Fall 2016 Events

Aug 17-19
Class of 2019 Orientation
All day each day, UC Irvine School of Law and Merage School of Business

The annual three-day Orientation at UCI Law introduces incoming studemts to classmates, faculty and other members of the law school family.  It is also the beginning of the new students’ legal education, with a substantive program that will form the basis for a terrific experience here.  All three days of Orientation are mandatory for all first year J.D. students. Full details here >

Aug 24
Guest Speaker: Stefanie Wilson, Animal Legal Defense Fund
12:00–1:00 p.m, EDU 1111

Stefanie Wilson assists Animal Legal Defense Fund with its cases and projects as a litigation fellow. Before joining ALDF, Stefanie clerked for the Honorable Harry T. Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  She graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Irvine School of Law (’14). While in law school, Stefanie participated in the National Animal Law Moot Court Competition and was founder and president of its Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapter. Stefanie earned her M.S. in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and her B.A. in biological anthropology from Harvard University.

Stefanie focuses on areas where the interests of animal protection intersect with other social justice issues. She will discuss how animal advocates (and aspiring animal advocates) can form common cause with people who are passionate about the environment, workers' rights/human rights, and freedom of speech and the media. Please RSVP here by August 2 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Aug 26
Legal Pluralism Symposium
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., LAW 3500

The objective of this workshop is to facilitate a dialogue between North America-based scholars working in the field of legal pluralism. The meeting will bring together an interdisciplinary group of experts to explore topics in non-state law and its relation to the state, based on working papers of the participants. Organized by Prof. Janine Ubink under the aegis of the Commission on Legal Pluralism and UC Irvine School of Law.

Aug 26
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: The Imperial Serologist and Punitive Self-Harm: Bloodstains and Legal Pluralism in British India
12:00-1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch. This session will feature Mitra Sharafi from University of Wisconsin Law School. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy at nmccoy@law.uci.edu. Under the aegis of the Commission on Legal Pluralism and UC Irvine School of Law.

Sep 1
Guest Speaker: Gerald Chaleff, Constitutional Policing
12:00-1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Gerald Chaleff served as special assistant for constitutional policing and bureau chief to the LAPD Chief of Police from 2003 until his retirement in 2014. He oversaw the Department's implementation of the Consent Decree with the US Department of Justice. He is a nationally-recognized expert in criminal defense in both state and federal courts, and has been elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Chancery Club. Please RSVP by August 28 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Sep 7
Guest Speaker: Kristen Nelson, Colorado Public Defender
12:00-1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Colorado Public Defender Kristen Nelson will speak about her role in representing James Holmes, who was convicted of murdering 12 people and injuring 70 others at a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Please RSVP by September 4 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Sep 7
IP & High Technology Consortium Update
4:30–6:00 p.m., MPAA Executive Commons

Dean Chemerinsky will host a Meet-n-Greet for Intellectual Property & High Technology Consortium members and law student scholarship recipients.  In addition, the Dean will provide an update on the activities planned for 2016-17 academic year and discuss IP faculty scholarship and events.

Sep 8
Guest Speaker: Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
5:30–9:30 p.m., EDU 1131

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) at UCI Law, in collaboration with other law school chapters, hosts a speaker event featuring the first full-time animal cruelty prosecutor in the nation, Bob Ferber, and Prof. Thomas Kelch from Whittier Law School. Join us for a night of mingling, and discussing animals and the law that protects them.

Sep 9-10
GLAS: Constitution-Making as Transnational Practice
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. / Saturday 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., LAW 3500

Hosted by the The Center on Globalization, Law, and Society (GLAS) Co-hosted by the ABF’s Center on Law and Globalization, this conference/symposium will bring together leading scholars and policymakers from the United States, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and South Asia on constitution making. They will address the actors, networks, norms and processes in constitution making from a transnational and comparative perspective, examining constitution making in every region of the world. Details >

Sep 14
Guest Speaker: Joan Biskupic, Supreme Court Journalist
12:00–1:00 p.m, EDU 1111

