Upcoming Events

Jan. 19
Guest Speaker Series: Jennifer Granick on Civil Liberties and Cyber Security
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Jennifer Granick is the Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. She is the author of a forthcoming book from Cambridge University Press: American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What To Do About It. From 2001 to 2007, Granick was Executive Director of CIS and taught Cyberlaw, Computer Crime Law, Internet intermediary liability, and Internet law and policy. From 2007 to 2010, she served as the Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Granick practices, speaks, and writes about computer crime and security, electronic surveillance, security vulnerability disclosure, encryption policy, and the Fourth Amendment. In March of 2016, she received Duo Security’s Women in Security Academic Award for her expertise in the field as well as her direction and guidance for young women in the security industry. Before teaching at Stanford, Granick spent almost a decade practicing criminal defense law in California. RSVP here by January 16 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Jan. 23
CLEaR Author Meets Readers: The Enigma of Diversity by Ellen Berrey
6:00–8:30 p.m., Law 3500

The Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEaR) Perspectives Reading Group presents Ellen Berrey, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto and an affiliated scholar of the American Bar Foundation. Prof. Berrey will discuss her book, The Enigma of Diversity, which draws on six years of fieldwork and historical sources dating back to the 1950s, making extensive use of three case studies from widely varying arenas—housing redevelopment in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, affirmative action in the University of Michigan’s admissions program, and the workings of the human resources department at a Fortune 500 company—Berrey explores the complicated, contradictory, and even troubling meanings and uses of diversity as it is invoked by different groups for different, often symbolic ends. Berrey shows how this has led racial progress itself to be reimagined, transformed from a legal fight for fundamental rights to a celebration of the competitive advantages afforded by cultural differences. RSVP to Andrea Levenson at levensoa@lawnet.uci.edu  More about the book >

Jan. 23
Student Bar Association Presents: A Forum on the 2017 Inauguration
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The Student Bar Association would like to invite you to a Forum on the 2017 Inauguration, featuring a panel of UCI Law professors and moderated by Dean Chemerinsky. This panel will focus on some of the pressing issues surrounding the inauguration, including civil rights, immigration, the environment, and the economy. Join us on Monday, January 23, at lunch (12-1 PM) in EDU 1111. This event will be live streamed and recorded. Please RSVP here by January 19th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Jan. 26
Guest Speaker Series: Abortion Laws: A Debate
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

UCI Law’s American Constitution Society and Federalist Society chapters have organized a debate/discussion on abortion laws, moderated by Prof. Henry WeinsteinProfessor Robin Fretwell Wilson from the University of Illinois College of Law will debate UCI Law Professor Michelle Goodwin.  Some topics to be covered are whether religious hospitals should be able to follow their beliefs and not be forced to perform abortions, the ACLU’s lawsuit against Michigan hospitals for failure to provide emergency medical care to pregnant women, and the Clinton campaign to repeal the Hyde Amendment. RSVP here by Monday, January 23 to guarantee lunch will be provided for you.

Jan. 30
2017 Experian/Jones Day Moot Court
3:30–5:00 p.m., UCI Student Center

Join us for the final round of the 2016-17 Moot Court Competition, featuring guest judges Hon. Andre Davis, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit; Hon. Beverly Martin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit; Hon. Richard Paez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Jan. 30
Long U.S.-China Institute Pacific Reflections Lunar New Year events
Various, UC Irvine campus, various locations

A time of reunion, Lunar New Year invites celebrants to revisit familiar faces in family, friends, and folklore. On various shores of the Pacific Ocean, this is an occasion to reconnect with what and, more importantly, who brings us close. Embracing this spirit, the Long U.S.-China Institute invites you to an exciting lineup of events, featuring talks and discussions on contemporary China and its dynamic with the U.S., with focus on defining political, social, and cultural influences. Click here for full schedule >

Jan. 30
2017 Lunar New Year Celebration
3:30–6:30 p.m. , Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza

Join UCI and South Coast Plaza in an Anteater celebration of the 2017 Lunar New Year! A Street Festival begins at 3:30 p.m. at SBSG Plaza, with live cultural entertainment, eye-catching artistic demonstrations, elaborate costumes, origami workshops, and delicious food tastings and drink. At 4 p.m., a Lion & Dragon Dance parade will start at the Law School and pass in front of The Paul Merage School of Business, ending at the Street Festival, where musical performances and light and sound fireworks will close the celebration. Details on flier >. Hosted by the Long-U.S. China Institute at UCI and its partners the School of Social Sciences, School of Law and The Paul Merage School of Business in concert with the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, School of Medicine, School of Humanities, School of Social Ecology, and UCI Libraries.

