Spring 2018 Events

Jan 11

Law & Social Movements Colloquium: Abolition of the Criminal Legal System
5:30-7:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The Law & Social Movements Colloquium will host a conversation on abolitionism, anti-violence, policing, and prisons featuring Rachel Herzing, organizer, writer, and co-founder of Critical Resistance. Herzing will be joined in discussion by Emily Thuma, Gender & Sexuality Studies, UC Irvine School of Humanities. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Jan 13

Martin Luther King Jr. Teach-In & Training: Mobilizing for Justice in an Unjust World
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Established in 2017, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Teach-in & Training at UCI Law provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and local attorneys to come together to discuss opportunities to advocate for justice in a variety of legal practices. The event involves not only discussion, but also a call to action for those concerned about the effects of those current government decisions at local, state, and national levels that impact civil rights; the criminal justice system; immigrants; housing; education; cybersecurity; and the rights of organizers to speak and assemble. RSVP here. For a full schedule, click here >

Jan 18

CBGHP: Nature vs. Nurture: Children, Violence, and Hate
12:05–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil hosts this discussion featuring Jodi Quas, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior & Nursing Science at University of California, Irvine, and Dr. Patricia Jones Blessman, expert on Children, Trauma, and Behavior. This colloquium series continues through April 19, 2018 and focuses on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

Jan 22

CLEAR: Medical Deportations: Blurring the Boundaries of Health Care & Immigration Policy
4:30-6:00 p.m., LAW 3500

Medical deportations are a reality that exists in practice, but not in policy. Various terms are used to describe the practice of forcibly removing low-income, uninsured immigrant patients to other countries in order to avoid the burden of costly long-term care by hospitals. This presentation provides greater detail about this little-known practice, including its historical formation, how it operates, and its larger social and legal implications. RSVP & More Information, click here > 

Jan 25

CBGHP: Distinguished Lecture: Professor Richard Epstein
12:00-1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Professor Richard Epstein of New York University Law School and the University of Chicago will visit with the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm to present a work in progress: "The Nature of The Religious Firm." Professor Epstein’s research focuses on constitutional law, tort law, property rights, and communications law. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Jan 29

Experian/Jones Day Moot Court Competition 2018
3:30-5:00 p.m., Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center

Join us for the final round of the 2017-18 Moot Court Competition, where finalists will present arguments on the Firearm’s Owners Privacy Act. RSVP here.

Jan 29

Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: Information Matters in Tax Enforcement
4:30-6:30 p.m., MPAA 420

Leandra Lederman, Indiana University-Bloomington, 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. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

Jan 29

Confronting Extremism Initiative: Racial Bias in America: How Did We Get Here and Why Are We Stuck? 
6:00-8:30 p.m., Pacific Ballroom ABC, UC Irvine Student Center

Join the UCI community for the latest iteration of Confronting Extremism's Perspectives on Bias, Prejudice and Bigotry series with ACLU's Jeffery Robinson to explore strategies for addressing racial bias in America with foremost expert from the American Civil Liberties Union, Jeffery Robinson. This presentation is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering Office of the Dean, and the School of Law Office of the Dean. RSVP here.

Jan 30

Korea Law Center Public Lecture: Nak-in Sung
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., UCI Divison of Continuing Education, 2070

The UCI Law Korea Law Center welcomes Seoul National University President Nak-in Sung to discuss the recent proposals for constitutional reform in South Korea. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Feb 2

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Laura E. Enriquez and Daniel Millan
12:00-1:15 p.m., LAW 3500H

UCI Assistant Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies Laura E. Enriquez and Sociology Graduate Student Daniel Millan will present "Conceptualizing Deportability in the Lives of Undocumented Young Adults." RSVP here

Feb 5

Judge Stephen Reinhardt and Ramona Ripston Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties by Jeffrey L. Fisher
5:15-6:15 p.m., EDU 1111

Join UCI Law for the annual Reinhardt-Ripston Lecture featuring Stanford Law Professor Jeffrey L. Fisher. Prof. Fisher will present "The Supreme Court, Race, and the Criminal Justice System: New Glimmers of Progress?" This event pays tribute to Judge Stephan Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Ramona Ripston, retired executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, for their advocacy of civil liberty and justice. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Feb 6
Initiative to End Family Violence: Home Truth Documentary Screening and Discussion with Jessica Lenahan (formerly Gonzales)
3:00-6:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The UCI Initiative to End Family Violence presents a film screening of "Home Truth," followed by a discussion with Jessica Lenahan (formerly Gonzales). Filmed over the course of nine years, "Home Truth" chronicles one family’s pursuit of justice, shedding light on how our society responds to domestic violence and how the trauma from domestic violence tragedies can linger throughout generations. RSVP hereFor full details, click here > 

