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August 29, 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

Monday, Sept. 1



Wednesday, Sept. 3, 12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111
RSVP by Sept. 1

GUEST SPEAKER SERIES: Andrea Smith, UCI Law Graduate

Smith is the first UCI Law graduate to be selected as a Skadden Fellow. Only 29 lawyers nationally were chosen for this prestigious two-year fellowship in public interest law. Smith is working at the Disability Rights Legal Center in Los Angeles, where she engages in community education, direct representation and impact litigation for youth with disabilities in public schools who are also affected by homelessness. Smith is also an Associate Professor in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside.

Coming Soon

Monday, Sept. 8, 5:00-7:00 p.m., MPAA Executive Commons


Intellectual property lawyers have been invited to meet the world-class IP faculty at UCI Law and to welcome new faculty member Jack Lerner, founding director of the Intellectual Property, Arts and Technology Clinic.


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 "Jewish and Islamic Legal Scholarship for Law School Audiences: from the Academy to the Courts" and "Teacing Jewish and Islamic Law to Law Students."


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

ABA Journal Magazine: Prof. Fisk comments on court ruling on home-care aides

The New York Times: Dean Chemerinsky op-ed: How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops

CBS St. Louis: Prof. Loftus talks on news radio about reliability of eyewitness testimony

U.S. News & World Report: Dean Chemerinsky comments on James Foley beheader being brought to Guantanamo

The New York Times: Prof. Hasen comments on two-tier voting in Arizona and Kansas