Upcoming Events

Sept. 10
Opportunities and Diversity in San Diego County DA's Office
12:00–1:00 p.m., LAW 3750
UCI Law alumnus Tommy McClain and his colleagues from the San Diego DA's Office will discuss the importance of diversity in district attorney offices. Co-sponsored by the Black Law Students Association and Criminal Law Society.
Sept. 10
CLEaR Film Discussion: “Disturbing the Universe”
6:00–7:30 p.m., EDU 1131
A focused look at a film that examines the life of attorney William Kunstler, most famous for his civil rights and anti-war cases. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.; viewing and discussion to follow.
Sept. 16
Guest Speaker Series: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will present his annual preview of the upcoming Supreme Court term. Please RSVP here by Monday, Sept. 14 to reserve your seat. A light lunch will be provided.

Sept. 16
Pulling Back the Blue Curtain: Police, Privacy & Public Access
4:30–6:00 p.m., EDU 1131
The First Amendment Coalition (FAC) and UCI Law present a panel discussion to examine issues of police secrecy and the public's right to know about law enforcement tactics. Featured speakers include Dean Chemerinsky and FAC's Peter Scheer. RSVP >
Sept. 19–20
2nd Annual IABA Foundation Conference
4:00–5:00 p.m., Hilton Hotel Costa Mesa

IABA & IABA Foundation, in collaboration with UC Irvine School of Law, presents the Second Annual National Conference September 19-20, 2015. The two-day event kicks off with a formal dinner Saturday evening, featuring an internationally recognized keynote speaker. On Sunday, the all-day conference offers CLE sessions presented by nationally and internationally recognized experts and dignitaries. Dean Chemerinsky is the featured speaker at the hosted lunch. Attorneys, judges, law students, CPAs and financial industry practitioners nationwide are invited. Event details at www.iaba.us

Sept. 22
Women & Mass Incarceration: The U.S. Crisis of Women and Girls Behind Bars
12:00–4:00 p.m., EDU 1131

This summit turns to the missing narrative of women in prison. It will explore complex patterns that frame women’s subjugation to law enforcement and the extra-legal and collateral consequences of policing women, including felony disenfranchisement, loss of housing and the chilling impacts on their children. Special presentations at the event include a keynote speech by a former inmate who is now a leading voice on issues of juvenile justice, mass incarceration and health care behind bars. Presented by the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at UC Irvine School of Law, co-sponsored by American Civil Liberties Union, UC Irvine School of Social Ecology, UC Irvine Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, UC Irvine Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, Women In Leadership, League of Women Voters of Orange Coast and Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

Sept. 22
FBA/OC 2015 Annual IP Program: Prof. Burk
6:00–8:00 p.m., EDU 1131

The Federal Bar Association Orange County Chapter, in coordination with UCI Law, presents “Through The Looking Glass: Alice and Other Hot Topics in Patent Law,” featuring Prof. Dan Burk. This program is approved for 1 hour of CLE in California.

Sept. 25
Symposium on Higher Education Access
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., EDU 1131

This symposium will bring together leading scholars of education law and policy and experts on the workings and effects of financial aid and selective admissions to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the latest, continuing crisis in higher education, and to suggest a way forward.

Sept. 25
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Bathrooms, Non-Ideal Bodies, and the Limits of American Law
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500-H

Prof. Kaaryn Gustafson (Law) will present “Without A Pot: Bathrooms, Non-Ideal Bodies, and the Limits of American Law.”

The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch (12:00–1:15 p.m.) in the Law School (Room 3500-H). Lunch will be provided. All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy for each workshop you plan to attend.

Oct. 9
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Corporate Fictions in Law & Literature
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500-H

Prof. Stefanie Mueller (English) will present “Corporate Fictions in Law & Literature.”

The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch (12:00–1:15 p.m.) in the Law School (Room 3500-H). Lunch will be provided. All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy for each workshop you plan to attend.

Oct. 14
Guest Speaker Series: Randi McGinn, Senior Partner, McGinn Carpenter Montoya & Love
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Randi McGinn is a prominent Albuquerque trial attorney and Senior Partner of the firm she founded there in 1985. She is known for her creative use of demonstrative evidence to visualize opening, direct, cross-examination, and closing argument. Ms. McGinn, a former Assistant District Attorney, was recently appointed as Special Prosecutor in the highly publicized police shooting case of a homeless camper. She is Vice President of the Inner Circle of Advocates (100 best plaintiff lawyers) and is double-listed in criminal and civil litigation in Best Lawyers of America. Ms. McGinn is an adjunct professor of law at University of New Mexico and author of Changing Laws, Saving Lives: How to Take on Corporate Giants and Win.

Please RSVP here by Monday, October 12th to reserve your seat. A light lunch will be provided. 

Oct. 16
Patent Sovereignty and International Law
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., EDU 1111

This conference will utilize the recent Declaration on Patent Protection and Regulatory Sovereignty Under TRIPs as a launching point to explore the proper balance between international patent harmonization and national sovereignty.

Oct. 16
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Historical Development of Legal Aid, Public Defender, Right to Counsel
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500-H

Prof. Shaun Ossei-Owusu (USC Criminology) will present “The Historical Development of Legal Aid, Public Defender Offices and the Right to Counsel.”

The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch (12:00–1:15 p.m.) in the Law School (Room 3500-H). Lunch will be provided. All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy for each workshop you plan to attend.

Oct. 19
The Initiative to End Family Violence Survivor Speaker Series
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The first event in this series will feature Norma Cumpian and attorney Heidi Rummel.

Oct. 20
Guest Speaker Series: International Human Rights Lawyers, Martyn Day and Paul Hoffman
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Martyn Day is the senior partner of Leigh Day, and specializes in international, environment and product liability claims, often as group actions. Day is well known for running many high profile and controversial cases, mostly on behalf of groups of claimants, both in the U.K. and abroad. Paul Hoffman is a partner in Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP. Hoffman has served with many international human rights organizations, including ACLU Foundation of Southern California, Los Angeles, where he served as Legal Director and the Amnesty International’s International Executive Committee which oversees the their operations throughout the world.

Oct. 23
Investing for Environmental Justice in Indian Country
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., LAW 3750

This workshop roundtable will connect Indigenous Nations, Native grassroots organizations, and members of the philanthropic and impact investment communities to guide investing for environmental justice and sustainable development throughout Indigenous territories in California. Convened by the UCI Law Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR) and co-sponsored by the Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, Native Americans in Philanthropy, and the UC Irvine Sustainability Initiative.

Oct. 28
Guest Speaker Series: Felicia Marcus, Chair of the California Water Resources Control Board
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Felicia Marcus is chair of the California Water Resources Control Board and former Western Regional Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council. Marcus has served in many positions in government, the non-profit world, and the private sector. She is known for her work in bringing unlikely allies together for environmental progress and for striving to make the government more responsive to the communities it serves, particularly Indian Tribes, communities of color, local government, and agricultural and business interests.