Spring 2017 Events

Jan 13

Enhancing Coordination and Integrating Water Quality Protection in California's Marine Protected Areas
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG) 1517

Against the backdrop of California’s ongoing assessment of its MPA network, this roundtable builds on a June 2016 scoping session and convenes experts and practitioners to explore the goals of MPAs in dynamic conditions, opportunities to overcome regulatory fragmentation in water quality monitoring, and the lessons of MPA collaboratives in promoting coordination. This CLEANR Workshop Roundtable is developed in partnership with UCI OCEANS and working with state and local entities.

Jan 13

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Nick Marantz
12:00–1:15 p.m., Law 3500

Nick Marantz, Planning, Policy & Design, will present “Redevelopment in California, 1945-1988: From "slum" clearance to tax revenue capture.”  The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch (12-1:15 pm) 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)

Jan 14
Martin Luther King Jr. Teach-In & Training: Mobilizing for Justice in the Post-Election Era
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law

This event is an opportunity for UC Irvine School of Law faculty, staff, students, alumni, and local attorneys to come together to discuss the potential effects of a new presidential administration on a variety of legal practices. This will be a discussion as well as a call to action for those interested in the potential effects of the election on Civil and Reproductive Rights; Criminal Justice; Education; Employment and Labor Law; Environmental Law; and Immigration. Training will be provided for attorneys wishing to provide pro bono legal representation to individuals who are detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in their bond hearings. Additional training for attorneys wishing to provide pro bono representation may also be provided. RSVP for specific sessions here >

Jan 17

2017 Dr. Joseph L. White Lecture by Prof. Michele Goodwin
6:00 p.m., Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium

As part of UCI’s weeklong Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, Prof. Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, will deliver the 2017 Dr. Joseph L. White Lecture, speaking on “Intersectionality & Coalition-Building.” The lecture is dedicated to and named after the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in Child Psychology. Dr. White began his professional career at California State University of Long Beach (CSULB). He was recruited to University of California, Irvine in 1967 to teach in the field of Psychology, Psychiatry and Comparative Culture. At UCI, Dr. White had an instrumental role in the establishment of the Counseling Center, and the creation of the Education Opportunity Programs in California. In 2001, the UCI Cross-Cultural Center established the Dr. Joseph L. White Lecture to commemorate the work on racial understanding that Dr. White promoted throughout his years at UC Irvine.

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. LIVESTREAM HERE >

Jan 30

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

Join us for the final round of the 2016-17 Moot Court Competition, where finalists Sarah Dawley for the Petitioner and Jack Day for the Respondent will present arguments on whether the death penalty in California should be declared unconstitutional. 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: Transnational 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: Sebastián Sánchez on 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 1

Lecture: "Policing the Womb" by Prof. Michele Goodwin
5:00–7:00 p.m., UC Irvine HIB 135

Prof. Goodwin will present “Policing the Womb” as part of the UCI Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies Lectures. Event flier >

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

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

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
12:05–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The UCI Law Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR) presents Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, in a discussion of his newest book: The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals (HarperCollins 2016). As the leader of the nation’s largest animal protection organization, Pacelle is at the helm of a massive mission to drive animal welfare changes across different sectors of the economy: Inside boardrooms, newsroom studios, courtrooms and the halls of Congress and state legislatures throughout the country. The author of The New York Times best-seller The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them, Pacelle appears frequently as a guest on national news shows and as a speaker at conferences and universities, and is the author of a powerful treatise published this year in Foreign Affairs called “The Long Road to Animal Welfare.” He lives and works in Washington, D.C. Light lunch will be served. RSVP here >

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 14

Prof. Michele Goodwin on “Policing Women’s Reproduction”
12:30–1:30 p.m., UCI SSPB Room 1208

Chancellor’s Professor of Law Michele Goodwin is the featured speaker at UCI Dept. of Sociology’s Center for Demographic & Social Analysis. Her talk addresses the escalation in the policing of women’s reproduction and highlights how this turn to policing harms fetal, child, and maternal interests. Professor Goodwin situates her talk within the broader discussion of legal regulation of women’s reproductive health.

