Spring 2015 Events

Jan 26
Guest Speaker Series: Professor Matthew Schaefer
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Professor Matthew Schaefer is Nebraska College of Law’s director of the first degree-bearing Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law Program in the United States. He has organized regional conferences on space and cyber law in Omaha (in conjunction with US Strategic Command’s Space and Cyber Symposium), San Diego, and Ann Arbor, MI. He was the principle investigator responsible for administering a $1.71 million NASA grant from 2008-2011 that helped launch the program.

Please RSVP here by January 24 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Jan 30-31
5th Annual Global Justice Summit
12 noon, UCI Student Center, Doheny A/B

An annual event at UCI Law, created by students and advised by Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow, in which students draft a new constitution for a new legal entity: a new country, a former colony, or a break-away, post-revolutionary or post-civil war country. Students receive training in multi-party negotiation, meeting facilitation and comparative constitutional law in workshops which precede the event (and for which academic credit may be earned). The Summit is accompanied by lectures and presentations by leading scholars and participants in comparative constitutional drafting and analysis. Everyone is invited to attend the Guest Speaker sessions at 12 noon on Friday and on Saturday. Speaker details and RSVP >

Jan 30-31
Symposium on Arctic Governance
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., EDU 1111

This two-day symposium will contribute to the discussion about what is needed for maintaining or improving governance, primarily environmental but not exclusively, in the Arctic region. Presentations will include a focus on how to implement and make effective existing initiatives in law and policy and how to assure that the laws and policies on the ground reflect those adopted. The papers discussed during the event will be published in the UC Irvine Law Review as a symposium issue.

Luncheon speaker at noon Friday at the University Club is Brian Israel, Office of the Legal Adviser for Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State. His presentation on “Protecting the Arctic: Law, Policy, and the U.S. Upcoming Chairmanship of the Arctic Council” is sponsored by the Canadian Consulate and open to the public, but RSVP is required. RSVP for lunch event only >

Feb 2
Experian/Jones Day Moot Court Finals 2015
3:30 p.m., Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center

UC Irvine School of Law presents the final round of its 2014-2015 Experian/Jones Day Moot Court Competition. Before a panel of three federal appellate judges, two student finalists will argue a case involving the U.S. government’s bulk collection of telephone records — a practice exposed by Edward Snowden in 2013. The students will examine whether the data collection program violates the First and Fourth Amendments to the Constitution.

Finalists are Aaron Benmark and Jacqueline Shepherd, both Class of 2016. Judges for oral arguments are:

Feb 4
Guest Speaker Series: Burt Neuborne
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1131

Burt Neuborne is one of the nation’s foremost civil liberties lawyers, teachers, and scholars. He is the founding legal director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. Neuborne has served as national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, special counsel to the National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund, and member of the New York City Human Rights Commission. He challenged the constitutionality of the Vietnam War, worked on the Pentagon Papers case, worked with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she headed the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, and anchored the ACLU’s legal program during the Reagan years. At the Brennan Center, he has concentrated on campaign finance reform and efforts to reform the democratic process. In recent years, Neuborne has served as principal counsel in cases that have resulted in the payment of $7.5 billion to Holocaust victims. His new book, Madison’s Music: On Reading the First Amendment, was published in the fall of 2014.  Prof. Neuborne is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School. 

RSVP here by Feb. 2 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Feb 5
CLSC: Co-sponsored Event: Marianne Constable
3:15–5:00 p.m., LAW 3500

The Center for Law, Society and Culture; The Center for Ethnography; and the Department of Criminology, Law and Society presents Marianne Constable, Professor of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley, discussing her forthcoming book, Chicago Husband-Killing and The ‘New Unwritten Law.’

ABSTRACT: Contrary to received wisdom, all-male juries in Chicago exonerated most women who killed their husbands at the turn of the 19th-20th century. They did so in the name of what newspapers dubbed “the new unwritten law.” What exactly was the new unwritten law? And, given the reliance of both law and history on the authority of writings as evidence, how does one write a history of unwritten law? The presentation will focus on the 1905 Hopkins case, in which Judge Kersten declared “the justification was perfect.”"

