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UC Irvine School of Law • March 11, 2018

Monday, March 12

Deadline for Equal Justice Works Regional Public Interest Awards
Equal Justice Works seeks to identify and honor law students who have provided extraordinary service through clinics, volunteer work, internships, extracurricular projects, and more. Applicants are asked to write a personal statement describing their commitment to public interest law and provide the name, job title, email address, and phone number of two references who are familiar with their public service work. More information available here

Monday, March 12, 5:00 pm

Deadline for 2018 Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Fran Kandel Public Interest Fellowships
The WLALA is accepting applications from law students for the Fran Kandel Public Interest Fellowships of up to $5,000.  The Fellowship is designed to fund students who undertake summer projects with tangible outcomes. For more information on the application process, visit here. Applications must be received by 5:00pm on March 12. 

Friday, March 16, 5:00pm

Community Fellow Application Deadline
Community Fellow applications (found here) must be submitted in person to the front desk in Student Services (EDU 1000). Applicants will sign up for an interview at the front desk when turning in their application.

Friday, March 16, Midnight

Deadline for California Lawyers Association - IP Section 2018 Student Reporters Program
This program, meant for 2Ls and 3Ls, is looking for people to serve as IP Section Reporters for 2018. Becoming a reporter includes complimentary registration for certain events, an opportunity to learn about IP law, and networking opportunities. Applications require a statement of interest, a short writing sample, and your Twitter handle. Send an email with the subject line "2018 IP Section Reporter" to John Buelter, CLA IP Section Coordinator and copy John Pavolotsky, Program coordinator. 

Friday, March 23

2018 Loyola Chicago Patent Law Interview Program Online registration is now open for the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer for patent law employers to interview law students for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. To register, students must meet the March 23 deadline (students will upload resumes and bid on interviews between May 29 – June 12). Registration confirmation emails include vital information regarding next steps. Please notify Caleb Sullivan if you don't receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registration.

Thursday, March 29 at 5:00 pm

Student-Run Symposium Proposal Deadline
Each year the Law School invites student organizations and publications to submit proposals for a Student Sponsored Symposium. One student organization or publication will be selected to sponsor a subsidized full-day conference or symposium. The Symposium typically is held in the spring semester. Information about the selection process, examples of past successful applications, and a past symposium budget can be found on our website. Proposals should be submitted using the Application Form.


Monday, March 19, MPAA 420, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

API Career Panel
Join us for a conversation with a panel of practicing attorneys across various sectors. The panelists will share their career paths, skills, and challenges related to their respective fields. Come explore different career options and learn about the steps you should take to land your dream jobs. Following the panel, there will be an informal mixer.

Friday, March 23, Delhi Center, Santa Ana, 9:00 am

Advocates’ Discussion with Attorney Jill Davies
Jill Davies, author of Advocacy Beyond Leaving and Safety Planning for Battered Women: Complex Lives/Difficult Choices, will lead a discussion about victim-defined advocacy, an approach that embraces the complexity of victims’ lives, acknowledges the challenges that advocates face, and provides a framework for making victims safer.

Friday, March 23, MPAA 420, 12:00 pm

Adidas Global Sport Alliance: Sport in the 21st Century Series
Kenneth L. Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute and Scott N. Brooks, an Associate Professor with the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, will discuss the origins of the Rooney Rule, its impact, and future. The Rooney Rule is a National Football League policy that requires league teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation jobs. The Rule is regarded as one of the standard practices for addressing a lack of diversity in coaching, across sports and around the globe.

First Year Fridays

Wednesday, March 14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How to Register for Fall Classes (Mandatory), EDU 1111
This session will be held for students enrolled in class with Professors Mikkor, Tice, and Ross.

Thursday, March 15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How to Register for Fall Classes (Mandatory), EDU 1111
This session will be held for students enrolled in class with Professors Weinstein, Robinson-Dorn, and Tonner.