Feb 8

CERLP: David Trubek - Emerging Economy Legal Professions in the Age of Globalization
12:00-1:00 p.m., LAW 3500

David Trubek, Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Dean of International Studies Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss the Project on Globalization, Lawyers and Emerging Economies (GLEE) that has analyzed the growth of the corporate legal complex in Brazil, India and China, and its impact on lawyers and society in each country. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Feb 8

CLP: Law, Reason and Value Colloquium with Prof. Alec Walen
5:00-6:30 p.m., LAW 3500H

The Law, Reason, and Value Colloquium includes distinguished professors of law or philosophy who will present papers on a range of topics in legal philosophy or legal theory, broadly construed, such as the relationship of legal norms to moral norms, responsibility in law and morality, and the criteria for permissible risk imposition. Prof. Alex Walen of Rutgers University will present "Risks and Limited Interpersonal Aggregation." RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Feb 8

CBGHP: Reproductive Justice and LGBTQA Film Festival - Political Animals
5:00-8:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy will screen Political Animals as part of it's Reproductive Justice and LGBTQA Film Festival. The Reproductive Justice Initiative’s 2017-2018 film series Breaking Out of The Social Closet offers a nuanced examination of gender identity, celebrating the clear advancements and legal victories in recent years, while also exposing the painful costs of fighting stigma, shaming, and stereotypes. Co-sponsored by the LGBT Center of OC and W-HUB (Womxn's Center). RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Feb 8

CLEAR: Author Meets Readers with Prof. Julian Lim
6:00-7:30 p.m., LAW 3500

Professor Julian Lim (Arizona State University) will discuss her book Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (UNC Press, 2017), examining the ways in which immigration policies and national identities developed in response to the historical intermixing among populations of the borderlands between the U.S. and Mexico. Register >

Feb 9

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Prof. Alexandra Natapoff
12:00-1:15 p.m., LAW 3750

UCI Professor of Law Alexandra Natapoff will present "Misdemeanor Justice: An Interdisciplinary Approach."  RSVP here

Feb 12

Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: When Did Tax Avoidance Become Respectable?
4:30-6:30 p.m., MPAA 420

Steven Bank, UCLA, 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. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

Feb 13

CLEAR: Spring 2018 Distinguished Critical Race Theory Lecture featuring Paul Butler
5:30-7:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center and former federal prosecutor will discuss his book, Chokehold: Policing Black Men (The New Press, 2017), examining the systematic criminalization of African American men—in spite of empirical data demonstrating that they are not responsible for the majority of violent offenses—and the ways in which that system might be disrupted. Register >

Feb 15

CBGHP: Hate Crimes and the LGBTQ Community
12:05-1:15 p.m., EDU 1131

The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil hosts this discussion featuring Valerie Jenness, Professor, Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at University of California, Irvine. This colloquium series continues through April 19, 2018 and focuses on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

Feb 15

CLP: Law, Reason and Value Colloquium with Duncan Pritchard
5:00-6:30 p.m., LAW 3500H

The Law, Reason, and Value Colloquium includes distinguished professors of law or philosophy who will present papers on a range of topics in legal philosophy or legal theory, broadly construed, such as the relationship of legal norms to moral norms, responsibility in law and morality, and the criteria for permissible risk imposition. UCI Chancellor's Professor of Philosophy Duncan Pritchard will present "Legal Risk, Evidence and the Arithmetic of Criminal Justice." RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Feb 16

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Vanessa Delgado
12:00-1:15 p.m., LAW 3500H

UCI Sociology Graduate Student Vanessa Delgado will present "Legal Brokers: Navigating Illegality through Social Capital."  RSVP here

Feb 16

How to Demystify Business in China
3:00-4:00 p.m., Merage School of Business, Lyman Porter Colloquium Room

The UCI Long US-China Institute will host Jonathan Woetzel, McKinsey Global Institute's Director, to provide an introduction to business and market trends  along with a navigational guide that explains most of how contemporary business is conducted in China. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Feb 22

