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UC Irvine School of Law • January 28, 2018

Monday, January 29

Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day (PICD) RSVP Deadline 
PICD will be held on Saturday, February 10 at the UCLA School of Law. Representatives from public interest organizations, government agencies and offices, and private public interest firms throughout Southern California will be in attendance to talk with and interview 1L, 2L, and 3L students. The deadline to apply for interviews is Monday, January 22 at 5:00pm. Once you have applied for interviews, consider signing up for the 1L Mock Interview Program to further prepare yourself. RSVP on Symplicity by Monday, January 29.

February 1

MPRE Registration Deadline for March Exam
February 1 is the deadline for regular registration. The deadline for late registration is February 8. The exam is on March 24. Details can be found here.

February 2

FAFSA Priority Filing Deadline
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA form for the 2018-2019 academic year is available now. Please visit and use school code 001314 to renew your FAFSA. You may also use your 2016 Federal Tax Return or IRS Data Retrieval Tool to complete the form. The priority filing date is February 2, 2018. If you file by February 2, you will receive an offer of federal loans before the end of the Spring 2018 semester. Furthermore, please take advantage of the free online scholarship search on the UCI Law scholarship page.


Wednesday, January 31, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Corynne McSherry, Legal Director of Electronic Frontier Foundation, EDU 1111
Corynne McSherry is the Legal Director at EFF, specializing in intellectual property, open access, and free speech issues. Her favorite cases involve defending online fair use, political expression, and the public domain against the assault of copyright maximalists. As a litigator, she has represented Professor Lawrence Lessig, Public.Resource.Org, the Yes Men, and a dancing baby, among others, and one of her first cases at EFF was In re Sony BMG CD Technologies Litigation (aka the "rootkit" case). Her policy work includes leading EFF’s effort to fix copyright (including the successful effort to shut down the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA), promote net neutrality, and promote best practices for online expression. Prior to joining EFF, Corynne was a civil litigator at the law firm of Bingham McCutchen, LLP.  McSherry has a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz, a Ph.D from the University of California at San Diego, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Please RSVP here by Monday, January 29 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Monday, February 5, 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Judge Stephen Reinhardt and Ramona Ripston Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, EDU 1111
Jeffrey L. Fisher is a professor at Stanford Law School and co-director of its Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. His academic and Supreme Court work runs the gamut of federal constitutional and statutory matters. Professor Fisher has argued 33 cases in the Supreme Court. Among his recent successes is Riley v. California, in which he persuaded the Court to hold unanimously, and for the first time, that the Fourth Amendment requires law enforcement officers to obtain warrants before searching the contents of seized smartphones and other digital devices. Professor Fisher was also co-counsel for the plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees same-sex couples a right to marry. In 2006, the National Law Journal named him one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the country – the youngest person on the list – and he has remained on that list ever since. Professor Fisher formerly served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court of the United States and to Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. RSVP here.

Wednesday, February 7, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Mitch Kamin, Commercial Litigation, EDU 1111
Mr. Kamin leads Covington’s Los Angeles Commercial Litigation Practice and is part of the firm’s Music Industry Initiative. He has represented entertainment industry leaders such as 21st Century Fox and Sony Music Entertainment in complex, high profile intellectual property disputes, with a particular expertise in copyright and trademark issues and disputes involving the distribution of intellectual property.  Kamin previously served as President and CEO of Bet Tzedek Legal Services from 2003 to 2010, a leading legal non-profit organization, and has continued this commitment to pro bono work in his capacity as Vice Chair of Covington’s Public Service Committee and as lead counsel on a number of significant pro bono matters. He served as the chair of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, and is currently on the Board of Commissioners of the LA Homeless Services Authority.  Kamin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley, and cum laude from Harvard Law School. Please RSVP here to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

First Year Fridays

Friday, February 2, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Financial Literacy Program: The Max by AccessLex, EDU 1111
This session will be held for all mods.


Monday, January 29

SBA Meeting, LAW 3750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, January 30

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

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

Wednesday, January 31

CLEAR Perspectives, LAW 3500, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, February 1

PILF: Programming Committee Spring Meeting, MPAA 430, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Monday, February 5

SBA Meeting, LAW 3750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, February 7

APALSA Spring General Meeting, MPAA 420, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, February 8

OutLaw Spring General Meeting, LAW 3600, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CLEAR Book Talk - Julian Lim, LAW 3750, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Monday, January 29, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium, MPAA 420
Indiana University Bloomington Professor of Tax Law, Leandra Lederman will present, Is Information Important for Tax Enforcement? This colloquium runs every spring. Leading tax scholars and tax-policy experts are invited to present their works in progress to a tax law seminar class at UC Irvine School of Law. Papers are discussed ahead of the presentations and students are required to draft short response essays. The response essays are shared with the presenters. This format allows students a unique opportunity to meaningfully engage cutting-edge research in tax policy. Please RSVP.

