Events & Activities

CLEAR Director Kaaryn Gustafson at the March 2018 Symposium on Race, Inequality, and Debt.


Beginning in 2010, CLEAR has brought nationally recognized speakers to UCI Law. Details >

Perspectives Reading Group

CLEAR co-sponsors a reading group every academic year. The Perspectives Reading Group serves as an informal setting where students and professors can examine issues of concern or importance to marginalized groups, focusing on a particular issue or demographic group at each meeting. Details >


CLEAR hosts symposia bringing together academics, legal practictioners, policy makers, and other contributors to examine complex topics such as critical race theory and the interplays between race, class, gender, justice and the law. Details >

Film Screenings

CLEAR hosts screenings throughout the year in which films addressing issues of race, gender, marginalized communities and other topics of interest are presented to introduce particular perspectives and facilitate audience discussion. Details>

Upcoming Events

ART & KRIMES BY KRIMES - Film Screening and Discussion

Hosted by the UCI Law Criminal Justice Clinic, UCI Law Center on Law, Equality and Race, UCI Center in Law, Society, and Culture, UCI-LIFTED, and...

Feb 22, 2024 4:00pm
Private Location (sign in to display)

CLEAR & CLSC | The Suburban Crisis: White America and the War on Drugs

A public talk by Matt Lassiter, Professor of History & Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan.

Feb 27, 2024 4:00pm
Private Location (sign in to display)

Past Events

CLEAR | Perspectives - Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

The CLEAR Perspectives series serves as an informal setting where students and faculty can examine issues of concern to marginalized individuals and communities. At each meeting, discussion will be...

Oct 17, 2023 6:00pm
Law Building (LAW), LAW 3750, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine , CA 92697, United States

CLEAR | Sahar Aziz, The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom

The UCI Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEAR) welcomes Professor Sahar Aziz to discuss The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom (UC Press, 2021). Comments by Professors Mario...

Apr 10, 2023 12:00pm
UCI Law, EDU 1131, 401 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697-8000, United States

CLEAR Perspectives | Devon Carbado, Unreasonable: Black Lives, Police Power, and the Fourth Amendment

The UCI Center on Law, Equality, and Race (CLEAR) hosts a Perspectives reading group discussion of Devon Carbado's book, Unreasonable: Black Lives, Police...

Feb 23, 2023 5:30pm
UCI Law, Law 3750, 401 E. Peltason Drive, Suite 1000, Irvine, CA 92697-8000, United States

Event Archive

  • April 8, 2018: Film Screening, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. Details >
  • March 16-17, 2018: Race, Inequality, and Debt Symposium. Details >
  • February 13, 2018: Distinguished Critical Race Theory Lecture: Paul Butler, Chokehold: Policing Black Men. 5:30–7:00 p.m., Edu 1111. Details >
  • February 8, 2018: Author Meets Readers with Julian Lim, Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. 6:00–7:30 p.m., Law 3500. Details >
  • January 22, 2018: Lisa Sun-Hee Park, Medical Deportations: Blurring the Boundaries of Health Care & Immigration Policy. 4:30–6:00 p.m., Law 3500. Details >
  • October 30, 2017: Anti-Blackness and the American Dream: Revisiting the 1992 L.A. Uprisings. This event featured Professor Claire Jean Kim and Professor Jody Armour discussing the L.A. uprisings and the broader racial landscape that has defined Los Angeles as well as the larger elements of anti-black racism that continues to define American life today. Moderated by Professor Stephen Lee. 12:00–1:00 p.m. Edu 1131. Details>
  • April 10, 2017: Jason Okonofua, "When Bias and Threat Persistently Interact," 4:30–6:00 p.m., Law 3750. Details >
  • March 27, 2017: Visiting Scholar Meera Deo, "Diversity in Legal Academia." 12:05–1:00 p.m., Law 3500. Details >
  • Jan. 23, 2017: Author Meets Reader: The Enigma of Diversity by Ellen Berry
  • Oct. 28, 2016: What is the Future of Asian American Activism?
    Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial minority population in the country. Much of this growth stems from migration. Recent studies show that three out of four Asian Americans were born outside of the United States and that more migrants come to the United States from Asia and the Pacific Islands than from any other part of the  world. What does this rapid growth mean for where they will align themselves on public policies like affirmative action? To what extent are Asian Americans joining other groups and to what extent are they striking out on their own? In short: where will Asian Americans position themselves in the U.S. hierarchy? This talk will feature Professor Jennifer Lee and Professor Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, both experts on Asian American communities, who will address this question. Facilitated by UCI Law student The-An Hoang-Nguyen, with introductory remarks by Professor Stephen Lee.
  • Feb. 5, 2016: Author Meets Readers: Normal Life by Dean Spade
    Dean Spade, Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law, discussed the newly revised and expanded edition of the book, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law (Duke University Press, 2015). Professor Spade teaches classes related to sexual orientation and gender identity law and law and social movements and has published extensively on issues of law and injustice.
  • Nov. 16, 2015: Law and Humanities Conversations on Inequality: “The Long Aftermath of Scottsboro”
    This reading and discussion focused on If He Hollers Let Him Go by Chester Himes. Presented by CLEAR with UCI School of Law and School of Humanities. Details >
  • Nov. 2, 2015: Author Meets Readers: Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics and Big Business Recreate Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts
    Co-sponsored with the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy. Details >
  • Oct. 14, 2015: Law and Humanities Conversations on Inequality: “The Long Aftermath of Scottsboro”
    This reading and discussion event focused on Patterson v. State of AlabamaDetails > | Patterson case document >
    Presented by UCI Law, UCI School of Humanities and the Center on Law, Equality and Race