Joan Biskupic has covered the Supreme Court for twenty-five years and has written several books on the judiciary, including Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice (2014) and American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (2009),  and Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice.  She currently is editor in charge for legal affairs at Reuters News. Before joining Reuters in 2012, she was the Supreme Court reporter for The Washington Post and for USA Today. She is a regular panelist on PBS’s Washington Week with Gwen Ifill. Ms. Biskupic is a graduate of Georgetown law school.  She earned her B.A. degree in Journalism from Marquette University, and her M.A. degree in English from the University of Oklahoma. Please RSVP here by September 11 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Sep 20
CLEaR Perspectives Reading Group: "Cultural Appropriation and Language Sensitivity"
7:00–8:30 p.m., LAW 3750
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 concerns or importance to marginalized groups, focusing on a particular issue or demographic group at each meeting. This session is facilitied by BLSA, LLSA, NALSA, and APALSA board members, with short readings from each.
Sep 22
CBGHP: Chicago Town Hall on Gun Violence and Vulnerable Populations
6:00–8:00 p.m., University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

The Initiative for Studying Gun Violence and Trauma is a national task force focused on expanding awareness, discourse, and public policy on gun violence trauma. Assembled under the aegis of UCI Law’s Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, the task force features a diverse collaboration of lawyers, scholars, physicians, psychologists, and advocates committed to initiating, sustaining, and acting upon this critical discourse. The Initiative will host three town hall meetings across the country during the 2016-2017 academic year, starting in Chicago Sept. 22, 2016. This first town hall meeting focuses on how gun violence and trauma uniquely impact vulnerable communities, including racial minorities, children, the homeless, and individuals with mental disabilities.

Sep 22
GLAS: Tim Sellers on "Law, Reason, and Emotion"
12:00–1:00 p.m., LAW 3500
GLAS visiting scholar and Regents Professor of the University System of Maryland, Tim Sellers, will present a paper entitled “Law, Reason, and Emotion.” This discussion considers law, reason, emotion, justice, legitimacy and effectiveness as they relate to one another and to the power and purposes of law. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to centers@law.uci.edu.
Sep 27
Guest Speaker Series: Judge Andrew Guilford
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Judge Andrew Guilford was nominated and confirmed to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California in 2006. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from UCLA, and his J.D. from UCLA School of Law. After graduation he joined the Costa Mesa office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton where he specialized in business litigation, including professional liability, intellectual property, finance, and unfair competition cases. In addition to having been president of the State Bar, and before that the Orange County Bar Association, Judge Guilford served as a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, as an arbitrator and judge pro tem in the Orange County Superior Court, a member of the Judicial Council task force on self-represented litigants and the state Supreme Court’s task force on multi-jurisdictional practice. He is a founding officer of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers of Orange County, and past president of the Public Law Center, Orange County’s pro bono, public interest law office. Please RSVP to guarantee that lunch will be ordered for you.

Sep 28
28 Guest Speaker Series: Professor Hasen presents "Rigged, Hacked, or Stolen? Myths and Realities About Election 2016"
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Richard L. Hasen is Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at UC Irvine. He is a nationally recognized expert in election law and campaign finance regulation, is co-author of a leading casebook on election law, and he writes the often-quoted Election Law Blog, which the ABA Journal named to its “Blawg 100 Hall of Fame” in 2015. His newest book, Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections, was published in 2016 by Yale University Press. Please RSVP here to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Sep 30
IEFV Speaker: Crime Logic, Campus Sexual Assault, and Restorative Justice
3:00–4:30 p.m., EDU 1111

The UCI Initiative to End Family Violence (IEFV) presents Donna Coker, J.D., M.S.W. Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law. The Obama Administration, spurred by student activism, has brought an unprecedented focus to the problem of campus sexual assault, including establishing aggressive Department of Education (DOE) Title IX guidance and enforcement. The framing of sexual violence as a civil rights matter under Title IX provides a welcome departure from the crime-centered approach to gender violence that has dominated the US response for more than two decades. There are, however, significant limitations to the models encouraged by the DOE. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments available at 2:30 p.m. Parking is $10 in the Social Science Parking Structure.