Tuesday, January 30, 9:00 am

2Ls/3Ls: Ask a Federal Judge - Insider Tips for Landing a Clerkship, MPAA 420
Join us for a special event that you should absolutely attend if you want to land a post-grad clerkship! UCI Law’s 2018 Moot Court Judge, the Honorable Mark Bennett, nationally esteemed United States district judge in the Northern District of Iowa, will share his secrets for securing a post-graduate clerkship. Bring your cover letters! Judge Bennett will provide tips for moving your application to the top of the pile, and provide personalized feedback on your letter. After his talk, Judge Bennett will review individual cover letters with students. This is a fantastic opportunity to be personally mentored by an accomplished federal judge! Per Judge Bennett, dress is casual. RSVP on Symplicity.

Tuesday, January 30, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Democratic Citizen and the Constitution of South Korea, UCI Department of Continuing Education 2070
Seoul National University President and Professor of Law Nak-In Sung will discuss the recent proposals for Constitutional reform in South Korea with welcoming remarks by Jennifer Chacon. Registration link. Event website. Students can e-mail for further inquiries. 

Tuesday, January 30, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Drug Policy Advocacy and Career Opportunities, EDU 1111
A speaker panel of attorneys will discuss their involvement in drug policy work, professionalism, and career opportunities.  

Thursday, February 1, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reproductive Justice and LGBTQA Film Festival - Growing Up Coy, EDU 1111
The Reproductive Justice Initiative’s film series, Breaking Out of The Social Closet, engages growing up trans, violence against the LGBTQA community, race and homosexuality, and vulnerabilities to mass incarceration, homelessness, and poverty. Talkback sessions with artists, parents, experts, and the community. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP here.

Friday, February 2, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Federal Communication Commission Internship Webinar
The FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau holds an internship program in Washington, D.C. where students gain hands-on experience in communications and administrative law matters. This online webinar will provide information on the program. The webinar can be found here, the meeting number is 991 053 237 and the meeting password is fcc123.

Friday, February 2, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Socio-Legal Workshop, LAW 3500
Assistant Professor Laura E. Enriquez and Ph.D Candidate Daniel Millán will present: Conceptualizing Deportability in the Lives of Undocumented Young Adults.

Saturday, February 3, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

1L Mock Interview Program
There is no better way to prepare for a PICD interview than to do a mock interview. All 1Ls are invited to participate in this mock interview program featuring alumni interviewers. To sign-up for a time, RSVP on Symplicity by Monday, January 29th. Your specific mock interview time (between 12-3pm) will be emailed prior to the event. If you are only available for a certain portion of the scheduled program, please email Elexus Harris.

Monday, February 5, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

UCI Big Ideas Challenge Info Session, UCI Student Center - Crystal Cove Auditorium
At UCI our faculty, staff, and students spend countless hours advancing the university and researching creative ways to solve challenges that impact society. “The UCI Big Ideas Challenge” is an opportunity for members of our campus community to have a voice in shaping the university’s priorities as part of its next comprehensive fundraising campaign. Whether it’s support for groundbreaking research, leading-edge equipment and technology, or a new innovative program or institute, this initiative calls for bold, BIG IDEAS from students, faculty and staff that will help move us forward. Join us to learn more. More information here.

Tuesday, February 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Public Speaking Workshop, EDU 1131
Patrick Del Rosario, an instructor at the UCI School of Social Sciences' Public Speaking Program, will be a guest speaker at the Trial Advocacy Club meeting to help law students improve their public speaking abilities.

Tuesday, February 6, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

IEFV Home Truth Screening & Panel, EDU 1111
In 1999, Colorado mother Jessica Gonzales experienced every parent’s worst nightmare when her three young daughters are killed after being abducted by their father in violation of a domestic violence restraining order. Devastated, Jessica filed a lawsuit against the police, claiming they did not adequately enforce her restraining order despite her repeated calls for help that night. Determined to make sure her daughters did not die in vain, Jessica pursued her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and an international human rights tribunal, seeking to strengthen legal rights for domestic violence victims. Meanwhile, her relationship with her one-surviving child, her son Jessie, suffered, as he struggled with the tragedy in his own way. Filmed over the course of nine years, HOME TRUTH chronicles one family’s pursuit of justice, shedding light on how our society responds to domestic violence and how the trauma from domestic violence tragedies can linger throughout generations. Register here.

