Guest Speaker Program
Launched Sept. 1, 2009, the Guest Speaker series brings a diverse lineup of prominent legal professionals to UCI Law every week.
"My basic goal was to expose the students to a wide array of intelligent and hopefully inspiring people in various aspects of the legal world," says Prof. Henry Weinstein, who organized the program.
Generally held on Tuesday and/or Thursday at noon, the programs typically run just over an hour, although riveted students have stayed for a full two hours for some presentations.
Please go to our UCI Law School Events Calendar for updated details about future Guest Speaker presentations.
Feb. 17, 2012: Valerie Plame Wilson, the ex-CIA agent whose identity was leaked by White House staff, spoke at UCI Law about her experiences.
Feb. 15, 2012: Attorney Paul Hoffman prepared for his upcoming arguments before the Supreme Court on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, an international human rights case, by being mooted by a panel of UCI Law professors. UCI Law students helped him prepare the arguments, which were presented on
Feb. 28, 2012, the first day of the new Supreme Court term.
The UCI Law "Supreme Court justices" who mooted Paul Hoffman, from left: Prof. Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Prof. Catherine Fisk, and Prof. Christopher Whytock. Prof. William Aceves of California Western School of Law (far left) served as the fifth "justice."