Our Faculty

UCI Law faculty are some of the nation’s leading scholars and teachers, representing a broad range of expertise, including antitrust; biotechnology; business law; civil procedure; civil rights; constitutional law; consumer law; criminal law; diversity, education and law; equality and discrimination; election law; environmental law; gender and law; government regulation and policy; health law; immigration law; intellectual property and cyberlaw; international dispute resolution; international law and securities; labor and employment law; law and pop culture; law and psychology; law and social sciences; legal ethics and professional responsibility; tax law; and urban planning. A 2021 study of Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties ranks UCI Law No. 14 in the U.S.

Full-Time Faculty

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    Cindy Thomas Archer

    Professor of Lawyering Skills

    Expertise: Legal Analysis and Communication; Civil Litigation Practice; Lawyer-Client Relationship; Professional Responsibility; Client Interviewing and Counseling Skills; Cultural Humility in Client Representation; Inclusive Excellence in Legal Education

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    Sameer Ashar

    Associate Dean for Equity
    Clinical Professor of Law

    Expertise: Clinical Legal Education; Law and Social Movements; Labor Law; Immigration Law; Legal Profession

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    Swethaa Ballakrishnen

    Professor of Law 
    Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development
    Co-Director, Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession

    sballakrishnen@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-7979

    Expertise: Legal Profession, Gender, Critical Feminist and Queer Theory, Global Souths, India

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    Mehrsa Baradaran

    Professor of Law

    Expertise: Banking Law; Contracts; Property; Housing; Inequality

  • Mario Barnes

    Chancellor's Professor of Law

    Expertise: Criminal Law; Constitutional Law; National Security Law; Race and the Law

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    Joshua D. Blank

    Professor of Law
    Director of the UCI Law in NYC Program
    jblank@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-4807

    Expertise: Tax Administration and Compliance; Taxation of Business Entities; Taxpayer Privacy and Tax Transparency

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    Courtney Cahill

    Chancellor's Professor of Law

    Expertise: Constitutional law, anti-discrimination law, reproductive rights, sex equality, LGBTQ equality

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    Alejandro Camacho

    Chancellor's Professor of Law
    UCI Law Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources
    acamacho@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-4160

    Expertise: Environmental and Natural Resources Law; Land Use Regulation; Government Regulation and Policy


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    Linda Cohen

    Professor of Economics and Law
    linda.cohen@uci.edu / (949) 824-5189

    Expertise: Political Economy; Government Regulation and Policy; Economics and Law

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    Adam Cowing

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
    acowing@law.uci.edu/ (949) 824-3897

    Expertise: Community and Economic Development, Affordable Housing Law and Policy

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    Rachel Croskery-Roberts

    Associate Dean for Lawyering Skills
    Professor of Lawyering Skills
    rcroskery@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-9267

    Expertise: Lawyering Skills; Individual Employment Law; Employment Discrimination Law; Persuasion/Rhetoric; Business Drafting

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    Joe DiMento

    Distinguished Professor of Law
    jdimento@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-3034

    Expertise: Environmental Law; International Public Law; Urban Planning

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    Veena Dubal

    Professor of Law
    vdubal@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-4794

    Expertise: Critical Race Theory, Employment and Labor Law

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    Victor Fleischer

    Professor of Law

    Expertise: Partnership Tax; Federal Taxation; Tax; Private Equity Law; Tax Policy; Corporate Finance; Business and Corporate Law; Corporate Tax; Financial Market Regulation

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    Bryant Garth

    Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus 
    Co-Director, Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession

    Expertise: Globalization; Legal Profession

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    Howard Gillman

    UCI Chancellor
    Professor of Law, Political Science, History and Criminology, Law & Society 
    chancellor@uci.edu / (949) 824-5011

    Expertise: American Constitutionalism; Judicial Politics

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    Kaaryn Gustafson

    Professor of Law
    Director, Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEaR)
    kgustafson@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-4029

    Expertise:  Law and Inequality; Empirical Research; Critical Race Theory

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    Kevin Haeberle

    Professor of Law
    khaeberle@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-2793

