Chancellor's Chairs

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

The following UCI Law professors have been named to this honor, and each one has presented a lecture on his or her area of expertise.

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    Bryant Garth

    Prof. Garth's scholarship focuses on the legal profession, the sociology of law, and globalization. Two of his books co-authored with Yves Dezalay, Dealing in Virtue (1996) and Asian Legal Revivals (2010), were given the Herbert Jacobs Award from the Law and Society Association as the best books in the field of Law and Society published that year. He also served as co-editor of the Journal of Legal Education from 2011-14.

    Prof. Garth came to UC Irvine School of Law after serving as Dean of Southwestern Law School from 2005 until 2012. Before that, he was Dean of the Indiana University-Bloomington School of Law (1986-90) and Director of the American Bar Foundation (1990-2004).

    Chancellors Chair Lecture:
    April 2, 2014: “Legal Education Reform, Legal Globalization, and the American Dream”

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    Richard L. Hasen

    Prof. Hasen is a nationally-recognized expert in election law and campaign finance regulation and is co-author of a leading casebook on election law. From 2001 to 2010, he served as founding co-editor of the quarterly peer-reviewed publication, Election Law Journal. He is the author of more than four dozen articles on election law issues and his op-eds and commentaries have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Slate. His book, The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown, was published in summer 2012 by Yale University Press. Hasen also writes the often-quoted Election Law Blog. He joined UCI Law in July 2011 after teaching at Loyola Law School Los Angeles and Chicago-Kent College of Law.

    Chancellors Chair Lecture:
    February 13, 2012: The Voting Wars

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    Tony Reese

    Prof. Reese is a leading scholar in the field of copyright and has published numerous articles on copyright law and digital copyright issues in a variety of U.S. and foreign law reviews and collections. He is a co-author of the casebooks Copyright, Patent, Trademark and Related State Doctrines (with Paul Goldstein), Copyright (with Robert Gorman & Jane Ginsburg), and Internet Commerce (with Margaret Jane Radin & John Rothchild). He joined the UCI Law faculty in July 2009 after 10 years of teaching at University of Texas at Austin, School of Law. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford and New York University, and has taught copyright law in several international programs.

    Chancellors Chair Lecture:
    April 26, 2011: What Copyright Owes the Future: Preserving Access to Creative Works

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    Christopher Tomlins

    Prof. Tomlins is a legal historian with wide-ranging interests who has taught at universities across the globe. He joined the UCI Law faculty after 17 years as a Research Professor on the faculty of the American Bar Foundation. He has degrees from Oxford University and the University of Sussex, and a PhD in History from The Johns Hopkins University. He has written or edited six books, most notably Freedom Bound, recipient of the restigious Bancroft Prize awarded each year by Columbia University to the best books in American history.

    Chancellors Chair Lecture:
    March 21, 2011: Republican Law, 1770-1830

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    Carrie Menkel-Meadow

    Prof. Menkel-Meadow is one of the founders of the dispute resolution field. She came to UCI Law from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was an A.B. Chettle, Jr. Professor of Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure and Director of the Georgetown-Hewlett Program in Conflict Resolution and Legal Problem Solving. She recently received the first-ever Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work presented by the American Bar Association's Dispute Resolution section.

    Chancellors Chair Lecture:
    March 1, 2011: Seeking Consensus in a Polarized World: The Role of Dispute Resolution and Deliberative Democracy

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    Catherine Fisk

    Prof. Fisk teaches and writes on the law of the workplace, legal history, civil rights and the legal profession. She is the author of dozens of articles and three books, including the prize-winning Working Knowledge: Employee Innovation and the Rise of the Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800-1930.

    Chancellors Chair Lecture:
    Feb. 8, 2011: The Labor of Creation and the Law of the Workplace: Attribution of Collaborative Authorship

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    Dan L. Burk

    Prof. Burk is an internationally prominent authority on issues related to high technology. He lectures, teaches and writes in the areas of patent, copyright, electronic commerce and biotechnology law. He co-authored The Patent Crisis and How the Courts Can Solve It (with Stanford Law Professor Mark Lemley), and has written numerous papers on the legal and societal impact of new technologies, including articles on scientific misconduct, on the regulation of biotechnology, and on the intellectual property implications of global computer networks.

    Chancellors Chair Lecture:
    May 13, 2009: Virtual Worlds, Virtual Property