Upcoming Events

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

April 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
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)

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.

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.