Tuesday, March 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

First Year Tuesday: CDO - Finding and Applying for Post-Graduate Judicial Clerkships, EDU 1111
All 1Ls are encouraged to attend as well as anyone considering a judicial clerkship. Learn the “nuts and bolts” of putting together your judicial clerkship application materials, when and how to apply, and what judges look for when making interviewing decisions. RSVP on Symplicity to guarantee lunch.

Thursday, March 22, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

First Year Thursday: Faculty/Adjunct Workshop on Fall Class Offerings, EDU 1111
This workshop is open to 1Ls and 2Ls.  Faculty discuss the upper-level courses they are offering in the fall.  This is great way to find out details about classes that may have piqued your interest. Please RSVP here by March 19th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.


Monday, March 12

SBA Appropriations Committee Meeting, LAW 4750, 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Student Roundtable with Dean Richardson, LAW 3500

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

BLSA Meeting, MPAA 420, 11:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Tuesday, March 13

1L Student Town Hall, EDU 1131, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

PILF Board Meeting, LAW 3750, 12:00 pm

Thursday, March 15

2L Spring Town Hall, EDU 1131, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Veteran's Advocacy Society, MPAA 408, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

2L Spring Town Hall, EDU 1131, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

BLSA Meeting, EDU 1131, 6:00 PM

Friday, March 16

PILF Spring General Meeting, MPAA 420, 12:00 PM

Monday, March 19

SBA Appropriations Committee Meeting, LAW 4750, 10:30 AM

SBA Meeting, LAW 3750, 12:00 PM


Monday, March 12, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium, MPAA 420
Kathleen DeLaney Thomas, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of UNC School of Law Tax Institute will present her work Taxing the Gig Economy. 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 here.

Tuesday, March 13, 12:00 pm

Networking 101 with K&L Gates, MPAA 420
Valerie Jackson, the Firmwide Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Recruiting Coordinator at K&L Gates will present tips and strategies for effective networking throughout your legal career. Lunch will be provided with an RSVP. To RSVP please complete this form by 3/11 

Wednesday, March 14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How to Secure a Post-Grad Public Interest Job (Fellowships), EDU 1131
It's common for Big Law employers to make offers of post-graduate employment during the 2L year, but how do you line up a post-grad position in public interest? What is the timeline for securing a post-grad job? And what are the avenues most likely to lead to a guaranteed position before graduation? This presentation will explore approaches to public interest career planning, including fellowships, the timeline for applications, and how to make the most of the available resources. RSVP on Symplicity.

Wednesday, March 14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Summer Associate & Judicial Clerkship Luncheon Training by Westlaw, LAW 3750

Thursday, March 15-16

The Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute, Malibu, CA
Pepperdine School of Law is pleased to invite those who will start a judicial clerkship within the next few years to attend the Judicial Clerkship Institute for a two-day intensive training session led by federal judges and top-notch academics. For more information and to register, visit here

Thursday, March 15, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Race, Politics, and the Criminalizing of Juvenile Justice:  Changing Conceptions of Adolescents’ Competence and CulpabilitySocial & Behavioral Sciences Gateway 1517
UCI’s Center for Psychology and Law will host Dr. Barry Feld’s lecture on Race, Politics, and the Criminalizing of Juvenile Justice:  Changing Conceptions of Adolescents’ Competence and Culpability.  Dr. Feld is the Julius E. Davis Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School.  Dr. Feld has written eleven books and more than 100 law review and peer-reviewed criminology articles and book chapter on juvenile justice.  His most recent book is The Evolution of the Juvenile Court:  Race, Politics, and the Criminalizing of Juvenile Justice (NYU Press 2017).  His scholarship has been cited by more than one hundred state and federal courts including the United States Supreme Court.  Click here for more information.

Friday, March 16, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Socio-Legal Studies Book Talk, LAW 3500
Damien Sojoyner, Assistant Professor in Anthropology, UCI School of Social Sciences will discuss his book, First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles (2016, University of Minnesota Press). Register here.