RSVP by Feb. 2 to Nix McCoy at nmccoy@law.uci.edu.

Feb 19
Conversations on Mental Health, Race, and Society
11:55 a.m.–1:15 p.m., EDU 1121 (Moot Court)

This dialogue series is sponsored by the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy to examine the intersections of law, race, society, and mental health through the use of dialogue and documentary. The series is moderated by Professor Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Professor of Public Health and Gender & Women’s Studies.

The Feb. 19 discussion focuses on White Flight and The Wage of Poverty: Economic Discrimination in The 20th Century, with a screening of “Race-The Power of An Illusion: The House We Live In”

RSVP here to ensure a seat and lunch

Feb 19
China 20/20: Looking Forward
6:00 p.m. , Social and Behavioral Science Gateway, Room 1517

Join the School of Social Sciences as we ring in the Chinese New Year with a stimulating and informative conversation about China’s changing dynamics. How will the country look over the next 20 years? What impact will political, legal, urban, healthcare and economic reforms have on the nation’s population and the rest of the world? Get insight and perspective from UCI experts on these topics and more at the second talk in the school’s three-part Expert Speaker Series.

Featuring Benjamin van Rooij, School of Law | Mei Zhan, Anthropology | Wang Feng, Sociology | Dorothy Solinger, Political Science | Yang Su, Sociology

RSVP to Rosemarie Swatez: rswatez@uci.edu

Feb 20
Creative Properties Conference
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., LAW 3500

This daylong event will explore uses of intellectual property law to assert claims of creation and control over cultural industry products and the people involved in their creation and dissemination. Presented by the UC Irvine Creative Economies Center, Center in Law Society and Culture, Humanities Gateway and UCI Law. Limited space; please RSVP to reserve lunch.

Feb 20
CLEaR/CLSC Lecture: Tonya Brito
12:00 p.m., LAW 3750

Tonya Brito, the Burrus-Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, will present her paper “I Do for My Kids: Negotiating Race, Class and Gender in Child Support Enforcement Proceedings.” Lunch will be provided.

Feb 20
CBGHP Lecture and Film Screening
12:00 p.m., LAW 3500

The Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy presents a special documentary screening and lecture event themed Resurrecting Jim Crow: Power, Racism and The American Road.

Dr. Fon Louise Gordon, Associate Professor of History at University of Central Florida, examines the “road” deaths of civil rights workers Viola Liuzzo, Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman to consider the role of the automobile and automobility as tools of racial and psychological violence during the U.S. Civil Rights movement. Dr. Gordon places the deaths of civil rights workers in context with the parade of automobiles that frequently attended lynchings decades prior, to unpack the ways in which technology—in this case, the automobile—facilitated terrorizing and torture on the American open road.

The documentary Eyes on the Prize—Mississippi: Is This America? 1963-1964 will be screened, and Dr. Gordon and UCI Law Prof. Michele Goodwin will consider whether and how that profound legacy currently impacts how people of color encounter the open road and “Driving While Black.”

RSVP here to ensure a seat and lunch

Click here for Prof. Gordon’s abstract (PDF)

Feb 21
Critical Perspectives on the Drug War
8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., EDU 1111

Presented by Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy at UC Irvine, this symposium will bring together experts from the legal, political, and judicial arenas, as well as civil rights activists, harm reduction workers, entrepreneurs, and full-time reform workers for a deeper look at how U.S. drug policies have affected society, and what lies ahead in drug policymaking.

Panel Topics: Alternatives to Incarceration / Legalization Efforts / Research and Public Health / Emerging Industries

Feb 23
Long Institute Distinguished Lecture by Jerome Cohen
2:00–4:30 p.m., MPAA Executive Commons at UC Irvine

The John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law is honored to welcome Professor Jerome A. Cohen of New York University to present the 2015 John S. and Marilyn Long Institute Distinguished Lecture. Prof. Cohen is the senior American expert on Chinese Law and East Asian Law. He will present his thoughts on the development of law in China, discussing implications both for domestic as well as international context.

