Media Advisory: UC Irvine School of Law Prof. Bryant Garth Presents Chancellor’s Chair Lecture on Legal Education Reform and Globalization


Prof. Bryant Garth

WHAT: UC Irvine School of Law presents a Chancellor’s Chair Lecture on April 2, 2014 by Prof. Bryant Garth, who will speak on “Legal Education Reform, Legal Globalization, and the American Dream.”

WHO: A leading scholar on the legal profession, Prof. Garth is the latest UCI Law faculty named a Chancellor’s Chair, an endowed position awarded to a very small number of UC Irvine professors across the campus who demonstrate unusual academic merit.

Prof. Garth came to UC Irvine School of Law after serving as Dean of Southwestern Law School from 2005 until 2012. Before that, he was Dean of the Indiana University-Bloomington School of Law and Director of the American Bar Foundation. His scholarship focuses on the legal profession, the sociology of law, and globalization. Two of his books co-authored with Yves Dezalay, Dealing in Virtue (1996) and Asian Legal Revivals (2010), were named the best books in the field of Law and Society published that year. He also served as co-editor of the Journal of Legal Education from 2011–2014.

Prof. Garth serves on the Executive Coordinating Committee of the “After the J.D.” project, the first longitudinal study of the legal profession; and chairs the advisory committee of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE).

WHEN: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. More event details here >

WHERE: Room EDU 1131, UC Irvine School of Law, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697-8000. Directions and parking information

COST: Free with online reservation and open to the public. One hour of MCLE credit is available.

MEDIA CONTACT: Colleen Taricani, UC Irvine School of Law Communications,, (949) 824-3063


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