Upcoming Events

Mar. 28
Bridging a Troubled Stream: Confronting Legal Issues at the Nexus of Entertainment and Technology
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., EDU 1111

Presented by Entertainment Law Society at UC Irvine, this symposium will examine current legal issues at the nexus of entertainment and technology in a rapidly changing digital frontier. Experts from the legal, technological, business, media, entertainment, and government sectors will come together to discuss the consequences of legal decisions on access to entertainment in the internet age. Online registration and other details available on Symposium event page >

Apr. 1
Chancellor’s Chair Investiture Lecture: Michele Goodwin
4:00–5:00 p.m., EDU 1131

Chancellor’s Chairs are endowed positions awarded to a very small number of UC Irvine professors across the campus who demonstrate unusual academic merit.

Professor Michele Goodwin will present "Reproductive Justice in An Era of Resistance."

Apr. 6
Chancellor’s Chair Investiture Lecture: Gregory Shaffer
4:00–5:00 p.m., EDU 1131

Chancellor’s Chairs are endowed positions awarded to a very small number of UC Irvine professors across the campus who demonstrate unusual academic merit.

Professor Gregory Shaffer is one of the world’s leading authorities on international trade law and law and globalization. He will present: “The Problem with Trade Agreements and Why We Need Them”

Apr. 8
“What Matters to Me & Why” featuring Prof. Goodwin
11:40 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Humanities Gateway 1030

Chancellor’s Professor Michele Goodwin is the featured speaker for this discussion and lunch event, part of the campus lunchtime series designed to build and strengthen bonds between people who teach, learn and work together daily, and to foster understanding of how each of us embraces the UCI values.

A light lunch will be served. Space is limited.

Reservations required here >

Apr. 8
Chamyúuy~wóoyilash: Where We Bow Our Heads Out of Respect
4:00–6:00 p.m., EDU 1131

A panel of Native community leaders and academics, including Professor Seth Davis, will discuss the history of the lands now known as Irvine and the relationships between the place, the university and the Indigenous communities in whose territory the campus is located. Topics for discussion include the history of development’s impacts upon Native Nations in Orange County, the legal issues raised by development, and Native cultural perspectives on good planning and development. RSVP and more details >

Sponsored by UC Irvine School of Law, CLEANR, UC Irvine Sustainability Initiative, Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, ADVANCE Program for Equity & Diversity and American Indian Resource Program

Apr. 9
Conversations on Mental Health, Race, and Society
11:55 a.m.–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

This dialogue series is sponsored by the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy to examine the intersections of law, race, society, and mental health through the use of dialogue and documentary. The series is moderated by Professor Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Professor of Public Health and Gender & Women’s Studies.

This discussion will focus on Affirmative Action Backlash in Historical Context: Integration and the New Divide, with a screening of “Eyes on The Prize: Southern School Desegregation (1957-1962).”

RSVP here to ensure a seat and lunch.

Apr. 10
Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture by Jeffrey Toobin
4:30–5:30 p.m., Paul Merage School of Business Auditorium

Jeffrey Toobin, a staff writer for The New Yorker and senior analyst for CNN, is one of the most recognized and admired legal journalists in the country. He has written several critically acclaimed, best-selling books, his most recent being The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court, a New York Times best-seller published by Doubleday in 2012.

Toobin served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, and as an associate counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. RSVP online here >