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
Long Institute: "How China Escaped the Poverty Trap" with Yuen Yuen Ang
10:00–11:00 a.m., Law 3500

Professor Yuen Yuen Ang (University of Michigan) will give a talk on her book, How China Escaped the Poverty Trap, in which she tackles a long-standing problem in development: Is it strong institutions of good governance that leads to economic growth, or growth itself that enables strong institutions? RSVP here >

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

First Annual UCI Law Alumni Pro Bono Day
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Crossroads United Methodist Church, 2354 N. Wilmington, Compton, CA 90222

A Fresh Start Expungement Clinic willl take place Saturday, Feb. 25 in Compton, CA, offering alumni an opportunity to assist litigants expunge criminal records, and prepare Prop 47 and Prop 64 applications. 30 to 40 alumni volunteers are needed. Volunteers are required to attend one of two evening training sessions: Feb. 16 at UCI Law, or Feb. 22 at Public Counsel in Los Angeles. Even if you have previously been trained on expungements, you must attend a training to learn about clinic logistics. Deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 3. Details and registration here >

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 >

Mar 2

Prof. Hasen on "Voting Rights in Trump's America"
3:30–5:30 p.m., Texas Law, Austin, TNH 2.139 (Wilson Classroom)

University of Texas School of Law's ACS Chapter presents Professor Rick Hasen for “coffee and conversation” on “Voting Rights in Trump's America.” Event flier here

Mar 3

CLEANR conference: 2017: The Year of Housing? Affordable Housing and Beyond
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., EDU 1111

California’s housing crisis continues to worsen as more than thirty percent of homeowners and nearly half of all renters spend more than one-third of their household income on housing. Populations critical to thriving cities—teachers, service workers and first responders—are at the forefront of the struggle and the state’s rate of homelessness remains higher than the national average. Join us for a day-long exploration of the legal challenges facing housing strategies, including lessons from other states and the status of recently adopted and potential state legislation to come. Keynote Speaker is Ben Metcalf, Director, California Department of Housing and Community Development. 6.25 hours of MCLE credit available. RSVP, conference schedule, speakers list and more available here >

Mar 6

Race or Party, Party as Race, or Party All the Time: Three Uneasy Approaches to Conjoined Polarization in Redistricting and Voting Cases
12:15–1:45 p.m., Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG)

The Jack W. Peltason Center for the Study of Democracy at UC Irvine presents Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science. Professor Hasen is a nationally recognized expert in election law and campaign finance regulation, and is co-author of a leading casebook on election law. His newest book, Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections, was published in 2016 by Yale University Press. He is the author of over 100 articles on election law issues, published in numerous journals including the Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review and Supreme Court Review. The Jack W. Peltason Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) sponsors research and education aimed at improving the democratic process in the United States and expanding democracy around the world. The center frequently sponsors community lectures featuring prominent public figures, high ranking international government officials and democracy supporters. Please RSVP if you plan to attend (lunch will be provided) to sbrasier@uci.edu or call Shani Brasier at 949.824.2904. Event Flier >

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. She will speak on “Rethinking the Civil Liberties Settlement: Reflections from the History of Free Speech.” 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 8

IEFV: Interviewing Children to Obtain Reliable Evidence: Considerations and Challenges
4:30–6:00 p.m., EDU 1131

Dr. Quas will review findings from her work regarding best-practice interviewing strategies that (a) increase children’s initial willingness to disclose negative experiences, (b) increase the amount of detail children provide about those experiences, and (c) reduce children’s tendency to err. She will also describe ongoing controversies regarding interviewing practices and children’s reporting tendencies. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP, parking information, speaker bio and full abstract available on the event page, here >

Mar 9

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

Discussion of the book by Nnedi Okorafor will be led by Professor Funmi Arewa. 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. RSVP to Andrea Levenson at levensoa@lawnet.uci.edu. For more information or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please email centers@law.uci.edu

Mar 9

GLAS: Book Talk with David Sloss
12:05–1:00 p.m., LAW 3500

The Center on Globalization, Law, and Society will host a book talk with Professor David Sloss (Santa Clara University) discussing his newest book: The Death of Treaty Supremacy: An Invisible Constitutional Change (Oxford University Press, 2016), winner of the 2017 American Society of International Law book award for Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship.