Law & Social Movements Colloquium: Environmental Justice, Law and Organizing
3:30-5:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The Law & Social Movements Colloquium and Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources present a panel discussion on Environmental Justice, Law, and Organizing featuring Angela Johnson Meszaros, staff attorney for Earthjustice, and Angela Howe, legal director of the Surfrider Foundation. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Feb 23

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Emily Taylor Poppe
12:00-1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

Assistant Professor of Law Emily Taylor Poppe will present "The Law School Pipeline." RSVP here

Feb 28

#MeToo: Not Just a Moment, a Movement: Unifying Theory and Practice
5:15-6:45 p.m., EDU 1111

Presented by the UCI Law Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy, the UCI Law Center on Law, Equality and Race, and the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence. The #MeToo Movement has drawn its energies from longstanding practices in the feminist movement. At the same time, it displays some of the same weaknesses—including privileging, silencing, and infighting as it grapples with backlash. This session will explore some of the tensions in the movement and lessons that might be learned to build a movement that leads to sustained social change. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Mar 1

Constitutional Coup: Privatization's Threat to the American Republic
5:00-6:30 p.m., EDU 1131

UCI Law presents Constitutional Coup: Privatization's Threat to the American Republic, a book talk with UCLA Law Professor Jon Michaels hosted by UCI Law Prof. Stephen Lee. Tickets/RVSP. For more information, click here >

Mar 12

#MeToo: Fostering Healthy, Responsible, and Accountable Educational Environments
12:00-1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Presented by the UCI Law Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy, the UCI Law Center on Law, Equality and Race, and the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence. Incidents of sexual misconduct in institutions of higher education have been drawn out of the shadows and into the sunlight in recent years.  Many universities have strengthened their Title IX policies and developed stronger counseling and resource programs. This session will look, first, at ongoing efforts in making educational institutions safe for all and, second, at what is still needed to cultivate nurturing learning environments. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Mar 12

Korea Law Center: Challenges, Pitfalls, and Strategies in International Arbitration
12:05-1:00 p.m., UCI Law

The Korea Law Center will host Dr. E.Y. Park, Vice President of the London Court of International Arbitration, to present: "Challenges, Pitfalls, and Strategies in International Arbitration." This event is co-sponsored by GLAS. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Mar 12

Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: Taxing the Gig Economy
4:30-6:30 p.m., MPAA 420

Kathleen Delaney Thomas, UNC, 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. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

Mar 13

CPRI: Can Adversaries Hack Our Elections? Can We Stop Them?
1:30-4:30 p.m., UCI Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium

The UCI Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute is hosting "Can Adversaries Hack Our Elections? Can We Stop Them?," a half-day conference featuring panels on technology, law and policy of election hacking, and a realistic assessment of the threat by senior US intelligence and national security officials. The event also will include a keynote address from James Carville. Tickets are free for UCI students and faculty for a limited time. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Mar 13

9th Annual Celebration of Books
5:00-6:30 p.m., Law Library Reading Room

Join the UCI Law community for the Law Library's 9th Annual Celebration of Books, an event that highlights and acknowledges the publications authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited by UCI Law faculty in the last year. The UCI Law community will celebrate Chancellor Howard Gillman, Chancellor's Professor of Law Jennifer Chacón, Chancellor's Professor of Law Richard Hasen, Professor of Law Alexandra Natapoff, and Professor of Law Christopher Whytock. RSVP by emailing Heather Alvarado at hperaza@law.uci.edu. For more information, click here >

Mar 15

Cancelled: CBGHP: Domestic Terrorism and Hate
12:05-1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

Update: This event has been cancelled. The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil hosts this discussion featuring Jody Armour, Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law, University of Southern California, and Alfred Brophy, J.D., Ph.D., D. Paul Jones Chairholder in Law, University of Alabama School of Law. This colloquium series continues through April 19, 2018 and focuses on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

Mar 15

Race, Politics, and the Criminalizing of Juvenile Justice: Changing Conceptions of Adolescents' Competence and Culpability
5:00-7:00 p.m., Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway 1517

The UCI Center for Psychology and Law will host Barry C. Feld, Centennial Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota, for a discussion of his research on juvenile justice and how juvenile courts have evolved through American history. This event has been approved for a 2 hour MCLE credit. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Mar 16

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Damien Sojoyner
12:00-1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

Update: This event has been cancelled. Assistant Professor of Anthropology Damien Sojoyner will give a talk on his book "First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles." RSVP here

