Upcoming Events

Sept. 19
Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture by Michael J. Klarman
4:30–5:30 p.m., EDU 1131

This year's Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture will be presented by Professor Michael Klarman, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. This annual lecture, made possible by an anonymous donor, honors Mark P. Robinson Jr., senior partner at Robinson Calcagnie Inc., for his generous support of the UC Irvine School of Law. More about the lecture series >

Sep 20
Law & Social Movements Colloquium: Immigrant Rights
3:00-4:30 p.m., EDU 1111

The Law & Social Movements Colloquium will host a panel discussion on immigrant rights, law, and organizing. Jessica Karp Bansal of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and Jacinta Gonzales of Mijente in Arizona will be featured speakers. They will speak about their past collaboration, as well as law and activism in the Trump era.

Sept. 21
CBGHP: Hate Crimes: Origins and Meanings in The Era of Political Divide
12:05–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil hosts this discussion featuring Dr. Phyllis Gerstenfeld, Professor and Chair of the Criminal Justice department at CSU Stanislaus. The colloquium series continues through April 19, 2018 and focuses on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

Sept. 27
Fall 2017 Distinguished Critical Race Theory Lecture: James Forman Jr.
5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law, Room EDU 1111

Professor James Forman Jr. (Yale Law School) will discuss his book Locking up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2017), examining the aggressive policies adopted by African American government and law enforcement officials through the last half-century's "war on crime," and their lasting effects on black communities. Details and RSVP here >

Sept. 23-24
Civil Rights in the 21st Century
Saturday 9:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m. / Sunday 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., UCLA’s Luskin Center, Los Angeles

The University of California is excited to host the first combined conference of UC’s four law school’s focused on public interest. The conference, developed in partnership with Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), California's premier legal resource provider, will bring together over 500 diverse UC law students and young professionals and is designed to expose them to the wide array of issues around the inaugural theme: Civil Rights in the 21st Century.

The conference will have five keynote speakers and 18 breakout sessions, featuring deans from each of UC’s law schools, and panelists including UCI Law's Interim Dean Richardson, Prof. Goodwin, Prof. Hasen and Alisa Hartz '12. Breakouts will be diverse, addressing everything from law and organizing to water rights to immigration. Registration, schedule, speakers list and more details here >

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. 19
CBGHP: Check It Film Screening - Reproductive Justice and LGBTQA Film Festival
6:30 p.m. Light Refreshments Provided, EDU Room 1111

The Reproductive Justice Initiative’s 2017-2018 film series Breaking Out of The Social Closet offers a nuanced examination of gender identity, celebrating the clear advancements and legal victories in recent years, while also exposing the painful costs of fighting stigma, shaming, and stereotypes. It explores how sex and gender status continues to impact individual safety, civil and human rights, despite obvious advancements in marriage equality. The series engages growing up trans, violence against the LGBTQA community, race and homosexuality, and vulnerabilities to mass incarceration, homelessness, and poverty.  Featuring talkback sessions with artists, parents, experts, and the community. View the full film schedule ›

Oct. 19
CBGHP: Inside The Hateful Mind
12:05–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil hosts this discussion featuring Dr. George Woods, former President, International Academy of Law and Mental Health, and Jonathan Odell, author of The Healing and Miss Hazel & The Rosa Parks League. This colloquium series continues through April 19, 2018 and focuses on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

Oct. 19
Distinguished Lecture Series in Information Technology and Society
5:30 p.m., reception immediately following, Donald Bren Hall 6011

UCI Law and the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences School present “What’s at Stake in the Oracle v. Google Software Copyright Case?” by Pamela Samuelson, the Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information, UC Berkeley. Prof. Samuelson is recognized as a pioneer in digital copyright law, intellectual property, cyberlaw and information policy. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Event details >

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

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
Competition, Antitrust Law, and Innovation Forum (CALIF) Conference

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

Nov. 6
Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law by Hon. Jed S. Rakoff
5:00–6:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Jed S. Rakoff has served since March 1996 as a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. He also frequently sits by designation on the 2nd and 9th Circuit Courts of Appeals. Judge Rakoff holds the position of Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School, where he teaches courses in white collar crime, science and the law, class actions, and the interplay of civil and criminal law, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Berkeley Law School. He has written over 145 published articles, 635 speeches, 1500 judicial opinions, and co-authored five books. He is also a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. The annual Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law commemorates the esteemed life and public service of the late Al Meyerhoff, a renowned labor, environmental and civil rights lawyer who brought a landmark case to stop sweatshop conditions for 30,000 workers on the Pacific island of Saipan.

Nov. 16
CBGHP: Women and Hate: Lynchings, Hate Groups, & Emmett Till
12:05–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil hosts this discussion featuring Courtney R. Baker, Associate Professor of American Studies, Black Studies Initiative, Occidental College. This colloquium series continues through April 19, 2018 and focuses on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

Jan. 18
CBGHP: Nature vs. Nurture: Children, Violence, and Hate
12:05–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil hosts this discussion featuring Jodi Quas, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior & Nursing Science at University of California, Irvine, and Dr. Patricia Jones Blessman, expert on Children, Trauma, and Behavior. This colloquium series continues through April 19, 2018 and focuses on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

Feb. 15
CBGHP: Hate Crimes and the LBGTQ Community
12:05–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil hosts this discussion featuring Valerie Jenness, Professor, Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at University of California, Irvine. This colloquium series continues through April 19, 2018 and focuses on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

March 15
CBGHP: Domestic Terrorism and Hate
12:05–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil hosts this discussion featuring Jody Armour, Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law, University of Southern California, and Alfred Brophy, J.D., Ph.D., D. Paul Jones Chairholder in Law, University of Alabama School of Law. This colloquium series continues through April 19, 2018 and focuses on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

April 19
CBGHP: The Rise of Mainstream Hate
12:05–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil hosts this discussion featuring Professor Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy at University of California, Irvine. This colloquium series continues through April 19, 2018 and focuses on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >