Upcoming Events

Dec. 7
Korea Law Center: A Comparative Constitutional Law Conversation
5:00 p.m., EDU 1111

UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Chaihark Hahm of Yonsei University will discuss constitutional law issues in the United States and Korea. This program is hosted by the UCI Korea Law Center and the Orange County Korean American Bar Association (KABA). This event, partnered with UCI Global Engagement, is open to the public. A light reception will follow. To RSVP, please contact Mary Germain at mgermain@law.uci.edu

Dec. 9
Tensions of Transparency: Open Government Laws in Land Use Regulation
8:00–5:00 p.m., Law 3500

Open government laws facilitating public access to government meetings and records can promote public participation in the democratic process. Yet, some participants in public-private land development deals contend that existing open government law can constrain productive negotiations without effectively increasing public engagement. Hosted by the Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR), this roundtable explores the tensions that arise in the land development process, where the goal of maintaining government transparency can conflict with the goal of effectively negotiating complex deals mingling private resources and public authority.

Dec. 12
CERLP: Milan Markovic and Gabriele Plickert on "Attorney Careers After the Recession: Evidence from the Texas Lawyers Study"
12:00–1:00 p.m., LAW 3500

Led by UCI Law Profs. Bryant Garth and Ann Southworth, the Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession (CERLP) is committed to empirical research and public engagement on issues relating to the legal profession. Building on the strengths of UCI Law faculty, the center plays an important role in connecting the law school, UC Irvine, and local, regional, national and global communities of lawyers and scholars interested in the future of the legal profession.
Milan Markovic is Associate Professor of Law at Texas A & M University School of Law, and Gabriele Plickert is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona. They will present preliminary findings of a study of various cross-sectional and life course aspects of the legal profession in Texas. Professors Markovic and Plickert received over 10,000 responses from lawyers of different practice settings, ages, gender and firm size. RSVP here >

Jan. 13
Promoting Ecological Integrity and Minimizing Regulatory Fragmentation in California’s Marine Protected Areas
Time TBA, 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 while working with state and local entities.

Jan. 26
Interracial Intimacy: 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia
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)

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. Please RSVP here>

Feb. 3
CLEANR: Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government’s Response to Environmental Justice
Time TBA, Location TBA

Part of the Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR) literature and film series and co-hosted by the Center on Law, Equality and Race and Environmental Law Society, this event focuses on the book Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government’s Response to Environmental Justice, edited by David M. Konisky. In the 1970s and 1980s, the U.S. Congress passed a series of laws that were milestones in environmental protection, including the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. But by the 1990s, it was clear that environmental benefits were not evenly distributed and that poor and minority communities bore disproportionate environmental burdens. The Clinton administration put these concerns on the environmental policy agenda, most notably with a 1994 executive order that called on federal agencies to consider environmental justice issues whenever appropriate. This volume offers the first systematic, empirically based evaluation of the effectiveness of the federal government’s environmental justice policies. More information here >

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
Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: The Effective Tax Experience of Decentered Multinationals
4:30–6:30 p.m., MPAA 420

Susan Morse of University of Texas at Austin 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. Please RSVP here>

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. More about the Mohannad Malas Endowed Chair and Lecture >

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)

Mar. 3
Affordable Housing and Land Use Regulation in California
Time TBA, EDU 1111

California confronts an ongoing shortage of affordable housing, with the average cost to buy a home 150% higher than the national average and the average cost to rent 50% higher than the national average. Sponsored by the League of California Cities, this CLEANR Conference will address innovative state-level and local approaches to addressing California’s persistently high housing costs. 

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. More about Laura Weinrib >

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. 13
Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: An Unusual Tax Screen Deep in the State Corporate Income Tax
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. Please RSVP here>

March 24
Blood Quantum, Identity, and Sovereignty: Contemporary Legal Battles in Indigenous Communities
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Hosted by the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) at UC Irvine, 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. Details on Symposium event page >

Mar. 27
Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: Expanding Social Security Is Good for All Generations
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. Please RSVP here>

Mar. 30
Panel Discussion: Rape Culture & Sexual Assault
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)

Mar. 13
Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy: Formalizing Tax Law
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. Please RSVP here>

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)

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 (fellows) across generations, countries, and disciplines through the exchange of ideas and experiences related to all aspects of sustainability, and fostering engagement and research on the ground through the collaboration among fellows and like-minded organizations worldwide. Launched in 2011, the UCI Summer Seminar Series "Empowering Sustainability on Earth," co-hosted each July by the UCI Law CLEANR and UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society, presents a series of seminars for members of the next generation of leaders of global sustainability from over 70 countries around the world. The seminar talks are open to the public. For more information on Empowering Sustainability, please click here