Spring 2016 Events

Jan 12

Guest Speaker Series: Morgan Chu 
12:00–1:00 p.m, EDU 1111 

Morgan Chu, a partner at Irell & Manella LLP, is one of the nation’s most highly regarded intellectual property and trial attorneys, and one of the first Asian Americans to lead a major U.S. law firm.

Jan 14
CLEaR Film Discussion: American Denial 
Dinner 6:00 p.m., viewing and discussion 6:30 p.m., EDU 1131 

This viewing and discussion is hosted by the Center on Law, Equality and Race. For more information, to RSVP or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please email olweber@lawnet.uci.edu

Jan 20
Protecting the Rights of Chinese Workers: Emerging Legal Issues and Evolving Avenues for Redress 
3:00–4:30 p.m., LAW 3750 

A Public Lecture by Aaron Halegua, lawyer, consultant, and Research Fellow at both NYU Law School’s Center for Labor and Employment Law and U.S.-Asia Law Institute.
China’s rapid economic and social changes over the last few decades have fundamentally changed labor relations, including the legal problems faced by workers. Overdue wages, discrimination, industrial injuries, and unpaid social insurance premiums are all too common. This talk will discuss these problems and evaluate the evolving landscape of legal and other services available for addressing them. The presentation will conclude by examining some new proposed strategies for combatting these legal issues.

Jan 22-24
Freedom of Expression in a Changing World 
Friday, 4 p.m. | Saturday, 1:30 p.m. at UCI, UCI and USC 

The Forum for the Academy and the Public at UC Irvine is pleased to announce its 2016 conference, Freedom of Expression in a Changing World: What Cannot Be Said, which will take place January 22, 23 and 24 at UCI and USC. Timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, this conference will look at the changing parameters of freedom of expression in a rapidly shifting world. Events at UCI Law include a Cartoonists’ Roundtable at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, and a discussion of “The Law and the Changing Parameters of Free Expression,” featuring Prof. David Kaye and Dean Chemerinsky, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23. More details here >

Jan 22
Encroachment on Reproductive Rights: Rethinking Roe v. Wade 
11:15 a.m.–2:00 p.m., University Club Dining Room, UC Irvine 

On the 43rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, this Reproductive Justice Initiative Luncheon brings together legal and medical professionals, scholars, organizers, community leaders and voices to address the state of women’s reproductive and health care rights. Presented by the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy with a number of co-sponsors. Registration is $20 and includes lunch. Student registration is free if registered with university email address. Details & RSVP >

Jan 29
Global Justice Summit 2016 
Student Summit All Day, Speakers 3 p.m. Friday, Noon Saturday, UCI School of Law and UCI Student Center 

This annual event at UCI Law, created by students and advised by Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow, provides students the opportunity to negotiate a hypothetical conflict and draft a constitution or treaty. Prior to the two-day summit, students are trained on effective mediation and negotiation techniques, and on comparative constitutional analysis. During the simulation, students receive additional insight on current constitutional drafting issues or conflict resolution from prominent scholars in the field. These Guest Speaker sessions on Friday and Saturday, at UCI Student Center, are open to the public:

  • Friday, Jan. 29, 3 p.m.: Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of History, UC Irvine School of Humanities, on Politics and History of China Conflicts. RSVP here >
  • The Saturday guest speaker session has been canceled.
Jan 29
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Kevin Lerman 
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500 

Kevin Lerman will present “Amending Mitigating Role, Role Cap, and the Methamphetamine Enhancement Guidelines: Toward a More Just Federal Sentencing Regime for Drug Couriers and Mules.” 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 1
Experian/Jones Day Moot Court Finals 
3:30–5:30 p.m., UCI Student Center (Crystal Cove Auditorium) 

Esteemed judges for this final round are: Hon. Morgan Christen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Hon. Jennifer Walker Elrod, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and Hon. Patricia Ann Millett, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Questions presented: (1) Is Wisconsin’s Act 23, which implements a photo ID requirement for voters, unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment? (2) Does Wisconsin’s Act 23 violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act?