Jan. 30
Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: Subsidizing the Heavenly Chorus: Labor Unions and Tax Exemption
4:30–6:30 p.m., MPAA 420

Philip Hackney of Louisiana State University is the presenter at this session of the Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium, which invites leading tax scholars and tax-policy experts to present their works in progress to a tax law seminar class at UC Irvine School of Law. Papers are discussed ahead of the presentations and students draft short response essays that are shared with the presenters. Tax practitioners, faculty from outside the law school, and anyone with a keen interest in tax policy are welcome to attend. RSVP here >

Feb. 1
UCI Korea Law Center Speaker Panel: Transitional Law
12:10–1:00 p.m., EDU 1131

The Korea Law Center presents a conversation with five legal professionals whose work focuses on cross-border work in broader Asia. The panelists are from Knobbe Martens, K & L Gates, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Outside GC LLP and Agility Fuel Solutions and represent a variety of practices including intellectual property, entertainment law, complex business and corporate finance, in addition to those who practice as in-house counsel. Students will have the opportunity to hear from and network with the panelists. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here >

Feb. 1
CLEaR & AAS Film Screening: Eating Welfare + Book Talk: Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto
9:00 a.m. film | 2:00 p.m. book talk, UCI HIFC 100K (Film) | Humanities Hall 143 (Book talk)

Asian American Studies and Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEaR) at UC Irvine celebrate Black History Month with a film screening of “Eating Welfare” and a talk by Prof. Eric Tang, scholar-activist and author of Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto. The film screening is at 9 a.m. in HIFC 100K, and Prof. Tang’s book talk is at 2 p.m. in Humanities Hall 143. Event Flier > | More event details >

Eating Welfare (2001) explores the lives of Southeast Asian refugee families of the Bronx who are struggling to survive the welfare “reform” years under the Rudolph Giuliani Administration. It’s told through youth in the community who eventually organize a take-over of the welfare center.

Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto explores the relationship between immigrant communities and African Americans as they experience common and distinct forms of state violence taking shape in America’s inner cities. Tang’s research sits at the intersection of two issues that define the current moment: the international refugee crisis and the resurgent movement against police violence in the urban United States.

Feb. 1
Guest Speaker Series: Sebastian Sanchez – Representing Low-Income Workers
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Sebastián Sánchez has devoted his legal career to representing low-income workers, first as a staff attorney at Make The Road New York, were he litigated on behalf of earning a living wage and workers' right to organize, and later as a staff attorney with California Rural Legal Assistance, where he counseled farm workers on a range of employment-related matters. Mr. Sánchez is currently with Bet Tzedek Legal Services Employment Rights Project, where he litigates wage and hour cases in federal and state courts. Mr. Sánchez earned his J.D. degree at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he co-founded the Know Your Rights Project. He graduated with a B.A. in American Studies from Columbia University. Please RSVP here by January 27th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Feb. 3
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Julia Morris
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

Julia Morris, University of Oxford and Visiting Scholar at the Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, will present “Values in Circulation in the Offshore Refugee Industry on the Republic of Nauru.” The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch (12-1.15pm) in the Law School (Room 3500H). All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy (nmccoy@law.uci.edu)

Feb. 3–4
The Future of the Truth 2017 Conference
Friday 4:00–6:30 p.m. / Saturday 9:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law

Truth is the first casualty in war, and also in politics. This conference will look at how America views honesty and truth today, in light of the recent election and of ongoing trends in literature, law, and journalism. In the international sphere, we’ll also hear about truth, disinformation, and propaganda. UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professors Arewa and Loftus are among the speakers, which also include:

  • Maggie Nelson, memoirist and MacArthur fellow, The Argonauts, The Red Parts
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer-prizewinning author, The Sympathizer
  • Nicholas Lemann, New Yorker writer, former Dean of Columbia Journalism School
  • Joel Benenson, chief campaign strategist for Hillary Clinton
  • Mike Murphy, Republican political consultant for Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush
  • Bobby Grace, Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Presented by UCI’s The Forum on the Academy and the Public and organized by Professor Amy Wilentz. Co-sponsored by the School of Humanities, School of Law, Illuminations, Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Program, International Center for Writing and Translation, Center for Critical Korean Studies, Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Feb. 8
CLEaR Perspectives Series: The Legacy of Conquest
6:30–8:00 p.m., Law 3500

The CLEaR Perspectives Reading Group serves as an informal setting where students and professors can examine issues of concern or importance to marginalized groups, focusing on a particular issue or demographic group at each meeting. Prof. Carrie Menkel-Meadow will lead discussion of the book The Legacy of Conquest by Patricia Nelson Limerick.

Feb. 8
Guest Speaker Series: Barbara Hadsell – Private Interest Lawyering in a Private Law Firm
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Barbara Hadsell has litigated extensively in state and federal courts in the areas of civil rights, constitutional and international human rights law. She was co-lead trial counsel overseeing the effort of a team of over twenty lawyers from around the country against global energy giant Chevron for its involvement in deaths and other human rights abuses occurring in the rich oil producing region of the Niger Delta following environmental protests. Ms. Hadsell has litigated employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblower cases, with settlements totaling in the many millions of dollars. She is a graduate of UCLA School of Law. Please RSVP here by February 3rd to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Feb. 9
Survivor Series: Coach Eric Dixon – Restoration of Inner-Strength and Spiritual Edification
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The mission of the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence is to be the premier site for research, education, clinical care, and community collaboration on family violence prevention and intervention. The abusive childhood and teenage years Coach Eric Dixon endured gave him a firsthand insight into the psychology of abuse victims. Despite the abuse, Coach Dixon was able to create a psychological path to positive living. Coach Dixon is a sought-after track coach for all ages training and mentoring kids despite his abusive upbringing. He currently coaches elite high school students, college athletes, US Air Forces Wounded Warrior members, and a national’s master’s women’s team. In addition, Coach Dixon competes for USA Track and Field in the Master’s Men’s Division in National and International competition. As a child Coach Dixon was unable to compete in track because in uniform people would see the see the scars on his body. More about IEFV >

Feb. 10
Race of the Races: Privilege, Exclusion and Inequality among People of Color in the Law
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Hosted by the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), Black Law Students Association (BLSA), and Latina/o Law Students Association (LLSA) at UCI Law, this symposium focuses on the inter-group and group-specific experiences of people of color under the law. Socio-legal scholars, practitioners, and community organizers have been invited to share their expertise on some of the most salient issues affecting communities of color—higher education, mass criminalization, and employment.
Panel topics and more details on Symposium event page >

Feb. 13
CLEANR – Wayne Pacelle: The Humane Economy
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

As part of the center’s strategic plan to promote innovative thinking and engagement about environmental and land use law, each year CLEANR convenes a series of lectures on a particular environmental law issue. Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, will discuss how animal rights activists have negotiated animal wellbeing and social change in Sea World, the egg and chicken industry, animal testing and humane science, and beyond.

Feb. 13
Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: Elite Tax Professionals Behaving Badly: The Sad and Sordid Management Fee Waiver Saga
4:30–6:30 p.m., MPAA 420

Gregg D. Polsky of University of Georgia School of Law is the presenter at this session of the Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium, which invites leading tax scholars and tax-policy experts to present their works in progress to a tax law seminar class at UC Irvine School of Law. Papers are discussed ahead of the presentations and students draft short response essays that are shared with the presenters. Tax practitioners, faculty from outside the law school, and anyone with a keen interest in tax policy are welcome to attend. RSVP here>

Feb. 17
Socio-Legal Studies Book Talk: Mona Lynch
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