Mar 9
Popular Remittances or Community Disintegration? Political Consequences of Migration in Origin Communities in China
4:30–6:30 p.m., LAW 3750

This presentation is part of the Justice & Development in China: An Inter-School Graduate Colloquium, featuring notable UCI scholars of sociology and history along with legal, history and social science experts on China from other universities, for discussions of how law and society can shape media and freedom of speech, inequality, climate change, labor relations, corruption, agriculture and food production in China. Presenter Yao Lu is Associate Professor of Sociology, and faculty affiliate of the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) and Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) at Columbia University. Her research focuses on how social and demographic shifts influence political development in China. She is also interested in studying how internal migration shapes social inequality in China, including labor market outcomes, child well-being, and gender relations.

Mar 9
Women's Issues Film Night: "Vessel"
5:00–9:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Please join If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice for a screening of the documentary "Vessel" depicting one doctor's journey to provide access to safe abortions around the world in areas where it has been made unlawful. A reception will be held in the law school courtyard prior to the screening with refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Following the screening, there will be time for a discussion of the documentary.

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: Apportionment and the State Corporate Income Tax: Past, Present and Possible Future
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, interviewed by UCI Law Prof. Rick Hasen. Audience Q&A and book signing will follow. The event is free, but RSVP is required by March 8. 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. LIVESTREAM HERE >

Mar 16

CLEAR/CLEANR/ELS Book Talk: Failed Promise
6:00–8:00 p.m., LAW 3500

Discussion of the book, Failed Promises by David M. Konisky, will be led by Professor Suma Peesapati. Hosted by CLEaR, CLEANR, and ELS. RSVP to Andrea Levenson: levensoa@lawnet.uci.edu. For more information or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please email centers@law.uci.edu

Mar 16

National Registry of Exonerations Welcome Celebration
2:30–7:00 p.m., UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom, A311 Student Center, Irvine, CA 92697

The UCI Newkirk Center for Science & Society welcomes the arrival of the National Registry of Exonerations, the definitive repository of data about exonerations in the United States, and honors our benefactors Denise Foderaro and Frank Quattrone. Panel discussions are scheduled starting at 2:30 p.m., featuring UCI Law professors Elizabeth Loftus and Henry Weinstein and Barry Scheck, NRE Advisory Board Member and Co-Founder, The Innocence Project. At 5:00 p.m., a celebration program will be held, with Prof. Weinstein serving as Master of Ceremonies and UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky among the featured speakers. A reception follows at 7:00 p.m. Full schedule, RSVP and speaker bios available on event page >

Mar 17

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 20

Women & Leadership: Breaking Barriers in Law, Science & Business, featuring Syovata Edari
12:05–1:00 p.m., LAW 3500

How do women break barriers in business? What are the unique obstacles they encounter? How do they forge opportunities? Join us for the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy's colloquium series on women in leadership, where we highlight chief executive officers, executive directors, and business leaders changing the way we think about women and entrepreneurship. Syovata Edari is an award-winning chocolatier, businesswoman, and lawyer who has taken the world of chocolate by storm. This event continues as a part of a larger workshop series that focuses on bringing the career paths of entrepreneurs in science and business to the forefront. Last year we featured Kay Napier, the CEO of Arbonne International Cosmetics. Light lunch will be served; RSVP here >

Mar 22

Prof. Goodwin on "Race, Bioethics & Abortion: Why Dr. King Was Right-Family Planning Is Essential For Women’s Liberation & Equality"
12 p.m.–1:00 p.m., Chapman Law School

Professor Goodwin will speak on “Race, Bioethics & Abortion: Why Dr. King Was Right-Family Planning Is Essential For Women’s Liberation & Equality.” Event Details >

Mar 23

Panel Discussion: Freedom of Opinion and Expression in Cuba
4:00–5:30 p.m., MPAA 120

With government control of media and access to information, the current state of freedom of expression and opinion in Cuba is very restricted. While the government has taken some limited steps to address the suppression of freedom of opinion and expression in their country, there is a long way to go. Join us for a discussion with members of leading human rights organizations on the ground and learn first hand about the reality of life in Cuba. This discussion, moderated by Professor David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, will feature Berta Soler from Ladies in White, and Roberto de Jesus Guerra from Hablemos Press. Event flier (PDF) >