Feb 1
Long Institute Distinguished Lecture: James Fallows 
2:00–3:30 p.m., EDU 1111 

James Fallows, renowned writer and commentator on public radio, will present the 2016 John S. and Marilyn Long Institute Distinguished Lecture. Fallows has written 10 books, including two about China, Postcards from Tomorrow Square and China Airborne. He will present “Is It Time to Reassess Our Relationship With China?”

Feb 1
UCI Lunar New Year Festival 
3:30-6:30 p.m., Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza (between SSPB and Business School Starbucks) 

Join the UCI School of Social Sciences, School of Law, Paul Merage School of Business and Long US-China Institute in an Anteater celebration of the 2016 Lunar New Year!

  • 3:30 p.m. Street Festival | SBSG Plaza
    Guests will enjoy live cultural entertainment, eye-catching artistic demonstrations, elaborate costumes, origami workshops, and delicious food tastings and drink.
  • 4:00 p.m. Lion Dance/Parade | School of Law
    Beginning at the School of Law, the parade will pass in front of The Paul Merage School of Business and end at the Street Festival in SBSG Plaza.
  • 5:00 p.m. Formal Ceremonial Program | SBSG Plaza

Exclusive Admission to the Golden Monkey Lounge also available: Mingle and enjoy an intimate viewing of all the street festival activities, plus complimentary food and beverages. To reserve tickets for the Golden Monkey Lounge and Lunar Celebration, RSVP online. RSVP is required to secure your complimentary parking in the Social Science Parking Structure on the corner of Campus Drive and Stanford.

Feb 1
Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium 
4:30–6:30 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law, Room EDU 1111 

Tax policy is at the forefront of the political discourse in the United States. Corporate tax avoidance, IRS alleged targeting of political groups, and the administration of the Affordable Care Act through the Internal Revenue Code are just a few examples of the centrality of tax policy to the ...

Feb 2-5
Creativity, Innovation, and Legal Reform in Africa 
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.

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., Event Location 

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 18
CLEaR: Discussion on Social Movements with Hamid Khan 
6:00 p.m., LAW 3500 

Prof. Song Richardson will lead the discussion at this special Perspectives Reading Group event with Hamid Khan of Los Angeles Community Action Network. Dinner will be served. RSVP >

Feb 19
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Christina Chong 
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500 

Christina Chong (Law) will present “Who Should We Blame?”, an evaluation of casting discrimination under Title VII after Claybrooks v. ABC, Inc. and screenwriting practices as the real cause of a non-diverse Hollywood cast. 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.

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., UC Irvine School of Law, Room 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 WeinsteinRSVP 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 >

Feb 25
Medical Experimentation: Lessons Learned From Nuremburg To Tuskegee 
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500 

This presentation by Prof. Goodwin is part of the Center for Biotechnology Global Health Policy’s Matters of Health Colloquium Series. Students, staff, faculty and community members are welcome. Lunch is provided; please RSVP >

Feb 25
Guest Speaker: U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee 
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1131 

U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee, the daughter of immigrants from rural China, is the first Chinese-American woman to serve as an Article III federal court judge. In a recent notable opinion, Judge Gee ruled that federal detention centers holding children and their mothers caught crossing the border illegally failed to meet the minimum legal requirements for facilities housing children. Co-sponsored by APALSA. Please RSVP by Feb. 22 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Feb 25
Spatial Mobility in the Chinese Bureaucracy: Evidence and Implications for China’s Governance 
3:00–4:30 p.m., LAW 4700 

This Long Institute public lecture will be delivered by Xueguang Zhou, Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at Stanford University, where he is also the Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development and a Senior Fellow at Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Feb 25
CLEANR Environmental Literature & Film Series: This Changes Everything 
5:00 p.m., LAW 3500 

Co-sponsored with the Environmental Law Society, this series focuses on foundational works on a range of environmental, land use and natural resources topics. UCI faculty members, or the author of the work, when possible, will frame and lead the discussion about the work. In this provocative book, Naomi Klein tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth. Prof. Benjamin van Rooij will facilitate the discussion. RSVP >

Feb 26-27
West Coast Law and Society Retreat 
4:30 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Hotel Irvine and UC Irvine 

The purpose of the retreat will be threefold: (1) to discuss substantive questions emerging at the leading edges of the law and society field; (2) to discuss the state of the field as an academic discipline; and (3) to discuss the role of law and society scholarship in identifying and shaping dialogue around new legal challenges. We will be especially concerned with emerging challenges to our profession in a time of significant change in public and academic life. A number of UCI Law professors are involved.