Prof. Mona Lynch, Criminology Law & Society, will present “Hard Bargains: The Coercive Power of Drug Laws in Federal Court” (Forthcoming 2016, Russell Sage Foundation). This event is part of the Socio-Legal Studies Workshop Book Talks series in which UC Irvine faculty will speak about their recently published books. All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy (nmccoy@law.uci.edu)

Feb. 21
Mohannad Malas Lecture in Islamic Law by Mark Massoud
5:30–6:30 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law, Room 1111

Mark Fathi Massoud is Associate Professor in the Politics Department and Legal Studies Program at University of California Santa Cruz. His research focuses on law in conflict settings and authoritarian states, and on Islamic law and society. He teaches courses and advises students in the areas of international law, human rights, comparative law, and the politics of law and religion. His first book, Law’s Fragile State: Colonial, Authoritarian, and Humanitarian Legacies in Sudan (Cambridge University Press), traces how colonial administrators, post-colonial governments, and the international aid community each used law to build stability amid political violence and civil war in Sudan. The book received awards from the Law and Society Association and the American Political Science Association. RSVP here >
More about the Mohannad Malas Endowed Chair and Lecture >

Feb. 23
IEFV: Creating Safe Spaces: Why Trauma-Informed Care is Crucial to Adolescent Health
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Dr. Candace W. Burton is an Assistant Professor of Nursing Science at the University of California, Irvine and a former domestic violence advocate. She became a nurse in hope of increasing understanding of the impact of relationship-based abuse and trauma on women’s health. Her most recent research focuses on the biobehavioral and biological health effects of intimate partner violence, specifically genomic and epigenomic changes as well as other biobehavioral outcomes thereof. Dr. Burton is also a trained qualitative and mixed methodologist, and has published on intimate partner violence, young adult women’s health, social media in nursing, and women’s reproductive health in the context of coercive and controlling relationships. She holds undergraduate degrees in Studies in Women and Gender and in Nursing from the University of Virginia, and PhD from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Burton is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in both Advanced Forensic and Advanced Genetics Nursing, and has been a member of NNVAWI for since 2004.

Feb. 23
When Pride Isn't Enough: Policing & Punishment of LGBTQ
12:00–1:15 p.m., Law 3500

Sponsored by the UCI Law Reproductive Justice Initiative, the UCI Talks Sex and Gender colloquium series engages in timely, important conversations and debates on gender, sex, and race in politics, marriage equality, safety on campuses, and much more. Join us for liberated, robust conversations on the role of sex, gender, and law in society. Event poster (PDF)

Feb. 24
Socio-Legal Studies Book Talk: Sora Han
12:00–1:15 p.m., Law 3500

Prof. Sora Han, Criminology Law & Society, will present Letters of the Law: Race and the Fantasy of Colorblindness in American Law (2015, Stanford University Press). This event is part of the Socio-Legal Studies Workshop Book Talks series in which UC Irvine faculty will speak about their recently published books. All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy (nmccoy@law.uci.edu)

Feb. 25
UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition
All day, The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation

The daylong 2017 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition brings together law students and graduate students from the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science, and Paul Merage School of Business to form teams and challenges the students to structure and negotiate a joint development agreement for cutting-edge medical technology companies. The participants develop practical transactional skills, collaborate on interdisciplinary teams, gain exposure to corporate issues, and learn best practices from a distinguished panel of professionals. The teams will be judged and awarded based upon the effectiveness of their business strategy, understanding of the issues, overall professional demeanor, and the terms of the final agreement. The competition is sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, one of the nation’s leading legal advisors to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. This year’s problem is being written by attorneys from Knobbe Martens, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the country. Important dates, registration deadline and other key details on the competition page >

Feb. 27
CLEaR Lecture: Paul Butler
4:00–5:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Paul Butler, Professor of Law at Georgetown Law, will be discussing his upcoming book, “Chokehold: Policing Black Men” (The New Press 2017).

Mar. 3
Affordable Housing and Land Use Regulation in California
Time TBA, EDU 1111

California confronts an ongoing shortage of affordable housing, with the average cost to buy a home 150% higher than the national average and the average cost to rent 50% higher than the national average. Sponsored by the League of California Cities, this CLEANR Conference will address innovative state-level and local approaches to addressing California’s persistently high housing costs. 

