Upcoming Events

Feb. 2–5
Creativity, Innovation, and Legal Reform
Event times vary, Los Angeles and UC Irvine
The Center for African Business, Law & Entrepreneurship (CABLE) at UC Irvine School of Law will bring a group of directors, producers, and actors in Nigeria’s film and television industry to Southern California for a week of events, including meetings in Los Angeles with participants in the television and film industry, a workshop in Irvine that will focus on discussing future paths for the Nigerian film and television industry, and the Africa Innovation 2016 conference, which will highlight Nollywood as an innovative sector in Africa. Event details >
Feb. 5
CLEaR: Author Meets Readers: Normal Life by Dean Spade
12:00–2:00 p.m., LAW 3750

Dean Spade, Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law, will discuss the newly revised and expanded edition of the book, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law (Duke University Press, 2015). Professor Spade teaches classes related to sexual orientation and gender identity law and law and social movements and has published extensively on issues of law and injustice. Hosted by the Center on Law, Equality and Race.

Feb. 6
CLEaR Perspectives Afternoon at the Theater: Clybourne Park
2:00 p.m., UC Irvine Robert Cohen Theatre
The Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEaR) invites students, faculty and others to a viewing of the UCI School of the Arts production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, followed by a post-show discussion. Purchase tickets here >
Feb. 8
Plutocrats United Book Talk
4:00–6:00 p.m., EDU 1131

Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections, is the new book by election law Professor Rick Hasen. Prof. Hasen will discuss the book, and Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will provide commentary. Audience Q & A and book signing will follow. RSVP is required by Monday, Feb. 1Livestream also available >

Feb. 11
Medical Experimentation: Lessons Learned from Nuremburg to Tuskegee
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

Prof. Michele Goodwin is the presenter at this session of the Matters of Health Colloquium Series, an interdisciplinary colloquium series that examines the complex and sometimes controversial issues that arise in health, bioethics, and biotechnology. Part of the public outreach of the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy, the series is open to students, staff, faculty, and community members. Lunch is provided; please RSVP in advance. Details & RSVP here >

Feb. 11
Initiative To End Family Violence (IEFV) Distinguished Lecture
12:00–1:30 p.m, UCI Student Center, Doheny A
Dr. Kerry Burnight, Clinical Professor, Family Medicine, UCI School of Medicine, will present “What I Learned from Tackling 1,000 Cases of Elder Abuse.” This event is free and open to the public. Light lunch served at 11:30 a.m. RSVP here >
Feb. 11
Implementation of Exclusionary Rule in China: Challenges and Possible Solutions
3:00–4:30 p.m., LAW 3750

This Long Institute Lecture is presented by Zhiyuan Guo, Professor of Law at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing, where she specializes in Criminal Procedure, Evidence, International Human Rights Law and Law and Society Studies.

Feb. 12
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Eulalie Laschever
12:00–1:15 p.m. , LAW 3500

Eulalie Laschever (Sociology) will present “State-Level Political Priorities of National Gun Control and Gun Rights Organizations after Sandy Hook.” The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays; lunch will be provided. All interested faculty members, law students and graduate students are welcome. RSVP >

Feb. 20
UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition
All Day, UCI Paul Merage School of Business

The 2016 UCI Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition is an innovative, collaborative competition that presents a new and challenging, real-world, interdisciplinary “negotiations problem” for graduate students in law, business, and bioscience, with an emphasis on using cutting-edge stem cell technology in the business context. The day begins with a breakfast panel composed of professionals who describe how multi-discipline groups within the company interact to solve business problems. After a full day of negotiations, the event concludes with an Awards Dinner at the University Club. More details to come.

Feb. 22
The Supreme Court and the 2016 Elections
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

UCI Law Professor Rick Hasen and Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC), a conservative D.C. think tank, will offer perspectives on the Supreme Court and the 2016 elections. The event will be moderated by UCI Law professor Henry Weinstein. RSVP by Feb. 19 to reserve your seat. Lunch will be provided. Livestream also available >

Feb. 22
Tax Law and Policy Colloquium: Quasi-Public Spending on Quasi-Public Goods
4:30–6:30 p.m., EDU 1131
Jake Brooks, Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, presents his article. Tax practitioners, faculty from outside the Law School, and anyone with a keen interest in tax policy are welcome to attend. Organized by Prof. Omri Marian, this colloquium differentiates itself by strongly emphasizing such tax issues of current relevance as corporate tax avoidance, IRS alleged targeting of political groups, and the administration of the Affordable Care Act through the Internal Revenue Code. Leading tax scholars and tax-policy experts are invited 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 are required to draft short response essays, which are shared with the presenters. MCLE credits offered for tax practitioners who attend. Full colloquium schedule and RSVP here >