    Expertise: Corporate law and securities law (including focuses on insider-trading law as well as financial-instrument trading markets, broker-dealers, exchanges, investment companies, and ETFs and their regulation)

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    Carrie Hempel

    Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law
    Co-Director, Community and Economic Development Clinic
    chempel@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-3575

    Expertise: Clinical Education; Community & Economic Development; Post-Conviction Remedies

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    Dalié Jiménez

    Professor of Law
    Director, Student Loan Law Initiative
    djimenez@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-0066

    Expertise: Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law; Credit and Debt Collection Markets; Credit Reporting; Student Loans; Access to Civil Justice; Randomized Control Trials in Law

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    David Kaye

    Clinical Professor of Law
    Director, International Justice Clinic
    dkaye@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-2427

    Expertise: Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law; Public International Law; International Criminal Justice; and Freedom of Expression

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    Sung Eun (Summer) Kim

    Professor of Law
    Director, Korea Law Center
    skim@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-4946

    Expertise: Private Equity; Corporate Law; Corporate Finance; Financial Regulation; Contracts

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    Annie Lai

    Co-Associate Dean for Experiential Education
    Clinical Professor of Law
    Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic
    alai@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-9894

    Expertise: Immigration Law; Civil Rights; Workers’ Rights; Clinical Legal Education

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    Dana Lee

    Assistant Professor of Law and Mohannad and Rana Malas Scholar in Islamic Legal Studies
    dlee@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-3892

    Expertise: Islamic Law; Intellectual and Social History of the Islamic World; Jurisprudence; Comparative Law; Property

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    Stephen Lee

    Professor of Law
    slee@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-3731

    Expertise: Administrative Law; Immigration Law

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    Jack Lerner

    Clinical Professor of Law
    Director, Intellectual Property, Arts and Technology Clinic
    jlerner@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-7684

    Expertise: Intellectual Property; Technology

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    Christopher Leslie

    Chancellor's Professor of Law
    Director, Competition, Antitrust Law, and Innovation Forum (CALIF)
    cleslie@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-5556

    Expertise: Antitrust; Intellectual Property; Class Action Settlements; Sexual Orientation and the Law

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    Ji Li

    John & Marilyn Long Professor of US-China Business and Law
    jli@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-2750

    Expertise: Chinese Law and Politics; International Business Transactions; Comparative Law; Contracts; Empirical Legal Studies

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    Elizabeth Loftus

    Distinguished Professor of Psychological Science; Criminology, Law & Society; Cognitive Science; and Law
    eloftus@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-3285

    Expertise: Psychology and Law; Human Memory

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    Omri Marian

    Professor of Law
    omarian@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-6493

    Expertise: International Taxation; Comparative Taxation; Taxation of Financial Instruments

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    Carrie Menkel-Meadow

    Distinguished and Chancellor's Professor of Law
    cmeadow@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-1987

    Expertise: International and Comparative Law; Dispute Resolution; Legal Profession and Legal Ethics; Civil Procedure; Law and Society; Legal Education; Feminist Legal Theory and Law; Literature and Popular Culture

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    Alison Mikkor

    Professor of Lawyering Skills
    amikkor@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-8000

    Expertise: Legal Analysis and Communication; Civil Litigation Practice; Appellate Practice; Lawyer-Client Relationship; Client Interviewing and Counseling Skills; Professional Responsibility; Inclusive Excellence in Legal Education

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    Rachel Moran

    Distinguished and Chancellor’s Professor of Law Emeritus
    rmoran@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-9949

    Expertise: Civil Rights; Education Law and Policy; Higher Education and Affirmative Action; Latino-Related Law and Policy; Legal Education; Torts

  • Dean Austen Parrish

    Austen Parrish

    Dean and Chancellor's Professor of Law
    aparrish@law.uci.edu(949) 824-7722

    Expertise: Transnational Law and Litigation, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Federal Courts

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    Katherine Porter

    Professor of Law (On Leave)

    Expertise: Bankruptcy; Commercial Law; Consumer Law

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    Tony Reese

    Chancellor's Professor of Law
    treese@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-4745

