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The two 3Ls became the first at UCI Law to receive the prestigious fellowship, which allow law school graduates to create innovative projects benefitting communities in dire need of legal assistance. Ferguson, whose fellowship is sponsored by Microsoft Corp. and The Sidley Austin Foundation, will implement a new program at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) in Los Angeles. Shurig, sponsored by Pfizer Inc., will launch her project at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago. Read more >
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Prof. Barnes and Prof. Davis have won Association of American Law Schools 2015 awards for excellence in legal education. Prof. Barnes won the Clyde Ferguson Award, the highest honor given by the AALS Section on Minority Groups to senior faculty members, and Prof. Davis won the Section on Federal Courts Best Article Award for his 2014 Columbia Law Review piece, “Implied Public Rights of Action.” They will be recognized at the AALS Annual Meeting Jan. 2-5, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The 2015 honorees “represent the very best of our academic community … their commitment to our students and excellence in our profession is rightly celebrated by these section awards,” AALS President Daniel B. Rodriguez said in a statement. Read more >
UCI Law students this spring have the unique opportunity to learn “The Art of Appellate Decisionmaking” from a chief judge emeritus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. As a visiting professor, Judge Edwards — who served as chief judge from 1994 to 2001 and took senior status in 2005 — is teaching a course that covers the legal contours of appellate decisionmaking, the factors that affect decisionmaking, and the tools employed by judges to decide cases. The students are ultimately assigned to three-person appellate panels, which review briefs and records from real cases before the D.C. Circuit, and each student on a panel drafts an opinion. Read more >
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