Upcoming Events

Sept. 8-9
GLAS/CERLP: The Globalization of Legal Education: A Critical Study
Friday-Saturday, TBD

In this joint symposium, GLAS, CERLP, and the American Bar Foundation will host leading international scholars to discuss issues concerning the globalization of legal education, with topics ranging from global hierarchies and the international movement of students and faculty, to legal education strategies in the Global South. Participant contributions will be published in a symposium edition of the UCI Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law.

Sept. 27
CLEAR: Distinguished Critical Race Theory Lecture: James Forman, Jr.
5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The Professor of Law at Yale Law School will discuss his book Locking up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2017).

Sept. 30
KLC/CKA Mentorship Conference 2017
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law

The purpose of this conference is to inspire, mentor, inform, and network: to bring together business and thought leaders and professionals from numerous disciplines (ranging from science, entertainment, public interest, law, medicine and finance) to provide advice, guidance, insights, networking opportunities, and mentorship to the younger generation of Korean and Korean Americans and other participants. The conference will feature plenary sessions, panel discussions, mentoring roundtables, and a closing reception. Details, including speakers list and registration, here >


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 >

Oct. 27-28
CLEANR: Addressing Climate Change in the Arctic – Legal Strategies
Friday-Saturday, TBD

This roundtable will bring together a small number of leading thinkers to assess potential legal strategies, including litigation as well as other advocacy techniques, to address the challenge of climate change with a focus on the North American Arctic (U.S. and Canada). The goals of the roundtable are to foster dialogue, advance knowledge, and develop practical policy solutions. Participants will explore alternative strategies and recommendations, including indigenous perspectives, and examine opportunities for effective legal action. More about CLEANR roundtables >

Nov. 2
IEFV: Swift Current Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., UCI Law School

Join us for the screening of Swift Current, a documentary about former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy who was abused by his coach. This event will also include a discussion of the film by Sheldon Kennedy and a collaborative presentation by Prof. Warren Binford, Dr. Paul D. Arnold, and Dr. Frank MacMaster on their research to help victims of child sexual abuse and pornography. This event is open to the public and lunch will be provided. The mission of the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence (IEFV) is to be the premier site for research, education, clinical care, and community collaboration on family violence prevention and intervention.

Nov. 3
Center for Antitrust Law (CAL) Conference
TBD, TBD

The inaugural conference of the Center for Antitrust Law will bring together leading antitrust law professors to discuss their current scholarship.