Upcoming Events

Apr. 26
Roadmap to Victory: Lessons from Winning at Trial by Deborah S. Chang and Helen Kim
6:00–7:30 p.m., EDU 1111

Join Deborah S. Chang and Helen Kim as they discuss lessons from winning at trial. Sponsored by OC Korean American Bar Association, OC Asian American Bar Association, California Employment Lawyers Association, Workplace Justice Advocates, and UCI Law Korea Law Center. RSVP to Richard Kim by April 10 at richkim223@gmail.com. Light refreshments provided. The event is eligible for 1 hour of MCLE credit. 

Apr. 26
Long Institute: The Clash of Capitalisms? Chinese Companies in the United States
1:00–2:00 p.m., LAW 3750

Professor Ji Li of Rutgers Law School is the presenter. Surging Chinese investment in the United States has generated intense debates, many of which revolve around two important yet under-explored questions. One, will Chinese companies engage in rampant noncompliance as in China or adapt to the U.S. institutional setting? Two, does state ownership in Chinese investors make a difference? 

Apr. 27
“The Vital Role of Nurses in Addressing Global Health Issues”: Prof. Goodwin
5:00–7:00 p.m. , Beckman Center, 100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617

Kimberly Baltzell, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director of the Center for Global Health School of Nursing at UCSF, will present the 8th Annual Suzanne Renee Leider Lecture of the UCI Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing. Following the lecture, Prof. Goodwin will join Dr. Baltzell for a discussion and audience Q&A of the critical work being done in Global Health, and the important role nurses play in human health around the world.

Apr. 27
Korea Law Center: Remembering Saigu 25th Anniversary of the L.A. Riots
5:00–7:30 p.m. , UCI Division of Continuing Education 2070

As part of Embrace Unity’s remembrance week commemorating the 25th anniversary of the LA Riots, the UCI Law Korea Law Center will host a forum where invited speakers and the audience will come together to remember Saigu, regarded as a watershed moment for many Korean Americans. Welcome remarks by UCI Law Vice Dean Charles Cannon, with panel discussion moderated by UCI Law Prof. Stephen Lee. The goal of the forum is to better understand the 1992 LA Riots and to facilitate dialogue between different groups and generations.

Apr. 27
Long Institute: Siam’s Twins and America’s Anti-Chinese Racism
3:30–4:50 p.m. , Humanities Instructional Building 110

Presented by Prof. Joseph Orser of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, this lecture considers how the examples of Siam’s twins and their mixed-race children provide insights into a tumultuous period of anti-Asian racism punctuated by Chinese exclusion. Seating is limited.

Apr. 28
CJRI: Practitioners and Scholars in Dialogue: What Do We Know About the Civil Justice System?
, UCI Law

Convened by the Civil Justice Research Institute (CJRI), this symposium will bring together legal scholars and practitioners to discuss current obstacles to access to justice and the state of research in the civil justice field.

May 5
Socio-Legal Studies Book Talk: Hillary Berk
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

Prof. Berk, Criminology Law and Society, will present The Legalization of Emotion: How Surrogacy Contracts Reproduce the Modern American Family. This event is part of the Socio-Legal Studies Workshop Book Talk series in which UC faculty 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 at nmccoy@law.uci.edu.

May 11
Prof. Hasen on The Past, Present and Future of American Elections
5:00 p.m., Northwestern University, University Hall, Room 122

Prof. Hasen will give the Keynote at the Annual Law in Motion Conference at Northwestern University, Center for Legal Studies. His talk “Race or Party, Party as Race, or Party All the Time: Three Uneasy Approaches to Conjoined Polarization in Redistricting and Voting Cases” discusses the emergence of what Bruce Cain and Emily Zhang term “conjoined polarization,” the overlapping of partisan and racial political identity, especially in the American South. Election law doctrine, which developed at a time when partisanship and racial identity did not overlap so neatly, has not caught up. Professor Hasen will present three potential approaches to conjoined polarization in redistricting and voting rights cases, and the problems with each approach.

May 12
2017 Public Service Award Dinner
6:30–9:00 p.m., Island Hotel, Newport Beach

The 2017 Public Service Award Honoree is The Honorable Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles. From the outset, public service has been at the core of the mission of UC Irvine School of Law. At this annual dinner, UCI Law honors individuals who exemplify the Law School's commitment to making society and the world a better place. Proceeds from the event provide scholarships for law students. Event details and RSVP here >

May 12-13
Class of 2012 Reunion
Various Times, Various Locations

UC Irvine School of Law hosts its first reunion, celebrating five years since the graduation of the Inaugural Class of 2012. Reunion festivities include a family barbeque in Aldrich Park, the UCI Law Public Service Award Dinner featuring honoree The Honorable Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, plus the Class of 2017 Commencement. Event details and RSVP here >

May 13
Commencement 2017
9:30 a.m., Aldrich Park at UC Irvine

Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017. The Honorable Alex Kozinski, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, will deliver the keynote address. Julie Hartlé of the Class of 2017 is the Graduate Speaker.

May 23
IEFV Research Colloquium
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., MPAA 420

This colloquium will feature presentations of the 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Grant Projects and 2016-17 Graduate Student Fellows. The event is open to the public.

Register for the event here > | Schedule and more details here >

Jul. 10
7th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review
10:30–12:00 p.m. , Irvine Barclay Theatre

This exciting and entertaining program reviews the Supreme Court’s key cases decided in the October 2016 term, with an all-star panel of Supreme Court practitioners, journalists, and academics. This year's panelists are: UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Hon. Leondra R. Kruger, Supreme Court of California, Prof. Leah Litman, UCI Law, Greg Stohr, Bloomberg, moderated by Prof. Rick Hasen.

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.

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.