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UC Irvine School of Law is a visionary law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service.

See what makes the Law School a collegial environment with accomplished faculty and a cutting-edge curriculum that sets us apart from every other law school.


UCI Law Day in the Life

UCI Law Day in the Life

Students share their perspectives about what makes UCI Law special, from a collegial environment to the beautiful surrounding community.
Biosimilar Innovation

Biosimilar Innovation

Leading experts discuss challenges surrounding biosimilar medicial devices as UCI Law's annual Intellectual Property Law Conference.
2019 MLK Teach-In and Training

2019 MLK Teach-In and Training

2018 was a landmark year for UCI Law. We launched our 10-year anniversary celebration, moved up in the ranks in U.S. News to No. 21, and had tremendous success in our pro bono and clinical projects. Take a look back at some of the milestones from the year. 
2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

The Graduate Tax Program at the University of California, Irvine School of Law offers an innovative curriculum that instills students with both the doctrinal depth and the practical skills needed to practice tax law at the highest levels, in the United States or abroad.
Graduate Tax Program

Graduate Tax Program

UCI Law Dean L. Song Richardson participated in UCI’s “What Matters to Me and Why,” an annual series of informal discussions with respected members of the campus community.
10th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting and First Day Celebration

10th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting and First Day Celebration

This lively discussion by an all-star panel of Supreme Court jurists, journalists and legal scholars reviewed key cases decided in the October 2017 SCOTUS term, drawing an audience of hundreds to the the Irvine Barclay Theatre and more viewers who tuned in via Livestream.
8th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review

8th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review

UCI Law's Class of 2018, the law school's seventh J.D. class and inaugural LL.M. class, graduated on May 12, 2018. Kalpana Kotagal delivered the keynote address.
Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony

Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony

The UCI mock trial of Shakespeare’s Hamlet at the Irvine Barclay Theatre featured UCI Law Dean Song Richardson as counsel for Hamlet, Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky as prosecutor and Hon. Andrew Guilford presided.
The Hamlet Trial

The Hamlet Trial

UCI Law Prof. Rick Hasen joined UCLA Law Prof. Adam Winkler for a discussion on their newly released books and the past, present and future of the Supreme Court.
2017 Supreme Court Preview

2017 Supreme Court Preview

Professor James Forman Jr. (Yale Law School) will discuss his book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2017), examining the aggressive policies adopted by African American government and law enforcement officials through the last half-century's "war on crime," and their lasting effects on black communities.
7th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review

7th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, addressed Russia’s threat to liberal democracies around the world. Afterward, Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI law school’s founding dean, hosted a discussion with the Congressman.
U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff on the Russian threat to democracy

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff on the Russian threat to democracy

UCI Law prides itself on a commitment to public service, an innovative curriculum that features experiential learning, and its culture of civility. A look back on how UCI Law's Inaugural Class helped establish these foundations.
2017 Public Service Award Dinner

2017 Public Service Award Dinner

Visiting Prof. Joan Biskupic discusses U.S. Supreme Court nomination hearings, including Judge Neil Gorsuch. Moderated by Prof. Henry Weinstein.
UCI Technology & Entrepreneurship Competition 2016

UCI Technology & Entrepreneurship Competition 2016

UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professors Mario Barnes, Jennifer Chacón, Michele Goodwin, Kaaryn Gustafson and Henry Weinstein helped plan and lead the full day of discussion about race and police violence, which included a conversation with LAPD Chief Beck.
Race and Policing Symposium

Race and Policing Symposium

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky presented his annual preview of the upcoming Supreme Court term to students, faculty and select guests. He provided insight on the significant cases in the 2016-17 term, and the potential impact of only eight justices on the bench.
Rigged, Hacked, or Stolen? Myths and Realities About Election 2016

Rigged, Hacked, or Stolen? Myths and Realities About Election 2016

Joan Biskupic, distinguished journalist, CNN legal analyst and Visiting Professor at UCI Law (2016-17) shares her observations at a UCI Law event on the Supreme Court justices, the changing demographics of the Court and her quest to answer “Is personal biography judicial destiny?”

6th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review

6th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review

At the Class of 2016 Commencement festivities May 7, Dean Chemerinsky and graduates reflect on the accomplishments of this class, including providing 11,500 hours of pro bono work.
We Are UCI Law: Class of 2016

We Are UCI Law: Class of 2016

UCI Law celebrated its fifth commencement on Saturday, May 7 in Aldrich Park at UC Irvine. Wei Deng delivered the student address and Ambassador Carlos R. Moreno delivered the keynote speech.
Aerial Tour of UCI Campus

Aerial Tour of UCI Campus

The President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund presented a lecture on “4-4: Lessons from the 1954-55 Supreme Court Term on the Consequences of a Divided Court”
The Reproductive Justice Initiative

The Reproductive Justice Initiative

Professor Simons is a leading scholar of tort law, criminal law, and law and philosophy. He presented a lecture on “Assumption of Risk and Consent in the Twenty-First Century”
Chancellor’s Professor Lecture by Kenneth W. Simons

