Media Advisory: UC Irvine School of Law Students Host Symposium on Prisoners’ Access to Justice

02-12-14

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IRVINE, Calif.—The Orange County Human Rights Association (OCHRA), a student organization at UC Irvine School of Law, will host a symposium to discuss the legal, medical and educational rights of prisoners.

WHAT: “Prisoners’ Access to Justice: Exploring Legal, Medical, and Educational Rights” will bring together legal and medical experts with ex-prisoners. Ex-prisoners will introduce each topic by describing their experience of access, or lack of access. Experts will discuss what rights exist in prison and whether prisoners currently have access to those rights. Panels will also address what steps can be taken to fill gaps in access to justice.

For a schedule and a full speakers’ list: http://www.law.uci.edu/events/prisoners-rights/2014/

WHY: Prisoners throughout the country are often deprived of access to basic needs. This interactive symposium aims to educate and empower practicing attorneys, law enforcement, academia and students to support human rights and work toward justice.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: UC Irvine School of Law, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697, Room EDU 1111. Directions and parking information

REGISTRATION: The event is free and open to the public, but please register online here.

MEDIA CONTACT: Iris Yokoi, Interim Director of Communications, iyokoi@law.uci.edu, (949) 824-0580.

ABOUT UC IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW

UC Irvine School of Law seeks to create the ideal law school for the 21st century by doing the best job of training lawyers for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. Recruited from prestigious schools, the faculty ranked seventh in the country in scholarly impact in a recent study. The student body has admissions statistics comparable to those of student bodies at top 20 law schools. The school's innovative curriculum stresses hands-on learning, interdisciplinary study and public service.