Mar 1
Views By Two Series: OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and Prof. Song Richardson 
5:30–7:00 p.m., UCI SBSG 1517 

UCI Center for Psychology and Law presents this first event in the 2015-2016 Views By Two series. The series pairs a Center researcher with a prestigious practitioner to discuss hot topics in the field of psychology and law. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. Attendees can earn 1 MCLE credit.

Mar 8
Guest Speaker Series: Prof. Kaaryn Gustafson 
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111 

Prof. Gustafson, recognized nationally for her interdisciplinary research on the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic inequality, will present “Intersectionality and Activism.” Co-sponsored by the Women’s Law Society. Please RSVP by March 4 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Mar 9
Long Institute Lecture: The Limits of Political Institutionalization in China 
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., LAW 3500 

A public lecture by Susan Shirk, chair of the 21st Century China Program and research professor at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. Please RSVP here

Mar 10
CLEaR Distinguished Critical Race Theory Lecture By Angela Harris 
4:00–5:00 p.m. , EDU Room 1131 

Angela P. Harris is a Distinguished Professor of Law, Boochever and Bird Endowed Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom of Equality at UC Davis School of Law. She also founded and is Director of the Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies, a student-faculty initiative that promotes scholarship, teaching and learning, and public conversation on issues of race and ethnicity. RSVP online now »

Mar 11-12
2016 Food Equity Symposium: Establishing Equity in Our Food System 
8:45 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Friday / 8:45 a.m.–3:15 p.m. Saturday, EDU 1111 

This symposium posits that in an equitable food system, all people have access to sufficient healthy and culturally appropriate food, and no person or community suffers from a disproportional burden of food production impacts. Organized by Prof. Stephen Lee and coo-sponsored by the University of California Global Food Initiative. RSVP here.

Mar 11
IEFV Distinguished Lecture: Alisa Bierria 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Calit2 

The Initiative to End Family Violence Distinguished Lecture will feature Dr. Alisa Bierria, associate director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender and co-founder of INCITE! She will present “Black Women, Domestic Violence, and Paradoxical Space.” Free and open to the public; light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Details and registration here.

Mar 11
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Lee Cabatingan 
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., LAW 3500 

Lee Cabatingan (CLS) will present “The Construction of Authority at the Caribbean Court of Justice.” 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. 

Mar 16
Ballard Spahr LLP Mock Trial Spring 2016 Finals 
7:45 p.m., EDU 1121 

The team of Stephanie Johnson & Nicholas James face the team of Alex Ackel & Peter Ludlam in this Final Trial. Presiding Judge of Final Trial is U.S. District Court Judge Josephine Staton. This year’s competition features a criminal murder case. The State alleges that John Drath shot and killed Steppen Walker with a small caliber pistol after Mr. Drath learned that his 17-year old daughter was in a relationship with the 22-year old Mr. Walker. Mr. Drath has asserted a defense of not guilty by reason of insanity.

Mar 17
GLAS: Jordan Paust on “Human Rights Law as Law of the United States” 
12:00 noon, LAW 3500H 

Jordan Paust, Mike and Teresa Baker Law Center Professor of International Law at the Law Center of the University of Houston, is a scholar of international law, human rights, and national security law. He will discuss “Human Rights Law as Law of the United States.”