Mar 23

Guest Speaker Series: Julie Su, California Labor Commissioner
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Julie Su, California’s Labor Commissioner, is a nationally recognized expert on workers’ rights and civil rights who has dedicated her legal career to advancing justice on behalf of poor and disenfranchised communities. A MacArthur Foundation "Genius," Su is known for pioneering a multi-strategy approach that combines successful impact litigation with multiracial organizing, community education, policy reform, coalition building, and media work. Prior to her appointment as Labor Commissioner, Su served as the Litigation Director at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), the nation’s largest non-profit civil rights organization devoted to issues affecting the Asian American community. In her 17 years as a civil rights lawyer, Su has brought landmark lawsuits on behalf of low-wage workers in California and initiated grassroots campaigns against sweatshop abuses. In 1995, Julie Su was the lead attorney for Thai garment workers who were trafficked into the U.S. and forced to sew behind barbed wire and under armed guard in an apartment complex in El Monte, California. The case resulted in over $4 million in settlements with garment manufacturers and retailers and two published decisions that opened the courtroom doors for workers in the underground economy to hold companies responsible for exploitation, even when they subcontract for labor. Please RSVP by March 20 to guarantee that lunch will be ordered for you.

Mar 24

NALSA Symposium: Blood Quantum, Identity, and Sovereignty Symposium
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., EDU 1111

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.

Mar 27

CLEaR Visiting Scholar Meera Deo on "Diversity in Legal Academia"
12:05–1:05 p.m., LAW 3500

Professor Meera E. Deo of Thomas Jefferson School of Law will present her work on Diversity in Legal Academia, drawing from empirical research to examine issues of inequality among American law faculty. RSVP, abstract and bio available on event page >

Mar 27

Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: Social Security is Fair to All Generations: Demystifying the Trust Fund, Solvency, and the Promise to Younger Americans
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 29

Guest Speaker Series: Dr. Agatha Berger on Repeal of the Affordable Care Act
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Dr. Agatha Berger is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist who is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Health and Fellowship in Family Planning in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA. She received a BS in Biochemistry at the University of Scranton and then completed her medical degree and OB/Gyn residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. While in residency, she became interested in pursuing a specialization in family planning after seeing many discrepancies in reproductive health care access. Dr. Berger is active with Physicians for Reproductive Health, members of the medical community who seek to improve access to comprehensive reproductive health care, especially the health care needs of economically disadvantaged patients. Dr. Berger’s talk will focus on how repeal of the ACA will affect access to abortion, the dangers of "back alley" abortions, how telemedicine affects access to medicinal abortions, and related topics.This event is co-sponsored by If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, and the UCI Law Speaker Series. Please RSVP here by March 26 to guarantee lunch will be provided for you.

Mar 30

Panel Discussion: Rape Culture & Sexual Assault
12:00–1:15 p.m., MPAA 420

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 this riveting and timely conversation about the various ways that rape is used as a tool of power and the effects it has not only in women's lives, but also in the broader society. Culling from their research, panelists Prof. Goodwin, Hannah Brenner of California Western School of Law and Marisa Cianciarulo of Chapman University Fowler School of Law will speak to the diverse ways in which rape culture continues to influence and shape cultures in prisons and immigrant detention centers, on college campuses, and in society more generally. Event details & RSVP here > | Event poster (PDF)

Apr 5

Guest Speaker Series: Joan Biskupic on Covering the Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Joan Biskupic is a Visiting Professor at UCI Law and a highly acclaimed author, journalist, and TV commentator. Her talk is scheduled after her return from covering Judge Neil Gorsuch’s U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings, which are scheduled to begin on March 20.  Join us for a fascinating “behind the scenes” look at the confirmation process. Ms. Biskupic recently joined CNN as legal analyst and Supreme Court biographer. She is on a one-year sabbatical from her position at Reuters as an editor in charge for Legal Affairs. She has covered the Supreme Court for 25 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). She is also the author of Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice (2005). She currently is working on a biography of Chief Justice John Roberts. Please RSVP here by April 3 to guarantee lunch will be provided for you.

