Upcoming Events

Sept. 20
CLEaR Perspectives Reading Group: "Cultural Appropriation and Language Sensitivity"
7:00–8:30 p.m., LAW 3750

The Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEaR) co-sponsors a reading group every academic year. The Perspectives Reading Group serves as an informal setting where students and professors can examine issues of concerns or importance to marginalized groups, focusing on a particular issue or demographic group at each meeting. This session is facilitied by BLSA, LLSA, NALSA, and APALSA board members, with short readings from each.  

Sept. 22
CBGHP: Chicago Town Hall on Gun Violence and Vulnerable Populations
6:00–8:00 p.m., University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

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

Sept. 22
GLAS: Tim Sellers on "Law, Reason, and Emotion"
12:00–1:00 p.m., LAW 3500

GLAS visiting scholar and Regents Professor of the University System of Maryland, Tim Sellers, will present a paper entitled “Law, Reason, and Emotion.” This discussion considers law, reason, emotion, justice, legitimacy and effectiveness as they relate to one another and to the power and purposes of law. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to centers@law.uci.edu.

Sept. 27
Guest Speaker Series: Judge Andrew Guilford
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct. 4
Guest Speaker Series: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky's Supreme Court Preview
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will present his annual preview of the upcoming Supreme Court term. Please RSVP here by September 30 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Oct. 4
Dancing the Carceral Creep: The Feminist Anti-Domestic Violence Movement and the Paradoxical Pursuit of Criminalization
5:30–7:00 p.m , EDU 1131

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct. 19–22
2016 World Indigenous Law Conference
Schedule TBA, The Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering, 100 Academy Drive, Irvine, CA 92617

The World Indigenous Law Conference is held every two years and will be hosted in October in North America for the first time. This international forum, “Rights, Responsibilities & Resilience: An International Discourse on Indigenous Peoples’ Jurisprudence” aims to gather Indigenous lawyers, practitioners, academics and those interested in furthering their understanding of issues facing Indigenous Peoples. This third such international law convening will focus on Indigenous Peoples’ legal issues, rights and strategies. Details and Registration >

Oct. 20
Guest Speaker Series: Franky Carrillo, Justice Advocate for Death Penalty Focus
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Franky Carrillo spent nearly 20 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. He was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1992 and was not exonerated until 2011, when the Los Angeles Superior Court reversed his conviction and ordered his release. Franky now serves as a Justice Advocate for the non-profit organization, Death Penalty Focus, through which he shares with the public his firsthand experience of the criminal justice system. Delayed nearly 20 years by his wrongful conviction, Franky is also now pursuing a college degree, having enrolled at Loyola Marymount University. In his talk, Franky will share his personal story of wrongful conviction and will discuss the very real risks of incarcerating, and even executing, innocent people. Please RSVP by October 17 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

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

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

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

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

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

Oct. 28
IP and Human Rights Symposium
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law

Enjoyment of health, of culture, and of personal expression are among the fundamental entitlements of all people, recognized by international instruments on human rights. The exclusive rights conferred by intellectual property law may help secure and foster such benefits. Yet exclusive rights may also restrict access these benefits. This conference brings together experts on the law of intellectual property and the law of fundamental human rights in order to explore and clarify the complex interplay of these fields. Details, including speakers list, registration >

Nov. 1
Guest Speaker Series: Judge George H. King
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

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

Nov. 2
Guest Speaker Series: Sebastián Sánchez - 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 by October 28th to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you. 

Nov. 15
Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law by Pamela S. Karlan
4:30–5:30 p.m., TBA

Pamela S. Karlan is the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation at Stanford Law School. A productive scholar and an award-winning teacher, Karlan is co-director of the school’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, where students litigate live cases before the Court. One of the nation’s leading experts on voting and the political process, she has served as a commissioner on the California Fair Political Practices Commission, an assistant counsel and cooperating attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Nov. 17
Guest Speaker Series: Dan Grunfeld, Stacy Horth-Neubert and David Lash - Pro Bono
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

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

March 6
Raymond Pryke First Amendment Law Lecture by Laura Weinrib
4:30–5:30 p.m., TBA

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. More about Laura Weinrib >