Upcoming Events

Sept. 1
Mohannad Malas Lecture by Intisar Rabb: "The Decline of Doubt in Islamic Law"
4:30–5:30 p.m., Room 1131

Intisar A. Rabb is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a director of its Islamic Legal Studies Program. She also holds an appointment as a Professor of History at Harvard University and as a Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. In her book Doubt in Islam, she explores a controversial popular notion about Islamic law today, which is that Islamic law is a divine legal tradition that has little room for discretion or doubt, particularly in Islamic criminal law. Despite its contemporary popularity, that notion turns out to have been far outside the mainstream of Islamic law for most of its history. RSVP and more event details >

Sept. 3
Public Debate on Doctor Assisted Suicide feat. Dean Chemerinsky & UCI Prof. Kheriaty
6:00–7:30 p.m., UC Irvine School of Medicine, Nelson Auditorium (Irvine Hall)

The issue of physician assisted suicide, or what proponents prefer to call physician aid in dying, is back in the forefront of public policy debates in California. Although California Senate Bill 128, a legislative proposal to legalize this practice for terminally ill patients, was recently pulled from a vote in the Assembly Health Committee, there remain pending court cases on this issue in California, and proponents are prepared to introduce a statewide ballot initiative to legalize assisted suicide. Free and open to the public; RSVP here >

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. 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 in Mass Incarceration Summit
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 bestowing a Reproductive Justice Hero Award, and 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 and co-sponsored by the National ACLU.

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.

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. 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.