Sep 30
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Policing Skid Row
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

Natalie Pifer, from UCI’s Department of Criminology Law and Society, will present “Policing Skid Row.” The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets select Fridays over lunch. Lunch will be provided, and all interested Law faculty, faculty from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy at nmccoy@law.uci.edu. More about the Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: http://clsc.soceco.uci.edu/pages/socio-legal-studies-workshop

Oct 4
Guest Speaker Series: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky's Supreme Court Preview
12:00–1:00 p.m, EDU 1111
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will present his annual preview of the upcoming Supreme Court term. Please RSVP here by September 30 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you. LIVESTREAM here >
Oct 4
Dancing the Carceral Creep: The Feminist Anti-Domestic Violence Movement and the Paradoxical Pursuit of Criminalization
5:30–7:00 p.m., EDU 1131

Mimi Kim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach, presents the The UCI Initiative to End Family Violence (IEFV) Distinguished Lecture on “Dancing the Carceral Creep: The Feminist Anti-Domestic Violence Movement and the Paradoxical Pursuit of Criminalization.” The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments available at 5:00 p.m. Parking is $10 in the Social Science Parking Structure. RSVP here >

Oct 7
Race and Policing: Defining the Problem and Developing Solutions
8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., UCI Student Center

Repeated instances of police violence against people of color raise serious questions about the impact of race and policing. The symposium will bring together leading scholars and innovative practitioners to define the problem, identify challenges, and discuss possible solutions to this persistent issue. Speakers include LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and UCI Law professors Mario Barnes, Jennifer M. Chacón, Dean Chemerinsky, Michele Goodwin, Kaaryn Gustafson, Song Richardson, and Henry Weinstein. This symposium coincides with the anticipated launch of the UCI Institute for Policing in Society (IPS). RSVP Here >

Oct 13
IEFV Lecture: The Neurobiology of Trauma
12:00–1:30 p.m. , EDU 1131

The UCI Initiative to End Family Violence (IEFV) presents Mandy K. Mount, Ph.D., Director of UCI Campus Assault Resources & Education (CARE). When a person is exposed to situations that induce fear or perceived inescapability, a complex system of brain-body responses are activated to support survival. This discussion of trauma-related neurobiology will offer important information to support survivor healing, increase understanding and social support, and result in enhanced handling of cases involving interpersonal violence. The event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. Parking is $10 in the Social Science Parking Structure. Details and RSVP >

Oct 17
ADRS Lecturer: Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Alternative Dispute Resolution Society (ADRS) is hosting its first guest speaker! UCI Law Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow will speak about the importance of alternative dispute resolution and negotiation skills in the legal profession.

Oct 19-22
2016 World Indigenous Law Conference
Schedule TBA, The Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering, 100 Academy Drive, Irvine, CA 92617
The World Indigenous Law Conference is held every two years and will be hosted in October in North America for the first time. This international forum, “Rights, Responsibilities & Resilience: An International Discourse on Indigenous Peoples’ Jurisprudence” aims to gather Indigenous lawyers, practitioners, academics and those interested in furthering their understanding of issues facing Indigenous Peoples. This third such international law convening will focus on Indigenous Peoples’ legal issues, rights and strategies. Details and Registration >
Oct 20
Guest Speaker Series: Franky Carrillo, Justice Advocate for Death Penalty Focus
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111
Franky Carrillo spent nearly 20 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. He was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1992 and was not exonerated until 2011, when the Los Angeles Superior Court reversed his conviction and ordered his release. Franky now serves as a Justice Advocate for the non-profit organization, Death Penalty Focus, through which he shares with the public his firsthand experience of the criminal justice system. Delayed nearly 20 years by his wrongful conviction, Franky is also now pursuing a college degree, having enrolled at Loyola Marymount University. In his talk, Franky will share his personal story of wrongful conviction and will discuss the very real risks of incarcerating, and even executing, innocent people. Please RSVP by October 17 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you. 
Oct 20
Populism in an Angry Age: Recent Developments in Africa, Europe, and Across the Globe
5:00–6:30 p.m., Humanities Gateway 1800

Prof. Arewa is a panelist at this Forum for the Academy and the Public pop-up conversation that will focus on the impact of new and old forms of populism, nationalism, and xenophobia. The discussion will be globally minded, as interrelated forces are affecting all parts of the world, including the United States. Speakers will zero in, though, on violence and struggles for change in varied parts of Africa and on developments in Europe in the wake of the Nice attacks and the Brexit vote. This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.

Oct 21
SOCIO-LEGAL WORKSHOP: Prof. DiMento: Is there Environmental Law in the Arctic? A Case Study of Evolving Legal Forms
12:00–1:15 p.m, LAW 3500

The Socio-Legal studies workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets select Fridays over lunch. Lunch is provided. All interested faculty, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy at nmccoy@law.uci.edu.

