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UC Irvine School of Law • October 5, 2018

Monday, October 15

Beverly Hills Bar Foundation Intern Program and Rule of Law Competition, Los Angeles
The Beverly Hills Bar Association holds a competition each year for the best paper on the Rule of Law.  It also selects up to 5 interns from area law schools to promote the competition. One of our students won the paper competition a few years ago. Entries are due no later than April 1, 2019. Please visit for further information.

This year the BHBA once again offers an opportunity for a qualified law student from each of the major law schools in Los Angeles, including UCI, to serve as an intern for its committee to assist in raising awareness for the competition.  The internship program provides a $500 stipend and each intern must commit to attending four monthly meetings at the BHBA offices, and, additionally, 20 hours of promotional work. Cover letters and resumes should be submitted to Kenneth Petrulis at for consideration by the Rule of Law Committee.  Applicants should stress their organizational and social media experience and explain how they would propose to promote the competition.  The deadline for applications is October 15th .

Monday, October 15

The Yale Law Journal's Second Annual Student Essay Competition
The topic this year is Emerging Issues in Health Law. Submissions must focus on novel issues in health law, broadly conceived. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following: bioethics, biotechnology, decriminalization of controlled substances, food law, global health, healthcare legislation, law and the opioid crisis, medical malpractice, and pharmaceutical regulation. Both clinical and academic submissions in those and related areas are welcome. The submission deadline is October 15, 2018. Up to three winners will receive a $300 cash prize, and winning essays will be published on the Yale Law Journal Forum. Winners will be announced by November 16, 2018. Please see the official competition announcement here.

Monday, October 15

Workforce Recruitment Program
This free recruitment and referral program connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated students with disabilities. Visit here to register under the Student Registration button. Registration ends Monday, October 15.

Friday, October 19

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. Immediate deadline:

3L: Orange County District Attorney (Santa Ana, CA) - Friday, Oct. 19

Wednesday, October 31, 5:00 pm

1L Draft Resume Deadline
All 1Ls must submit a draft resume to by 5pm on Wednesday, October 31.


Tuesday, October 16, 12:00 pm

"Everyone is Wrong About Guns, Except Me", MPAA 408
The Federalist Society at UCI is pleased to present "Everyone is Wrong About Guns, Except Me," a talk with Trevor Burrus on gun policy and 3-D printed firearms. Mr. Burrus is a research fellow in the Cato Institute's Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies and Center for the Study of Science, as well as managing editor of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Lunch will be served.

Wednesday, October 17, 12:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series - Immigrant Rights: How UCI Law’s Clinic Successfully Fought for Deported Veteran, EDU 1111
UCI Law’s Immigrant Rights Clinic won a major victory when it succeeded in bringing a U.S. veteran back to the United States after he was deported to Mexico.  Prof. Annie Lai, her client, an ACLU attorney, and a UCI Law grad who handled the case will describe their efforts on behalf of Spc. Fabian Rebolledo .  RSVP here by October 15th to ensure accurate catering count.

Thursday, October 18, 12:00 pm

Guest Speaker Series - Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value, EDU 1111
Three leading business executives will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Dean Richardson on “value leadership,”  a new business model founded on the principle that corporate leaders can build higher performing organizations and build a better world. Panelists include:

. Richard Gochnauer is the former CEO, President and COO of United Stationers, Inc.
. Julie Hill is a member of the board of directors of WellPoint, Inc. now Anthem.
. Zafar Brooks is the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity Inclusion at Hyundai Motor America.

Please RSVP here by October 16th to ensure accurate catering count.

Friday, October 19, 12:00 pm

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Irene Vega, LAW 3750
Irene Vega, Postdoctoral Scholar, UCI School of Social Ecology: "What Would a Reasonable Agent Do? Border Patrol Agents' Use of Force Rationales."

Friday, October 19, 12:00 pm

Surviving Prison & ICE Detention, Freeing Criminalized Survivors, EDU 1111
A Discussion with Ny Nourn and Colby Lenz

Life Without Parole Sentencing (LWOP) has been called a “living death penalty,” and 90% of people serving LWOP in California’s women’s prisons are survivors of abuse. Ny Nourn and Colby Lenz will discuss how particular sentencing laws contribute to the pipeline between surviving gender violence and being sentenced to life and life without parole, as well as how recent LWOP commutations by Governor Jerry Brown have emboldened political action against some of these laws. Presenters will also explore critical grassroots effort across the walls of prisons and ICE detention to commute DV survivors serving life and death sentences, release those convicted under the Felony Murder Rule, drop LWOP sentencing from California’s penal code, gain pardons for undocumented immigrant survivors, and end the criminalization of survival. Please RSVP here to ensure accurate catering count.

