Distinguished Lectures

Generous donors have enabled the University of California, Irvine School of Law to host exclusive lectures by prominent legal figures to inform and inspire students, practicing lawyers and other community members.

Meyerhoff Lecture

Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law

An annual lecture series that commemorates the esteemed life and public service of the late Al Meyerhoff, a renowned labor, environmental and civil rights lawyer.

 2017 Robinson Lecture

Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture

An annual lecture series made possible by an anonymous donor in honor of Mark P. Robinson Jr., senior partner at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis Inc., and his generous support of UCI Law.

Kelli Sager, the 2013 Pryke speaker

Raymond Pryke First Amendment Law Lecture

The Raymond Pryke Endowed Chair in First Amendment Law solidifies UCI Law’s teaching and research in First Amendment and Media Law. An annual lecture on First Amendment Law, delivered by a top national expert in the area, is part of this endowment.

Stephen Reinhardt, Song Richardson and Jeffrey Fisher

Judge Stephen Reinhardt & Ramona Ripston Lecture on Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

This annual honorary lecture pays tribute to and celebrates the contributions of two legendary advocates of civil liberty and justice: the late Judge Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (1980-2018), and the late Ramona Ripston, retired executive director of the ACLU (1972-2011).

Mohannad Malas Endowed Chair in Islamic Law

Philanthropist and businessman Mr. Malas has made a commitment to the study and research of Islamic law at UCI Law. An annual lecture on Islamic Law and/or Islamic Legal Studies, delivered by a top national expert, is part of this endowment.