In-Depth Impact

The centers and institutes at UCI Law provide in-depth focus and programs in specific areas of law. The centers forge partnerships in Asia as well as locally in Southern California to share ideas and sponsor further research.

Centers List

Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy

The center serves as a reference point for research, policy development and advocacy concerning science, biotechnology, bioethics and healthcare in the U.S. and abroad.

Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession

The center is committed to empirical research and public engagement on issues relating to the legal profession.

Center on Globalization, Law, and Society

The center is the umbrella center for the study of international, transnational and comparative law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources

The center seeks to make UCI Law a nationally recognized site for scholarship, education, community outreach and public engagement on environmental, natural resources and land use law.

Center on Law, Equality and Race

The center was created with the goal of promoting greater racial equality through research, education, and advocacy.

Center in Law, Society and Culture

The center brings together UCI faculty and graduate students who share interests in law, society, and culture, and sponsors collaborative research projects. Law Professors Natapoff and Whytock are co-directors.

UCI Center for Legal Philosophy

The UCI Center for Legal Philosophy is an initiative of the School of Humanities in partnership with the School of Law, and serves as official home to the collaborative activities of the growing community of scholars working at the intersection of law and philosophy.

UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis

The UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis is an interdisciplinary joint academic research venture by the School of Medicine and the School of Law.

Civil Justice Research Initiative

The Civil Justice Research Initiative researches critical issues concerning the civil justice system.

Competition, Antitrust Law, and Innovation Forum (CALIF)

CALIF provides a forum for leaders in the fields of antitrust and economics to research and discuss how competition policy can improve innovation, market efficiency, and consumer access to goods and services.

UCI Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute

CPRI brings together the best and brightest cybersecurity experts from the private sector and UCI’s world-class faculty to find technological, legal and policy solutions to cyber threats while protecting and enhancing individual privacy and civil liberties.

Fair Elections and Free Speech Center

Established in 2021, the Fair Elections and Free Speech Center at UCI Law facilitates deep scholarship on American law, politics, and democracy as well as on global norms and institutions.

The Future of Latinos in the United States: Law, Opportunity, and Mobility

The Future of Latinos in the United States Initiative focuses on how law and policy can shape the incorporation of Latinos across the nation through four key drivers of opportunity and mobility: immigration; education; economic participation; and political participation and civic engagement.

UCI Initiative to End Family Violence

This center unites community partners with faculty from 20 UC Irvine departments to be the premier site for research, education, clinical care, and community collaboration on family violence prevention and intervention.

Korea Law Center

The mission of the Korea Law Center is to promote practical solutions to problems arising at the intersection of U.S. and Korean law.

The Long U.S.-China Institute

The John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law is designed to be a premier research entity that will forge ties between the U.S. and China.

The Pay Equity Project

The Pay Equity Project at UCI Law works to reduce the gender and race pay gap through education, advocacy, and collaborations with other stakeholders fighting for pay equity.

Student Loan Law Initiative

The Student Loan Law Initiative (SLLI) is a collaborative project between leading consumer law scholars at UCI Law and the Student Borrower Protection Center.