Mar 16-17

CLEAR Symposium: Race, Inequality, and Debt
8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and 9:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Saturday, EDU 1111

Race and debt are both American institutions but are rarely discussed in relation to one another. The 2018 UCI Law Review Symposium, organized by the School of Law’s Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEAR), will be a vibrant discussion bringing together innovative individuals working in financial services, legal scholars, and scholars from a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences to discuss racial disparities in debt and the role of legal institutions in creating, perpetuating, and addressing those disparities. Speakers will examine topics including banking, consumer credit, child support debt, criminal debt, and bankruptcy.  Discussions will touch on legal history, public policy, and the role of legal reform in addressing racial and economic inequality. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Mar 20

The Supreme Court's Past, Present and Future
5:30-6:30 p.m., EDU 1111

UCI Law presents a conversation with UCLA Law Prof. Adam Winkler and Prof. Rick Hasen to discuss their newly released books, We the Corporations: How American Business Won Their Civil Rights and The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption. A reception and book signing will follow the program. This event is part of Prof. Hasen's 2018 book tour. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Mar 20

Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute: Cyber Risk Insurance How to Live With It Because You Can No Longer Live Without It
5:00-7:30 p.m., The Cove at UCI

In 2017, costs linked to just ransomware attacks worldwide were estimated to exceed $5 billion, up from $325 million in 2015. Cyber attacks are a dangerous growth industry and none are immune from risk. Defending against an attack is necessary, but is imprecise, uncertain, and rarely sufficient to stave off liabilities. Insuring against loss from an attack is now a necessary safeguard. We are all targets. Join panel members in a salon style discussion moderated by Bryan Cunningham, Esq., Executive Director of the UCI Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute (CPRI). Presenters include Prof. Shauhin Talesh, Jeffrey Dennis, Wesley G. Hampton, and Francis Quinlan. RSVP here. For more information, click here > 

Mar 21

Law & Social Movements Colloquium: Justice for Youth
5:00-6:30 p.m., MPAA 430

The Law & Social Movements Colloquium will host a conversation about youth engagement, youth rights and transformative justice with Abraham Medina and David Celedon of Resilience Orange County and Andrew Chen of Public Counsel. Resilience Orange County is an organization working towards social-systemic transformation and the building of youth-oriented institutions in Orange County. It engages in leadership development and promotes healing, trauma-informed and culturally relevant practices that are inclusive of all members of the community. Medina is the outgoing Executive Director. Celedon is a youth intern, and representative at the National Youth Alliance.  Chen is an attorney at Public Counsel in Los Angeles. In 2015, he was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to operate a legal clinic for homeless youth at a drop-in shelter in Venice called Safe Place for Youth. The clinic handles a range of issues from assisting youth with citations and criminal record expungements to education and immigration law issues. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Mar 22

#MeToo: Addressing Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace and Professions
12:00-1:00 p.m., MPAA 430

Presented by the UCI Law Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy, the UCI Law Center on Law, Equality and Race, and the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence. Recent events have brought sexual misconduct in Hollywood to the fore. At the same time, sexual assault, harassment, coercion, and gender-based hostility are rampant throughout workplaces and professions far less glamorous. This session explores the dynamics of power differentials and vulnerability, as well as efforts that organizers and workers are taking to give voice to the most vulnerable workers. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Mar 22

IEFV: "Real Safety" Keynote Lecture by Jill Davies
4:00-6:00 p.m., EDU 1131

The UCI Initiative to End Family Violence presents this keynote lecture by Jill Davies, deputy director of Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc. Family violence victims hold complex and practical views of safety. Their perspectives and priorities drive the decisions they make about their relationship, children’s needs, and plans. What happens when the law or a system’s focus drives the response? When safety is defined narrowly? When leaving is seen as the “answer” to family violence? The family violence field is at a crucial stage in its evolution and there is much to learn from survivors of violence about safety, success, and helping all victims be safer. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Mar 22

CLP: Law, Reason and Value Colloquium with Gregory Shaffer
5:00-6:30 p.m., LAW 3500H

The Law, Reason, and Value Colloquium includes distinguished professors of law or philosophy who will present papers on a range of topics in legal philosophy or legal theory, broadly construed, such as the relationship of legal norms to moral norms, responsibility in law and morality, and the criteria for permissible risk imposition. UCI Chancellor's Professor of Law Gregory Shaffer will present "Legal Realism and International Law." RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Mar 22