Apr 6–7

IEFV Conference: The Politicization of Safety
6:00–8:00 p.m. Friday, 8:30–5:00 p.m. Saturday, Beckman Center

Hosted by the UC Irvine Initiative to End Family Violence, “The Politicization of Safety” conference will critically explore political dimensions of interventions in (or failures to intervene in) family violence. Topics include challenges related to: reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, criminalization, failure to protect laws, police-perpetrated family violence, gun control, and campus responses to sexual assault and domestic violence. Friday evening features a lecture by Beverly Gooden, Victims’ Rights Advocate & Creator of the Viral Hashtag, #WhyIStayedA, followed by a reception. Saturday offers a full day of panel discussions. Registration, schedule and more event details >

Apr 6
CLEaR Perspectives Reading Group: The Two Faces of American Freedom
6:30–8:30 p.m., LAW 3500

Discussion of the book by Aziz Rana will be led by Professor Seth Davis. 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. RSVP to Andrea Levenson at levensoa@lawnet.uci.edu For more information or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please email centers@law.uci.edu

Apr 6
GLAS/ILS Panel: The Trump Administration and its Impacts on International Law and Foreign Relations
12:00–1:00 p.m., LAW 3750

How has the new administration affected life beyond U.S. borders? What actions are other governments taking in response to these effects? How are U.S. relations changing with traditional allies and long-standing enemies? Please join us to hear UCI Law’s international law experts Prof.  David Kaye, Prof. Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Prof. Gregory Shaffer, and Prof. Christopher Whytock discuss these questions, among other topics, related to the international legal landscape since President Trump took office. The event is co-hosted by the Center on Globalization, Law, and Society and the International Law Society at UCI Law. RSVP here > For more information or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact centers@law.uci.edu.

Apr 7

Judge Stephen Reinhardt and Ramona Ripston Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
4:30–5:30 p.m., UC Irvine

Stephen B. Bright, who served as director, president and senior counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights, will present “ Defiance After All These Years: Continuing Discrimination on the Basis of Race and Poverty in the Courts.” Subjects of his litigation, teaching and writing include capital punishment, legal representation for poor people accused of crimes, conditions and practices in prisons and jails, racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, judicial independence, and sentencing. He is currently teaching at Yale and Georgetown law schools. More about Mr. Bright, an abstract of his talk, and online RSVP for the event, are available here >

Apr 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 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 (nmccoy@law.uci.edu)

Apr 13
Artistic Freedom Around the World: Prof. Kaye
6:00–7:30 p.m. , Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Join international artists and activists dedicated to Artistic Freedom of Expression, including Ole Reitov of Freemuse and Svetlana Mintcheva of National Coalition Against Censorship for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Speakers include Jim Prince, Artistic Freedom Center President; UCI Law Prof. David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression; and featuring Bassem Youssef, the “Jon Stewart of the Middle East.” Sponsored by Artistic Freedom Center, with co-sponsors UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Opinion, Lawyers Without Borders and UC Irvine School of Law

Apr 13

Guest Speaker Series: Hussam Ayloush, Council on American-Islamic Relations
12:00–1:00 p.m. , EDU 1111

Hussam Ayloush is the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles Area. He has been a lifelong human rights activist who is passionate about promoting democratic societies, in the US and worldwide, in which all people, including immigrants, workers, minorities, and the needy enjoy freedom, justice, economic justice, respect, and equality. As someone whose own close family members include Muslims, Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox Christians, Mormons and Jews, Mr. Ayloush is an active member of various interfaith groups promoting pluralism, dialogue, understanding and cooperation among America's and our world's diverse faith communities. In 2016, he was chosen by the Orange County Register as one of the “100 Most Influential” individuals in Orange County. Mr. Ayloush earned a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from University of Texas, Austin and an M.B.A. degree from California State University, Fullerton. Please RSVP here by April 10 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Apr 17

Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: Formalizing the Code
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 19

CLEAR Distinguished Critical Race Theory Lecture by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve
5:30–7:00 p.m.,, EDU 1111

Professor Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve (Temple University) will discuss her book, Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court, winner of the 2017 Prose Award sponsored by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, Association of American Publishers, and nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author. Book signing and reception will follow. More details and RSVP here >

Apr 19

Free To Speak and Free to Hate: A discourse on pairing civil liberties with civil discourse
12:00–1:00 p.m., HIB 135, UC Irvine

