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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES/TALK NEWSLETTER
UC Irvine School of Law • September 7, 2018
Deadlines

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. Deadline:

2Ls: Legislative Counsel Bureau (Sacramento, CA) - Monday, September 10

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.

Thursday, September 20

November MPRE Registration Deadline
The next administration of the MPRE is November 10.  Passing the MPRE is required for admission to every state bar in the US.

The regular registration deadline is September 20, 2018 ($95).  The late registration deadline is September 27, 2018 ($190).

Students seeking accommodations for the MPRE should file an application as soon as possible. For more information, please see the MPRE website

Sunday, September 30

Thurgood Marshall Bar Association Law School Ambassador
The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association seeks applications from UCI Law students for the position of TMBA Law School Ambassador.

If selected to be TMBA LSA for your law school, you will receive (1) a lawyer mentor on the board of TMBA and (2) a $500 scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded following the appointment and acknowledged at the TMBA Award and Installation Dinner in January 2019.

APPLICATION: Please submit your resume and a statement of up to one (1) page to support your application. Your statement may discuss why you are qualified to be a TMBA LSA; the skills you will use to successfully organize events; your commitment to diversity and inclusion; or any other topic you think is important. Be sure to include information about your background, involvement in leadership and demonstrated interest in diversity and inclusion. Submit applications to info@thurgoodmarshallbarassociation.org by September 30, 2018. Ambassador appointments are expected to be made by October 30, 2018.

Speakers

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 18, 2018, 12:00 am

Speaker Series: Ask a Federal Judge - Insider Tips on Securing a Post-Graduate Clerkship, EDU 1131
The Honorable Richard Franklin Boulware II, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Nevada and former assistant Federal Public Defender, has generously offered to share his knowledge and wisdom on landing a post-graduate clerkship. 1Ls through 3Ls are invited! RSVP here

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 12:00 pm

Careers in International Law by the American Society of International Law (Hosted by the International Law Society), MPAA 430 
As Deputy Executive Director at the ASIL, Wes Rist will discuss via webcast the steps that students can take while in law school to stand out in the search for an international law position in the future. Topics will include targeted international job searches, resume drafting, managing professional contacts, identifying appropriate international experiences, volunteer and professional membership opportunities, and more. Find the flyer here.

1L Workshop Wednesdays

Tuesday, September 11, 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Exam Soft Training (Mandatory) - EDU 1111
Culver, T. Robinson-Dorn and Weinstein sections

Wednesday, September 12, 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Exam Soft Training (Mandatory) - EDU 1111
Croskery-Roberts, Mertus and Mikkor sections

Thursday, September 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Exam Soft Training (Mandatory) - EDU 1111
Ross, Tonner and Rosenbaum sections

Wednesday, September 19, 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Wellness Workshop: Dr. Diana Chan

Meetings

Monday, September 10, 12:00 pm

Mental Health in Law Society, EDU 1131

Thursday, September 13, 12:00 pm

Saturday Academy of Law (SAL), will host their Fall Kick-off Meeting. Please RSVP.

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 12:00 pm

PILF Board Meeting, LAW 4750

Monday, September 17, 12:00 pm

APALSA General Meeting, EDU 1111

Workshops

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.

Monday, September 10, 2:45 pm

ASP 1L Workshop #2 – Intro to Course Outlining (Mods C & D), EDU 1111
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.

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.

Monday, September 17, 2018

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.

Tuesday, September 18, 12:00 pm

1L Basic Intro to Westlaw, MPAA 420
This training is focused towards 1Ls learning how to do legal research on Westlaw.

Wednesday, September 19, 2:45 pm

ASP 1L Workshop #3 – Intro to Law School Exams: Preparing for Midterms (Mods A & B), EDU 1111
With midterms coming up, are you wondering about how to tackle law school essay exams? During this workshop, we will show you how to approach a law school essay exam from start to finish:  from what to do during the pre-writing process (reading the question, outlining your answer, and managing your time) to organizing and writing a good answer using the IR(RE)AC structure.   We will also discuss the importance of taking practice exams and where to find practice questions.  ASP is offering this workshop for Mods A and B on Wednesday, 9/19, 2:45-3:45pm, and ASP will repeat this workshop for Mods C and D on Monday, 9/24, 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.

Announcements

Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County (FLOC) 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. Visit here for more information.

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

10th Anniversary T-Shirts, Courtyard
The Communications Team will be in the courtyard this Tuesday and Wednesday from 12-1 (while supplies last) passing out the extra 10th Anniversary Shirts.  If you haven’t already received one, please feel free to drop by and pick one up.

Wednesday, September 19, 12:00 pm

Wellness Wednesdays: Meditation with Pacifico, LAW 3650
Is hump day dragging you down? Are you in a mid-week slump? Join Pacifico Soldati as he leads a meditation session to help center your mind and get you through the rest of your week. 1Ls may remember Pacifico from the massive meditation he led during this year's orientation. Bonus points: this meeting will only last half an hour, so you will still have time to eat and do that reading you haven't finished! Brought to you by the Mental Health in Law Society at UCI.

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.

"By UCI, For UCI" LEO Postings

If you see a posting in LEO 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!

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!

Yale Law Journal Student Essay Competition

The Yale Law Journal welcomes entries for its 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.

Each individual may submit one previously unpublished Essay and cannot submit that Essay to other law reviews during the competition period.  Essays cannot be longer than 5,000 words, including footnotes, and must be submitted via the YLJ online submissions portal. YLJ is committed to a blind review process—please do not include any identifying information, including name, class year, or institution. Essays containing any identifying information or that have been submitted elsewhere will be disqualified. Authors who submit winning Essays commit to publication in the Yale Law Journal Forum and agree to participate in our full six-to-eight week editing process. For additional details on the submission process and eligibility requirements, please see the official competition announcement here.

Mix & Mingle

Wednesday, September 12, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Orange County Networking Mixer, Twenty Eight Restaurant & Bar, 19530 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92612
Network with Attorneys, Judges, Law Students and Young Lawyers. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Sunday, September 23, Fashion Island

OCBA/OCWLA Race for the Cure
OCBA/OCWLA Race for the Cure is taking place on Sunday, September 23rd at Fashion Island and we invite you to support this wonderful cause.  Please join the OCBA/OCWLA team and help raise money for breast cancer research and awareness.  You can run or walk the 3 mile course and friends, family, and kids are welcome to participate. Register online at http://orangecounty.info-komen.org/goto/OCBA or search for team OCBA #1901. 

 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 StudentLife@law.uci.edu 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 lschroeder@law.uci.edu or (949) 824-1384.