Fall 2017 Events

Sep 8

CBGHP: Charlottesville: A Defining Moment in America, A Conversation with Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr.
12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Irvine Barclay Theatre

The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil will launch on Friday, September 8, 2017 with Charlottesville: A Defining Moment, A Conversation with Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. We also welcome Dr. Rabbi Hillel Cohn, T. Mychael Rambo, and Professor Michele Goodwin for this very important and timely discussion. The series, which continues through April 19, 2018, will focus on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

Sep 8-9

GLAS/CERLP: The Globalization of Legal Education: A Critical Study

In this joint symposium, GLAS, CERLP, and the American Bar Foundation will host leading international scholars to discuss issues concerning the globalization of legal education, with topics ranging from global hierarchies and the international movement of students and faculty, to legal education strategies in the Global South. Participant contributions will be published in a symposium edition of the UCI Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law.

Sep 19

Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture by Michael J. Klarman
4:30 – 5:30 p.m., UCI Law, EDU 1131

This year's Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture will be presented by Professor Michael Klarman, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. This annual lecture, made possible by an anonymous donor, honors Mark P. Robinson Jr., senior partner at Robinson Calcagnie Inc., for his generous support of the UC Irvine School of Law. More about the lecture series >

Sep 20

Law & Social Movements Colloquium: Immigrant Rights
3:00 – 4:30 p.m., UCI Law, EDU 1111

The Law & Social Movements Colloquium will host a panel discussion on immigrant rights, law, and organizing. Jessica Karp Bansal of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and Jacinta Gonzales of Mijente in Arizona will be featured speakers. They will speak about their past collaboration, as well as law and activism in the Trump era.

Sep 21

CBGHP: Hate Crimes: Origins and Meanings in The Era of Political Divide
12:05 – 1:15 p.m., UCI Law, LAW 3500

The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil hosts this discussion featuring Dr. Phyllis Gerstenfeld, Professor and Chair of the Criminal Justice department at CSU Stanislaus. The colloquium series continues through April 19, 2018 and focuses on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

Sep 23-24

Civil Rights in the 21st Century
Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. / Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., UCLA’s Luskin Center, Los Angeles

The University of California is excited to host the first combined conference of UC’s four law school’s focused on public interest. The conference, developed in partnership with Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), California's premier legal resource provider, will bring together over 500 diverse UC law students and young professionals and is designed to expose them to the wide array of issues around the inaugural theme: Civil Rights in the 21st Century.

The conference will have five keynote speakers and 18 breakout sessions, featuring deans from each of UC’s law schools, and panelists including UCI Law's Interim Dean Richardson, Prof. Goodwin, Prof. Hasen and Alisa Hartz '12. Breakouts will be diverse, addressing everything from law and organizing to water rights to immigration. Registration, schedule, speakers list and more details here >

Sep 27

Fall 2017 Distinguished Critical Race Theory Lecture: James Forman Jr.
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., UCI Law, EDU 1111

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. Details and RSVP here >

Sep 30

KLC/CKA Mentorship Conference 2017
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., UCI Law

The purpose of this conference is to inspire, mentor, inform, and network: to bring together business and thought leaders and professionals from numerous disciplines (ranging from science, entertainment, public interest, law, medicine and finance) to provide advice, guidance, insights, networking opportunities, and mentorship to the younger generation of Korean and Korean Americans and other participants. The conference will feature plenary sessions, panel discussions, mentoring roundtables, and a closing reception. Details, including speakers list and registration, here >

Oct 19

CBGHP: Check It Film Screening - Reproductive Justice and LGBTQA Film Festival
6:30 p.m. Light Refreshments Provided, EDU Room 1111

The Reproductive Justice Initiative’s 2017-2018 film series Breaking Out of The Social Closet offers a nuanced examination of gender identity, celebrating the clear advancements and legal victories in recent years, while also exposing the painful costs of fighting stigma, shaming, and stereotypes. It explores how sex and gender status continues to impact individual safety, civil and human rights, despite obvious advancements in marriage equality. The series engages growing up trans, violence against the LGBTQA community, race and homosexuality, and vulnerabilities to mass incarceration, homelessness, and poverty.  Featuring talkback sessions with artists, parents, experts, and the community. View the full film schedule ›

Oct 19

CBGHP: Inside The Hateful Mind
12:05 – 1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil hosts this discussion featuring Dr. George Woods, former President, International Academy of Law and Mental Health, and Jonathan Odell, author of The Healing and Miss Hazel & The Rosa Parks League. This colloquium series continues through April 19, 2018 and focuses on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >

Oct 19

Distinguished Lecture Series in Information Technology and Society
5:30 p.m., reception immediately following, Donald Bren Hall 6011

UCI Law and the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences School present “What’s at Stake in the Oracle v. Google Software Copyright Case?” by Pamela Samuelson, the Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information, UC Berkeley. Prof. Samuelson is recognized as a pioneer in digital copyright law, intellectual property, cyberlaw and information policy. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Event details >

Oct 19

Running for Her Life: How Kathrine Switzer and Elizabeth Gray Broke Barriers, Created Social Progress, and Found Empowerment Through Running
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Crystal Cove Auditorium, Student Center, UC Irvine

Join us as Kathrine Switzer and Elizabeth Gray share their remarkable stories. A reception and book signing to follow presentations. Attendees are encouraged to wear running shoes! Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women’s Sports will be available for purchase at the event. This event is hosted by the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence, UCI Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy and UCI Exercise Medicine & Sports Sciences Initiative.

Oct 20

Contemporary Legal Threats and Opportunities Facing American Muslims
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., UC Irvine Applied Innovation

UC Irvine School of Law and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) are hosting a symposium on contemporary legal threats and opportunities facing American Muslim communities. The current climate of anti-Muslim sentiment and anti-Muslim policies causes American Muslims to face political isolation, economic disadvantages, and discrimination. Excluding American Muslims from political and civic processes hurts not only Muslims, but also the country as a whole. The absence of the full involvement of American Muslims shortchanges the United States from living up to its potential as a country that cherishes freedom, justice, and equality. This symposium will bring together experts in law, local government, civil society, and communications to identify contemporary challenges facing the American Muslim community and to develop legal and political strategies on how to respond to them. Registration is required.

Oct 26-27

The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: 50 Years Later
Thursday-Friday, The George Washington University Law School

Prof. Song Richardson is a featured participant at The George Washington Law Review Fall 2017 Symposium, The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: 50 Years Later. This Symposium marks the 50th Anniversary of the Report by President Lyndon Johnson’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, “The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society.” Led by Attorney General Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, the Commission compiled comprehensive data on crime in the United States, discussed the salient issues confronting the criminal justice system, and provided recommendations to address these problems. The Symposium will examine the essential issues of courts and procedure, technology, policing, corrections and sentencing, prosecution, the War on Drugs, and juvenile justice. The focus will be the future of the criminal justice system and what steps can be taken to achieve reform, particularly timely given the recent bi-partisan legislation proposing a new National Criminal Justice Reform Commission modeled on the Johnson Commission.

Oct 26

UCI Center for Legal Philosophy - Law, Reason, and Value Colloquium: Douglas Husak, “The Metric of Punishment Severity”
5:00 – 6:30 p.m., LAW 3500

The UCI Center for Legal Philosophy’s Law, Reason, and Value Colloquium welcomes Professor Douglas Husak (Rutgers University) to present his paper, “The Metric of Punishment Severity: A Puzzle about the Principle of Proportionality,” reconsidering retributive penal philosophy in light of the lack of objective measurements for the severity of punishment.

The Law, Reason, and Value Colloquium is sponsored by the UCI Schools of Humanities and Law, and includes distinguished professors of law and philosophy who will present papers on a range of topics in legal philosophy or legal theory, broadly construed, such as the relationship of legal norms to moral norms, responsibility in law and morality, and the criteria for permissible risk imposition. Law faculty, law students, philosophy faculty, philosophy graduate students and other interested faculty and students are welcome to attend. Details and registration >

Oct 27

The Discursive Turn in Copyright
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., UCI Law

Copyright law is explicitly directed toward protection of artistic and aesthetic works, and is intended to provide a legal regime that fosters expressive authorship. But this interaction runs both ways; as copyright doctrine is adapted to the arts and humanities, so our understanding of arts and the humanities illuminates our understanding of copyright law. At this conference, speakers will 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. Event details >

Oct 27-28

CLEANR: Addressing Climate Change in the Arctic – Legal Strategies

This roundtable will bring together a small number of leading thinkers to assess potential legal strategies, including litigation as well as other advocacy techniques, to address the challenge of climate change with a focus on the North American Arctic (U.S. and Canada). The goals of the roundtable are to foster dialogue, advance knowledge, and develop practical policy solutions. Participants will explore alternative strategies and recommendations, including indigenous perspectives, and examine opportunities for effective legal action. More about CLEANR roundtables >

Oct 27

UCI Center in Law, Society & Culture - Socio-Legal Studies Workshop: Janine Ubink, “The Façade of Participation”
12:00 – 1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

Professor Janine Ubink will present her paper (with Joanna Pickering), “The Façade of Participation – Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Relations in South Africa’s Mining Industry,” examining the ways in which the politics of community representation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) may be used by mining companies to ‘greenwash’ exploitative practices and facilitate the disempowerment of local communities.

