Upcoming Events

Aug 24
Guest Speaker: Stefanie Wilson, Animal Legal Defense Fund
12:00–1:00 p.m, EDU 1111

Stefanie Wilson assists Animal Legal Defense Fund with its cases and projects as a litigation fellow. Before joining ALDF, Stefanie clerked for the Honorable Harry T. Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  She graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Irvine School of Law (’14). While in law school, Stefanie participated in the National Animal Law Moot Court Competition and was founder and president of its Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapter. Stefanie earned her M.S. in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and her B.A. in biological anthropology from Harvard University.

Stefanie focuses on areas where the interests of animal protection intersect with other social justice issues. She will discuss how animal advocates (and aspiring animal advocates) can form common cause with people who are passionate about the environment, workers' rights/human rights, and freedom of speech and the media. Please RSVP here by August 2 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Aug 26
Legal Pluralism Symposium
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., LAW 3500

The objective of this workshop is to facilitate a dialogue between North America-based scholars working in the field of legal pluralism. The meeting will bring together an interdisciplinary group of experts to explore topics in non-state law and its relation to the state, based on working papers of the participants. Organized by Prof. Janine Ubink under the aegis of the Commission on Legal Pluralism and UC Irvine School of Law.

Aug 26
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: The Imperial Serologist and Punitive Self-Harm: Bloodstains and Legal Pluralism in British India
12:00-1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch. This session will feature Mitra Sharafi from University of Wisconsin Law School. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy at nmccoy@law.uci.edu. Under the aegis of the Commission on Legal Pluralism and UC Irvine School of Law.

Sept. 1
Guest Speaker: Gerald Chaleff, Constitutional Policing
12:00-1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Gerald Chaleff served as special assistant for constitutional policing and bureau chief to the LAPD Chief of Police from 2003 until his retirement in 2014. He oversaw the Department's implementation of the Consent Decree with the US Department of Justice. He is a nationally-recognized expert in criminal defense in both state and federal courts, and has been elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Chancery Club. Please RSVP by August 28 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Sept. 7
Guest Speaker: Kristen Nelson, Colorado Public Defender
12:00-1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Colorado Public Defender Kristen Nelson will speak about her role in representing James Holmes, who was convicted of murdering 12 people and injuring 70 others at a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Please RSVP by September 4 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Sept. 7
IP & High Technology Consortium Update
4:30–6:00 p.m., MPAA Executive Commons

Dean Chemerinsky will host a Meet-n-Greet for Intellectual Property & High Technology Consortium members and law student scholarship recipients.  In addition, the Dean will provide an update on the activities planned for 2016-17 academic year and discuss IP faculty scholarship and events.

Sept. 8
Guest Speaker: Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
5:30–9:30 p.m., EDU 1131

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) at UCI Law, in collaboration with other law school chapters, hosts a speaker event featuring the first full-time animal cruelty prosecutor in the nation, Bob Ferber, and Prof. Thomas Kelch from Whittier Law School. Join us for a night of mingling, and discussing animals and the law that protects them.

Sept. 14
Guest Speaker: Joan Biskupic, Supreme Court Journalist
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Joan Biskupic has covered the Supreme Court for twenty-five years and has written several books on the judiciary, including Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice (2014) and American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (2009),  and Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice.  She currently is editor in charge for legal affairs at Reuters News. Before joining Reuters in 2012, she was the Supreme Court reporter for The Washington Post and for USA Today. She is a regular panelist on PBS’s Washington Week with Gwen Ifill. Ms. Biskupic is a graduate of Georgetown law school.  She earned her B.A. degree in Journalism from Marquette University, and her M.A. degree in English from the University of Oklahoma. Please RSVP here by September 11 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Sept. 30
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Policing Skid Row
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

Natalie Pifer, from UCI’s Department of Criminology Law and Society, will present “Policing Skid Row.” The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets select Fridays over lunch. Lunch will be provided, and all interested Law faculty, faculty from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy at nmccoy@law.uci.edu. More about the Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: http://clsc.soceco.uci.edu/pages/socio-legal-studies-workshop

Oct. 4
Dancing the Carceral Creep: The Feminist Anti-Domestic Violence Movement and the Paradoxical Pursuit of Criminalization
5:30–7:00 p.m , EDU 1131

Mimi Kim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach, presents the The UCI Initiative to End Family Violence (IEFV) Distinguished Lecture on “Dancing the Carceral Creep: The Feminist Anti-Domestic Violence Movement and the Paradoxical Pursuit of Criminalization.” The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments available at 5:00 p.m. Parking is $10 in the Social Science Parking Structure. RSVP here >

Oct. 13
IEFV Lecture: The Neurobiology of Trauma
12:00–1:30 p.m , EDU 1131

The UCI Initiative to End Family Violence (IEFV) presents Mandy K. Mount, Ph.D., Director of UCI Campus Assault Resources & Education (CARE). When a person is exposed to situations that induce fear or perceived inescapability, a complex system of brain-body responses are activated to support survival. This discussion of trauma-related neurobiology will offer important information to support survivor healing, increase understanding and social support, and result in enhanced handling of cases involving interpersonal violence. The event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. Parking is $10 in the Social Science Parking Structure. Details and RSVP >

Oct. 28
IP and Human Rights Conference
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law

Enjoyment of health, of culture, and of personal expression are among the fundamental entitlements of all people, recognized by international instruments on human rights. The exclusive rights conferred by intellectual property law may help secure and foster such benefits. Yet exclusive rights may also restrict access these benefits. This conference brings together experts on the law of intellectual property and the law of fundamental human rights in order to explore and clarify the complex interplay of these fields. Details, including speakers list, registration >