Media Advisory: "Searching for Equality: A Conference on Law, Race & Socio-Economic Class" March 18-19


WHAT: In the United States, income distribution is highly concentrated at the top, with the top 1% of the population earning more than 20% of all income and the top 10% earning almost half of all income. Despite measurable progress, people of color are much more likely than their White counterparts to be impoverished, to have lower incomes, to be incarcerated, and to be uninsured and unemployed.

WHO: Hear from academics, legal practitioners and policy makers in dialogue about the effects of these alarming statistical disparities on access to opportunity in the United States.

WHERE: The two-day conference, March 18-19, 2011, is sponsored by The Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEAR) at UC Irvine School of Law, which is located in Irvine, Calif., at the corner of Campus Drive and East Peltason Drive:

MCLE credit will be offered by UCI Law, an approved State Bar of California MCLE provider.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rex Bossert, assistant dean for communications and public affairs,, (949) 824-3063.


Opened on Aug. 24, 2009, 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 9th in the country in scholarly impact in a recent study. The first two classes of students have median grades and LSAT scores comparable to those of classes at top 20 law schools. The school’s innovative curriculum stresses hands-on learning, interdisciplinary study and public service.