What We Do
ASUCI’s Legal Education and Resource Network (LEARN) develops awareness and outreach events regarding legal issues and emphasizes the importance of bringing accessible and affordable legal services to Anteaters campus-wide.
LEARN Director Goals:
1) Educate students about the various legal resources available so that students can tackle their legal conflicts seamlessly
2) Prepare students to navigate legal problems they may face, such as financial aid, insurance, or Visa applications
3) Provide quality, in-depth guidance for the Pre-Law experience, from what you should major in to the law school application process to studying for the LSAT, and much more
4) Support existing Pre-Law and legal organizations on campus through collaboration so that students can access their guidance and resources as well
I’m Rocio Rivera, a first-year at UC Irvine with third-year standing majoring in political science. I am honored to be the Legal Education And Resources Network Director for the 2022-2023 school year!
During my time in high school, I dually enrolled in my local community college, serving in student government at both schools. After serving as Student Trustee, Executive Director of Special Programs, and two-time Public Relations officer, I am ready and excited to join the Associated Students at UCI!
I am passionate about ensuring voters make informed decisions and are aware of current events. This year, I plan on hosting workshops in collaboration with local organizations to help students as they encounter legal issues, develop non-partisan information on current legal events, and help students as they apply to law school. In my free time, I enjoy reading, public speaking, volunteering, and working on puzzles.
Office Hours: Mondays 2-3pm at the ASUCI Office (Zoom option available upon request)
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Our Values & Goals
The Legal Research and Education Network (LEARN) aims to support pre-law students on campus with informational workshops and keynote speaker events as well as inform students about resources to combat legal issues they may face. Featuring a variety of outstanding speakers such as clinical professors of law and administrative admissions staff from UCI School of Law, LEARN aims to expand student knowledge by increasing accessibility and ease of navigating information and opportunities for the pre-law experience and beyond. Events cover topics ranging from law school admissions to sexual assault recovery and specific careers in law. This year, LEARN has channeled a special focus in collaborating with other pre-law organizations on campus, such as the Women in Law Association, and other ASUCI commissions, such as Student Health and Wellness.
In previous years, LEARN compiled extensive resources for students to seek legal help for a variety of issues. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, video resources covering topics ranging from the law school experience to navigating taxes to immigration law basics were made available to the student body in order to inform and support students either seeking a pre-law path or facing legal challenges.
Our team is committed to planning high-quality events and sharing useful resources for students seeking pre-law guidance or assistance for legal concerns. To contact our team or suggest events and resources, visit Contact Us.
2022-2023 Director: Rocio Rivera
2022-2023 Interns: Arden Ching, Claire Lin, Erediet Asnake, Fatima Gonzalez-Reyes, Jenny Park, Nayeli Hernandez, Pasha Ghaemi, Trisha Lee
Events & Resources
Learn with L.E.A.R.N. Careers in Law Speaker Series
Learn with LEARN Criminal Law Event
The first event in the speaker series featured Katharine Tinto, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic at UC Irvine School of Law, who discussed careers in criminal law and criminal justice. The event was held in collaboration with Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) Law Fraternity at UCI.
Learn with LEARN Criminal Law Event
The second event in the speaker series features Corporate Lawyer Professor Sung Eun (Summer) Kim with her experience in the legal field. The event is to be held in collaboration with the Women in Law Association (WILA) at UCI.
L.E.A.R.N. Mixer (Fall 2021)
LEARN’s inaugural event for the 2021-2022 school year involved a booth at the Student Center on campus where students could learn more about the purpose of LEARN and participate in a game to increase their knowledge of LEARN as well as pre-law resources and legal issues.
Law School Application Timeline Workshop (Fall 2021)
This workshop featured Liam Gillen, Assistant Director of Admissions at UC Irvine School of Law, who discussed the law school admissions process, a timeline for undergraduate students seeking to apply for law school, and provided guidance about the best practices and strategies for prospective law students.
Sexual Assualt Recovery and Awareness Workshop (Fall 2021)
This workshop, hosted in collaboration with the Student Health and Wellness Commission, featured speakers from UC Irvine Campus Assault Resources and Education as well as the UC Irvine Title IX Office to discuss mental, physical, and legal help with regard to sexual assault recovery. Attendees received care packages created by the LEARN team.
To contact L.E.A.R.N. with any questions, reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in collaborating with L.E.A.R.N., or suggesting future events and resources, please use the following Suggestions & Feedback Form.