Chancellor’s Professor Lecture by Kenneth W. Simons

UCI Law and the UC Global Food Initiative hosted a two-day symposium to discuss issues of inequity in our food system. Keynote speakers were Saru Jayaraman of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley, and José Padilla of California Rural Legal Assistance.
Establishing Equity in Our Food System

Establishing Equity in Our Food System

UCI Law Professor Rick Hasen and Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC), offered perspectives on the Supreme Court and the 2016 elections. Professor Henry Weinstein moderated the discussion.
The Supreme Court and the 2016 Elections

The Supreme Court and the 2016 Elections

From the beginning, UCI Law focused on the belief that whether in school or in the workplace, good lawyers know how to work together to get the best results. The success of this collegial, close-knit law school is drawing lots of positive attention.
Legal Education With a Heart

Legal Education With a Heart

What makes UCI Law special? Every aspect, from the top-rated faculty to the commitment to public service to the dynamic students from diverse backgrounds who come together to support one another and forge long-lasting bonds.
We Are UCI LAW

We Are UCI LAW

At the Class of 2015 Commencement festivities, Dean Chemerinsky, graduates, their families and UC Irvine leaders celebrate the extraordinary success of UCI Law.
We Are UCI Law: Class of 2015

We Are UCI Law: Class of 2015

Dean Chemerinsky provided his annual preview of the upcoming Supreme Court term to students and faculty, offering insight on significant cases in the 2015-16 term.
Dean Chemerinsky Supreme Court Preview

Dean Chemerinsky Supreme Court Preview

Hundreds of people attended this exciting and entertaining program reviewing the Supreme Court's key cases decided in the October 2014 term, with an all-star panel of Supreme Court practitioners, journalists, and academics.
5th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review

5th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review

Prof. David Kaye, in his role as UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, addressed a meeting on religious expression and tolerance, held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Class of 2015 Commencement

Class of 2015 Commencement

UCI Law students talk about their experiences in the UCDC Law Program, which allows students to spend a semester in the capital working full-time at government agencies and non-profit organizations headquartered in Washington D.C.
UCDC Law Program

UCDC Law Program

Prof. Shaffer is one of the world’s leading authorities on international trade law and law and globalization, and he is the director of the Center on Globalization, Law, and Society at UCI Law. He presented a lecture on “The Problem with Trade Agreements and Why We Need Them.”
Chancellor’s Professor Lecture by Gregory Shaffer

Chancellor’s Professor Lecture by Gregory Shaffer

Prof. Goodwin researches and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, property, biotechnology, bioethics, and cultural politics, and she is founder and director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at UCI Law. She presented a lecture on “Reproductive Justice in An Era of Resistance.”
Chancellor’s Professor Lecture by Michele Goodwin

Chancellor’s Professor Lecture by Michele Goodwin

Interdisciplinary teams of 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 had five hours to structure and negotiate a joint development agreement for a new and exciting technology.
UCI & Broadcom Technology and Entrepreneurship Achievement Competition

UCI & Broadcom Technology and Entrepreneurship Achievement Competition

Professor Jerome A. Cohen of New York University presented the 2015 John S. and Marilyn Long Institute Distinguished Lecture, serving as the senior American expert on Chinese Law and East Asian Law. Prof. Cohen’s talk was followed by three discussants: Alex Wang (UCLA), David Kaye (UC Irvine) and Victor Shih (UC San Diego).
Long US-China Institute Distinguished Lecture by Jerome Cohen

Long US-China Institute Distinguished Lecture by Jerome Cohen

Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, presented “Civil Rights and Education: Uprooting Discrimination and Delivering Justice.” Students Crystal Adams ’15 and Ronald Park ’16 shared their experiences as Meyerhoff Fellows.
Dean Chemerinsky discusses "The Case Against the Supreme Court"

Dean Chemerinsky discusses "The Case Against the Supreme Court"

More than 50 UCI Law graduates returned to the UC Irvine campus Dec. 7, 2014, to take part in the Law School’s annual Swearing-In Ceremony. Judge Lon Hurwitz administered the state bar oath, while Judge Andrew Guilford administered the federal bar oath.
Swearing-In Ceremony 2014

Swearing-In Ceremony 2014

The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy at UCI Law hosted a public forum with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and health experts to discuss how to balance the concern for public welfare with legal and ethical privacy principles.
Class of 2017 Orientation

Class of 2017 Orientation

Class of 2014 graduates Lisa Faye Petak, Hagop Boyaci, AK Bennett, Jesse Welsh-Keyser, Teddy Nguyen, Pavneet Mac and Jonathan Markovitz reflect on their experiences at UCI Law.
We Are UCI Law: Class of 2014

We Are UCI Law: Class of 2014

UC Irvine School of Law celebrated its third commencement on May 10, 2014, on a beautiful spring morning in Aldrich Park. Ninety-two candidates for Juris Doctor participated in the ceremony.
Class of 2014 Commencement

Class of 2014 Commencement

Dr. Soon-Shiong is a tremendously generous and successful man in science, medicine, and business. Learn about his vision to improve the management of the judicial system through a new approach to judicial innovation.