Upcoming Events

Feb. 28
UCI & Broadcom Technology and Entrepreneurship Achievement Competition
8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The 2015 UCI & Broadcom Technology and Entrepreneurship Achievement Competition will include graduate students from the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Paul Merage School of Business, and UCI School of Law. Participants will be challenged to structure and negotiate a joint development agreement for a new and exciting technology, with best practices information provided by a distinguished panel of Orange County professionals. The teams will be judged and awarded based upon the effectiveness of their business strategy, understanding of the issues, overall professional demeanor, and the terms of the final agreement.

Mar. 5
Long Institute Lecture: Chinese Debt: Is it Sustainable?
1:00–2:30 p.m., MPAA Executive Commons

Victor Shih, an Associate Professor at UC San Diego, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, presents this lecture as part of the The Long Institute Lecture Series on Chinese Law, Business and Society.

China today already has some of the highest debt-GDP ratios in the world and the single highest ratio for all emerging market countries. What does this high debt level mean for the economy and the cash flow demands for corporations and individuals? China has implemented policies to slow down the pace of leveraging, but will it make a difference? Finally, what mechanisms may make it increasingly difficult for the PBOC to continue China's credit bubble?

RSVP by email here »

Mar. 9
CLSC Co-sponsored Book Talk: Prof. Hadar Aviram, UC Hastings College of the Law
12:00–1:30 p.m., LAW 3500

UC Hastings Professor of Law Hadar Aviram will discuss her forthcoming book, "Cheap on Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of the American Punishment." Sponsored by the UCI Department of Criminology, Law and Society and the Center in Law Society and Culture. Please RSVP to nmccoy@law.uci.edu by March 5 to reserve lunch.

Mar. 9
Disability Law Society Guest Speaker: Disability Rights California Staff Attorney, Elizabeth Grumet
12:00–1:00 p.m., LAW 4580

Staff Attorney from Disability Rights California (DRC) Elizabeth Grumet will speak about the DRC's role in the community and the various legal services they provide through their Client Assistant Program.

Mar. 10
4th Annual Small Firm & Corporate Counsel Reception
6:00–7:30 p.m., MPAA Executive Commons

UCI Law students will have the opportunity to meet and network with attorneys from small to mid-size firms and in-house counsel offices. Dean Chemerinsky will welcome attorneys to the reception with opening remarks, and light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP on Symplicity as space is limited.

Mar. 12
Guest Speaker Series: Mary Anne Franks
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The Women’s Law Society and the Speakers Series are pleased to co-sponsor Prof. Mary Ann Franks from the University of Miami School of Law. Prof. Franks is an expert on cyberlaw, self-defense, discrimination, free speech, and privacy. She will discuss “revenge porn,” sexually explicit images that are publicly shared online without the consent of the pictured individual. Prof. Franks serves as the Vice-President of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about cyber harassment and advocates for legal and social reform.

Prof. Franks received her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She earned her doctorate in Modern Languages and Literature and her master's degree in European Literature from Oxford University, where she studied on a Rhodes Scholarship. Before she began law teaching, Prof. Franks taught social theory and philosophy at Harvard University.

Please RSVP here by Tuesday, March 10 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Mar. 12
NAIS Colloquia Series: Citizenship in Red and Yellow: Elk v. Wilkins and United States v. Wong Kim Ark
4:00–5:30 p.m., EDU 1111

The Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS) Colloquia Series at UC Irvine presents Bethany Berger, Thomas F. Gallivan Jr. Professor at University of Connecticut School of Law, speaking on “Citizenship in Red and Yellow: Elk v. Wilkins and United States v. Wong Kim Ark.” 

Mar. 13
ICFV Lecture: Family Violence Survivors in Family Court: An Uphill Battle
3:00–4:30 p.m., EDU 1111

The UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence presents a lecture by Joan Meier, Professor of Clinical Law at The George Washington University School of Law, who will discuss child abuse, intimate partner violence and the courts.

Reception to follow. RSVP online >

Mar. 18
Guest Speaker Series: Joan Biskupic, Supreme Court Journalist
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Joan Biskupic, editor in charge for legal affairs at Reuters News, has covered the Supreme Court for 25 years and has written several books on the judiciary. 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 the PBS program "Washington Week" with Gwen Ifill.

Please RSVP here by noon on Monday, March 16 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Mar. 19
6th Annual Celebration of Books
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Law Library

The UCI Law Community is invited to celebrate publications authored and co-authored by UCI Law Faculty from April 2014-March 2015. Featured faculty include Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professors Joseph DiMento, Catherine Fisk, Richard Hasen, Sarah Lawsky, Christopher Leslie, Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Douglas NeJaime, Katherine Porter, Gregory Shaffer and Ann Southworth.

Coffee and pastries will be offered beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Library vestibule. The event, including remarks by the authors, will begin at approximately 11:00 a.m.

Mar. 26
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.

Sexual Violence Against Women And Girls will be the focus of this Mar. 26 discussion, with a screening of "The 16 Year Old Killer: Cyntoia's Story."

RSVP here to ensure a seat and lunch.

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.