Thursday, February 8, 12:05 pm - 1:15 pm

CERLP Speaker: David Trubek, LAW 3500
David Trubek will discuss the Project on Globalization, Lawyers and Emerging Economies (GLEE) that has analyzed the growth of the corporate legal complex in Brazil, India, and China and its impact on lawyers and society in each country.  David Trubek is Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Dean of International Studies Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Law School. Register here.

Friday, February 9, 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Alexandra Natapoff, LAW 3750
Professor Natapoff will present her work, Misdemeanor Justice: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Register here.


Experian/Jones Day Moot Court Competition 2018
Monday, January 29, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Final Argument, Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center
The finalists will present arguments addressing the constitutionality of Florida’s Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act. 2018 Judges: Hon. Richard M. Aronson, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District; Hon. Mark Bennett, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa; Hon. Josephine Staton, U.S. District Court, Central District of California. RSVP here. More information here

Saturday, February 10

Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day (PICD), UCLA School of Law
Representatives from public interest organizations, government agencies and offices, and private public interest firms throughout Southern California will be in attendance to talk with and interview 1L, 2L, and 3L students. Consider carpooling with your classmates by connecting here.

CDO: "By UCI, For UCI" Symplicity Postings

If you see a posting in Symplicity with a title that starts with "By UCI, For UCI" it means that a UCI alum either works for or is closely connected to the employer and is hoping to help a UCI law student!

Spring Interview Program

The 2018 Spring Interview Program is underway on Symplicity. Employers will schedule interviews with 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls either at UCI Law, by phone/skype, or at employer offices throughout February and March. You can access the session through the OCI module on the left side of your screen, by selecting the "UCI Law 2018 Spring Interview Program." Some upcoming deadlines include:
1Ls & 2Ls: California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Honorable Raymond Ikola (Santa Ana, CA) - January 30
2Ls: Lynberg & Watkins (Orange County & Los Angeles, CA) - January 30
1Ls, 2Ls, & 3Ls: Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear (Irvine, CA) - January 31

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:
Lawyering Skills II: Robinson-Dorn
Legal Profession II: Ashar
Legal Profession II: Van Rooji
Administrative Law: Lee
Cross- Bord Trade IP: Burk
International Trade & Investment: Shaffer
Postconviction Justice: Litman
Biotechonlogy & Law: Goodwin
U.S Intern Taxation: Marian

SBA Barrister's Ball Ticket Sales

The SBA will be selling Barrister's Ball tickets in the courtyard from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm through Feb. 16. Prices will increase on the following schedule: Jan. 29 - Feb. 9 - $70; Feb. 12 - Feb. 16 - $80. Venmo will be available for the remainder of the ticket selling period. Venmo Name: @ucilawsocialevents. Please put law student's name in description (and guests name if purchasing two tickets).


Examsoft will now prevent students from taking exams using older versions of SoftTest and Examplify on your laptop. You must install the latest version of the software. Before installing the newer versions of Examplify you MUST uninstall previous versions of SoftTest or Examplify. The new version can be found on If you have any questions, please contact at your convenience. 

Early Bar Prep - Sign-up Information

Class of 2019 - Both sessions will cover general information about the MPRE, the Moral Character application process, and the Bar Exam (the components and general skills tested on each portion).  
Session 1: Tuesday, March 20 -  12:05 – 1:05 p.m. (EDU 1131) – New Date
Session 2: Monday, March 26  - 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (EDU 1111)
Lunch will be provided - Please RSVP here by 3/14 for session 1 or 3/21 for session 2 for catering purposes. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Sue Kung in the ASP Department.
Class of 2018 - Both sessions will cover the same general information about the Bar Exam, detailed information regarding each of its components, and a breakdown of the general skills tested on each portion. We will also discuss the various resources and programming available, including tips on choosing a bar prep company, and the summer UCI Bar Foundations program. 
Session 1: Monday, February 5, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (EDU 1111)
Session 2: Monday, February 26, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (EDU 1111)
Lunch will be provided - Please RSVP here by 1/31 for session 1 or 2/21 for session 2 for catering purposes.

Mix and Mingle

Wednesday, January 31, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1/2 Done with Law School Celebration, Courtyard
2Ls please join Dean Richardson in the courtyard to celebrate your accomplishments over the past year and a half. You are officially halfway done with law school.

Wednesday, January 31, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Knobbe Martens - 1L Spring Reception, Irvine, CA
Knobbe Martens will host a reception for students with a technical background and an interest in IP law at Eureka! (4143 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA). Please RSVP by Friday, January 26 with a copy of your resume to Candice Lee.

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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.