Mar 18
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Melissa Barragan 
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500 

Melissa Barragan (CLS) will present “Guns, Race, and Safety.” 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

Mar 22
Celebration of Books 
10:00–11:30 a.m., UCI Law Library 

The entire UCI Law Community is welcome to the Law Library’s Seventh Annual Celebration of Books. Join us in the Reading Room as we highlight the publications authored and co-authored by UCI Law faculty from March 2015 through March 2016. This year, we are honored to celebrate Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professors Michele Goodwin, Rick Hasen and Christopher Whytock.

Mar 23
Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture by Elizabeth Cabraser 
4:30–5:30 p.m., EDU 1131 

Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, is recognized as one of the foremost litigators in the United States. Under her leadership, Lieff Cabraser has become one of the country’s largest law firms serving clients seeking redress for financial and consumer fraud, anti-competitive practices, harmful drugs and products, and illegal employment practices. For nearly four decades, Ms. Cabraser has made sure that Lieff Cabraser remains dedicated to its core values.

Mar 24
Breaking Through The Glass Ceiling—The Business of Health and Beauty 
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500 

This presentation by Kay Napier, CEO of Arbonne International, is part of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy’s Matters of Health Colloquium Series. Students, staff, faculty and community members are welcome. Lunch is provided; please RSVP here > as space is limited.

Mar 28
Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium: Shu-Yi Oei 
4:30–6:30 p.m., EDU 1131 

Shu-Yi Oei, Hoffman F. Fuller Associate Professor of Tax Law at Tulane University Law School, will present "The Tax Lives of Uber Drivers: Evidence from Internet Discussion Forums," co-authored with Diane Ring, Boston College. 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.

Mar 30
Chancellor’s Professor Lecture by Kenneth W. Simons 
4:30–5:30 p.m. , EDU 1131 

Professor Simons is a leading scholar of tort law, criminal law, and law and philosophy who has served since 2014 as a Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement Third of Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons. He has published influential scholarship concerning assumption of risk and contributory negligence; the nature and role of mental states in criminal, tort and constitutional law; and negligence as a moral and legal concept. He has also explored such topics as bias crimes, corrective justice, the logic of egalitarian norms, mistake and impossibility in criminal law, and strict criminal liability.Chancellor’s Chairs are endowed positions awarded to a very small number of UC Irvine professors across the campus who demonstrate unusual academic merit. More about UC Irvine School of Law’s Chancellor’s Chair Professors >

Apr 1-3
2016 Baby Markets 10th Anniversary International Congress 
Various hours each day, Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach 

The Baby Markets International Congress celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Baby Markets Roundtable series founded by Prof. Michele Goodwin. The Congress will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, policy-makers, civil society advocates, journalists, activists and others to examine the myriad ways in which families are created, shaped, formed and regulated. Congress Schedule >

Apr 1-5
Reproductive Justice Film Festival 
Times vary, Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach & UCI University Club 

This event brings together Sundance and Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated directors and producers to showcase premier films that directly address women's lives. Sponsors include the Reproductive Justice Initiative, UCI Law and the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. Organized by Prof. Michele Goodwin.

Apr 1-2
Admitted Students Weekend 
All Day Friday and Saturday, UCI School of Law, School of Business 

Prospective members of the UCI Law Class of 2019 will spend two days on campus to meet students, faculty and staff, tour the Law School and visit classes. 

Apr 1
Judge Stephen Reinhardt and Ramona Ripston Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties by Judy Clarke 
4:30–5:30 p.m., Paul Merage School of Business Auditorium 

Judy Clarke is in private practice in San Diego, California. She has served as the Executive Director of Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington & Idaho and Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.; argued twice before the U.S. Supreme Court; and represented defendants in a number of high profile capital cases, including Susan Smith in Union, South Carolina; Theodore Kaczynski, charged as the “Unabomber”; Eric Robert Rudolph, charged with an abortion clinic bombing in Birmingham, Alabama; Jared Loughner, charged in the January 2011 shootings in Tucson, Arizona; and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Apr 4
Guest Speaker Series: Burt Neuborne 
12:00–1:00 p.m. , EDU 1111 