CBGHP: Reproductive Justice and LGBTQA Film Screening: Classroom Discussion/Teach-In, Paris is Burning
5:00-8:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy will screen Paris is Burning as part of it's Reproductive Justice and LGBTQA Film Festival. The Reproductive Justice Initiative’s 2017-2018 film series Breaking Out of The Social Closet offers a nuanced examination of gender identity, celebrating the clear advancements and legal victories in recent years, while also exposing the painful costs of fighting stigma, shaming, and stereotypes. Co-sponsored by the LGBT Center of OC and W-HUB (Womxn's Center). RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Mar 23-24

Transgender Communities and the Law: Contemporary Legal & Policy Battles
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., EDU 1111

OutLaw at UCI Law, a student-run organization focused on the LGBTQIA+ issues, will present this two-day symposium on legal challenges faced by the transgender community in the U.S. The symposium will bring together academics, organizers, and community members to address both theoretical and practical concerns about legal issues facing transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people. Symposium sessions will cover a variety of topics, including education, employment, immigration, healthcare, non-binary frontiers, identification documents, public accommodations, and the prison industrial complex. The symposium will expose participants to a diversity of perspectives on these legal issues, emphasizing intersectionality and collaboration. Together we will examine the challenges and possibilities facing those in Southern California and across the nation, now and in coming years. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Mar 26

Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: Data and Legal Systems
4:30-6:30 p.m., MPAA 420

Diane Ring, Boston College, 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. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

Mar 29

CBGHP: Reproductive Justice and LGBTQA Film Festival - Free CeCe
4:00-6:30 p.m., EDU 1111

The Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy will screen Free CeCe as part of it's Reproductive Justice and LGBTQA Film Festival. The Reproductive Justice Initiative’s 2017-2018 film series Breaking Out of The Social Closet offers a nuanced examination of gender identity, celebrating the clear advancements and legal victories in recent years, while also exposing the painful costs of fighting stigma, shaming, and stereotypes. Co-sponsored by the LGBT Center of OC and W-HUB (Womxn's Center). RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Apr 3

GLAS: Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights
12:00-1:00 p.m., LAW 3500

David Kinley, professor of human rights law at the University of Sydney, will discuss his 2018 book on the social function of finance and the ways that cooperation between finance and government may promote human rights and social justice. RSVP here. 

Apr 5

#MeToo: Violations of Trust and Issues of Accountability, Restorative Justice, Healing, Forgiveness and Redemption
12:00-1:00 p.m., EDU 1131

Presented by the UCI Law Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy, the UCI Law Center on Law, Equality and Race, and the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence. Some of the most egregious abuses have raised issues related to vulnerability, relationships of deep trust, and the banality of sexual misconduct. The #MeToo movement has taken a punitive turn without much attention to what punishment means for perpetrators, victims, and communities. Difficult cases, in particular, prompt questions about what just reckonings, forgiveness, and redemption might involve—and whether they are possible. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Apr 6

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Tania DoCarmo
12:00-1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

UCI Doctoral Candidate in Sociology Tania DoCarmo will present a work-in-progress "Punishment or Protection? Carceral Creep and Protecting Child Survivors or Sex Trafficking in Cambodia." RSVP here

Apr 7

CLEAR: Film Screening, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
8:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The Center on Law, Equality and Race will screen the film Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. The film tells the story of the Sung family, Chinese immigrants and owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves – and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community – over the course of a five-year legal battle. RSVP by emailing levensoa@lawnet.uci.edu. For more information, click here >

Apr 9

Guest Speaker Series: Prof. Hasen Book Discussion
12:00-1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Prof. Rick Hasen will discuss his new book, The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption (Yale University Press) at this installment of the UCI Law Guest Speaker Series. Please RSVP by Friday, April 6. 

