Upcoming Events

Nov. 13
The Challenge of Informed Consent in Times of Controversy
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UCI
This symposium tackles issues concerning the roles of law, science, technology, ethics, and society in the production and promotion of scientific knowledge through human research. Hosted by the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center and the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy at University of California Irvine, this meeting queries whether the FDA and other government agencies should intensify the regulation of human subject research and establish enforcement standards.
Nov. 16
Raymond Pryke First Amendment Law Lecture by Floyd Abrams
4:30–5:30 p.m., EDU 1131

Floyd Abrams is Partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and litigation practice group. He has a national trial and appellate practice and extensive experience in high-visibility matters, often involving First Amendment, securities litigation, intellectual property, public policy and regulatory issues. He has argued frequently in the Supreme Court in cases raising issues as diverse as the scope of the First Amendment, the interpretation of ERISA, the nature of broadcast regulation, the impact of copyright law and the continuing viability of the Miranda rule. Most recently, he prevailed in his argument before the Supreme Court on behalf of Senator Mitch McConnell as amicus curiae, defending the rights of corporations and unions to speak publicly about politics and elections in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. RSVP >

Dec. 3
China's Grassroots Courts: A Sociological Perspective
3:00–4:30 p.m., Merage School of Business (SB1 Room 5200)

Part of the Long Institute Lecture Series, Kwai Ng, associate professor of sociology at UC San Diego, will present an overview of the Chinese courts today from the perspective of a sociologist.  He will explore how the Chinese courts are institutionally empowered by but also subjugated to the influences of different social forces — political, economic, and social. Details and RSVP >

Dec. 4
Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Edelina Munoz Burciaga
12:00–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

Edelina Munoz Burciaga, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology, will present on postsecondary access and social mobility amongst Undocu/DACAmented young adults in California and Georgia. The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays; lunch will be provided. All interested faculty members, law students and graduate students are welcome. RSVP >

Dec. 4
CLEANR Workshop: Redeveloping Democracy: Capturing the Public and Private Value(s) of Land Use
1:30–6:00 p.m., LAW 3500
Presented by the Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources, this session will bring together researchers and practitioners in land use regulation and public finance to discuss challenges related to public participation and community engagement in the design and implementation of value capture regulation.
Dec. 6
Class of 2015 Swearing-In Ceremony
1:00–3:00 p.m., Student Center, Pacific Ballroom D

Members of the Class of 2015, along with their family and friends, are invited to attend UCI Law’s annual swearing-in ceremony. Judge Glenda Sanders will administer the state bar oath, and Judge Andrew Guilford will administer the federal bar oath. RSVP >

Feb. 1, 2016
Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium
4:30–6:30 p.m., EDU 1111
Tax policy is at the forefront of the political discourse in the United States. Corporate tax avoidance, IRS alleged targeting of political groups, and the administration of the Affordable Care Act through the Internal Revenue Code are just a few examples of the centrality of tax policy to the political process in the United States. This colloquium, launching Feb. 1, 2016, differentiates itself from similar workshops by strongly emphasizing such tax issues of current relevance. Leading tax scholars and tax-policy experts are invited to present their works in progress to a tax law seminar class at UC Irvine School of Law. Papers are discussed ahead of the presentations and students are required to draft short response essays, which are shared with the presenters. Tax practitioners, faculty from outside the law school, and anyone with a keen interest in tax policy are welcome to attend. MCLE credits will be offered. Light refreshments will be served. Speaker schedule and RSVP here >