types of criminal law jobs available in the federal, state, and local government.  We will also discuss application timelines for 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls and how to plan ahead for a career as a prosecutor or defense attorney. Please RSVP on LEO.


24 Hour Library Access

We renovated the library this summer are are now able to provide 24-hour access to the California Room, copy room and ground floor restrooms, so you can come and go as late and/or early as you like. Here are a few important details.

-   You may access this area from the new courtyard facing doors using your keycards after hours only (some of you have accidentally discovered the doors are alarmed when the library is open). During normal business hours you must use the main entrance on the second floor to come and go.

-   After-hours access is limited to law students. Students who provide access to individuals not associated with the law school will have their after-hours privileges revoked.

-   This area remains closed to everyone during holidays and law school breaks. Because of security conderns, there will be no exceptions to this policy.

-   The library will be closing early on Sunday, 9/2 (11:00 am - 5:00 pm) and there is no library access on Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, 9/4 (8:00 am - 10:00 pm).

If you have questions about access to the California Room after hours, or any law library policy, please don’t hesitate to ask the library staff.

Equal Justice Works Student Representative

Apply to become UCI Law’s EJW Student Representative and be a leader in EJW JDs for Justice Network.  EJW Student Representatives serve as a liaison between EJW and law schools, receiving access to exclusive trainings, networking receptions, and gaining public interest law student leadership experience and a greater understanding of public interest law.  The application is open to 2Ls and 3Ls.  Read more about the program here.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Success in Law School Mentoring Program

Join the thousands of participants who have benefited from the LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program. First, the Individual Mentoring Program is a comprehensive initiative for 1L law students from diverse backgrounds based on the principles of legal excellence and personal involvement. Mentee registration begins Monday, September 17. For more information, visit here. Second, the Group Mentoring Program allows diverse 1L, 2L, or 3L students to receive advice and support from successful attorneys from LCLD Member law firms and corporations. For more information, visit here.

2L Transcripts

If you are a 2L and have not picked up CDO complimentary copies of your official transcript, please come by and do so!

LEO (Legal Employment Opportunities)

We heard you! It was time to replace Symplicity with a tool that provides modern, streamlined, and effective job search capabilities. LEO is now available here. Login using your UCInetID and password. A short training video on how to use LEO can be found here. LEO features (use the left-hand navigation to access each of these):

1)    Cleaner and easier to search JOB LISTINGS.
2)    A streamlined method to book an APPOINTMENT with your CDO counselor.
3)    Ability to register for CDO EVENTS.
4)    Interview through our Fall Interview Program using the OCI tab inside job listings. 

The CDO is no longer updating Symplicity with new job postings.  Please download anything you may need (application documents or job descriptions for positions to which you have applied) as soon as possible.  Symplicity will not be available after November 1, 2018.

Monday, September 3

Labor Day Holiday

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

Wednesday, September 5

Constitutional Rights Foundation Orange County Constitution Day, Newport Beach
This volunteer opportunity is meant to present civics education to 8th grade students with a focus on First Amendment freedom of speech protections in K-12 schools. For more information and to register, visit here

 This newsletter is published each Friday, 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.