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August 15, 2014

Law School Community Newsletter

A weekly compilation of upcoming events and latest news for UCI Law faculty, staff and students. Published by the Office of Communications. 
Next Week

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m., EDU 1111, Rm 101 
RSVP by Aug. 18

GUEST SPEAKER SERIES: Michael Laurence, Executive Director, Habeas Corpus Resource Center

Mr. Laurence was lead counsel in Jones v. Chappell, the July 2014 groundbreaking case in which U.S. District Court Judge Cormac Carney issued an order invalidating California’s death penalty process and vacating the prisoner’s death sentence. 

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Coming Soon

Friday, Sept. 12, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., EDU 1111, Rm 101

PATENT LAW CONFERENCE: The Meaning of Myriad

In 2013, the United States Supreme Court rendered its decision on gene patenting in Association of Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics. The reasoning of the Myriad decision itself remains anything but clear. This conference will explore the evolving meaning of the Myriad decision for science, for industry, and for the patent system. Keynote speaker: Hon. Andrew Guilford, USDC Cent. Dist. Cal. 


Wednesday, Sept. 17, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Newkirk Alumni Center

JEWISH AND ISLAMIC LEGAL SYSTEMS: Comparisons and Relationships

This exclusive workshop will bring together scholars and practitioners to share meaningful ways of teaching law students Jewish and Islamic legal studies. Panel topics include "Jewish and Islamic Legal Scholarship for Law School Audiences," "Teaching Jewish and Islamic Law to Law Students" and "Comparing Jewish and Islamic Legal Relationships in Historical Context.


Friday, Sept. 19, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., EDU 1131

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INSURANCE AND LEGAL REGULATION: Normative, Theoretical, and Empirical Perspectives

This symposium, sponsored by the UC Irvine School of Law and the UC Irvine Law Review, will bring together academics, lawyers and regulators and offer empirical, legal, normative, theoretical, and historical perspectives on the relationship between insurance and legal regulation. How does law regulate insurance? How does insurance regulate law? Leading scholars in the field of insurance law and policy will consider these questions that impact consumers, insurance companies, regulators, and society at large.

UCI Law News

AP/Huffington PostProf. NeJaime comments on pressure building for SCOTUS to rule on gay marriage

The New York Times, et al: Prof. Fisk quoted in major media on NLRB McDonald’s ruling

Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-FinkbeinerProf. Goodwin speaks on criminalization of motherhood (8/2/14 podcast interview starts at 15:20) 

Orange County RegisterUCI panel weighs in on Supreme Court decisions

Press Release: Prof. Kaye appointed Special Rapporteur for the UN Human Rights Council

Press Release: UCI Law welcomes six new full-time faculty members

Press Release: UCI Law granted full accreditation by the ABA

Student News: ABA appoints three UCI Law students to student leadership team

Student News: UCI Law alumna, students win top awards

For updated information and more events, see the UCI Law MASTER CALENDAR.

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For lots more of UCI Law in the media, go to the IN THE NEWS archives.