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
12:00-1:30 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 -1:30 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.

Jan 29

Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: Is Information Important for 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? 
6-8:30 p.m., Pacific Ballroom ABC, UC Irvine Student Center

Join the UCI community for the latest iteration of Confronting Extremism's Perspectves 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.

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

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 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 LBGTQ Community
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 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 >

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 15

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

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 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 >

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 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. For more details, 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 >