Oct 23
Public Interest Law Fund 2016 5K
8:45 a.m. check-in, 9:30 a.m. race start,, UCI Anteater Plaza
Join the School of Law students, staff, faculty, and family and friends of UCI Law for our fourth annual PILF 5K race. The UCI Public Interest Law Fund (PILF) events raise money to enable current and future UCI Law students to commit to summer positions at organizations focused on providing services for traditionally under-represented communities. Proceeds from this event will provide stipends to students who accept non-paying, full-time public interest jobs this summer. 
Oct 26
Perspectives Reading Group: Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics
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. Discussion of the book, Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics, by Marie Gottschalk will be led by Professor Jennifer Chacón. 

Oct 27
Environmental Law Society Book Discussion: Merchants of Doubt
5:00–7:00 p.m., LAW 3500

UCI Law’s Environmental Law Society hosts a book discussion on Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. The discussion will be moderated by UCI Law Professor Michael Robinson-Dorn. The discussion will focus on science-denial and the role it has played in our current election cycle. Possible subtopics include climate denial, the relationships of our major parties with science, and ways in which we, as lawyers and academics, can help increase transparency with regards to the relationship between science and our political system. Anyone interested in learning and talking about the relationship between the law, our environment, and our current state of political affairs is welcome to attend. Co-Sponsored by CLEANR and Newkirk Center for Science and Society. To RSVP and for questions, email Calvin Bryne at calvinbryne@gmail.com 

Oct 27
Guest Speaker Series: Denise LeBoeuf, Director of ACLU's John Adams Project
12:00–1:00 p.m, EDU 1111

Denise (Denny) LeBoeuf is the director of the ACLU's John Adams Project, assisting in the defense of the capitally charged Guantánamo detainees. Previously, she served as the director of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project, which works toward the end of the death penalty by supporting repeal and reform with public education, advocacy and targeted litigation. She has been a capital defender for over 20 years, representing persons facing death at trial and in post-conviction in state and federal courts, and she teaches and consults with capital defense teams nationally. LeBoeuf earned her J.D. from Tulane University and a B.A. from Hunter College.

Please RSVP here by October 24 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you. 

Oct 27
Sex, Women & Politics: Anita Hill & Clarence Thomas 25 Years Later
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. Please RSVP to make sure that lunch is ordered for you. 
Oct 28
CLEaR: What is the Future of Asian American Activism?
12:00–1:00 p.m, EDU 1131

Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial minority population in the country. Much of this growth stems from migration. Recent studies show that three out of four Asian Americans were born outside of the United States and that more migrants come to the United States from Asia and the Pacific Islands than from any other part of the  world. What does this rapid growth mean for where they will align themselves on public policies like affirmative action? To what extent are Asian Americans joining other groups and to what extent are they striking out on their own? In short: where will Asian Americans position themselves in the U.S. hierarchy? This talk will feature Professor Jennifer Lee and Professor Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, both experts on Asian American communities, who will address this question. It will be moderated by UCI law student, The-An Hoang-Nguyen, with introductory remarks by UCI Law Professor Stephen Lee. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to centers@law.uci.edu.

