Generous donors have enabled UC Irvine School of Law to host exclusive lectures by prominent legal figures not only for our students, but also to inform and inspire practicing lawyers and other community members.
This annual lecture series commemorates the esteemed life and public service of the late Al Meyerhoff, a renowned labor, environmental and civil rights lawyer who brought a landmark case to stop sweatshop conditions for 30,000 workers on the Pacific island of Saipan.
October 16, 2012: Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, on "Confronting Mass Incarceration and Excessive Punishment in America."
This annual lecture series is made possible by an anonymous donor in honor of Mark P. Robinson Jr., senior partner at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis Inc., and his generous support of the UC Irvine School of Law.
February 14, 2013:David B. Wilkins, Harvard Law School Vice Dean, Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession; Director, Program on the Legal Profession; and Lester Kissel Professor of Law, on "The Future of Large Law Firms In The Global Age of More For Less."
April 18, 2011: Robert Henry, president of Oklahoma City University and former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, on "Doing Justice: Postcards from the Lobby to the Limestone Palace"
The Raymond Pryke Endowed Chair in First Amendment Law solidifies the UC Irvine School of Law’s teaching and research in First Amendment and Media Law. Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, selected as the Pryke Professor, serves as a national opinion leader in free speech and media law issues. He is a respected authority in the field, and he teaches, writes and speaks on First Amendment issues of the day, including the role of a free press in preserving democratic society.
As part of the Pryke endowment, UCI Law also hosts an annual lecture on First Amendment Law, delivered by a top national expert in the area.
Jan. 12, 2012: Prof. Barry Friedman, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, will present a lecture, "Policing Without Permission," to celebrate the establishment of the UCI Law Raymond Pryke Endowed Chair in First Amendment Law.