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UC Irvine School of Law • January 7, 2018

January 11

CEO Fellowship Program Application Deadline
This one-credit course will place students with a local corporation, supervised by the CEO. Students will gain behind-the-scenes knowledge of running a successful business as well as insight into community leadership. In addition to this weekly field work, students will participate in regular meetings with other fellows where the group will explore leadership methods and business ethics and each student will assess his or her own leadership skills and abilities. This course will run for approximately eight weeks, beginning in the third week of school. The deadline for the course application is January 11. For questions, please contact Professor Hughes at


Tuesday, January 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series: Damon Nagami, Senior Attorney and Director of NRDC's Southern California Ecosystems Project, EDU 1111
Damon Nagami is a Senior Attorney and director of NRDC’s Southern California Ecosystems Project, which focuses on wildlife preservation, parkland protection, and sustainable land-use planning. Most recently, he has been fighting to prevent a toll road from paving over California’s San Onofre State Beach and working with communities to evaluate potential routes for a proposed high-speed rail line through downtown Los Angeles. Nagami also codirects NRDC’s Community Fracking Defense Project, which helps local residents and elected officials across the country exercise their democratic voice to protect their communities from the harms of industrial fracking. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law. He works in NRDC’s Santa Monica office. RSVP here by January 14 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you. 

First Year Fridays

Tuesday, January 9, 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Pro Bono “Kickoff"
Kickoff, EDU 1111, 11:30 pm – 12:00 pm
Open House, Courtyard, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Thursday, January 11, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CDO: Public Interest Career Day Overview and Interviewing Skills Workshop, EDU 1111
All 1Ls preparing to interview for summer positions should attend this workshop on legal interviews- what to expect and how to prepare! In addition, we will cover Public Interest Career Day at UCLA on February 10 (how to register, bid for interviews, what to expect and how to prepare). The deadline to apply for interviews is Monday, January 22 at 5:00 pm. RSVP on Symplicity to ensure lunch for all who attend.

Friday, January 12, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Mandatory - Explanation and Interpretation of Grades, Continuing Education Building, Yosemite Room (Rooms 2070-2090)
All classes - Continuing Education Building, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Friday, January 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mandatory - Obtaining & Evaluating Last Semester’s Exams
Weinstein, Robinson-Dorn, Tonner - EDU 1111, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mikkor, Tice, Croskery-Roberts - EDU 1131, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Friday, January 26, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Introduction to Judicial Clerkships, EDU 1111
Is a judicial clerkship a great fit for your career path? Are you someone who might thrive in chambers? Join us to learn about the value of judicial clerkships for public and private sector careers. CDO clerkship advisor Betsy Gutting will moderate a panel including Professor Leah Litman and recent alumni who began their legal careers by clerking for a federal judge. Lunch will be served. RSVP on Symplicity to ensure lunch for all who attend.


Monday, January 8

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

Tuesday, January 16

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


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

Socio-Legal Workshop, LAW 3500
Assistant Professor Sora Han of Criminology Law and Society will discuss her work Whither the “Badges and Incidents of Slavery”: Reading the 13th Amendment Against its Critics

Saturday, January 13, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Teach-In & Training: Mobilizing for Justice in an Unjust World, UCI Law
This event is an opportunity for UC Irvine School of Law faculty, staff, students, alumni, local attorneys and community organizers to come together to discuss the opportunities to advocate for justice in a variety of legal practices. The event involves not only discussion, but also a call to action for those concerned about the effects of those current government decisions at local, state, and national levels that impact civil rights; the criminal justice system; immigrants; housing; education; cybersecurity; and the rights of organizers to speak and assemble. The plenary session will be recorded and made available to the UCI Law community within 72 hours of the event. Breakout sessions, however, will only be recorded upon request and with the permission of the panelists. RSVP here.

Tuesday, January 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

True Diversity in the Legal Profession, LAW 3750
The underRepresented Student Alliance is proud to host its career panel, "True Diversity in the Legal Profession." This panel is designed to offer students, particularly 1Ls, an opportunity to ask questions to students who identify as underrepresented about their summer work experiences. Please join us on Tuesday, January 16, at noon in Law 3750! Food will be provided. Space is limited, so RSVP to Brennan at

Thursday, January 18, 12:05 pm - 1:35 pm

CBGHP: Nature vs. Nurture: Children, Violence, and Hate, 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 Jodi Quas, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior & Nursing Science at University of California, Irvine, and Dr. Patricia Jones Blessman, expert on Children, Trauma, and BehaviorThis 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.

Friday, January 19, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Socio-Legal Workshop, LAW 3500
Gabriela Gonzalez of Criminology Law and Society will discuss her co-authored paper under the working title of Educational consequences of parental immigrant detention.

Saturday, January 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

2018 Inaugural IP Patent Law Career Day, EDU 1111
The purpose of the event is to educate UCI Law students about IP law, career opportunities in IP law, and facilitate connections and relationships between the Southern California IP bar and UCI Law students. Students interested in attending should RSVP on Symplicity. The program agenda will be as follows:
9:00 am – 10:00 am - Plenary panel on careers in IP Law organized by the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA).
10:00 am – 10:30 am - Two concurrent panels addressing current hot topics in IP law (exact topics TBD).
10:30 am – 12:00 pm - Students will meet and mingle with firms and organizations in a tabling format in the law school courtyard.


Monday, January 15
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The law school and the law school library will be closed.

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!

Mix and Mingle

Wednesday, January 10, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Halfway 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. There will be cake and pizza! In the event of rain or poor weather, the celebration will be moved to EDU 1111.

Wednesday, January 10, 5:30 pm

Venable LLP - Diversity and Inclusion Reception, Washington, DC
Venable LLP will host a winter diversity and inclusion reception in their DC office for diverse students. Please RSVP to Kate Crabtree

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.


Bar Stipend Award 

Orange County Women Lawyers Association OCWLA is pleased to provide the Bar Stipend Award to worthy law students about to take the bar exam.  Offered twice a year, the award is given to the student(s) that best exemplifies the mission of OCWLA, and a commitment to scholarship, community service, advancement of women or women’s issues, financial need, and to Orange County. July Bar Stipend Due April 20. Download the application here.

2018 3L Diversity Scholarship Application

The 2018 3L Diversity Scholarship Application is now open. Diverse 3Ls who plan to take the July 2018 California Bar, practice in California, and demonstrate commitment to social justice may apply. Winners will receive a $5,000 cash award to support expenses related to the California bar exam. The deadline to apply is Thursday February 15, 2018. Applicants can elect to be considered for a co-sponsored scholarship when they register here. For a full list of co-sponsored scholarships, please see a January 3 email from Nasreen Zia. Applicants can elect to be considered for one of these scholarships when they register 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 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.