Judge Stephen Reinhardt and Ramona Ripston Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Judge Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and Ramona Ripston, retired executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, have fought for and preserved civil liberties for decades, inspiring and influencing thousands of attorneys and activists. UC Irvine School of Law pays tribute to these two legendary advocates of civil liberty and justice through an annual, honorary lecture celebrating their contributions.

  • April 7, 2017: Stephen B. Bright, Lecturer,  Yale Law School, former President and Senior Counsel, Southern Center for Human Rights, on “Defiance After All These Years: Continuing Discrimination on the Basis of Race and Poverty in the Courts”
  • April 1, 2016: Judy Clarke, former Executive Director of Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington & Idaho and Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., on “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”