Events and Activities

In addition to its research agenda, the Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession will organize presentations, conferences and other events to engage and inform a wider public.


  • September 8–9, 2017: The Globalization of Legal Education: A Critical Study
    Co-sponsored by GLAS, this conference will host leading international scholars to discuss issues concerning the globalization of legal education, with topics ranging from global hierarchies and the international movement of students and faculty, to legal education strategies in the Global South. Participant contributions will be published in a symposium edition of the UCI Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law.

  • June 2, 2017: Legal Education: The State of the Art
    The Center’s inaugural conference convened leading scholars to assess the current state of legal education. Research presented at this conference addressed questions such as: Who seeks admission to law school, and to what extent are law schools attracting the “best and brightest” undergraduates? What do we know about law school debt and the return on investment in legal education? What factors influence law students’ post-graduation employment decisions? What are the latest findings of the LSSSE survey on legal education and the law student experience? What measures have proven effective in improving students’ prospects of succeeding in law school and passing the bar? What are the latest findings from the After the JD research on lawyers’ careers?


  • Dec. 12, 2016: Guest Speakers: Milan Markovic, Associate Professor of Law, Texas A & M University School of Law; and Gabriele Plickert, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Cal Poly Pomona. More details >