Part of the “What is to be Done?” forum moderated by Georges Van Den Abbeele, dean of the UCI School of Humanities, this event brings together experts who to discuss the blurring lines between freedom of speech and hate speech and provide practical applications for the classroom, news room and day-to-day dialogue in today’s politically-charged climate: David Kaye, UCI Law professor and UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; Jonathan Alexander, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of English and equity advisor for the School of Humanities; Doug Haynes, UCI professor of history and vice provost for academic equity, diversity and inclusion; Dana Murphy, English Ph.D. candidate and English graduate student representative for Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience (DECADE). The “What is to be Done?” forum takes place every other Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in the School of Humanities to address urgent contemporary topics with experts who can provide actionable advice. Email Erica Yun at Erica.Yun@uci.edu for more information. Event flier >

Apr 19

Take Back the Night: Prof. Goodwin Keynote Speaker
7:00p.m.–1:00 a.m., UCI Flagpoles

Take Back the Night is a candlelight vigil and march at UC Irvine to raise awareness about sexual violence and to honor survivors of such violence. Prof. Goodwin is the Keynote Speaker at this year’s event. Following the march, the group journeys through stations with visual displays and/or artistic performances addressing various aspects of sexual violence including societal factors that allow sexual assault to exist, its widespread occurrence and its devastating impact. The evening concludes with a speak-out where survivors can share their experiences of assault and recovery.

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)

Apr 20
Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture: Harold Hongju Koh on “The Trump Administration and International Law”
12:00–1:00 p.m. , EDU 1111

Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Professor Koh is one of the country’s leading experts in public and private international law, national security law, and human rights. He first began teaching at Yale Law School in 1985 and served as its 15th Dean from 2004 until 2009. From 2009 to 2013, he took leave as the Martin R. Flug ’55 Professor of International Law to join the State Department as Legal Adviser, service for which he received the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award. Professor Koh has received 17 honorary degrees and more than 30 awards for his human rights work, including awards from Columbia Law School and the American Bar Association for his lifetime achievements in international law. He has authored or co-authored eight books, published over 200 articles, testified regularly before Congress, and litigated numerous cases involving international law issues in both U.S. and international tribunals.

Apr 21

Paul A. Lombardo: "A Troubling Legacy: Eugenic Boundaries on Reproduction"
2:00–4:00 p.m., UC Irvine Sue & Bill Gross Hall, Thorp Conference Center 4000

Co-hosted by the Stem Cell Research Center, UC Irvine School of Law, Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy and UC Irvine Medical Humanities Initiative. Paul A. Lombardo is a lawyer and historian who served from 2011-2016 as a senior advisor to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, where he participated in studies such as “Ethically Impossible”: STD Research in Guatemala from 1946-1948 (2011). He has published extensively on topics in health law, medico-legal history, and bioethics and is best known for his work on the legal history of the American eugenics movement. Light refreshments provided.

Apr 21
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Chris Whytock
12:00–1:15 p.m., Law 3500

Prof. Chris Whytock, Law and Political Science, will present Judicial Cosmopolitanism and Parochialism: Foreign Judgments in U.S. Courts. 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)

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

Gun Violence and Trauma: A Public Health Response
5:30 p.m., Feminist Majority Foundation, 433 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

The Los Angeles Town Hall meeting on gun violence and trauma brings an important conversation to the West Coast. Gun violence impacts not only the lives of those physically harmed by its devastation, but also families, schools, places of worship, first-responders, police, and so many more. Increasingly, gun violence touches more lives than ever before. On an average day in the United States, seven teens and children will die from gun violence. However, 40 children and teens will be shot on any given day and somehow survive. Overall, nearly 100 people per day die in the U.S. from gun violence. In fact, more people die in the U.S. from gun wounds inflicted by toddlers than terrorists on U.S. soil. Female victims of domestic violence are more likely to be murdered if there is a gun in the home. What can be done to stem the tide of gun violence? How should lawmakers respond? How should society address the trauma resulting from gun violence? Register Here >

Co-Sponsored by the UCI Law Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy and the California Women's Law Center.

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. Please RSVP here.

May 24

CKA Public Discussion on North Korea
6:00–8:00 p.m., The Jonathan Club, 545 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA

Co-sponsored by the UCI Law Korea Law Center, the Council of Korean Americans (CKA) and Ploughshares Fund, this event provides a public discussion on North Korea and lessons learned from U.S. diplomatic outreach to Iran led by Ambassador Wendy Sherman and Philip Yun, Executive Director & COO of Ploughshares Fund.

