In-Depth Impact

The centers and institutes at UC Irvine School of Law provide in-depth focus and programs in specific areas of law.
The centers forge partnerships in Asia as well as locally in Southern California to share ideas and sponsor further research.
Prof. Arewa at conference

Center for African Business, Law & Entrepreneurship

The center is committed to research, knowledge sharing and collaboration to support small business and startup participants, policymakers, and broader business and legal communities in Africa.

Prof. Goodwin presenting lecture

Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy

The center serves as a reference point for research, policy development and advocacy concerning science, biotechnology, bioethics and healthcare in the U.S. and abroad.

Professors Southworth and Garth

Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession

The center is committed to empirical research and public engagement on issues relating to the legal profession.

Prof. Shaffer leading workshop

Center on Globalization, Law, and Society

The center is the umbrella center for the study of international, transnational and comparative law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Literature series event with John Forester

Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources

The center seeks to make UCI Law a nationally recognized site for scholarship, education, community outreach and public engagement on environmental, natural resources and land use law.

Students at Critical Race Theory Symposium

Center on Law, Equality and Race

The center was created with the goal of promoting greater racial equality through research, education, and advocacy.

CLSC faculty-students

Center in Law, Society and Culture

The center brings together UCI faculty and graduate students who share interests in law, society, and culture, and sponsors collaborative research projects. Law Professors Natapoff and Whytock are co-directors.

UCI Center for Legal Philosophy

The UCI Center for Legal Philosophy is an initiative of the School of Humanities in partnership with the School of Law, and serves as official home to the collaborative activities of the growing community of scholars working at the intersection of law and philosophy.

UCI Law courtroom

Civil Justice Research Initiative

A partnership between UCI Law and Berkeley Law, the initiative researches critical issues concerning the civil justice system.

Prof. Leslie

Competition, Antitrust Law, and Innovation Forum (CALIF)

CALIF provides a forum for leaders in the fields of antitrust and economics to research and discuss how competition policy can improve innovation, market efficiency, and consumer access to goods and services.

Compliance Lab

The UCI Compliance Lab connects the research and practice on legal compliance in order to identify effective and efficient ways to shape individual and organizational behavior.


UCI Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute

CPRI brings together the best and brightest cybersecurity experts from the private sector and UCI’s world-class faculty to find technological, legal and policy solutions to cyber threats while protecting and enhancing individual privacy and civil liberties.

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UCI Initiative to End Family Violence

This center unites community partners with faculty from 20 UC Irvine departments to be the premier site for research, education, clinical care, and community collaboration on family violence prevention and intervention.

Song Richardson signing MOU with Korean Supreme Court

Korea Law Center

The mission of the Korea Law Center is to promote practical solutions to problems arising at the intersection of U.S. and Korean law.

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The Long U.S.-China Institute

The John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law is designed to be a premier research entity that will forge ties between the U.S. and China.