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


Intellectual property lawyers and IP students are 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. Space is limited; please register online.


Tuesday, Sept. 9, 4:30-6:15 p.m., EDU 1111

GUEST SPEAKER SERIES: Moot Court  Big Lagoon Rancheria vs. State of California

UCI Law professors Carrie Menkel-Meadow and Seth Davis, along with UCLA Vice Chancellor Carole Goldberg and California Indian Legal Services Executive Director Dorothy Alther, will moot Michael A. Pollard of Baker & McKenzie LLP, the attorney arguing Big Lagoon Rancheria v. State of California in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  


Wednesday, Sept. 10, 12:00-1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

GUEST SPEAKER SERIES: Larry Yellin, Orange County District Attorney, Cold Case Unit

Larry Yellin has been a prosecutor for more than 20 years and has prosecuted close to 50 murder trials. He has been involved with solving cold cases since his first trial as part of the Orange County gang unit in 1998. Yellin will be accompanied by Sgt. Wyatt of Anaheim PD. Wyatt was the lead investigator in the Itzcoatl Ocampo case involving a former Marine and Iraq war veteran charged with the murders of four homeless men.


Friday, Sept. 12, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., EDU 1111
Lunchtime keynote in MPAA Executive Commons


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. Led by Professor Dan Burk.


Friday, Sept. 12, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Loyola Law School Los Angeles

CRISIS OF COUNSEL: Redoubling Efforts to Address Representation Gaps Facing Immigrant Children and Adults

Co-sponsored by UCI Law, UCLA Law, Loyola Law School LA and Human Rights First, this conference will bring together key local, state and national stakeholders. Professor Sameer Ashar will moderate a panel on representation and vulnerable populations.

Coming Soon

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 "Teaching 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. Led by Professor Shauhin Talesh.

UCI Law in the News

New York Magazine: Prof. Loftus quoted on the malleability of memory

Cincinnati Enquirer: Prof. Hasen comments on Ohio's ban on political lies

Politico: Dean Chemerinsky: Hollywood hacking “clearly illegal, and a clear invasion of privacy”

The Christian Science Monitor: Prof. Fisk comments on campaign to increase wages for fast-food workers

Written Description: UCI Law among top IP programs ranked by h-index and m-index

The Huffington Post: Prof. NeJaime quoted on impact of religious liberty arguments on LGBT and women’s rights

Los Angeles Times: UCI Law mentioned as part of Community Colleges Pathways to Law School initiative