Dean Chemerinsky and UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman recently spoke to law students about their upcoming book Free Speech on Campus (Yale University Press), in which they explore the tension between the psychological harms of hateful speech and bullying, and the social harms of censorship or the punishment of dissent.
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This competition brought together graduate students from UC Irvine’s Ayala School of Biological Sciences, Paul Merage School of Business, and School of Law. Each team had a science, business, and law student, and five hours to negotiate a joint development agreement.
UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professors Mario Barnes, Jennifer Chacón, Michele Goodwin, Kaaryn Gustafson and Henry Weinstein helped plan and lead the full day of discussion about race and police violence, which included a conversation with LAPD Chief Beck.
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky presented his annual preview of the upcoming Supreme Court term to students, faculty and select guests. He provided insight on the significant cases in the 2016-17 term, and the potential impact of only eight justices on the bench.
UCI Law Professor Rick Hasen discusses the variety of legal issues involved—and the myths and realities—in this extraordinary election year.
Joan Biskupic, distinguished journalist, CNN legal analyst and Visiting Professor at UCI Law (2016-17) shares her observations at a UCI Law event on the Supreme Court justices, the changing demographics of the Court and her quest to answer “Is personal biography judicial destiny?”
This exciting and entertaining event reviewed the Supreme Court’s key cases decided in the historic October 2015 term, drawing a record crowd: 800 RSVPs and hundreds more who tuned in via Livestream.
At the Class of 2016 Commencement festivities May 7, Dean Chemerinsky and graduates reflect on the accomplishments of this class, including providing 11,500 hours of pro bono work.
UCI Law celebrated its fifth commencement on Saturday, May 7 in Aldrich Park at UC Irvine. Wei Deng delivered the student address and Ambassador Carlos R. Moreno delivered the keynote speech.
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The President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund presented a lecture on “4-4: Lessons from the 1954-55 Supreme Court Term on the Consequences of a Divided Court”
Renowned federal defender Judy Clarke, who has represented defendants in a number of high profile capital cases, presented “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”
Prof. Michele Goodwin discusses the Reproductive Justice Initiative at UCI Law, which brings together scholars, policy makers, students, healthcare providers and others to address issues of women’s health and human rights.
Professor Simons is a leading scholar of tort law, criminal law, and law and philosophy. He presented a lecture on “Assumption of Risk and Consent in the Twenty-First Century”
UCI Law and the UC Global Food Initiative hosted a two-day symposium to discuss issues of inequity in our food system. Keynote speakers were Saru Jayaraman of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley, and José Padilla of California Rural Legal Assistance.
UCI Law Professor Rick Hasen and Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC), offered perspectives on the Supreme Court and the 2016 elections. Professor Henry Weinstein moderated the discussion.
From the beginning, UCI Law focused on the belief that whether in school or in the workplace, good lawyers know how to work together to get the best results. The success of this collegial, close-knit law school is drawing lots of positive attention.
What makes UCI Law special? Every aspect, from the top-rated faculty to the commitment to public service to the dynamic students from diverse backgrounds who come together to support one another and forge long-lasting bonds.
At the Class of 2015 Commencement festivities, Dean Chemerinsky, graduates, their families and UC Irvine leaders celebrate the extraordinary success of UCI Law.
Dean Chemerinsky provided his annual preview of the upcoming Supreme Court term to students and faculty, offering insight on significant cases in the 2015-16 term.
Hundreds of people attended this exciting and entertaining program reviewing the Supreme Court's key cases decided in the October 2014 term, with an all-star panel of Supreme Court practitioners, journalists, and academics.
Prof. David Kaye, in his role as UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, addressed a meeting on religious expression and tolerance, held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Prof. Goodwin and Prof. Aileen Anderson of the UCI Stem Cell Research Center discuss challenges women face in science, technology and medicine.
Prof. Goodwin talks with Wendy Goldberg, UC Irvine Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior and Education, about “the social clock” and the timing of fatherhood.
Prof. Goodwin explores issues of social inequality with Bryan Sykes, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law & Society at UC Irvine, an expert on Punishment and Mass Incarceration, Health, Fertility and Research Methods.
Prof. David Kaye, in his role as UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, gave a video keynote speech at the biennial International Cities of Refuge Network Meeting and PEN International Writers in Prison Committee conference.
UCI Law celebrated its fourth commencement on May 9, 2015. Alex Patterson delivered the student address, and U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer delivered the keynote speech.
This video honors the late Robert Palmer, Partner at Gibson Dunn, Orange County, respected attorney and major supporter of UCI Law
UCI Law students talk about their experiences in the UCDC Law Program, which allows students to spend a semester in the capital working full-time at government agencies and non-profit organizations headquartered in Washington D.C.
Prof. Shaffer is one of the world’s leading authorities on international trade law and law and globalization, and he is the director of the Center on Globalization, Law, and Society at UCI Law. He presented a lecture on “The Problem with Trade Agreements and Why We Need Them.”
Prof. Goodwin researches and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, property, biotechnology, bioethics, and cultural politics, and she is founder and director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at UCI Law. She presented a lecture on “Reproductive Justice in An Era of Resistance.”
Interdisciplinary teams of graduate students from the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Paul Merage School of Business, and UCI School of Law had five hours to structure and negotiate a joint development agreement for a new and exciting technology.
Professor Jerome A. Cohen of New York University presented the 2015 John S. and Marilyn Long Institute Distinguished Lecture, serving as the senior American expert on Chinese Law and East Asian Law. Prof. Cohen’s talk was followed by three discussants: Alex Wang (UCLA), David Kaye (UC Irvine) and Victor Shih (UC San Diego).
Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, presented “Civil Rights and Education: Uprooting Discrimination and Delivering Justice.” Students Crystal Adams ’15 and Ronald Park ’16 shared their experiences as Meyerhoff Fellows.
2Ls Aaron Benmark and Jackie Shepherd argued an IP-related case before three federal judges.
Interviewed by Prof. Rick Hasen, Dean Chemerinsky discusses his new book, including what inspired him to write it, and details of key cases.
More than 50 UCI Law graduates returned to the UC Irvine campus Dec. 7, 2014, to take part in the Law School’s annual Swearing-In Ceremony. Judge Lon Hurwitz administered the state bar oath, while Judge Andrew Guilford administered the federal bar oath.
The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy at UCI Law hosted a public forum with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and health experts to discuss how to balance the concern for public welfare with legal and ethical privacy principles.
The University of California, Irvine School of Law welcomed its Class of 2017 with a picnic, panels and plenty of networking opportunities.
Class of 2014 graduates Lisa Faye Petak, Hagop Boyaci, AK Bennett, Jesse Welsh-Keyser, Teddy Nguyen, Pavneet Mac and Jonathan Markovitz reflect on their experiences at UCI Law.
UC Irvine School of Law celebrated its third commencement on May 10, 2014, on a beautiful spring morning in Aldrich Park. Ninety-two candidates for Juris Doctor participated in the ceremony.
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