Media Advisory: UC Irvine School of Law to Host Symposium on The Interplay of Race, Gender, Class, Crime and Justice


IRVINE, Calif.—UC Irvine School of Law’s Center on Law, Equality and Race will host a symposium on April 26, 2014 to discuss legal and interdisciplinary approaches to addressing troubling interconnections between social identities, crime and punishment.

WHAT: National scholars from various disciplines will convene to participate in conversations organized around the following panel topics:

  • Unequal Burdens of the Collateral Consequences of Incarceration
  • Critical Analyses of Crime, Punishment, and Intersectional Identities
  • Interdisciplinary Explorations of Identity, Crime, and Punishment

Papers from this symposium will be published in an upcoming issue of the UC Irvine Law Review.

WHO: Lunchtime Keynote Speaker is Professor Kaaryn S. Gustafson, Ellen Ash Peters Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law, discussing her recent book, Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty. Full list of speakers available on the symposium page >

WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: UC Irvine School of Law, Room EDU 1111, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697-8000. Directions and parking information

REGISTRATION: Please register online.

MEDIA CONTACT: Colleen Taricani, UC Irvine School of Law Communications,, (949) 824-3063


UC Irvine School of Law is an innovative and visionary law school focused on educating talented and passionate lawyers driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. The faculty is comprised of accomplished, nationally-ranked thought leaders with a broad and deep range of expertise.