Prof. Cohen’s talk will be followed by three discussants: Alex Wang (UCLA), David Kaye (UC Irvine) and Victor Shih (UC San Diego).

This event is free and open to the public, but please REGISTER ONLINE > to ensure a seat.

Feb 23
Al Meyerhoff Public Interest Lecture by Catherine Lhamon
4:30–5:30 p.m., EDU 1131

The Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law is an annual lecture series commemorating 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. This lecture will be presented by Catherine Lhamon. Lhamon is the assistant secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. President Obama nominated her for this position on June 10, 2013, and she was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Aug. 1, 2013. Immediately prior to joining the Department, Lhamon was director of impact litigation at Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm. Before that, she practiced for a decade at the ACLU of Southern California, ultimately as assistant legal director. Earlier in her career, Lhamon was a teaching fellow and supervising attorney in the Appellate Litigation Program at Georgetown University Law Center, after clerking for The Honorable William A. Norris on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Lhamon received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was the Outstanding Woman Law Graduate, and she graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College.

RSVP online here.

Feb 24
Criminal Law Society Guest Speaker: Martin Schwarz, Assistant OCPD
12:00-1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Martin Schwarz is an Assistant Public Defender with the Orange County Public Defender's Office. He is renowned within the office for his great knowledge of the law. He has worked as Head of Court at the West Justice Center in Westminster and is currently the manager for Alternate Courts e.g. drug court and juvenile court.

Feb 25
Guest Speaker Series: Hon. Mary M. Schroeder
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Hon. Mary Schroeder, senior judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was appointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1979. She authored the first Arizona law barring employment discrimination on the basis of sex and played a key role in the passage of the Violence Against Women Act. Co-sponsored by the Women's Law Society.

RSVP online here.

Feb 25
CBGHP Lecture: The U.S. Supreme Court and Same Sex Marriage: Reflections on Power, Privacy, and Equality
12:00–1:30 p.m., LAW 3500

Dale Carpenter is Distinguished University Teaching Professor and Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law at University of Minnesota Law School. He teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, the First Amendment, and sexual orientation and the law. He is author of the award-winning book Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas. Presented by the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy.

Feb 27
Guest Speaker Series: Supreme Court Moot, City of Los Angeles v. Patel
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

This event will explore whether a municipal ordinance that allows police to inspect hotel records without a warrant is inconsistent with the Fourth Amendment's privacy expectations. Because of the highly confidential nature of a Supreme Court moot, this event is NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. UCI Law students must show their student IDs to enter the room.

RSVP online here.

Feb 28
UCI & Broadcom Technology and Entrepreneurship Achievement Competition
8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The 2015 UCI & Broadcom Technology and Entrepreneurship Achievement Competition will include 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. Participants will be challenged to structure and negotiate a joint development agreement for a new and exciting technology, with best practices information provided by a distinguished panel of Orange County professionals. The teams will be judged and awarded based upon the effectiveness of their business strategy, understanding of the issues, overall professional demeanor, and the terms of the final agreement.

Mar 5
Long Institute Lecture: Chinese Debt: Is it Sustainable?
1:00–2:30 p.m., MPAA Executive Commons

Victor Shih, an Associate Professor at UC San Diego, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, presents this lecture as part of the The Long Institute Lecture Series on Chinese Law, Business and Society.

China today already has some of the highest debt-GDP ratios in the world and the single highest ratio for all emerging market countries. What does this high debt level mean for the economy and the cash flow demands for corporations and individuals? China has implemented policies to slow down the pace of leveraging, but will it make a difference? Finally, what mechanisms may make it increasingly difficult for the PBOC to continue China's credit bubble?

RSVP by email here »

Mar 9
CLSC Co-sponsored Book Talk: Prof. Hadar Aviram, UC Hastings College of the Law
12:00–1:30 p.m., LAW 3500

UC Hastings Professor of Law Hadar Aviram will discuss her forthcoming book, "Cheap on Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of the American Punishment." Sponsored by the UCI Department of Criminology, Law and Society and the Center in Law Society and Culture. Please RSVP to nmccoy@law.uci.edu by March 5 to reserve lunch.