1L Workshop Wednesdays

Wednesday, October 17, 10:45 am

1L Information Session on Externships, Continuing Education Building.


Monday, October 15, 12:00 pm

3L Town Hall - Fall Semester, EDU 1131

Tuesday, October 16, 12:00 pm

Veteran's Law Association First General Meeting, LAW 3750


Tuesday, October 9, 10:00 am

Gideon's Promise Lunch & Learn Webinar, Online
Join Gideon's Promise Founder and 2014 McArthur "Genius" Fellow Jonathan Rapping in this webinar to find out more about the Gideon's Promise model how it seeks to change the culture of indigent defense and roll back the crushing system of mass criminalization and incarceration. Also, learn about their programs for law students, the Law School Partnership Program and Sumemr Law Clerk Program. Join the meeting here or dial in using +1 (646) 749-3112 and access code 765-954-957.

Tuesday, October 16, 5:30 pm

CLEAR Perspectives Book Discussion: City of Inmates, LAW 3500
This Perspectives meeting will discuss City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965 by Kelly Lytle Hernández.

3L Early Bar Prep

There will be two sessions to accommodate as many schedules as possible.  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, the new Spring class Legal Analysis and Writing Practice 2 (LAWP-2), and the summer UCI Bar Foundations program. Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP here to ensure accurate catering order.

Session 1: Wednesday, October 17, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (EDU 1131)
Session 2: Monday, October 22, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (EDU 1131)

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Sue Kung in the ASP Department at


Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA

Please be aware that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA form for the 2019-20 academic year is available now.  Please visit and use school code 001314 to renew your FAFSA for 2019-20 academic year. Take advantage of our free online scholarship search at our scholarship page.  

Bayanihan Law Student Scholarship

The Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County Association is proud to offer a scholarship to law students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement and a commitment to serving the needs of the Filipino-American community. The scholarship recipient must submit an application, personal statement, resume, letter of recommendation and academic transcript. The application can be found here.

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.

Cross-Cultural Center Programs for Fall 2018

The Cross-Cultural Center is excited to start the year with the following programs for Fall 2018:

YOGA THURSDAYS, Thursdays, Week 1 – 10 | 12 – 1PM | CCC Ring Room
All levels welcome & mats provided - Instructor: Natalie D’Azzo from Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion. In collaboration with CSWHP and W-HUB

COUNSELOR-IN-RESIDENCE: TAKE TIME THURSDAYS WITH DR. JAS, Thursdays, Week 1 – 10 | 2 – 4PM | CCC Board Room (Location may change)
In collaboration with the Counseling Center

FACULTY-IN-RESIDENCE WITH PROFESSOR GLENDA FLORES, Tuesdays, Week 2 – 10 | Tuesdays | 11AM – 12:30PM | CCC 3rd Floor Admin Office

QUEER & RACE TALKS with Deejay and Kathy,Wednesdays, Week 3, 6, & 9 (10/17, 11/07, 11/28) | 5 – 6 PM | CCC Board Room
In collaboration with LGBT Resource Center

October 10th - 14th

Fall Break! No Classes!

Thursday, October 18, 11:00 am

APALSA Banh Mi Fundraiser, Courtyard

Friday, October 19

New York State Public Defenders Career Fair, Buffalo, NY
Public defenders from across New York State will participate in this career fair and conduct on-site interviews for internships and employment opportunities.  For more information and to register, see here. 

Friday, October 19

51st Annual Securities Regulation Seminar
The Association of SEC Alumni (ASECA)  is  funding a limited number of scholarships that would be available to UC Irvine Law students to attend the 51st Annual Securities Regulation Seminar.  For more details, see the October 2 email from Dean Schroeder.

Mix & Mingle

Wednesday, October 10, 5:00 pm

The Center for Psychology and Law Distinguished Fellows Reception, UCI University Club
This event will honor the individuals participating in the Distinguished Fellows program (more information here:, but will also serve as an exciting opportunity to learn about the Center for Psychology and Law, and meet other students and faculty in this area of research. As part of this event, we will be hosting a graduate student poster session. From 5:00-5:30pm, psychology and law students are invited to display their research for a panel of student and faculty judges. Awards for first ($250), second ($150) and third ($100) place will be provided. For more information please visit their website.

Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 pm

Workman Nydegger Social Dinner, Los Angeles
Workman Nydegger, a premier intellectual property law firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be sponsoring a social dinner event for law students from various southern California law schools.  All students considering a career in intellectual property law (both prosecution and litigation) are invited.  The dinner will be held at the Western Tavern in LA. RSVP to Megan Leonard by Monday, October 8, 2018.

 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.