Upcoming Events

April 25
Long Institute Lecture: Collusive Corruption by Minxin Pei
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m., LAW 3750

Collusion has become a prominent feature in corruption involving government officials and private businessmen. This phenomenon did not exist in the 1980s but is not prevalent. Roughly a third to two thirds of all corruption cases reported by selected localities are cases of collusion.  This study investigates the causes of collusive corruption and attempts to identify its key dynamics and consequences.  By examining 50 published cases of corruption involving multiple officials and businessmen, the study provides valuable insights into how China's political and economic elites engage in illicit collaboration to enrich themselves in a crony capitalist system.

May 5-6
Global Food Summit: “Sustainable Solutions”
May 5: 8:15 a.m.– 4:50 p.m.| May 6: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Crystal Cove Auditorium (May 5) | Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center (May 6)

GFS: Sustainable Solutions is the second part of the two-part conference Global Food Security series held at UC Irvine. The Global Food Security Summit will assemble global leaders, practitioners, and academics from across the University of California system, including UC President Janet Napolitano and Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Prof. Stephen Lee of UCI Law, to think critically about the new frameworks designed to address this challenge at the intersection of food security and climate action and to identify priorities that the academic world can and must address. Dean Chemerinsky is the closing speaker on Friday, discussing “Establishing Food System Equity: The Contributions of Law.” Register here >

May 6
Public Service Award Dinner 2016
6:30–9:00 p.m., Island Hotel, Newport Beach

Each year, UCI Law bestows a Public Service Award on an individual who exemplifies the Law School's commitment to making society and the world a better place. This year's honoree is Ambassador Carlos R. Moreno. Click here for more information about Ambassador Moreno and the annual gala.

May 6
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Angela Fillingim
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

Angela Fillingim (CLS) will present “(Re)Defining Violence: Interpretive Contexts and U.S. Human Rights Policy toward Latin America, 1975-1992.” The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch at the Law School. Lunch will be provided. All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy (nmccoy@law.uci.edu) for each workshop you plan to attend.

May 7
Commencement 2016
9:30 a.m., Aldrich Park at UC Irvine

Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2016. Light reception to follow. Ambassador Carlos R. Moreno will deliver the keynote address. Wei Deng of the Class of 2016 is the Graduate Speaker.

May 13
Poor China, Rich China: Poverty, Wealth, and Inequality
8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1111

Hosted by the UCI Long U.S.–China Institute, the School of Social Sciences, and the School of Humanities, this year's UC Irvine Annual China Conference brings together leading speakers from across the country to examine two polar sides of China's wealth spectrum. Rising China is imagined as a land of success, where living standards have shot up in a short space of time, and where a new middle class now thrives. This conference does something different: it examines two polar sides of the wealth spectrum, and asks: Why and how did the country’s economic reform produce a new rich and a new poor?

May 18
U.S. Capitalist Markets: Insights for Chinese Companies
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1111

As Chinese companies gain an increasingly prominent presence in the U.S. market, this seminar is very timely. Hosted by the SEC and UC Irvine School of Law, the event brings together government, academic and private practitioners to discuss capital market opportunities as well as regulatory and practical consequences for Chinese companies doing business in the U.S. UCI Law Professors David Min and Benjamin van Rooij are among the panelists. Register online >

May 22
Dean Chemerinsky Supreme Court Review at Temple Beth David
6:00 p.m. Speaker, 6100 Hefley Street, Westminster, CA 92683

Dean Chemerinsky presents a Supreme Court Review on Justice Scalia’s legacy and the future at Temple Beth David in Westminster, CA. The evening begins with Hors d’oeuvres and Silent Auction at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Live Auctions at 5:30 p.m., followed by Dean Chemerinsky’s talk at 6:00 p.m. He will sign copies of his book “The Case Against the Supreme Court” immediately after the program. RSVP by May 15 by phone: (714) 892-6623, or email: tbdavid@templebethdavid.org.

May 23
UCI Stories: 50th Anniversary Oral History Project Exhibit
6:30 p.m. panel discussion; 7:30 p.m. exhibition, Crystal Cove Auditorium at UCI Student Center and Langson Library

The UCI Libraries will host an opening-night event for an exciting new exhibit called UCI Stories: 50th Anniversary Oral History Project. This oral history project pairs over 100 UCI affiliates for conversations to collect first-hand perspectives about UCI’s intellectual contributions, key turning points, and unique legacy. UCI Law Prof. Shauhin Talesh and his brother Rameen Talesh, UCI Dean of Students, are among the contributors to this project. This opening-night event will start at Crystal Cove Auditorium with remarks by UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman and a panel discussion with selected UCI Stories participants. A light reception and viewing of the exhibit begins at 7:30 p.m. at Langson Library. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; reservations are first come, first served. RSVP online

July 14
6th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review
12:00–1:30 p.m., UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom

This exciting and entertaining program reviews the Supreme Court’s key cases decided in the October 2015 term, with an all-star panel of Supreme Court practitioners, journalists, and academics. Registration will open June 1.