Mar. 6
Raymond Pryke First Amendment Law Lecture by Laura Weinrib
4:30–5:30 p.m., EDU 1111

Laura Weinrib is Assistant Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Teaching Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School and an Associate Member of the University of Chicago Department of History. A legal historian, her scholarship explores the intersection of constitutional law and labor law. RSVP here >

Mar. 8
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
7:00 p.m., UCI Student Center Crystal Cove Auditorium

Harvard sociologist and award-winning author Matthew Desmond will receive the UC Irvine Human Security Award and discuss his latest book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, listed on The New York Times Critics’ Top Books of 2016. Prof. Desmond's Keynote lecture with Q&A will be followed by a book signing. Open to the public.

Mar. 9
CLEaR Perspectives Reading Group: Binti
6:30–8:00 p.m., LAW 3500

The Center on Law, Equality, and Race (CLEaR) co-sponsors a reading group every academic year. The Perspectives Reading Group serves as an informal setting where students and professors can examine issues of concern or importance to marginalized groups, focusing on a particular issue or demographic group at each meeting. Professor Funmi Arewa will lead this discussion about the book “Binti” by Nnedi Okorafor

Mar. 10
Food Security and Sustainability
8:00–5:00 p.m., Law 3600

This roundtable brings together academics, practitioners, activists, and students to examine the relationship between food security and environmental sustainability as alternative legal frames. It will consider the extent to which those frames complement and contradict one another, setting a relatively straightforward but ambitious agenda: to identify legal reforms that advance the goals of both food security and environmental sustainability. 

Mar. 10
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Amy Magnus
12:00–1:15 p.m., Law 3500

Prof. Amy Magnus, Criminology Law & Society, will present “Crossed Over or Crossed Out? A Critical Assessment of Specialized Juvenile and Family Justice Initiatives.” The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch (12-1.15pm) in the Law School (Room 3500H). All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy (nmccoy@law.uci.edu)

Mar. 13
Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: An Unusual Tax Screen Deep in the State Corporate Income Tax
4:30–6:30 p.m., MPAA 420

Darien Shanske of UC Davis is the presenter at this session of the Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium, which invites leading tax scholars and tax-policy experts to present their works in progress to a tax law seminar class at UC Irvine School of Law. Papers are discussed ahead of the presentations and students draft short response essays that are shared with the presenters. Tax practitioners, faculty from outside the law school, and anyone with a keen interest in tax policy are welcome to attend. RSVP here >

Mar. 13
Closing the Courthouse Door Book Talk
5:00–7:00 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law, Room EDU 1111

Closing the Courthouse Door: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable is the new book by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Dean Chemerinsky will discuss the book, and UCI Law Prof. Rick Hasen will provide commentary. Audience Q&A and book signing will follow. The event is free, but RSVP is required by Monday, March 6. This event is approved for 1 hour of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UC Irvine School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider.

Mar. 24
Blood Quantum, Identity, and Sovereignty: Contemporary Legal Battles in Indigenous Communities
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Hosted by the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) at UC Irvine, this symposium will gather indigenous people together to discuss the realities of blood quantum and identity in Indian Country and Native Nations battles for sovereignty. The symposium is broken down into two main topics: “Blood Quantum, Culture, Lineage, and Identity” and “The Fight for Sovereignty.” The first panel will focus on the intersections of the above topics and how they affect tribal communities. The second panel will focus more closely on legal battles that Native peoples are facing in the judicial system currently. Details on Symposium event page >

Mar. 24
Socio-Legal Studies Book Talk: Susan Coutin
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

Prof. Susan Coutin, Criminology Law & Society and Anthropology, will present Exiled Home: Salvadoran Transnational Youth in the Aftermath of Violence (May 2016, Duke University Press). This event is part of the Socio-Legal Studies Workshop Book Talks series in which UC Irvine faculty will speak about their recently published books. All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy (nmccoy@law.uci.edu)

