• Song Richardson Appointed Interim Dean

    UCI Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Enrique Lavernia has appointed L. Song Richardson interim dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Richardson will assume the deanship on July 1, 2017. Read More >
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    Faculty Ranked 6th in the Nation

    The latest study measuring scholarly impact of law faculties ranks UCI Law 6th in the nation. UCI Law has ranked in the Top 10 since opening in 2009. Read more >
  • Ranked 3rd in Community Service

    A recent survey found that UCI Law students contributed 71,407 hours of community service in the 2015-16 academic year, through the pro bono program, clinics, externships and other community-focused programs. Read more >
  • Students Making an Impact

    Our students make a difference in the community by performing pro bono work; earn top honors in competitions; and win prestigious scholarships, fellowships and grants. Read about them here >

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Public Service

UCI Law Presents Annual Pro Bono Awards

Two leaders with UCI Law’s Clemency Project team — attorney Annee Della Donna and UCI Prof. Keramet Reiter — received this year’s UCI Law Community Pro Bono Awards for their work with UCI Law students in helping the underserved. The awards allow UCI Law to honor those who help advance the school’s deep commitment to public service and experiential learning. Read more >

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Faculty Scholarship

New Books by UCI Law Faculty

Our prolific faculty members have recently published a number of books and more will be out soon. The UCI Law faculty includes three reporters for American Law Institute Restatement projects: Prof. R. Anthony Reese, ALI Associate Reporter, Restatement of the Law, Copyright; Prof. Kenneth W. Simons, ALI Reporter, Restatement Third of Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons; and Prof. Christopher A. Whytock, ALI Reporter, Restatement of the Law Third, Conflict of Laws and ALI Adviser, Restatement of the Law Fourth, The Foreign Relations Law of the U.S. See full list of new books >

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Alumna Denisha McKenzie is president-elect of Thurgood Marshall Bar Association

Denisha McKenzie ’12 is the president-elect of the Newport Beach-based Thurgood Marshall Bar Association. The association is an affiliate of the Orange County Bar Association, with a mission of connecting, supporting and increasing the African-American legal community in Orange County. McKenzie is a labor and employment attorney with Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP’s Irvine office. Read more >

UC Irvine School of Law is a visionary law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. UCI Law is a collegial environment, and our faculty comprises accomplished, nationally ranked thought leaders from around the country with a broad range of expertise.