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UCI Law Student Newsletter January 17 - January 23
Announcements and Deadlines

Class of 2021 (3Ls and Global LL.M.s):  ASP is offering a new five-part Early Bar-Prep Workshop Series throughout Spring 2021 to help you prepare to take the July 2021 bar exam.  All sessions will be held live via Zoom and recorded & posted on Canvas.  The first session is on Thursday, January 14, at 5:15-6:30 p.m.

Southern California Public Interest Career Day (PICD) registration is now open.  The application deadline is January 27.  For more information, read Dean Deol’s email from Friday, December 18.

CDO Spring Interview Program: See LEO for participating employers and upcoming application deadlines.  For more information read Dean Deol’s email from Friday, January 8.

Applications for Student Regent Calling all UC students! Shape the future of the University of California by participating in policy and budget decisions, plus gain valuable professional experience and leadership skills. Tuition and fees will be waived during your two years of service. Apply by March 7. Learn more at https://bit.ly/35fh8Ku.

January 28:  MPRE Registration Deadline:  The deadline to register for the March administrations of the MPRE is January 28, 2021.  The March exam dates are March 29 or 30.  (After March, the next MPRE administrations are on August 11 or 12.)  Please visit the MPRE registration website for more information about signing up for the exam.

Graduation Honors - Calculation with Increase in Credit/No Credit Units:  For the class of 2021 and 2022, we have been getting a lot of questions about graduation honors in relation to calculation with the increase in credit/no credit units. Please check out this updated website for more information: https://www.law.uci.edu/academics/registrar/academic-rules/jd/grades/#ranking

UCI School of Law Student Technology Assistance Fund (TAF) - Deadline February 5 at 5pm PSTIn an effort to alleviate some of the challenges with online learning, students with demonstrated need can apply to receive a grant from the Technology Assistance Fund (TAF).  Successful applicants may be awarded up to $200 that can be used towards the purchase of one item plus insurance from the attached memo covering recommended technology hardware. Please see 1/12 email from Nasreen Zia for the application link and all the details. 

Class SchedulesPlease be sure you verify the time of your classes in the law course catalog. There are a few classes that will show a slight discrepancy between the time in our catalog and the time show in LawReg. This is because we have classes that start and/or end at times that are not currently available in the main campus system. We have asked for those times to be made available and we’ll update as soon as they are. For example, Wills & Trusts meets from 10:05-12:05 (in our catalog), but LawReg has a start time of 10:10. The correct start time is 10:05, as scheduled in our catalog. We used 10:10 to avoid a conflict with classes that end at 10:00am.

Add/Drop PeriodThe official add/drop period ends at 12pm on Friday, January 22. You have until this deadline to make changes in LawReg to your spring enrollment. This includes adds, drops and changes to grading options (if the class allows the option to choose your grading option).

This Week

Monday, January 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Tuesday, January 19

Early Interview Week: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Virtual Event

SBA Meeting: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Virtual Event

Rural Summer Legal Corps Overview and Application Tips: 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Virtual Event, [Register here]

Wednesday, January 20

Loan Repayment Assistance Program Information Session (LRAP): 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Virtual Event

Thursday, January 21

First Generation Professionals GBM - Internships: 6:00pm - 7:15pm, Virtual Event

Friday, January 22

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Swethaa Ballakrishnen: 12:00pm - 1:15pm, Virtual Event, [Register here]

Sea Stories: An Introduction to the Navy JAGC: 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Virtual Event, [See LEO for RSVP instructions]

Introduction to Immigration Law: 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Virtual Event, RSVP by emailing dcamacho@ccoc.org

Next Week

Monday, January 25

Spring 2021 Saturday Academy of Law ("SAL") Kickoff Meeting: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Virtual Event, [Register here]

Artificial Intelligence & Law Colloquium: Jessica M. Eaglin: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, [Register here]

Mock Trial Information Session: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Virtual Event

Mock Trial Spring Information Session: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Virtual Event, [RSVP via event calendar]

WLS Second General Meeting: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Virtual Event

Tuesday, January 26

SBA Meeting: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Virtual Event

Sea Stories: An Introduction to the Navy JAGC: 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Virtual Event. [See LEO for RSVP instructions]

Wednesday, January 27

Guest Speaker Series: Richard Rothstein: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Virtual Event, [Register here]

Going Public: Tips on Navigating a Career in Public-Interest Law: 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Virtual Event, [Register here]

Thursday, January 28

LSEE General Body Meeting: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Virtual Event

Reimagining the Latinx Experience in America: Michael Olivas, Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Virtual Event, [Register here]

Friday, January 29

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Breauna Spencer: 12:00pm - 1:15pm, Virtual Event, [Register here]

Sea Stories: An Introduction to the Navy JAGC: 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Virtual Event. [See LEO for RSVP instructions]