May 30

Rep. Adam Schiff on Russia: A Global Challenge to Liberal Democracies
10:00–11:30 a.m., Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

UC Irvine School of Law will host Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA 28), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, for an address on Russia’s threat to liberal democracies. Following his remarks, Rep. Schiff will answer questions from Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the UC Irvine School of Law. This event is open to the public.  Registration is required. Seating is limited. LIVESTREAM available here >

Jun 2

CERLP Conference: Legal Education: The State of the Art
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law

The Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession hosts its inaugural conference, convening leading scholars to assess the current state of legal education. Research presented at this conference will address questions such as: Who seeks admission to law school, and to what extent are law schools attracting the “best and brightest” undergraduates? What do we know about law school debt and the return on investment in legal education? What factors influence law students’ post-graduation employment decisions? What are the latest findings of the LSSSE survey on legal education and the law student experience? What measures have proven effective in improving students’ prospects of succeeding in law school and passing the bar? What are the latest findings from the After the JD research on lawyers’ careers?

Jun 2
IEFV Symposium: Intimate Partner Violence, Reproductive Coercion, and Family Planning
7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. PDT, UCI Medical Center, 101 The City Drive South, Podlich Conference Center (Bldg 54, 5th Floor), Orange, CA 92868

Women who experience intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion often experience barriers to family planning services and are at risk of experiencing unintended pregnancies. This symposium will provide insights on the associations between intimate partner violence (IPV), reproductive coercion (RC), and unintended pregnancies, as well as facilitate collaboration between healthcare providers and family violence advocates in addressing these issues. Jane Stoever, UCI Law Prof. and Director of both the UCI Law Domestic Violence Clinic and the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence, will present final remarks on “Intersectional Fears: Immigration, Intimate Partner Violence, and California's Mandatory Reporting Law.” This symposium is intended for health care providers, family planning clinicians, domestic violence advocates, social workers, therapists, and students. Registration, schedule & more details here > 

Sponsored by: UCI Intitiative to End Family Violence, UCI School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Orange County Women's Health Project

Jun 9

Prof. Hasen discusses: Can our voting rights be salvaged? At Constitution Happy Hour
6:00 p.m., Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Prof. Hasen is the guest speaker at the Hammer Museum’s “Constitution Happy Hour,” which features guided, topical conversations about the U.S. Constitution and its role in our democracy—with drinks! Reflect, inquire, and build your knowledge of American government during AMMO Café’s happy hour.

Jun 26
Prof. Talesh presents: Data Breach, Privacy and Cyber Insurance: How Insurance Companies Act as “Compliance Managers” for Businesses
12:30–2:30 p.m., Sciences Po - LIEPP interdisciplinary research center, Paris, France

Prof. Talesh is the featured speaker June 26, during his month as a visiting scholar at Sciences Po-LIEPP interdisciplinary research center for public policy evaluation, in Paris.

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: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI Law; 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, UCI Law.

Jul 10
Profs. Barnes and Richardson at 35th International Congress on Law and Mental Health
10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Charles University, Prague

Professors Barnes and Richardson are panelists on “Why We Can’t Breathe: Police Violence Against People of Color in Urban America and the Distorting Prism of Race” at the  35th International Congress on Law and Mental Health, at Charles University, Prague.

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 across generations, countries, and disciplines and fostering engagement and research. Launched in 2011, the UCI Summer Seminar Series "Empowering Sustainability on Earth" is co-hosted each July by the UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society, presenting a series of seminars for the next generation of leaders of global sustainability from over 70 countries around the world. The seminar talks are open to the public.

Jul 19
Expanding Perspectives on Gender Equality
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., UCI Newkirk Alumni Center, 450 Alumni Ct., Irvine, CA

UCI Law’s L. Song Richardson, Michele Goodwin, Kaaryn Gustafson and Jane Stoever are part of this conference, which is free and open to the public with registration. Explore opportunities and challenges in advancing gender equality. Build connections with gender equality researchers and activists. UCI Co-sponsors: School of Social Ecology, Newkirk Center for Science and Society, Student Affairs, Initiative to End Family Violence, Empowering Sustainability Initiative, Women's Empowerment Initiative.