Volume III / Issue 1

From the Editor

After a brief hiatus, we are happy to announce that Voice is back in action! This year brings two big changes.  First, in an effort to be responsive to student preferences, Voice will be an on-line only publication beginning this academic year.  We will be working to update the Voice website (www.ursavoice.wordpress.com) so that it can be a better resource for students and the larger legal community.  Although it is with mixed feelings that we abandon our print format, we believe that it is necessary to respond to the needs and desires of our target audience. Time and resources permitting, we hope to publish at least a few print editions of each issue, if for no other reason than nostalgia and archival purposes.

Second, please join me in welcoming the newest members of the Voice team, Caroline Reiser and Sam Titelman.  Despite being inundated with the demands of 1L year, Caroline and Sam have been kind enough to dedicate their time to the newspaper. As our team continues to grow, we hope to expand Voice in new ways but always with the purpose of providing UCI Law with a forum for discourse and dissent. We are constantly on the look-out for ways to improve, and we hope that you will join us in that effort.  As always, please feel free to contact me (or one of the new team members) with any comments, questions, or ideas.

All the best,

Zeenat Hassan
Executive Editor


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Is Everyone Employed But Me?

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Thoughts on the Never Ending 3L Job Search

The third year can be one of the most frustrating times in law school.  This feeling is understandable.  The expectations people have of 3L students, especially at UCI Law, are undoubtedly rigorous. READ MORE


Be an Abolitionist to End Human Trafficking

Some days I get overwhelmed with all the decisions that I need to make: what to eat, what to wear, what e-mails to respond to, what the lesson plan for my students is, who to text, and the list goes on and on.  But what if you did not have the freedom to make these choices everyday? READ MORE



Buzz about UC Irvine’s law school started during my freshman year of college, but according to all upperclassmen, this was a long-running rumor that would never come to fruition. It wasn’t until my sophomore year that UCI Law’s Inaugural Class walked through the halls of the Law and Education buildings. READ MORE


I Never Said It Was Easy

Sometimes I wish the universe had a pause button that allowed you to stop, think about a question, and instantly pop back into a conversation ready with a well-thought answer. An intelligent, talented friend who is considering going to law school recently asked me that sort of question. READ MORE


Cartoon of the Month

By Lisa Payne