Burt Neuborne, founding legal director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, is one of the nation's foremost civil liberties lawyers, teachers and scholars. He has served as national legal director of the ACLU, special counsel to the National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund, and member of the New York City Human Rights Commission. Please RSVP by March 31 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Apr 5
Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law by Sherrilyn Ifill 
4:30–5:30 p.m., MPAA 430 

Sherrilyn Ifill is President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF). She will speak on “4-4: Lessons from the 1954-55 Supreme Court Term on the Consequences of a Divided Court.” Event details and RSVP >

Apr 5
CLEaR Perspectives Reading Group 
6:00–7:30 p.m., LAW 3500 

Students Jamila Benkato and Lauren Lystrup will lead a discussion on the topic “Reparations in the U.S.: Redressing Historical Injustices through Contemporary Law.” Click here to request a PDF of the readings. Presented by the Center on Law, Equality and Race.

Apr 6
Guest Speaker Series: Jean Su '12 
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111 

UCI Law alumna Jean Su is a staff attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. Previously she worked as a project finance associate focusing on renewable energy with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in Singapore and Los Angeles. Co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. Please RSVP by April 3 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Apr 8
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Melissa Barragan 
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500 

Melissa Barragan (CLS) will present "Instigating Violence: Illegal guns, criminalization and punishment."

The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch (12-1:15 p.m.) in the Law School (Room 3500H). 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.

Apr 11
Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium: Victor Fleischer 
4:30–6:30 p.m., EDU 1131 

Victor Fleischer, Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, will present “Alpha: Labor is the New Capital.” 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.

Apr 13
Guest Speaker Series: Erika Kelton & Claire Sylvia – Whistleblower Litigation 
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111 

Phillips & Cohen attorneys Erika Kelton and Claire Sylvia are two of the nation's leading lawyers specializing in representing whistle-blowers. Phillips & Cohen is one of the few law firms devoted exclusively to representing whistleblowers in cases brought under federal and state whistleblower reward programs. Please RSVP by April 10 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Apr 13
Pro Bono and Student Life Awards 
5:30 p.m., University Club 

Individual students, staff, faculty and student groups will be honored for their work on behalf of UCI Law and in Pro Bono Programs. All are welcome to attend and celebrate. Please RSVP by noon on April 11.

Apr 14
IEFV Survivor Series: Leslie Morgan Steiner 
5:30–8:00 p.m., UCI Student Center (Pacific Ballroom) 

The Initiative to End Family Violence Survivor Series will feature Leslie Morgan Steiner, New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love, presenting “From the Ivy League to a Gun at My Head: Inside the World of an Abuse Survivor.” Free and open to the public; book signing will take place before and after the talk. RSVP>

Apr 15
Southern California Clinical Scholarship Workshop 
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law 

This workshop is part of a series hosted by UCI Law's clinical faculty designed to bring together clinicians from California and beyond to pursue the following goals: Fostering critical thinking about clinical legal education through scholarship that is being produced by our ...

Apr 15
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Profs. Stephen Lee, Sameer Ashar, Jennifer Chacón & Susan Bibler Coutin 
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500 

Profs. Stephen Lee, Sameer Ashar and Jennifer Chacón (Law), and Susan Bibler Coutin (Law, CLS/Anthropology) will present “Navigating Liminal Legalities along Pathways to Citizenship: Immigrant Vulnerability and the Role of Mediating Institutions.” 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 >

Apr 18
Center for Psychology and Law Brown Bag with Prof. Goodwin 
12:00–1:00 p.m., UCI Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517 

The winter quarter installment of the Brown Bag Speaker Series, presented by the UCI Center for Psychology and Law, will feature Prof. Michele Goodwin, who will speak on “Teen Sex and Statutory Rape Law.” The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

Apr 19
“Domestic Violence and Dependency” featuring The Honorable Maria Hernandez & Professor Jane Stoever 
15:30–7:00 p.m., UCI Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517 

The second event in the UCI Center for Psychology and Law 2015-2016 Views By Two series, which pairs a Center researcher with a prestigious practitioner to discuss hot topics in the field of psychology and law. By providing both a researcher and practitioner viewpoint, we hope to start a dialogue that will bridge the gap between scientific research and policy. Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments, beer, and wine will be served during a reception following the event. RSVP here by April 17.