Tuesday, March 20 and Monday, March 26

Early Bar Prep - Class of 2019 - Sessions 1 and 2
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.

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24, EDU 1111

OutLaw Symposium, March 23 and 24


Sunday, March 11

Daylight Savings Time started today at 2:00 a.m.!  Be sure to move your clocks forward one hour.

Monday, March 12

Vagina Monologues Ticket Sales Tabling, Courtyard
Purchase your tickets for the Vagina Monologues on March 12, 14, 15 and 16.

Call for Award Nominations

Please take a moment to nominate your fellow classmates, faculty, and staff for the SBA Student Awards by clicking here. For each category, please include the name of your nominee and a brief statement of why you are nominating them. You can submit nominations until Tuesday, March 6 at noon. After Spring Break ballots will be sent via email listing all nominees and brief statements as to why they were nominated. SAVE THE DATE: The award winners will be announced at the Pro Bono and Student Life Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 12 at 5:30pm in the Yosemite Rooms ABC at Continuing Education. Please contact Dr. Jennah Jones if you have any questions about this process.

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 NOON deadlines include:
1Ls & 2Ls: San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc. (San Diego, CA) - March 12
2Ls & 3Ls: Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office (Los Angeles, CA) - March 16
1Ls & 2Ls: Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness, PLLC (Seattle, WA) - March 23

Tuesday, March 13, 11:00 am

Grad Fair, Courtyard

Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bar Prep Fair, Courtyard
UCI Law is hosting Bar Week in the courtyard 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.

PILF Annual Clothing Drive

Support the Public Interest Law Fund(PILF) at UCI Law. Students will be in the courtyard collecting clothing donations. Professional attire, suit jackets, pants and dress shirts for men and women in good condition are accepted. All clothing collected will be donated to the Orange County Public Defender's Office for use by indigent defendants. Members of PILF will be in the courtyard on Monday, March 12, Thursday, March 14, and Friday, March 15 from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, March 13, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Grad Fair, Law Courtyard
3Ls can place regalia orders in person at the Grad Fair. You can also order announcements, stop by the Financial Aid table to schedule exit interviews (mandatory for students with loans), and Academic Skills staff will be available to answer questions about the free supplemental bar prep program it offers during the summer.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to place orders, connect with on-campus resources, and touch base with your 3L Class Reps! 

Tuesday, March 13, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Ninth Annual Celebration of Books, Law Library, 2nd Floor
Join us in the Reading Room as we highlight and acknowledge the publications authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited by UCI Law Faculty in the last year. This year, we are honored to celebrate Chancellor Howard Gillman and Professors Jennifer Chacon, Richard Hasen, Alexandra Natapoff, and Christopher Whytock.

Saturday, March 17, 3:00 pm

WLS Vagina Monologues Production, UCI LIttle Theater
WLS's annual Vagina Monologues production with student performers. Two separate shows will take place on March 17.

Wednesday, March 21, 12:00 pm

APALSA Bahn Mi Fundraiser, Courtyard
APALSA will be holding a fundraiser, where we will be selling Bahn Mis for $5 per sandwich 

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, March 23, EDU 1111, 11:30 am

SBA Photo Shoot

Boukai Family Foundation Scholarship

The Boukai Family Foundation is providing a scholarship to one UCI law student up to $2,500 for  the 2018-2019 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.  Please see e-mail from Nasreen Zia (dated March 8) for more details.

Mix and Mingle

Tuesday, March 13

In Vino Veritas Spring Courtyard Reception, Courtyard, 4:30 pm
Please join In Vino Veritas for an event in the Courtyard of the Law School.  This event is open to all UCI Law students, faculty, and staff aged 21 or older. It is a networking event with our resident In Vino Veritas experts, Professor Barnes and Marc Hankin.

Wednesday, March 21, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Haynes and Boone, LLP - 1L Reception, Costa Mesa
This reception is for UCI Law students only. The dress is business casual. Appetizers will be served. RSVP by March 16 with a copy of your resume and law school transcript.

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.