Media Advisory: UC Irvine School of Law to Hold Business Law as Public Interest Law Conference


IRVINE, Calif.—UC Irvine School of Law will hold a day-long conference on Business Law as Public Interest Law on April 13, 2012.

WHAT: This conference brings together leading business law scholars to explain how business law, in its many forms, can serve fundamental public interest goals.

The concept of public interest law defies simple description. It is many sided, but often focuses on areas of the law that are used to help vulnerable members of society: civil rights and civil liberties, the rights of the poor, children, the elderly, and the disenfranchised.

Business law, too, is multi-faceted and represents an umbrella term for several areas of law, including antitrust, bankruptcy, corporate governance, development, finance, insurance, intellectual property, payment systems, secured credit, securities, tax, and white collar crime.

WHEN: Friday, April 13, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: School of Law, EDU 1131

WHO: The list of speakers and the schedule, as well as other details, are available on the conference page,

REGISTRATION: Attendance is free, but please RSVP online, for catering and seating purposes.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rex Bossert, assistant dean for communications and public affairs,, (949) 824-3063.


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 ninth in the country in scholarly impact in a recent study. The student body has median grades and LSAT scores 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.