Centers and Institutes
The Law School plans to create a number of centers and institutes to provide in-depth focus and programs in specific areas of the law.
So far, several centers have been created. The John S. and Marilyn Long
U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law will form a close partnership with universities in China and will include: a chaired professor in China business and law at UC Irvine; conferences; sponsored research; and exchanges of faculty and students.
The Korea Law Center began in 2009 and already has facilitated a number of Korean lawyers studying at UC Irvine. In addition, it held its first U.S.-Korea Law Forum in February 2010, which focused on public law developments in Korea and current issues in U.S.-Korea law practice.
The Center in Law, Society and Culture brings together interdisciplinary faculty and graduate students from across UC Irvine for collaborative research and other projects.
The mission of the Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources is to promote innovative thinking and engagement about environmental and land use law.
The Center on Law, Equality and Race will provide an interdisciplinary examination of these issues, involving both faculty and students at UC Irvine.
The UC Irvine Korea Law Center's first event was a one-day seminar in February 2010 addressing transnational legal issues, trends and opportunities.
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.
The mission of the Korea Law Center is to promote practical solutions to problems arising at the intersection of U.S. and Korean law.
The Center brings together UCI faculty and graduate students who share interests in law, society, and culture, and sponsors collaborative research projects by graduate and professional students. UCI Law Prof. Catherine Fisk is co-director.
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.