The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch (12-1.15pm) in the Law School (Room 3500H). All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Details and registration >

Oct 30

Anti-Blackness and the American Dream: Revisiting the 1992 L.A. Uprisings
12:05 p.m – 1:15 p.m., EDU 1131

Twenty-five years have passed since a jury acquitted the four police officers charged with beating motorist, Rodney King.  In the wake of that acquittal, Los Angeles experienced three days of dissent, disorder, violence, and protest. Although collective memory often (and rightly) centers the black experience in that historical moment, the effects of the acquittal and uprisings were felt by many different communities of color especially those comprised of immigrants. This event revisits that moment in history keeping in mind both 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. Register online >

Nov 2

IEFV: Swift Current Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., UCI Law

Join us for the screening of Swift Current, a documentary about former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy who was abused by his coach. This event will also include a discussion of the film by Sheldon Kennedy and a collaborative presentation by Prof. Warren Binford, Dr. Paul D. Arnold, and Dr. Frank MacMaster on their research to help victims of child sexual abuse and pornography. This event is open to the public and lunch will be provided. The mission of the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence (IEFV) is to be the premier site for research, education, clinical care, and community collaboration on family violence prevention and intervention.

Nov 3

Antitrust Scholars Roundtable
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 3500H

The inaugural conference of the Center for Antitrust Law will bring together leading antitrust law professors to discuss their current scholarship.

Nov 6

Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law Featuring Judge Jed S. Rakoff
5:00 – 6:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Jed S. Rakoff has served since March 1996 as a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. He also frequently sits by designation on the 2nd and 9th Circuit Courts of Appeals. Judge Rakoff holds the position of Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School, where he teaches courses in white collar crime, science and the law, class actions, and the interplay of civil and criminal law, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Berkeley Law School. He has written over 145 published articles, 635 speeches, 1500 judicial opinions, and co-authored five books. He is also a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. The annual Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law commemorates the esteemed life and public service of the late Al Meyerhoff, a renowned labor, environmental and civil rights lawyer who brought a landmark case to stop sweatshop conditions for 30,000 workers on the Pacific island of Saipan.
Nov 9

Law, Reason, and Value Colloquium with Prof. Ken Simons, "Actual, Apparent, and Hypothetical Consent in Tort Law"
5:00 – 6:30 p.m., LAW 3750

Chancellor's Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy Ken Simons will present his paper, "Actual, Apparent, and Hypothetical Consent in Tort Law.” In this paper, Prof. Simons identifies the distinct tort categories of actual consent (plaintiff is willing to permit the actor’s conduct), apparent consent (the actor reasonably, but perhaps mistakenly, believes that plaintiff actually consents), and presumed or hypothetical consent (plaintiff is justified in proceeding despite no actual consent because plaintiff would have actually consented, if asked). The categories are applied to many concrete examples, including examples of how tort law should define the scope of consent to sexual conduct. Details/RSVP >

Nov 13

CALIF: Avirup Bose, “Antitrust Law and Technology in Asia”
12:00 – 1:00 p.m, 3500H

Drawing from the smartphone market and that of taxi-aggregator apps, Professor Avirup Bose (Jindal Global Law School) will discuss the ways in which the major Asian economies of India, China, Taiwan, and South Korea are attempting to redefine the regulatory reach of their antitrust boundaries, and are, in the process, reshaping antitrust law globally. 1.0 hour of MCLE credit available. Details/RSVP >

Nov 14

IEFV: Economic Justice Conference
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Doheny Beach Rooms, UCI Student Center

The Initiative to End Family Violence will host a one-day conference on economic justice for abuse survivors that will explore innovative tax, credit, tort, entrepreneurship, lending, and other economic solutions. Speakers include experts from The National Network to End Domestic Violence, FreeFrom, Laura's House, and legal aid offices and domestic violence coalitions around the nation. Register >

Nov 16

CBGHP: Women and Hate: Lynchings, Hate Groups, & Emmett Till
12:05 – 1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil hosts this discussion featuring Courtney R. Baker, Associate Professor of American Studies, Black Studies Initiative, Occidental College. This colloquium series continues through April 19, 2018 and focuses on how government’s complicity with hate, violence, and law can harm vulnerable people and undermine humanity. RSVP here. For full colloquium schedule, click here >