UCI Law Hosts 13th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review
On June 30, we hosted our 13th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Professor Michele Goodwin and a distinguished panel discussed the landmark cases of the 2022 Term and how the decisions will impact our nation's future. Many thanks to our sponsors Ms. Magazine and TorkLaw.

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Professor Baradaran’s book, “The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap” (Harvard University Press, 2017), was cited 15 times in Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court case ending affirmative action, issued June 29, 2023.

UCI Law and the UCI Campuswide Honors Collegium (CHC) announce a dynamic, two-part collaboration to offer CHC students access to an accelerated Bachelors/Juris Doctor degree program at UCI Law, and scholarship funds.

Erin Black (’23) has been selected to receive the Alumni Racial Equity Fellowship. Black will embark on a public interest law career at UNITE HERE Local 11, where she will help build the collective power of hospitality workers, many of whom are immigrants and women of color.

The Orange County Asian American Bar Association (OCAABA) awards this memorial scholarship to recognize outstanding law students who have the potential to be future leaders in the legal profession in the Orange County community.

Nineteen UCI students officially started their seven-week, full-time, paid summer internships with labor organizations throughout Orange County on June 26. The UCI Labor Center is a partnership between UCI School of Social Ecology and UCI Law, which will provide timely labor research, educate the next generation of labor and community leaders, and advance workers’ rights initiatives.

Meet the first cohort of UCI Labor Summer interns.

UCI Law faculty are top scholars, educators and active leaders in a vast array of fields. Read the latest about UCI Law's faculty, including recent scholarship, conferences and influential leadership across the world.

Forty undergraduate students interested in law school joined our 2023 POP summer session. Over the 13 years of the program, POP has inspired more than 500 undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds, helped prepare them for the demands of law school, and advised the students about legal careers in a wide array of fields.

Q&A With Tiffany Yim '18 

Tiffany Yim, Counsel at Isuzu North America Corporation, advises on a variety of corporate, contract, and employment law matters. Prior to joining Isuzu, Tiffany graduated from UCI Law in 2018 and represented employers in litigation.  
Q: How did UCI Law prepare you for your legal practice? 
UCI law’s wide array of courses gave me a solid foundation for my current legal practice. When I was in law school, I hadn’t yet decided what type of law I wanted to practice so I took a variety of courses that interested me. When I was job hunting, I found that the foundation UCI Law provided allowed me to apply for positions in all sectors.

Q: What do you like best about your work? 
Working in-house, I appreciate the opportunity to work collaboratively with “opposing counsel.” Unlike litigation, which can sometimes feel zero-sum, working in-house is almost always collaborative with legal counsel from other companies or with business units within our company. It's helpful to all have the same goal.

Q: What was the best part about being a student at UCI Law? 
The best part about being a student at UCI Law is the personal and professional connections that you make. The school provides so many opportunities to find and be a mentor, and those relationships develop over the years into deep friendships.

Q: How do you stay involved with the UCI Law community? 
I stay involved with the UCI Law community by keeping in touch with fellow alumni around the country, virtually and in-person. In particular, I’m really looking forward to the upcoming class of 2018 reunion in September, to see how everyone has been and how our careers have taken shape.
Alumni News: UCI and UCI Law Alumni Come Together for "Laws and Libations" Gatherings

UCI and UCI Law alumni gathered for the UCI Anteaters in Law (AIL) "Laws and Libations" events throughout the month of June. Receptions were held in Century City, Orange County (in collaboration with the UCI Engineering Alumni Society), and in downtown Los Angeles in partnership with the UCI Law Alumni Association. Special thanks to UCI AIL President, Patty Le-Narula, and Jonathan Widjaja '22 for organizing these fantastic networking opportunities.
Prof. Swethaa Ballakrishnen reviewed Gowri Vijayakumar's book "At Risk: Indian Sexual Politics and the Global AIDS Crisis." READ

Prof. Mehrsa Baradaran was quoted in the Wall Street Journal on how the Supreme Court reshapes finances. READ

Prof. Victor Fleischer discussed the work of Prof. David Schizer's "Transaction-Specific Tax Reform in Three Steps: The Case of Constructive Ownership" at Columbia Law School's Tax Policy Workshop. READ

Prof. Dalié Jiménez joined the Slate podcast "Amicus With Dahlia Lithwick" to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness program. LISTEN
Prof. Elizabeth Loftus was interviewed on CNN Chile about memory and traumatic events. WATCH

Prof. Jane Stoever and her work on the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence was featured in UCI Magazine. READ

Prof. Chris Whytock wrote about "sticky beliefs in transnational litigation" in The Transnational Litigation Blog. READ

UCI Law and School of Social Ecology's UCI Labor Center partnership was featured in the National Jurist. READ
Amanda Lapato '21 joined Schwabe's Portland office as part of the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry group.

Cameron Dekens '23 published an article in Vol. 15 of the American Journal of Mediation.

Anna Wood '23 published an article in Vol. 15 of the American Journal of Mediation.

July 12 » Association of Legal Writing Directors 2023 Biennial Conference
  • The Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Biennial Conference is a national conference for the legal writing community. This year's conference, hosted at UCI Law, provides an opportunity for colleagues from across the country to come together to share ideas about teaching, leadership, scholarship, and the issues affecting legal education generally and legal writing programs specifically. (Details)
Throughout July » UCI Law Summer Socials
  • Join the UCI Law Alumni Association for an exciting series of casual, after-work networking events taking place in various cities across the country this summer. (Details)
  • July 18 » Palo Alto / Mountain View
  • July 19 » New York City
  • July 26 » Washington, D.C.
  • July 27 » Orange County
  • July 28 » Oakland
  • July 31 » San Diego
September 9 » Class of 2013 and 2018 Reunion
  • Save the Date we will be celebrating the fifth and tenth anniversary of our alumni graduating from UCI Law. (Stay tuned for more details)

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