VOLUME VII, ISSUE I

by ursavoice

FROM THE EDITOR:

Hello to the always talented, compassionate, and hard-working community of UCI Law! I’m so glad to be able to welcome you to the seventh volume of the Voice. The Voice is your newspaper, and serves as a forum for individuals or groups to express themselves creatively, comment on issues of personal or public concern, and generally make themselves heard.

I am honored to continue the tradition of publishing the Voice for UCI Law and want to thank If/When/How (formerly Law Students for Reproductive Justice) for partnering with the Voice and submitting articles for this issue. If/When/How believes that individuals enjoy reproductive justice when they can decide if, when, and how to create and sustain a family. I encourage anyone who is interested in learning more to attend If/When/How’s “Sex Ed Trivia Night” at the Anteater Pub on Saturday, December 3rd at 7:30 pm. 

This issue contains reflections and insights on the future of reproductive justice after the election of Donald Trump, as well as an interview with our Career Development Office to help students handle delicate questions about family and parental leave in job interviews.

I cannot wait to see what other treasures and gifted writers will be revealed throughout the rest of Volume VII. As always, stay curious, stay attentive, and keep writing. 

Jenaun Aboud 


A REFLECTION ON THE ELECTION 
This election season was unlike any other, and many of us had no idea how it would actually turn out. As the Electoral College numbers came in Tuesday night, I began growing more and more fearful for the ultimate result: Not only were Donald Trump and Mike Pence our nation’s leaders, but the House and the Senate went Republican too.


DEAR WHITE MORMON VOTER
I am addressing this letter to you because the Pew Research Center tells me that you are the American demographic that is the most reliable, most steadfast, and most unwavering in their tendency to vote Republican. However, many of you did not in fact vote for Donald Trump.


INTERVIEW WITH CDO: BEST PRACTICES FOR PARENTAL AND FAMILY LEAVE QUESTIONS DURING THE JOB SEARCH PROCESS
I know that parental leave and a flexible work schedule matter to me; how should I approach my job search?


INCREASED ACCESS TO BIRTH CONTROL AT UCI LAW
For those of you who aren’t yet aware, we have been advocating for the UCI Student Health Center to adopt a law called the “Pharmacist Protocol” ever since we found out about its passage in California.

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