    Expertise: Copyright Law; Trademark Law

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    Michael Robinson-Dorn

    Co-Associate Dean for Experiential Education
    Clinical Professor of Law
    Director, Environmental Law Clinic
    mrobinsondorn@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-1043

    Expertise: Advice and Counseling; Litigation; Administrative and Policy Advocacy; Administrative Law; Natural Resources Law; Environmental Law

  • Prof. Robinson-Dorn portrait

    Trilby Robinson-Dorn

    Vice Dean
    Professor of Lawyering Skills
    trobinsondorn@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-9638

    Expertise: Business Transactions; Contract Drafting; Employment Discrimination; Employment Law; Lawyering Skills; Client Counseling; Trial Advocacy

  • Prof. Ross portrait

    Ezra Ross

    Professor of Lawyering Skills
    eross@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-9743

    Expertise: Lawyering Skills; Legal Profession

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    Kenneth W. Simons

    Chancellor's Professor of Law
    Co-Director, Center for Legal Philosophy
    ksimons@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-3863

    Expertise: Torts; Criminal Law; Moral and Political Philosophy

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    Robert Solomon

    Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law
    Co-Director, Community and Economic Development Clinic
    Co-Chair, UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis
    rsolomon@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-9719

    Expertise: Community & Economic Development; Housing; Evidence; Trial Advocacy

  • Prof. Song portrait

    Ji Seon Song

    Assistant Professor of Law

    Expertise: Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Policing, Race and the Law; Juvenile Law

  • Prof. Southworth portrait

    Ann Southworth

    Professor of Law
    Co-Director, Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession
    asouthworth@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-2917

    Expertise: Legal Profession; Professional Responsibility; Cause Lawyers

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    Jane Stoever

    Clinical Professor of Law
    Director, Domestic Violence Clinic
    Director, Initiative to End Family Violence
    jstoever@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-3418

    Expertise: Clinical Legal Education; Domestic Violence Law; Family Law

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    Shauhin Talesh

    Professor of Law
    Director, Law and Graduate Studies Program
    stalesh@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-9214

    Expertise: Civil Procedure; Consumer Law; Insurance; Organizations; Empirical Legal Studies; Law and Society; Law and Inequality; Law and Social Change

  • Prof. Taylor Poppe portrait

    Emily Taylor Poppe

    Professor of Law
    Faculty Director, UCI Law Civil Justice Research Initiative
    etaylorpoppe@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-2986

    Expertise: Access to Justice; Wills & Trusts; the Legal Profession; Civil Procedure; Law & Society; Inequality and Law

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    Beatrice Tice

    Professor of the Practice of Law
    btice@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-7327

    Expertise: International Law; Comparative Law; Legal Profession; Legal Research and Writing

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    Katharine Tinto

    Clinical Professor of Law
    Director, Criminal Justice Clinic
    ktinto@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-9247

    Expertise: Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Criminal Defense

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    Grace Tonner

    Distinguished Professor of Lawyering Skills
    gtonner@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-4037

    Expertise: Lawyering Skills

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    Kerry Vandell

    Dean's Professor Emeritus of Real Estate and Law
    kvandell@uci.edu / (949) 824-1985

    Expertise: Real Estate Law; Business Law

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    Ari Waldman

    Professor of Law
    ari.waldman@uci.edu / (949) 824-9949

    Expertise: Privacy law, law and technology, sociolegal studies, empirical methods, digital governance, science and technology studies, LGBTQ+/queer studies

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    Henry Weinstein

    Professor Emeritus of Lawyering Skills
    hweinstein@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-3642

    Expertise: Media Law; Lawyering Skills

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    Christopher Whytock

    Professor of Law
    Co-Director, Center in Law, Society and Culture
    cwhytock@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-0496

    Expertise: Conflict of Laws; International Law; Transnational Litigation; Empirical Legal Studies

  • Prof. Whytock portrait

    Jessica Whytock

    Research Professor of Law
    Associate Dean of the Law Library and Strategic Planning
    jwhytock@law.uci.edu  / (949) 824-7293