Mar 10
4th Annual Small Firm & Corporate Counsel Reception
6:00–7:30 p.m., MPAA Executive Commons

UCI Law students will have the opportunity to meet and network with attorneys from small to mid-size firms and in-house counsel offices. Dean Chemerinsky will welcome attorneys to the reception with opening remarks, and light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP on Symplicity as space is limited.

Mar 12
Guest Speaker Series: Mary Anne Franks
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

The Women’s Law Society and the Speakers Series are pleased to co-sponsor Prof. Mary Ann Franks from the University of Miami School of Law. Prof. Franks is an expert on cyberlaw, self-defense, discrimination, free speech, and privacy. She will discuss “revenge porn,” sexually explicit images that are publicly shared online without the consent of the pictured individual. Prof. Franks serves as the Vice-President of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about cyber harassment and advocates for legal and social reform.

Prof. Franks received her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She earned her doctorate in Modern Languages and Literature and her master's degree in European Literature from Oxford University, where she studied on a Rhodes Scholarship. Before she began law teaching, Prof. Franks taught social theory and philosophy at Harvard University.

Please RSVP here by Tuesday, March 10 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Mar 12
NAIS Colloquia Series: Citizenship in Red and Yellow: Elk v. Wilkins and United States v. Wong Kim Ark
4:00–5:30 p.m., EDU 1111

The Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS) Colloquia Series at UC Irvine presents Bethany Berger, Thomas F. Gallivan Jr. Professor at University of Connecticut School of Law, speaking on “Citizenship in Red and Yellow: Elk v. Wilkins and United States v. Wong Kim Ark.”

Mar 13
ICFV Lecture: Family Violence Survivors in Family Court: An Uphill Battle
3:00–4:30 p.m., EDU 1111

The UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence presents a lecture by Joan Meier, Professor of Clinical Law at The George Washington University School of Law, who will discuss child abuse, intimate partner violence and the courts.

Reception to follow. RSVP online >

Mar 18
Guest Speaker Series: Joan Biskupic, Supreme Court Journalist
12:00–1:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Joan Biskupic, editor in charge for legal affairs at Reuters News, has covered the Supreme Court for 25 years and has written several books on the judiciary. Before joining Reuters in 2012, she was the Supreme Court reporter for The Washington Post and for USA Today. She is a regular panelist on the PBS program "Washington Week" with Gwen Ifill.

Please RSVP here by noon on Monday, March 16 to guarantee lunch will be ordered for you.

Mar 18
Chancellor’s Chair Investiture Lecture: Christopher Leslie
4:00–5:00 p.m., EDU 1131

Chancellor’s Chairs are endowed positions awarded to a very small number of UC Irvine professors across the campus who demonstrate unusual academic merit.

Professor Christopher Leslie will present: “The Logic of Gay Rights.”

Mar 19
6th Annual Celebration of Books
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Law Library

The UCI Law Community is invited to celebrate publications authored and co-authored by UCI Law Faculty from April 2014-March 2015. Featured faculty include Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professors Joseph DiMento, Catherine Fisk, Richard Hasen, Sarah Lawsky, Christopher Leslie, Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Douglas NeJaime, Katherine Porter, Gregory Shaffer and Ann Southworth.

Coffee and pastries will be offered beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Library vestibule. The event, including remarks by the authors, will begin at approximately 11:00 a.m.

Mar 20
International Trade & Investment Law: Comparisons, Empirical Studies, New Technologies, Public Policy
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., LAW 3500

Organized by Prof. Shaffer’s Center on Globalization, Law and Society (GLAS), this workshop explores topics in international investment and trade law. It includes (i) a paper comparing these two legal fields in terms of their legal rationalities and their relation to other legal fields (such as administrative law and property law); (ii) an empirical paper on the history of international investment agreements that shows convergence toward an American model; (iii) an empirical paper on the trend toward non-transparent, out-of-court settlements of investor arbitrations, and the public implications of this trend; (iv) a paper assessing the role of law in the Brazilian approach in South-South trade and investment relations, which relations are becoming increasingly important in the global economy; (v) a paper assessing the implications of new technologies and information flows for the future of trade; and (vi) a paper on the legality of trade measures to end illegal fishing in light of the decline of global fisheries.

