Beginning in 2010, the Center on Law, Equality and Race has brought nationally recognized speakers to UCI Law.

Upcoming Lectures

  • Paul Butler

    February 13, 2018
    UCI School of Law
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    The Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown Law and former federal prosecutor will discuss his book, Chokehold: Policing Black Men (The New Press, 2017), examining the systematic criminalization of African American men—in spite of empirical data demonstrating that they are not responsible for the majority of violent offenses—and the ways in which that system might be disrupted. Details >

Past Lectures

  • James Forman Jr. Image

    James Forman Jr.

    September 27, 2017, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
    UC Irvine School of Law
    Education Building, Room 1111

    The Professor of Law at Yale Law School discussed his book Locking up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2017). More details >
  • Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve Image

    Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

    April 19, 2017, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
    UC Irvine School of Law
    Education Building, Room 1111

    The Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Temple University discussed her book, "Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court," examining the culture of racial abuse in Chicago-Cook County Courthouse. More details>

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    Angela Harris

    March 10, 2016, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
    UC Irvine School of Law
    Education Building, Room 1131 (map)

    The Distinguished Professor of Law, Boochever and Bird Endowed Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom of Equality at UC Davis School of Law, will present “From Equality to Freedom: Food, Sovereignty, and the New Black Agrarian Movement”


  • Image of Osagie K. Obasogie

    Osagie K. Obasogie

    November 10, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
    MPAA Executive Commons
    Book signing and reception to follow

    The Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of Law will discuss his book, Blinded By Sight: Seeing Race through the Eyes of the Blind, awarded the 2015 Herbert Jacob Book Prize by the Law and Society Association.

  • Image of Russell Robinson

    Russell Robinson

    Friday, March 20, 2015, 2:30 p.m.
    EDU 1131

    The Distinguished Haas Chair in LGBT Equity Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law will present his paper "Divergent Identities," which argues that the debate over same-sex marriage and LGBT equality and inclusion more generally has incompletely and insufficiently considered the importance of gender.

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    Tonya Brito

    Friday, February 20, 2015, 12:00 p.m.
    LAW 3750

    The Burrus-Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School presented her paper, “I Do for My Kids: Negotiating Race, Class and Gender in Child Support Enforcement Proceedings.” Abstract >

    Co-Sponsored by the Center in Law, Society and Culture

  • Image of Daria Roithmayr

    Daria Roithmayr

    Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
    EDU 1131

    The George T. and Harriet E. Pfleger Chair in Law (USC Law) discussed her book Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage (NYU Press 2014).

    Image of book coverA reception and book signing followed the lecture.

  • Image of Ian F. Haney López

    Ian F. Haney López

    April 7, 2014,  6:00 p.m.
    EDU 1131

    The John H. Boalt Professor of Law (Berkeley Law) discussed his newly released book, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class (Oxford University Press 2014).

    Image of book coverA reception and book signing followed the lecture.

  • Image of Devon Carbado

    Devon W. Carbado

    Feb. 27, 2013

    The UCLA Law professor discussed his book (with Duke Law Professor Mitu Gulati), Acting White?: Rethinking Race in Post-Racial America (Oxford University Press).
    The event was co-sponsored by CLEAR and Black Law Students Alliance (BLSA).

  • Image of Daniel Kanstroom

    Daniel Kanstroom

    Oct. 25, 2012

    The Boston College Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Program discussed his book Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora (Oxford University Press).

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    Kenji Yoshino

    Jan. 13, 2011

    The Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU came to UCI Law as part of CLEAR’s lecture series “Unpacking Diversity.” Prof. Yoshino discussed his book, Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights (Random House 2006).