Media Advisory: UC Irvine School of Law Presents Lecture by Charles Ogletree Jr. on Post-Racial America


IRVINE, Calif. — UC Irvine School of Law will present a lecture on politics and race in America by Charles Ogletree Jr., founder of Harvard Law School's Houston Institute for Race and Justice.

WHAT: Ogletree will deliver the annual Al Meyerhoff Public Interest Lecture on “President Obama's Election and Pursuit of a Post-Racial America.” UCI Law's Al Meyerhoff Public Interest Lecture is an annual lecture series that commemorates the late Al Meyerhoff, a renowned labor, environmental and civil rights lawyer.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., with reception to follow.

WHERE: UC Irvine School of Law, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697, Room EDU 1111. Directions and parking information.

WHO: Charles Ogletree Jr. is considered one of the most tenacious and successful trial lawyers in the United States. He is the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard University, and is a passionate advocate of a defendant's right to a fair trial within the American justice system.

REGISTRATION: The event is free and open to the public. MCLE credit offered. Please RSVP online.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rex Bossert, Assist. Dean for Communications,, (949) 824-3063.


UC Irvine School of Law seeks to create the ideal law school for the 21st century by doing the best job of training lawyers for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. Recruited from prestigious schools, the faculty ranked ninth in the country in scholarly impact in a recent study. The student body has median grades and LSAT scores comparable to those of student bodies at top 20 law schools. The school's innovative curriculum stresses hands-on learning, interdisciplinary study and public service.