Mar 20
CLEaR Lecture: Prof. Russell Robinson, UC Berkeley
2:30–3:30 p.m., EDU 1131

Russell Robinson, the Distinguished Haas Chair in LGBT Equity Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law, will present his paper "Divergent Identities," which argues that the debate over same-sex marriage and LGBT equality and inclusion more generally has incompletely and insufficiently considered the importance of gender. RSVP online here >

Mar 26
Conversations on Mental Health, Race, and Society
11:55 a.m.–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

This dialogue series is sponsored by the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy to examine the intersections of law, race, society, and mental health through the use of dialogue and documentary. The series is moderated by Professor Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Professor of Public Health and Gender & Women’s Studies.

Sexual Violence Against Women And Girls will be the focus of this Mar. 26 discussion, with a screening of "The 16 Year Old Killer: Cyntoia's Story."

RSVP here to ensure a seat and lunch.

Mar 28
Bridging a Troubled Stream: Confronting Legal Issues at the Nexus of Entertainment and Technology
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., EDU 1111

Presented by Entertainment Law Society at UC Irvine, this symposium will examine current legal issues at the nexus of entertainment and technology in a rapidly changing digital frontier. Experts from the legal, technological, business, media, entertainment, and government sectors will come together to discuss the consequences of legal decisions on access to entertainment in the internet age. Online registration and other details available on Symposium event page >

Apr 1
Chancellor’s Chair Investiture Lecture: Michele Goodwin
4:00–5:00 p.m., EDU 1131

Chancellor’s Chairs are endowed positions awarded to a very small number of UC Irvine professors across the campus who demonstrate unusual academic merit.

Professor Michele Goodwin will present “Reproductive Justice in An Era of Resistance.”

Apr 6
Chancellor’s Chair Investiture Lecture: Gregory Shaffer
4:00–5:00 p.m., EDU 1131

Chancellor’s Chairs are endowed positions awarded to a very small number of UC Irvine professors across the campus who demonstrate unusual academic merit.

Professor Gregory Shaffer is one of the world’s leading authorities on international trade law and law and globalization. He will present: “The Problem with Trade Agreements and Why We Need Them.”

Apr 8
“What Matters to Me & Why” featuring Prof. Goodwin
11:40 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Humanities Gateway 1030

Chancellor’s Professor Michele Goodwin is the featured speaker for this discussion and lunch event, part of the campus lunchtime series designed to build and strengthen bonds between people who teach, learn and work together daily, and to foster understanding of how each of us embraces the UCI values.

A light lunch will be served. Space is limited. Reservations required.

Apr 8
Chamyúuy~wóoyilash: Where We Bow Our Heads Out of Respect
4:00–6:00 p.m., EDU 1131

A panel of Native community leaders and academics, including Professor Seth Davis, will discuss the history of the lands now known as Irvine and the relationships between the place, the university and the Indigenous communities in whose territory the campus is located. Topics for discussion include the history of development’s impacts upon Native Nations in Orange County, the legal issues raised by development, and Native cultural perspectives on good planning and development. RSVP and more details >

Sponsored by UC Irvine School of Law, CLEANR, UC Irvine Sustainability Initiative, Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, ADVANCE Program for Equity & Diversity and American Indian Resource Program

Apr 9
Conversations on Mental Health, Race, and Society
11:55 a.m.–1:15 p.m., LAW 3500

This dialogue series is sponsored by the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy to examine the intersections of law, race, society, and mental health through the use of dialogue and documentary. The series is moderated by Professor Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Professor of Public Health and Gender & Women’s Studies.