Apr 9

Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: Administrating Fees: Determining Costs in the Criminal Justice System
4:30-6:30 p.m., MPAA 420

Erin Scharff, Arizona 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. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

Apr 9

Law & Social Movements Colloquium: Housing Justice
5:30-7:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The Law & Social Movements Colloquium will host a conversation about housing justice, which will touch upon the movements for: adequate and affordable housing; safety and dignity among those who are under-housed and homeless; public and government prioritization of housing needs; and democratic participation of individuals who are homeless in decisions that affect them. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Apr 11

UCI Illuminations: The Hamlet Trial: Erwin Chemerinsky and L. Song Richardson
6-7:30 p.m., Irvine Barclay Theatre, UC Irvine

UCI Illuminations presents the 2017-18 Kirk Davis Jr. Public Shakespeare Lecture: The Hamlet Trial. Hamlet’s lawyer, L. Song Richardson (UCI Law) will argue the insanity defense, based on his delusions and depression. The prosecutor (Erwin Chemerinsky, Berkeley Law) will argue that the prince was merely pretending to be mad. The Honorable Andrew Guilford, District Judge, will bring order to the courtroom for this literary and legal adventure. Sponsored by UCI Illuminations, UCI Shakespeare Center, the UCI School of Law, the Department of English, and the Department of Drama, with generous support of Kirk Davis. Jr. RSVP here. Livestream here. For more details, click here >
Apr 12

IEFV: Seeking Solutions: Batterer Intervention Programs
3:30-5:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The UCI Initiative to End Family Violence presents this event featuring Dr. David Welch, a licensed clinical psychologist who facilitates Batterer Intervention Program groups. Dr. David Welch and a group participant in his Batterer Intervention Program will discuss the content of this form of domestic violence intervention, including the penal code mandates that guide the provision of services. They will describe how sessions are conducted and promising practices to achieve lasting changes in domestic violence behaviors. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Apr 13

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Sameer Ashar and Catherine Fisk
12:00-1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

Clinical Professor of Law Sameer Ashar and UC Berkeley Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law Catherine Fisk will present "Governance and Voice in Workers Centers." RSVP here

Apr 16

CERLP: Andrew Francis - Legal Education in England and Wales: Disruptions and Renewal in the Academy/Profession Relationship
12:00-1:00 p.m., LAW 3500

Andrew Francis, professor of law at University of Leeds School of Law and CERLP Visiting Scholar, will discuss "Legal Education in England and Wales: Disruptions and Renewal in the Academy/Profession Relationship." RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Apr 18

CERLP: Ron Dolin – Measuring Legal Quality
4:00-5:00 p.m., LAW 3500

Ron A. Dolin, a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School and senior research fellow at Harvard Law’s Center on the Legal Profession, will discuss "Measuring Legal Quality." RSVP here. For more information, click here >
Apr 19

CBGHP: The Rise of Mainstream Hate
12:05-1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil hosts this discussion featuring Professor Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy at University of California, Irvine. This colloquium series continues through April 19, 2018 and focuses on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

Apr 19

GLAS: The Politics of Private Transnational Governance by Contract
12:00-1:00 p.m., LAW 3750

A. Claire Cutler, Professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria, will discuss her edited volume focusing on the emergence and operation of new forms of governance that are developing through a variety of transnational contractual practices, institutions, and laws in multiple sectors and areas of economic activity. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Apr 19

CLP: Law, Reason and Value Colloquium with Gabriel Mendlow
5:00-6:30 p.m., LAW 3500H

The Law, Reason, and Value Colloquium includes distinguished professors of law or philosophy who will present papers on a range of topics in legal philosophy or legal theory, broadly construed, such as the relationship of legal norms to moral norms, responsibility in law and morality, and the criteria for permissible risk imposition. Prof. Gabriel Mendlow of University of Michigan Law School will present "The Unity of Action and the Action as Object: Unsung Axioms of Criminal Law." RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Apr 20-21

Women, Law & Technology Symposium
12:00 p.m. Friday through 3:30 p.m. Saturday, EDU 1131

The 2018 symposium on Women, Law and Technology, brings together renowned scholars, activists, tech engineers, and policy makers to examine the ways in which technologies enhance the lives of women and girls, but also curate the spaces for sabotage, harassment, sexualization, and even the gendering of technology. Technology is a benefit, but at times also a hindrance, not only in the spaces where technologies are developed, but also at elite institutions where science and technologies are taught. This conference unpacks a broad and dynamic discourse on the intersections of sex, gender, race, and age in technology, to build a better understanding about bullying in tech; sexual sabotage, including robbing women of their work; the blind spots of algorithms; sexualizing science, and harming women with the aid of technology, including revenge pornography and other means that selectively target women for harassment. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

Apr 25

A Conversation on Academic Freedom
4:00 p.m., Calit2 Auditorium

Join the Academic Senate for a lively discussion on academic freedom with Chancellor Howard Gillman, co-author of Free Speech on Campus, and UCI Law Dean L. Song Richardson. RSVP here. Reception to follow.
May 3

