Upcoming Events

May 23
IEFV Research Colloquium
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., MPAA 420

This colloquium will feature presentations of the 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Grant Projects and 2016-17 Graduate Student Fellows. The event is open to the public. Please RSVP here.

May 24
CKA Public Discussion on North Korea
6:00–8:00 p.m., The Jonathan Club, 545 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA

Co-sponsored by the UCI Law Korea Law Center, the Council of Korean Americans (CKA) and Ploughshares Fund, this event provides a public discussion on North Korea and lessons learned from U.S. diplomatic outreach to Iran led by Ambassador Wendy Sherman and Philip Yun, Executive Director & COO of Ploughshares Fund.

June 2
CERLP Conference: Legal Education: The State of the Art
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law

The Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession hosts its inaugural conference, convening leading scholars to assess the current state of legal education. Research presented at this conference will address questions such as: Who seeks admission to law school, and to what extent are law schools attracting the “best and brightest” undergraduates? What do we know about law school debt and the return on investment in legal education? What factors influence law students’ post-graduation employment decisions? What are the latest findings of the LSSSE survey on legal education and the law student experience? What measures have proven effective in improving students’ prospects of succeeding in law school and passing the bar? What are the latest findings from the After the JD research on lawyers’ careers?

Jul. 10
7th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review
10:30–12:00 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: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI Law; Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Hon. Leondra R. Kruger, Supreme Court of California; Prof. Leah Litman, UCI Law; Greg Stohr, Bloomberg; moderated by Prof. Rick Hasen, UCI Law.

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 across generations, countries, and disciplines and fostering engagement and research. Launched in 2011, the UCI Summer Seminar Series "Empowering Sustainability on Earth" is co-hosted each July by the UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society, presenting a series of seminars for the next generation of leaders of global sustainability from over 70 countries around the world. The seminar talks are open to the public.

Oct. 26-27
The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: 50 Years Later
Thursday-Friday, The George Washington University Law School

Prof. Song Richardson is a featured participant at The George Washington Law Review Fall 2017 Symposium, The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: 50 Years Later. This Symposium marks the 50th Anniversary of the Report by President Lyndon Johnson’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, “The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society.” Led by Attorney General Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, the Commission compiled comprehensive data on crime in the United States, discussed the salient issues confronting the criminal justice system, and provided recommendations to address these problems. The Symposium will examine the essential issues of courts and procedure, technology, policing, corrections and sentencing, prosecution, the War on Drugs, and juvenile justice. The focus will be the future of the criminal justice system and what steps can be taken to achieve reform, particularly timely given the recent bi-partisan legislation proposing a new National Criminal Justice Reform Commission modeled on the Johnson Commission.

Oct. 27
The Discursive Turn in Copyright
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., UCI Law

Copyright law is explicitly directed toward protection of artistic and aesthetic works, and is intended to provide a legal regime that fosters expressive authorship. But this interaction runs both ways; as copyright doctrine is adapted to the arts and humanities, so our understanding of arts and the humanities illuminates our understanding of copyright law. At this conference, speakers will explore how theories of literary and expressive works may be applied to the interpretation and application of copyright law, so as to better promote the progress of the expressive arts. Event details >