• Prof. Goodwin and Rev. Jesse Jackson at Ebola & civil rights forum

    Biotechnology & Global Health Policy Center

    The new center serves as a reference point for research, policy development and advocacy concerning science, biotechnology, bioethics and healthcare in the U.S. and abroad. Prof. Michele Goodwin is the director. Details >
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    New Video: We Are UCI Law

    What makes UCI Law such a top-notch school? This video shows it all, from the highly-ranked faculty to the commitment to public service, to the dynamic, diverse students who support one another. View video >
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    Faculty Ranked 7th in the Nation

    Recruited from prestigious schools, our faculty are regularly sought for their expertise and leadership in various areas of law. Pictured: Prof. Mario Barnes. Read more >
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    We Are UCI Law: Class of 2014

    Class of 2014 graduates were officially sworn in as lawyers at the annual UCI Law Swearing-In ceremony on Dec. 7. The graduates also reflected on their experiences at UCI Law in a video at their Commencement earlier this year. View video >

Public ServiceView all

Alumnus Jonathan Markovitz awarded Skadden Fellowship

Jonathan Markovitz ’14 won the prestigious fellowship for his proposed project with the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, helping low-income families obtain CalWORKS benefits. The fellowship provides graduating law students a salary and benefits for two years so they may devote themselves to public interest work. “This would not have been possible without the support of too many staff and faculty members at UCI Law for me to count,” Markovitz said. “It is a wonderful reflection of Jonathan’s tremendous talents and also of our school’s deep commitment to public service,” said Dean Chemerinsky. Read more >

Faculty ScholarshipView all

Mario L. Barnes and Seth Davis

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 >

CommunityView all

Verizon Wireless grant helps Domestic Violence Clinic reunite client with kidnapped child

A $25,000 gift from the Verizon Wireless corporate foundation helped UCI Law’s Domestic Violence Clinic reunite an abused mother with her 17-month-old daughter. The two had been separated for nearly a year, after the child was kidnapped by her father. The Verizon grant enabled the Clinic to hire private investigators, interpreters and translators and pay for transportation and ancillary expenses. “It has made an enormous difference in the lives of abuse survivors and their children, and we are grateful for this timely and vital support,” said Clinic Director Prof. Jane Stoever. Read more >

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