Upcoming Events

Sept. 8-9
GLAS/CERLP: The Globalization of Legal Education: A Critical Study
Friday-Saturday, TBD

In this joint symposium, GLAS, CERLP, and the American Bar Foundation 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.

Sept. 19
Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture by Michael J. Klarman
4:30–5:30 p.m., EDU 1131

This year's Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture will be presented by Professor Michael Klarman, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. This annual lecture, made possible by an anonymous donor, honors Mark P. Robinson Jr., senior partner at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis Inc., for his generous support of the UC Irvine School of Law. More about the lecture series >

Sept. 27
Fall 2017 Distinguished Critical Race Theory Lecture: James Forman Jr.
5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law, Room EDU 1111

Professor James Forman Jr. (Yale Law School) will discuss his book Locking up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2017), examining the aggressive policies adopted by African American government and law enforcement officials through the last half-century's "war on crime," and their lasting effects on black communities. Details and RSVP here >

Sept. 23-24
Civil Rights in the 21st Century
Saturday 9:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m. / Sunday 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., UCLA’s Luskin Center, Los Angeles

The University of California is excited to host the first combined conference of UC’s four law school’s focused on public interest. The conference, developed in partnership with Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), California's premier legal resource provider, will bring together over 500 diverse UC law students and young professionals and is designed to expose them to the wide array of issues around the inaugural theme: Civil Rights in the 21st Century.

The conference will have five keynote speakers and 18 breakout sessions, featuring deans from each of UC’s law schools, and panelists including UCI Law's Interim Dean Richardson, Prof. Goodwin, Prof. Hasen and Alisa Hartz '12. Breakouts will be diverse, addressing everything from law and organizing to water rights to immigration. Registration, schedule, speakers list and more details here >

Sept. 30
KLC/CKA Mentorship Conference 2017
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law

The purpose of this conference is to inspire, mentor, inform, and network: to bring together business and thought leaders and professionals from numerous disciplines (ranging from science, entertainment, public interest, law, medicine and finance) to provide advice, guidance, insights, networking opportunities, and mentorship to the younger generation of Korean and Korean Americans and other participants. The conference will feature plenary sessions, panel discussions, mentoring roundtables, and a closing reception. Details, including speakers list and registration, here >

Oct. 26-27
The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: 50 Years Later
Thursday-Friday, The George Washington University Law School

Prof. Song Richardson is a featured participant at The George Washington Law Review Fall 2017 Symposium, The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: 50 Years Later. This Symposium marks the 50th Anniversary of the Report by President Lyndon Johnson’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, “The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society.” Led by Attorney General Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, the Commission compiled comprehensive data on crime in the United States, discussed the salient issues confronting the criminal justice system, and provided recommendations to address these problems. The Symposium will examine the essential issues of courts and procedure, technology, policing, corrections and sentencing, prosecution, the War on Drugs, and juvenile justice. The focus will be the future of the criminal justice system and what steps can be taken to achieve reform, particularly timely given the recent bi-partisan legislation proposing a new National Criminal Justice Reform Commission modeled on the Johnson Commission.

Oct. 27
The Discursive Turn in Copyright
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., UCI Law

Copyright law is explicitly directed toward protection of artistic and aesthetic works, and is intended to provide a legal regime that fosters expressive authorship. But this interaction runs both ways; as copyright doctrine is adapted to the arts and humanities, so our understanding of arts and the humanities illuminates our understanding of copyright law. At this conference, speakers will explore how theories of literary and expressive works may be applied to the interpretation and application of copyright law, so as to better promote the progress of the expressive arts. Event details >

Oct. 27-28
CLEANR: Addressing Climate Change in the Arctic – Legal Strategies
Friday-Saturday, TBD

This roundtable will bring together a small number of leading thinkers to assess potential legal strategies, including litigation as well as other advocacy techniques, to address the challenge of climate change with a focus on the North American Arctic (U.S. and Canada). The goals of the roundtable are to foster dialogue, advance knowledge, and develop practical policy solutions. Participants will explore alternative strategies and recommendations, including indigenous perspectives, and examine opportunities for effective legal action. More about CLEANR roundtables >

Nov. 2
IEFV: Swift Current Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., UCI Law School

Join us for the screening of Swift Current, a documentary about former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy who was abused by his coach. This event will also include a discussion of the film by Sheldon Kennedy and a collaborative presentation by Prof. Warren Binford, Dr. Paul D. Arnold, and Dr. Frank MacMaster on their research to help victims of child sexual abuse and pornography. This event is open to the public and lunch will be provided. The mission of the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence (IEFV) is to be the premier site for research, education, clinical care, and community collaboration on family violence prevention and intervention.

Nov. 3
Center for Antitrust Law (CAL) Conference
TBD, TBD

The inaugural conference of the Center for Antitrust Law will bring together leading antitrust law professors to discuss their current scholarship.

Nov. 6
Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law by Hon. Jed S. Rakoff
5:00–6:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Jed S. Rakoff has served since March 1996 as a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. He also frequently sits by designation on the 2nd and 9th Circuit Courts of Appeals. Judge Rakoff holds the position of Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School, where he teaches courses in white collar crime, science and the law, class actions, and the interplay of civil and criminal law, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Berkeley Law School. He has written over 145 published articles, 635 speeches, 1500 judicial opinions, and co-authored five books. He is also a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. The annual Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law 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.