Apr 22
Environmental Governance and Management in the Arctic 
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. , The University Club at UC Irvine 

Building on a January 2015 conference on Arctic governance that was convened in collaboration with the UCI Newkirk Center; representatives from consulates of Canada, Norway, Sweden and Finland; and U.S. government officials, this roundtable will bring together national and international Arctic experts to discuss existing and emerging issues in Arctic marine governance. RSVP required for the public lunch event, "Why the Arctic Matters." Co-sponsored by the Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources.

Apr 22
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Profs. Song Richardson & Catherine Fisk 
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500 

Profs. Song Richardson and Catherine Fisk will present “Police Unions and Police Reform.” 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 >

Apr 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, Prof. Lee and José Padilla of California Rural Legal Assistance will speak Friday on “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
CLEANR Workshop Roundtable: Proposition 218 
11:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m., LAW - 3500 Conference Room (25) 

This half-day workshop roundtable will convene various leading thinkers to address water conservation challenges facing local governments in California, exploring the application of Proposition 218 and its potential effects on California water policy. Participants of this event will explore solutions to address: (1) stormwater funding, (2) conservation pricing, and (3) affordability, including the potential development of model local ordinances and recommendations for state water law and policy reform. 

May 18
U.S. Capital 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

Jun 9
CLEANR Workshop: Adaptive Management of Marine Protected Areas 
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., LAW 3500 

CLEANR is partnering up with UCI OCEANS and in discussions with various organizations to develop this roundtable. Roundtable participants will be able to compare the effectiveness of California’s regime to other jurisdictions, consider the goals of MPAs in light of shifting baselines, and assess the overall effectiveness of California’s overlapping, and often fragmented, regimes of marine governance. This event will bring together legal scholars and scientists from academia, government, industry, and non-profit organizations. 

Jul 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.

Jul 14
Child Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation: A Multidisciplinary Response 
10:00–11:30 a.m., EDU 1131 

The UCI Initiative to End Family Violence (IEFV) presents Dr. Jordan Greenbaum, Director of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children’s Global Child Health and Well Being Initiative, who will discuss child and adult sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. Dr. Jordan Greenbaum, Director of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children’s Global Child Health and Well Being Initiative, will discuss child and adult sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. Dr. Greenbaum will focus on risk factors, common indicators, and challenges to the identification of trafficked persons. Panelists will include key members of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force. More details & RSVP here >

Jul 14
Civil Law & Law School: Korean Education System for Legal Professions 
Lecture 4:00-5:00 p.m., reception follows, EDU 1131 

Presented by Dr. Kyuwan Kim, Dean and Professor, Korea University Law School. Dr. Kyuwan Kim has been a Professor at Korea University School of Law since 2003. His research is focuses on civil law and he specializes in teaching contract law, torts and property law. Professor Kim has also worked for the Revision Committee for the Act of Condominiums since 2011, and has served as Committee Chair since 2015. In addition, he is Deputy Chairman of the Korean Civil Procedure Association and the Korean Comparative Law Association. RSVP here>For more information or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact mgermain@law.uci.edu or (949) 824-5335.

Jul 18
UCI Joint 2016 Veteran Talent Reintegration Conferences 
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom 

The UCI Joint 2016 Veteran Talent Reintegration Conferences are a joint university and OC community effort that seeks to help Veterans transition to civilian industries. Three sessions are scheduled: July 18, October 4 and October 20. This first session, “Veteran Talent Recruitment & Retention Bootcamp for HR Professionals,” will assist employers to increase success of their Veteran recruitment and retention programs; address stigmas; understand Veteran health issues including PTSD; learn relevant laws, employer awards, and challenges to retention; hear best practices directly from companies successfully utilizing Veteran talent; discover helpful community resources available to Veterans. Conference details here >