Prof. Glater has been named to Lawyers of Color magazine’s 2013 list of 50 Under 50 of the Most Influential Minority Law Professors. In the introduction, the magazine states: “For nearly a decade, Jonathan Glater, now a law professor at UC Irvine, wrote about the business of law for The New York Times. His recent op-eds on the problems surrounding rising tuition costs and student loan debt suggest he retains his former perspective.” Glater joined UCI Law in 2010 as Interim Director of Academic Support. He became a visiting assistant professor in July 2010, and joined the faculty full-time in July 2011. A Yale Law School graduate, Glater has taught courses in Statutory Analysis, Federal Criminal Law, Topics in White Collar Crime, and Public Companies.
Pierucci was chosen by the Class of 2013 to deliver the student address at the May 11 commencement. His opening: “Allow me to begin by addressing the question on everyone’s mind here today: Why was I, David Pierucci, chosen to be student commencement speaker for the second class ever of this law school? Well, no matter what I’ve been telling my parents, it’s not because I’m class valedictorian. My grade in torts class took care of that.” Pierucci’s speech was funny and poignant, and included a spot-on imitation of Dean Chemerinsky. It also featured a comical description of notes “discovered” detailing the original plans for the law school. By popular demand - well, actually, his parents requested it - we have made available a videotape of the speech. Here's the text version.