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IK Signing Off!

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This year’s yearbooks were actually printed! There are limited copies so grab yours before it’s too late! Please pick them up from either the SBA office or contact the 2016-2017 SBA President to get your copy! Graduating class, don’t worry! There are enough copies for you! 🙂

If we run out of copies, the PDF version will be posted 🙂

Good luck studying for the bar! And the rest, enjoy your summer!

IK signing out…

1-on-1 with the 1L Representatives!

I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down and speak to our amazing 1L Reps to get to know them a little bit more! I hope that everyone takes a moment to chat with them as well and learn something amazing about them! Without further ado, I present to you…your marvelous 1L Reps!

Kristopher (Kris) Escobedo 


Kristopher was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from Cal State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science.  He loves to travel and has a thirst for adventure, having traveled to 31 countries to date! His life motto,

“Get lost with Kris.”

This also happens to be the name of his social media campaign where Kris posts about free events all over Los Angeles and Southern California, working to inspire people to go out and explore their own city.

Kris chose to attend law school in order to help others, and to protect the ideas of others. He has an interest in corporate law and intellectual property law,  but hasn’t decided exactly what field he wants to go into.

His favorite food is Mexican food and all time favorite place to eat is El Cielito Lindo in DTLA.

Kris’ message to his fellow 1Ls:

I am approachable, down to earth, loyal, and if I don’t know the answer to something, I’ll try my best to find one.

“Get Lost with Kris” on:

Instagram and his blog!


Ashlee Gilford


Ashlee was born and raised in Rancho Cucamonga and graduated from UC Riverside with a degree in Political Science. Ashlee is very involved with her church where she volunteers her time for dance and music. In her spare time, Ashlee loves to watch movies and play spots such as flag football and basketball. Her favorite TV shows include A Different World, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Ashlee has always wanted to be an attorney and is currently interested in Family Law.

She loves any kind of seafood, especially crab and loves restaurants such as Boiling Crab, LA Crab House in Rancho Cucamonga and her favorite, Joe’s Crab Shack. Ashlee loves old school R&B and Christian music, with Usher’s “My Boo” as her all time favorite song.

Ashlee’s Motto:

Keep God first.

Her message to her fellow 1Ls:

I’m open to 1L suggestions.

Ashlee likes to get feedback from her class and brings their concerns to the SBA meetings held every 2 weeks.


Armando Murrieta


Armando was born and raised in Visalia, California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Liberal Studies. He also holds a Masters in Arts and Humanities. Armando has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old and used to coach girls’ soccer for 7 years.

One of the most exciting things Armando has done is that he’s had the opportunity to run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. He loves Japanese food and loves ramen noodles from his favorite restaurant in Fullerton known as What’s Up Men. His favorite type of music is Latin Jazz and his current jam happens to be “Lady Don’t Tek No” by Latyrx.

Armando chose law school because he wants to help those without representation and is interested in Special Education Law and Children’s Law.

Armando’s message to his fellow 1Ls:

Don’t worry. We’ll get through this.

Armando is currently a part-time 1L.

Catch Armando running with the bulls at 2:05 here!




Dumplings On My Mind!

Din Tai Fung 
3333 Bristol St,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 549-3388

Dumplings on my mind, dumplings, dumplings on my mind. I mean who doesn’t love pure doughy goodness and some hot and sour soup to top it off? That’s a combo I definitely can’t resist. Luckily, there’s Din Tai Fung a few blocks away from campus! There is nothing I have tried that I don’t like. Every single dish that they have is chopstick-licking good. However, I don’t leave without ordering my must-haves. To start, there is nothing more satisfying than smelling the sautĂ©ed garlic string green beans and hot & sour soup headed to your table. My top three main courses are, Pork Xiao Long Bao, Shrimp & Pork Shao Mai, and Mixed Wontons with Spicy Sauce. Those are “get in my belly” good! There is just something about this restaurant that screams warm and inviting. The service is amazing and the food is delicious. As law students, we all need some comfort food from time to time and what better time to go have some delicious and warm dumplings during this time of year. Plus, it’s located in the mall so you can get your holiday shopping done while you’re at it! 



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Mixed Wontons with Spicy Sauce






Bear Flag Fish Company
7972 E Pacific Coast Hwy,
Newport Beach, CA 92657
(949) 715-8899

If you can’t let go of summer quite yet, stop by Bear Flag Fish Company and indulge yourself in some of the best poke you will ever have. This authentic spot is filled with fresh and delicious ingredients. If you love seafood than this is definitely the place for you. They have everything from freshly rolled sushi to seafood tacos and burritos. My absolute favorite item on their menu is their ahi tuna poke. It is SO delicious that I want to drive down to Newport and grab some as I write about it. Clearly it’s addicting. They serve the pokebfc1 with warm, freshly fried tortilla chips and that’s all she wrote folks! It is that good. It doesn’t end there! I am a seaweed salad fanatic and they have some of the best I’ve tried out here in Costa Mesa/Newport Beach. Not quite done yet. Their shrimp taco is the! It’s a great place to go for either a quick snack or a full hearty meal. Although they strictly bfc2serve seafood, they have a very diverse and affordable menu. We all know, us law students love a bargain. Bear Flag will not disappoint.









Written by:

Arianna Isbirian

Arianna Isbirian

Adopt a Child for the Holidays!

This year SBA is excited to be working with Olive Crest and New Directions for Women to help make as many children as possible enjoy their holidays this season. SBA is collecting the following gifts (the gifts must be new) between November 16-23:

New Directions for Women: 

Ages 0-2 years: Teething rings, stuffed animals, pacifiers, onesies, sorting/nesting toys, books (with textures, bright colors), musical toys, mobiles, blankets

Ages 3-6 years: Large puzzles, books, art supplies (nontoxic), letter blocks, music toys, stacking toys, figurines- action figures or dolls (nothing that could be a choking hazard), pretend play supplies- costumes, hats, play sets, anything Disney, play dough

Ages 7-10 years: Books, puzzles, board games, socks/hats/gloves, playing cards, art supplies, movies, sports equipment

Olive Crest:

Babies 0-6: Diapers and Car Seats

Kids 7-12: Sports Equipment and Books

Teens 13+: Hygiene Gift sets, DVDs, Watches/Jewelry, Electronics (headphones, Bluetooth speakers), generic gifts for teenage males.


We also request that the items not be wrapped! Stop by the lower concourse for more information. image1