University of California, Irvine School of Law Welcomes Six New Full-Time Faculty Members

07-31-14

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IRVINE, Calif., July 31, 2014 — University of California, Irvine School of Law has hired six new faculty members, bringing the total number of full-time professors to 45. These new faculty members are all highly accomplished academic leaders in their areas of expertise.

UCI Law has also added to its clinical program by launching an Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic, directed by Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Jack Lerner, enhancing its experiential learning and scholarship to students in wide-ranging IP and technology matters, including patent and copyright.

Additionally, UCI Law has started three new centers: Center on Africa and the Law (Director Olufunmilayo Arewa), Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy (Director Michele Goodwin) and Center on International, Transnational and Comparative Law (Director Gregory Shaffer).

The new faculty members are listed below with their areas of interest and prior school affiliation.

Seth Davis Seth Davis, Assistant Professor of Law
Administrative Law, Property, Federal Indian Law, Federal Courts and Torts
Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
Michele Goodwin Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law; Director, Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy
Bioethics, Biotechnology, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Health Law, Human Rights, Reproductive Rights, Torts, Women’s Rights
Everett Fraser Chair in Law, University of Minnesota Law School and Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School
Kaaryn Gustafson Kaaryn Gustafson, Professor of Law; Co-Director, Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEaR)
Welfare, Poverty Law, Race and Gender, Criminal Procedure, Search and Seizure, Due Process, Law and Society
Professor, University of Connecticut School of Law
Jack Lerner Jack Lerner, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic
Intellectual Property, Technology, Privacy
Clinical Professor of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Song Richardson L. Song Richardson, Professor of Law
Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Law and Social Science
Professor, University of Iowa College of Law
Gregory Shaffer Gregory Shaffer, Chancellor’s Professor of Law; Director, Center on International, Transnational and Comparative Law
International Law, International Trade and Investment Law, Transnational Law, Law and Society
Melvin C. Steen Professor, University of Minnesota Law School

“We are privileged to have these brilliant and diverse scholars and teachers join our faculty,” said UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. “The cutting-edge new Clinic and Centers further broaden our scope into important and developing legal areas.”

About UC Irvine School of Law

UCI Law, which received full accreditation from the ABA effective June 6, 2014, is an innovative 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. UCI Law is a collegial environment, and our faculty is comprised of accomplished, nationally-ranked thought leaders from around the country with a broad range of expertise. More about the Law School is available at law.uci.edu.

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University of California, Irvine School of Law Contact: Colleen Taricani, Assistant Dean for Communications, (949) 824-3063, ctaricani@law.uci.edu