    Expertise: Legal Research; Administration

Adjunct Faculty and Directors


Academic Skills

Affiliated Faculty

Visiting Faculty


  • Peter Afrasiabi

    Co-Director, Appellate Litigation Clinic
    Partner, One LLP
  • Daniel J. Alexander II

    Sole Shareholder, Daniel J. Alexander II, A Professional Corporation
  • Amelia Alvarez

    Associate, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

  • Nicole Bershon

    Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Alisa Blair

    Policy and Special Projects Director, Community Based Public Safety Collective
  • Wendy Blanco

    CEO/Founder, Blanco Behavioral Health Consulting, LLC
    Director of Counseling Services and Trauma Recovery, Peace Over Violence

  • David Bronner

    Senior Of Counsel, K&L Gates LLP 

  • Nikki Buffa

    Partner, Latham & Watkins

  • Rachel Capoccia

    Partner, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP 

  • Kevin Coy

    Senior Counsel (Small Business/Self-Employed Division), Office of Chief Counsel (IRS)
  • The Honorable Justice Dhanidina Halim (Ret.)

  • Kathryn Davis

    Co-Director, Appellate Litigation Clinic
    Law Office of Kathryn Davis, Certified Appellate Law Specialist
    9th Circuit Pro Bono Appeals, Appointed Counsel
  • Ana Marie Del Rio

    Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Steadfast Companies

  • Kathryn Eidmann

    Staff Attorney, Opportunity Under Law, Public Counsel
  • Peter Elias

    Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP Tax Group

  • Hans Famularo

    Associate Area Counsel (Small Business/Self-Employed), IRS Office of Chief Counsel

  • Cori Ferrentino

    Founding and managing attorney at Ferrentino Law, A Professional Law Corporation
  • David Finley

    President, Esquire One Research Services, Inc., Tustin

  • Christine Francis

    Associate Director of Academic Skills, UCI Law

  • Christina Gagnier

    Intellectual Property, Internet & Technology, Gagnier Margossian LLP
  • Elizabeth Hercules-Paez

  • Angela Howe

    Legal Director, Surfrider Foundation

  • Ron Irick

    Deputy General Counsel, Panasonic Avionics Corporation

  • Bryan Jarrett

    Senior Corporate Counsel, Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

  • Michiyuki Kono

    Partner Physician, Southern California Permanente Medical Group

  • Sophie Laing

    Student Loan & Consumer Attorney, Pine Tree Legal Assistance

  • Amy Lally

    Partner, Sidley 

  • Rob Lindquist

    Compliance Consultant

  • Laura Lively

    Associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison Foerster’s Los Angeles office
  • Jessica Lujan

    Trial Attorney, Gomez Trial Attorneys

  • The Honorable Elizabeth Macias

    Orange County Superior Court Judge 
  • Samrah Mahmoud

    Partner, Troutman Pepper

  • Brian McCall

    Associate, Latham & Watkins

  • Steven Nataupsky

    Managing Partner, with Knobbe Martens

  • Lawrence O'Neill

    Senior United States District Judge (Inactive)

  • Diana Palacios

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Grace Parrish

    Visiting Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Field Placement Department,Loyola Law School a

  • Melanie Partow

    Senior Associate Attorney, Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo

  • Kim Phan

    Executive Director, International Law Institute

  • Orly Rachmilovitz

    Legal Consultant

  • Jennifer Reisch

    Principal Attorney, Reisch Law

  • Robert Russell

    Senior Tax Counsel, Rutan & Tucker

  • Douglas Schaaf

    Partner and Former Chair of the Global Tax Practice of Paul Hastings

  • The Honorable Tam Schumann

    Judge, Superior Court of Orange County, California (Ret.)

  • Michael Seplow

    Partner, Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes, LLP 
  • Matthew Swanlund

    Founder and Principal, AESTHETIC LEGAL

  • Robert Tauler

    Managing Partner, Tauler Smith LLP

  • James Wald

  • Steven Wrappe

    Technical Leader, Transfer Pricing
    Grant Thornton LLP

  • Nicholas Wu

    International Tax Manager, Gilead Sciences

Research/Clinical Fellows