Oct 28
IP and Human Rights Symposium
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law
Enjoyment of health, of culture, and of personal expression are among the fundamental entitlements of all people, recognized by international instruments on human rights. The exclusive rights conferred by intellectual property law may help secure and foster such benefits. Yet exclusive rights may also restrict access these benefits. This conference brings together experts on the law of intellectual property and the law of fundamental human rights in order to explore and clarify the complex interplay of these fields. 
Oct 28
Poverty and Inequality in California
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering
Among the most compelling unsolved problems facing the State of California are the persistence of unacceptable levels of childhood poverty and the growing gap between inequality and the effectiveness of programs aimed at poverty alleviation. Led by Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation director Professor Richard Matthew and UCI Law Professor Robert Solomon, this day-long program at the Beckman Center has a goal of identifying imperatives for action. Keynote address by Dr. Caroline Danielson, co-author of the 2016 PPIC Report, Income Inequality and the Safety Net in California. Featuring roundtable discussions and panels of faculty and community leaders from across California. Presented by the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, the UCI School of Social Ecology, the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, Towards a Sustainable 21stCentury, and the UCI School of Law. 
Nov 1
Congressional Briefing on Gun Violence and Trauma
12 noon ET, U.S. Congress
The Initiative for Studying Gun Violence and Trauma is a national task force focused on expanding awareness, discourse, and public policy on gun violence trauma. Assembled under the aegis of the University of California, Irvine School of Law’s Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, the task force features a diverse collaboration of lawyers, scholars, physicians, psychologists, and advocates committed to initiating, sustaining, and acting upon this critical discourse. The Congressional Briefing underscores the importance of educating lawmakers and expanding awareness, discourse, and public policy on gun violence, policing, and trauma, particularly as it relates to how gun violence impacts low-income communities throughout the U.S. In just the past 14 years, firearm deaths accounted for over 470,000 fatalities, making death by firearm the second-leading cause of all violence-related deaths in our nation. Are lawmakers paying sufficient attention to these issues? Participants will offer recommendations for pathways forward. 
Nov 1
Washington D.C. Town Hall on Gun Violence and Trauma: Policing & Training
6:00–8:00 p.m. ET, National Press Club
The Initiative for Studying Gun Violence and Trauma  is a national task force focused on expanding awareness, discourse, and public policy on gun violence trauma. Assembled under the aegis of UCI Law’s Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, the task force features a diverse collaboration of lawyers, scholars, physicians, psychologists, and advocates committed to initiating, sustaining, and acting upon this critical discourse. The Initiative will host three town hall meetings across the country during the 2016-2017 academic year. This town hall meeting features a discussion on policing, police violence, and training. It will highlight the privatization of law enforcement agencies, looking particularly at the fiscal structures that underlie, and at times demand, high risk policing practices. 
Nov 1
Guest Speaker Series: Judge George H. King
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Judge George H. King is coming to UCI Law to speak about his experiences as an Asian American in the capacity of a judge, a private practitioner, and a government official. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California before returning back to private practice, and also acted as a hearing examiner for the Los Angeles Police Commission. He became a magistrate judge for the Central District of California, was nominated and confirmed to be a District Court Judge in the same district, and served as Chief Judge for four years. This event is co-sponsored by APALSA. Please RSVP here to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you. 

Nov 4
Conference: Identifying, Understanding and Breaking The Cycle of Generational Violence
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center

UCI Initiative to End Family Violence (IEFV) is a co-sponsor of this conference, which will highlight the effects of family violence and selecting smart strategies to combat harm, as it occurs through all stages of life, from fetus to elder adult. The conference’s keynote speaker, Dr. Linda Chamberlain, Ph.D., is a renowned expert on the impact of early trauma throughout the lifespan. Other topics will include: (1) Sorting Out the Legal Tools & Resources, Civil, Family, Juvenile and Criminal; (2) Elder and Dependent Adult Issues; (3) Veterans and Their Families; and (4) Effective Treatment of Batterers: Are We Being Successful? The day will close with an inspirational keynote message delivered by a family violence survivor. This event is approved for 6.0 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UC Irvine School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider.

Nov 7
Diversity in Legal Academia: Visiting Scholar Meera E. Deo
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Social Ecology II 2372

While only 7% of legal academics are women of color, few scholars have investigated how this disparity may affect legal education. Professor Meera E. Deo, J.D., Ph.D., will initiate this conversation by presenting findings from her Diversity in Legal Academia (DLA) project. Professor Deo is a Visiting Scholar at UC Irvine School of Law, currently on research leave from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. 

RSVP here by Nov. 2. Presented by UCI Criminology, Law and Society. 
Nov 10
Race, Sex & The 2016 Election
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. Please RSVP to make sure that lunch is ordered for you. 

Nov 15
Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law by Pamela S. Karlan
4:30–5:30 p.m., EDU 1131
Nov 17
Guest Speaker Series: Dan Grunfeld, Stacy Horth-Neubert and David Lash - Pro Bono
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Dan Grunfeld of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Stacy Horth-Neubert, of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and David Lash, of O’Melveny & Myers, will present a panel and answer questions about how their law firms do pro bono work. Please RSVP to guarantee that lunch will be served for you. Please RSVP here to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you. 

