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August 15, 2014

Law School Community Newsletter

A weekly compilation of upcoming events and highlights of recent mentions of UCI Law faculty, staff and students on the web and in the media.
Next Week

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

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

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. 

Coming Soon

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

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. 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 "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

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. Sponsored by the UC Irvine School of Law and the UC Irvine Law Review.

UCI Law in the News {Summer Highlights}

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

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

The Wall Street Journal: Prof. Porter discusses ongoing issues in mortgage service industry

ABA Journal: Prof. Menkel-Meadow reviews film "I Am Sam" in list of movies with lessons for lawyers

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

Orange County RegisterRecap of UCI Law's 4th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review

Science: Prof. Burk comments on Myriad Supreme Court decision

Orange County Register: Dean says Supreme Court ruling on cellphone searches is "most important" for privacy in tech era

MSNBC, et al.: Prof. Hasen writes about, comments in major media on recent campaign finance, voting rights issues

Associated Press: Prof. Lai comments in news report on lawsuit filed to stop Arpaio business raids

Los Angeles Times, et al.: Media coverage of UCI Law earning full ABA accreditation

Tipping the Scales: Dean Austin Q&A about UCI Law, what she looks for in admitting students

The New York Times: Prof. van Rooij co-authors op-ed on "China's Pollution Challenge"

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