Mar. 27
Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: Expanding Social Security Is Good for All Generations
4:30–6:30 p.m., MPAA 420

Neil Buchanan of George Washington University is the presenter at this session of the Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium, which invites leading tax scholars and tax-policy experts to present their works in progress to a tax law seminar class at UC Irvine School of Law. Papers are discussed ahead of the presentations and students draft short response essays that are shared with the presenters. Tax practitioners, faculty from outside the law school, and anyone with a keen interest in tax policy are welcome to attend. RSVP here >

Mar. 30
Panel Discussion: Rape Culture & Sexual Assault
12:00–1:15 p.m., Law 3500

Sponsored by the UCI Law Reproductive Justice Initiative, the UCI Talks Sex and Gender colloquium series engages in timely, important conversations and debates on gender, sex, and race in politics, marriage equality, safety on campuses, and much more. Join us for liberated, robust conversations on the role of sex, gender, and law in society. Event poster (PDF)

Apr. 6–7
IEFV Conference: The Politicization of Safety
6:00–8:00 p.m. and 8:30–5:00 p.m., Beckman Center

The Politicization of Safety conference will critically explore political dimensions of interventions in (or failures to intervene in) family violence. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Challenges related to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (including resistance to protecting Native American, LGBTQ, and sexual assault survivors)
  • The efficacy of criminalization
  • Failure to protect laws
  • Funding (e.g., for criminalization, victims deemed “worthy,” the lack of community services, etc.)
  • Intimate partner violence in lesbian, gay, or transgender relationships
  • Military-related family violence or sexual assault
  • Police-perpetrated family violence
  • Professional sports organizations’ responses to family violence
  • Racialized responses to family violence
  • Reproductive health and domestic violence
  • Challenges faced by family violence survivors with substance abuse or mental health problems
  • Campus responses to IPV and sexual assault
  • Gun control and family violence

This conference is hosted by the UC Irvine Initiative to End Family Violence, a multi-disciplinary initiative that addresses family violence across the lifespan, including child abuse, teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, abuse of people with disabilities, and elder abuse. Register today >

April 7
Socio-Legal Studies Book Talk: Keramet Reiter
12:00–1:15 p.m., Law 3500

Prof. Keramet Reiter, Criminology Law & Society, will present “Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement” (Forthcoming 2016, New Haven: Yale University Press). This event is part of the Socio-Legal Studies Workshop Book Talks series in which UC Irvine faculty will speak about their recently published books. All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy (nmccoy@law.uci.edu)

Apr. 10
Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: Formalizing Tax Law
4:30–6:30 p.m., MPAA 420

Sarah Lawsky of Northwestern University is the presenter at this session of the Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium, which invites leading tax scholars and tax-policy experts to present their works in progress to a tax law seminar class at UC Irvine School of Law. Papers are discussed ahead of the presentations and students draft short response essays that are shared with the presenters. Tax practitioners, faculty from outside the law school, and anyone with a keen interest in tax policy are welcome to attend. RSVP here >

Apr. 20
Panel Discussion: Law & The Modern Family
12:00–1:15 p.m., Law 3500

Sponsored by the UCI Law Reproductive Justice Initiative, the UCI Talks Sex and Gender colloquium series engages in timely, important conversations and debates on gender, sex, and race in politics, marriage equality, safety on campuses, and much more. Join us for liberated, robust conversations on the role of sex, gender, and law in society. Event poster (PDF)

Jul. 17–21
Seventh Annual Session on Empowering Sustainability on Earth
All day Monday–Friday, EDU 1111

Empowering Sustainability is an initiative at the University of California, Irvine, dedicated to connecting sustainability leaders (fellows) across generations, countries, and disciplines through the exchange of ideas and experiences related to all aspects of sustainability, and fostering engagement and research on the ground through the collaboration among fellows and like-minded organizations worldwide. Launched in 2011, the UCI Summer Seminar Series "Empowering Sustainability on Earth," co-hosted each July by the UCI Law CLEANR and UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society, presents a series of seminars for members of the next generation of leaders of global sustainability from over 70 countries around the world. The seminar talks are open to the public. For more information on Empowering Sustainability, please click here.