CLP: Law, Reason and Value Colloquium with Christopher Kutz
5:00-6:30 p.m., LAW 3500H

The Law, Reason, and Value Colloquium includes distinguished professors of law or philosophy who will present papers on a range of topics in legal philosophy or legal theory, broadly construed, such as the relationship of legal norms to moral norms, responsibility in law and morality, and the criteria for permissible risk imposition. C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law Christopher Kutz of UC Berkeley School of Law will present "Popular Ownership of Natural Resources." RSVP here. For more information, click here >

May 3

IEFV: Gender, Race, Sovereignty & Self-Defense: The Yvonne Wanrow Case and its Legacy
5:00-6:30 p.m., EDU 1111

Join the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence for a conversation with Yvonne Swan (formerly Wanrow), moderated by Emily Thuma, faculty member in the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies at UCI. Yvonne Swan (Sinixt Arrow Lakes/Colville) was charged with murder by the State of Washington in 1972 for shooting a white man who broke into her friend’s home. The man had previously attacked her son and sexually assaulted her friend’s seven-year-old daughter. Her case became a rallying point for indigenous and feminist activists in the 1970s to highlight intersections of colonialism and gender violence as well as racism and sexism in the U.S. criminal justice system. Although Swan’s assailant was not an intimate partner, her case resulted in a landmark decision related to arguments of self-defense for survivors of domestic violence. For more than four decades, Swan has continuously worked for the self-determination of indigenous peoples, and for the freedom of political prisoners. She is currently vice president of the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee board. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

May 4

Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Diego Gil McCawley
12:00-1:00 p.m., LAW 3500

Diego Gil McCawley, a teaching fellow for SPILS and lecturer in law at Stanford Law School, will present "The Bureaucratization of Neoliberal Reforms: A Case Study of Chile's Housing Law and Policy." RSVP here. For more information, click here >

May 11

2018 Public Service Award Dinner
6:30-9:00 p.m., Fashion Island Hotel

The 2018 Public Service Award Honoree is Congressman Adam Schiff, Representative for California’s 28th Congressional District. 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. RSVP here. For additional information, click here >

May 12

Class of 2018 Commencement
9:30 a.m., Aldrich Park, UC Irvine

Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2018. Kalpana Kotagal, partner at Cohen Milstein specializing in civil rights and employment law, will deliver the keynote address. For more information, click here> 

May 22

IEFV: 2018 Research Colloquium
1:00-4:15 p.m., EDU 1131

Join the Initiative to End Family Violence for its 2018 Research Colloquium, featuring interdisciplinary faculty research, collaborative-building projects, and presentations by 2017-18 graduate student fellows. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

May 22

The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour
7:00-8:30 p.m. Irvine Barclay Theatre, UC Irvine

Master comedian W. Kamau Bell is host and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning CNN docu-series, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. He brings his wit and commentary to the Irvine Barclay Theatre (IBT) stage as part of two UCI efforts examining Perspectives on Bias, Prejudice, and Bigotry, and an initiative on Confronting Extremism. Co-sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, Division of Student Affairs, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, and UCI Law. For more information click here > 

May 29

A Year in Exonerations
5:00-7:00 p.m., Newkirk Alumni Center, UCI

Join the UCI Newkirk Center for Science & Society and host UCI Law Prof. Henry Weinstein for a review of the National Registry of Exoneration's first year at UC Irvine. The event will focus on how the registry has been used for research, counting, learning, communicating and advocacy. Speakers include Kelly Loudenberg, director of The Confession Tapes, and Bruce Lisker, who was exonerated in 2009 after serving 24 years in prison for murder. RSVP here. For more information, click here >

June 1-2

Compliance Lab: Measuring Compliance in the 21st Century
UCI Law

ComplianceNet's annual conference will allow scholars from across disciplines and different legal and regulatory topics to exchange research and explore connections for collaboration. This first conference, hosted at UCI School of Law, will focus on measuring compliance. It seeks to explore the strengths and limitations of various approaches, to identify how measurement strategies have shaped compliance management and law enforcement practices, and to understand how we can improve measurement, for instance through new technology and combining methods.

Jul 9

8th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review
10:30 a.m.-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: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law; Hon. Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court; Erin E. Murphy, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Prof. Alexandra Natapoff, UCI Law; Nina Totenberg, NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent; moderated by Prof. Rick Hasen, UCI Law. For more information, click here >