This discussion will focus on Affirmative Action Backlash in Historical Context: Integration and the New Divide, with a screening of “Eyes on The Prize: Southern School Desegregation (1957-1962).”

RSVP here to ensure a seat and lunch.

Apr 10
Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture by Jeffrey Toobin
4:30–5:30 p.m., Paul Merage School of Business Auditorium

Jeffrey Toobin, a staff writer for The New Yorker and senior analyst for CNN, is one of the most recognized and admired legal journalists in the country. He has written several critically acclaimed, best-selling books, his most recent being The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court, a New York Times best-seller published by Doubleday in 2012. RSVP online here >

Apr 13
Disability Rights California Speaker Event
12:00–1:00 p.m., LAW 3600

Staff attorney from Disability Rights California (DRC), Elizabeth Grumet, will speak about DRC's role in the community and the various legal services it provides. Please join us for this lunch talk to learn more about disability law and rights in California.

Apr 14
Pro Bono & Student Life Awards 2015
5:30 p.m. , University Club

Please join The Pro Bono Office and Student Services, as we recognize students for their pro bono work, leadership on campus, and commitment to our community! Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and our program will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. with opening remarks by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Heavy appetizers will be served, and there will be a cash bar. Dress is business casual. RSVP here by April 13 >

Apr 16
The ICC and the Inter-American Court in Colombia
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m., LAW 3750

This workshop hosted by the Center on Globalization, Law, and Society features Alexandra Huneeus of University of Wisconsin Law School.

Apr 27
Comparing China: Hopes and Fears of a Rising Power
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., EDU 1111

Co-sponsored by the Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law with other UC Irvine schools, departments and centers, this inaugural symposium will focus on the mixture of excitement and anxiety triggered by China's recent economic boom, increased involvement in global structures and systems, and growing geopolitical clout. RSVP online >

May 4
An Empirical Study of Chinese Business Expansion in the U.S. and Its Legal and Policy Implications
12:00–1:30 p.m., SB1-5400 at UC Irvine, Merage School of Business

Prof. Ji Li of Rutgers Law School-Newark will present “I Came, I Saw, I ... Adapted: An Empirical Study of Chinese Business Expansion in the U.S. and Its Legal and Policy Implications.” Part of the Long Institute Lecture Series on Chinese Law, Business and Society.

RSVP by email here >

May 8
2015 Public Service Award Dinner
6:30 p.m., Island Hotel, Newport Beach

Each year, UC Irvine School of Law presents the Public Service Award to acknowledge distinguished public service by an individual or individuals. This year’s recipient is U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. RSVP here >

May 9
9:00 a.m., Aldrich Park

Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2015. Light reception to follow. Details and checklist for students here >

May 13

Transnational Legal Orders for Private Law and Business Regulation
9:00 a.m..–5:00 p.m., LAW 3500

Hosted by the Center on Globalization, Law and Society, this two-day symposium assesses and evaluates the extent of change in private law and business regulation that transcends the nation state. Details, including schedule, featured speakers and abstracts, available on the Symposium page >

May 21

The Long U.S.-China Institute Presents A Premier Panel on Intellectual Property Protection in China
9:00 a.m.–4:15 p.m., EDU 1111

The John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law at UC Irvine, a leading research institute on doing business in China, partners with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the District Export Council of Southern California to present this comprehensive seminar which brings together China IP experts with a deep understanding of how U.S. businesses can protect their intellectual property in China. Experienced speakers from government, industry, and academia will share up-to-the-minute information, as well as what to watch and prepare for in the future. RSVP online by May 15 >

Jul 13

5th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review
12:00–1:30 p.m., UC Irvine Student Center, Pacific Ballroom

This exciting and entertaining program reviews the Supreme Court’s key cases decided in the October 2014 term, with an all-star panel of Supreme Court practitioners, journalists, and academics. Panelists this year are: Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI Law; Linda Greenhouse, Yale Law School/The New York Times; Song Richardson, UCI Law; Kannon K. Shanmugam, Williams & Connolly LLP; Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, moderated by Rick Hasen, UCI Law. Details, including live webcast, on the event page >