Robert Solomon

Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law

Co-Director, Community & Economic Development Clinic
Co-Chair, UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis

Robert Solomon


Community & Economic Development, Housing, Banking


Robert Solomon is Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Community & Economic Development Clinic, and Co-Chair of the UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis. Professor Solomon was a legal services attorney from 1972-1985, and had the benefit of being a generalist with an enormous amount of client contact. During that time, he came to believe that problem solving was the most important specialty in the practice of law.

Professor Solomon has been a clinical teacher since 1985, with a focus on civil litigation and community development.

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  • Jan. 22, 2022:
    Presenter, What Would Reparations Look Like?, CLEAR Martin Luther King Jr. Day Panel Discussion, UCI Law, Online
  • Aug. 21, 2021:
    Presenter, Law School Disorientation, National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles, Online
  • Feb. 8, 2021:
    Panelist, Colonialism Today – Cannabis as a Tool of Racial Oppression, UCI Office of Global Engagement, Online
  • Dec. 9, 2020:
    Speaker, Weed Wednesdays Education in Cannabis, Pro Cannabis Media, Online
  • Nov. 14, 2020:
    Panelist, Cannabis and CBD: From Research to Racial Justice, University of Southern California Integrative Health Conference, Online
  • Oct. 6, 2020: 
    Speaker, Cannabis Revisited, Orange County Bar Association Environmental Law Section, Webinar
  • Dec. 12, 2019:
    Speaker, Cannabis and CEQA: Seeds of Environmental Change, Orange County Bar Association Environmental Law Section, Newport Beach, CA
  • Oct. 28, 2019: 
    Speaker, The State of Affairs for Medical Cannabis, OCTANe Medical Technology Innovation Forum, Newport Beach, CA
  • Sept. 28, 2019:
    Panelist, Cannabis and Hemp Academia Town Hall, Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, Paramus, NJ
  • Sept. 10, 2019:
    Featured Speaker, The Sacred Plant Expert Interview, Webinar
  • April 18, 2019: 
    Speaker, The Law of Cannabis, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
  • April 12, 2019: 
    Speaker, Syringe Exchange Programs, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management regional conference, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Dec. 7, 2018:
    Speaker, "Electronic and Digital Evidence in California," Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers
  • Dec. 4, 2018:
    Speaker, "Cannabis sativa: The Plant and its Impacts on People: A Changing Legal Landscape," UC Davis
  • March 21, 2018:
    Presenter, "The Law of Cannabis," Orange County Business Trial Lawyers, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Oct. 28, 2016:
    Speaker, Conference on Poverty and Inequality in California, UC Irvine
  • May 2, 2016:
    Panelist, “Constructing a Blueprint for Choosing Clients in Community and Economic Development Clinics,” 39th Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Baltimore 
  • April 13, 2012:
    Speaker, Business Law as Public Interest Law Symposium, UCI Law
  • 2018 Upper Level Professor of the Year, UCI Law