What we do

Developing awareness and outreach events regarding legal issues and emphasize the importance of bringing accessible and affordable legal services to Anteaters campus-wide.

Legal Education Officer 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

Legal Education Officer

Tina Yu

Hello! My name is Tina Yu (she/her) and I am your Legal Education and Resource Network, or L.E.A.R.N. Commissioner for the 2021-2022 school year! I am currently a second year pursuing a degree in Criminology, along with minors in Chinese Language and Political Science. Like many of you, I hope to attend law school after I graduate. I am passionate about politics, philosophy, criminal justice reform, social justice, and inclusivity. Outside of school and ASUCI, you can catch me at the gym :D I am a competitive powerlifter, so nutrition and exercise science, anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology are some of my interests as well.

This year at L.E.A.R.N., I want to broadcast the many legal resources at your disposal, both on campus and off, so that students at UCI can easily access any legal aid they may need. Furthermore, as a fellow student on the Pre-Law path, my commission and I will act as a guidance resource for any law school or legal career related questions you may have, including LSAT, law school applications, tuition, and more. Finally, I want to amplify the voices of BIPOC, women, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized students on campus who are working just as hard as me and my commission to bring you legal guidance and resources, from organizations such as Mock Trial, the Pre-Law Society, UCI Phi Alpha Delta, and more.

Feel free to reach out to me for any questions or concerns; I am always ready to help!

Office Hours: Wednesday 5-6 pm (Online): https://uci.zoom.us/j/2504123006

Contact us at legalresources@asuci.uci.edu

About Us

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

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.

2021-2022 Commissioner: Tina Yu

2021-2022 Interns: Zaineb Aboud, KaeHou Hui, Iantha Khan, Ariana Keshishian, Kourtney Yamada

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.

Past Events

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.

Contact Us

To contact L.E.A.R.N. with any questions, reach us via email at legalresources@asuci.uci.edu.

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.