Nov 17
IEFV Writing Workshop by Michele Weldon
12:30–2:30 p.m., UCI Social Ecology 1, Room 112

The UCI Initiative to End Family Violence presents a workshop on “Owning The Power of Your Story: Discovering Tools for Writing The Truth,” presented by Michele Weldon. In this interactive workshop on the sanctity of authentic narrative, you will learn tools and strategies for telling your personal story, whether for publication as essay or memoir, or for your personal clarity. Award-winning author, journalist and emerita faculty in journalism at Northwestern University Michele Weldon will offer useful strategies for uncovering your own story. In the evening, Weldon will present a lecture on “Dispelling the Myths of Domestic Violence and Embracing Solutions.” More details about the full day of events here >

More details about the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence at endfamilyviolence.uci.edu >

Nov 17
IEFV Survivor Series Lecture: Michele Weldon on Dispelling the Myths of Domestic Violence and Embracing Solutions
6:00–7:30 p.m., Beckman Center

A survivor of domestic violence, author and journalist Michele Weldon will present a lecture addressing the cultural myths that surround victims and perpetrators and what we can all do to not only shift awareness but to work towards eliminating violence against women, children and men. Reception and Book-signing will immediately follow the lecture. Weldon will also present a workshop earlier in the day on “Owning The Power of Your Story: Discovering Tools for Writing the Truth.” For RSVP and details about the workshop and lecture, plus more information about Weldon, go to the IEFV event page: http://endfamilyviolence.uci.edu/event/initiative-end-family-violence-michele-weldon-workshop-lecture/

Nov 18
Rocky Flats: Causes of Action
1:00–5:00 p.m., Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering
The Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility just northwest of Denver, CO, has been the epicenter of some of the longest-running civil litigation in U.S. history. From its opening in the early 1950s until its closure four decades later, the plant was the site of multiple plutonium fires, extensive contamination by radioactive materials and ultra-hazardous waste, an unprecedented raid by the FBI, and a cleanup operation of over ten years and $7 billion. At the heart of the multiple, decades-long civil actions surrounding Rocky Flats is the question of whether the government’s national security demands can supersede the duty of care it is entrusted to maintain for its citizens and natural environment. These conflicts will be explored through presentations by lead counsel in four landmark cases. Event details, speakers list and online RSVP here >
Nov 19-20
Native Nations Protecting Coastal Land and Waters in California
All day Saturday and Sunday, EDU 1111
This two-day convening will aim to strengthen relationships among, and government-to-government consultation between, Native Nations and the California Coastal Commission, the California Coastal Conservancy, NOAA, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, by building the capacity of Native Nations and Indigenous leaders to advance Tribal coastal and marine protection goals. It will focus on strategies to achieve community-identified goals relating to Tribal sovereignty and environmental justice and the development of effective, up-to-date state and federal coastal marine preservation and management policies. 
Dec 4
Class of 2016 Swearing In Ceremony
1:00–3:00 p.m., UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom D
Members of the Class of 2016, along with their family and friends, are invited to attend UCI Law’s annual swearing-in ceremony. Judge Charles Margines will administer the state bar oath, and Judge Andrew Guilford will administer the federal bar oath. RSVP here >
Dec 7
Korea Law Center: A Comparative Constitutional Law Conversation
5:00 p.m., EDU 1111
UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Chaihark Hahm of Yonsei University will discuss constitutional law issues in the United States and Korea. This program is hosted by the UCI Korea Law Center and the Orange County Korean American Bar Association (KABA). This event, partnered with UCI Global Engagement, is open to the public. A light reception will follow. To RSVP, please contact Mary Germain at mgermain@law.uci.edu
Dec 9
Tensions of Transparency: Open Government Laws in Land Use Regulation
8:00–5:00 p.m., Law 3500
Dec 12
CERLP: Milan Markovic and Gabriele Plickert on "Attorney Careers After the Recession: Evidence from the Texas Lawyers Study"
12:00–1:00 p.m., LAW 3500
Led by UCI Law Profs. Bryant Garth and Ann Southworth, the Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession (CERLP) is committed to empirical research and public engagement on issues relating to the legal profession. Building on the strengths of UCI Law faculty, the center plays an important role in connecting the law school, UC Irvine, and local, regional, national and global communities of lawyers and scholars interested in the future of the legal profession. 
Milan Markovic is Associate Professor of Law at Texas A & M University School of Law, and Gabriele Plickert is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona. They will present preliminary findings of a study of various cross-sectional and life course aspects of the legal profession in Texas. Professors Markovic and Plickert received over 10,000 responses from lawyers of different practice settings, ages, gender and firm size. RSVP here >