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UC Irvine School of Law is a visionary law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service.

See what makes the Law School a collegial environment with accomplished faculty and a cutting-edge curriculum that sets us apart from every other law school.

The Discursive Turn in Copyright

In this conference program, expert speakers explore how theories of literary and expressive works may be applied to the interpretation and application of copyright law, so as to better promote the progress of the expressive arts.

2017 Supreme Court Preview

UCI Law Professors Jennifer Chacón, Leah Litman and Rick Hasen preview the upcoming 2017 U.S. Supreme Court term.

Fall 2017 Distinguished Critical Race Theory Lecture: James Forman Jr.

Professor James Forman Jr. (Yale Law School) will discuss his book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2017), examining the aggressive policies adopted by African American government and law enforcement officials through the last half-century's "war on crime," and their lasting effects on black communities.

7th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review

The all-star panel of judges, scholars and journalists provided a lively discussion of key Supreme Court cases decided in the October 2016 term, drawing an audience of several hundred to the Irvine Barclay Theatre and more viewers via Livestream.

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff on the Russian threat to democracy

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, addressed Russia’s threat to liberal democracies around the world. Afterward, Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI law school’s founding dean, hosted a discussion with the Congressman.

Building a Top Law School From the Beginning

UCI Law prides itself on a commitment to public service, an innovative curriculum that features experiential learning, and its culture of civility. A look back on how UCI Law's Inaugural Class helped establish these foundations.

Free Speech on Campus: UCI Chancellor Gillman and Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

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.

UCI Technology & Entrepreneurship Competition 2016

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.

Race and Policing Symposium

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 Chemerinsky Supreme Court Preview 2016-17

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.

Joan Biskupic on reporting about the U.S. Supreme Court

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?”

6th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review

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.

We Are UCI Law: Class of 2016

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.

Class of 2016 Commencement Ceremony

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.

The Reproductive Justice Initiative

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.

Establishing Equity in Our Food System

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.

The Supreme Court and the 2016 Elections

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.

Legal Education With a Heart

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.

We Are UCI Law: Class of 2015

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 Supreme Court Preview

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.

5th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review

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.

Class of 2015 Commencement

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.

UCDC Law Program

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.

Chancellor’s Professor Lecture by Gregory Shaffer

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.”

Chancellor’s Professor Lecture by Michele Goodwin

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.”

UCI & Broadcom Technology and Entrepreneurship Achievement Competition

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.

Long US-China Institute Distinguished Lecture by Jerome Cohen

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).

Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law 2015

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.

Swearing-In Ceremony 2014

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.

Forum: The Constitutional Implications of Ebola

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.

Class of 2017 Orientation

The University of California, Irvine School of Law welcomed its Class of 2017 with a picnic, panels and plenty of networking opportunities.

We Are UCI Law: Class of 2014

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.

Class of 2014 Commencement

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.