UCI Law Talks

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UCI Law Talks

Episode Date
Erwin Chemerinsky Supreme Court Preview
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky analyzes significant cases in the upcoming 2015-16 Supreme Court term, including cases deciding affirmative action, election law and union dues.
Sep 10, 2015
Rick Hasen on Election Law and ‘One Person, One Vote’
Rick Hasen discusses the dynamic challenges posed by battles to reshape election law, including the upcoming Supreme Court case, Evenwel v. Abbott, deciding the “one person, one vote” issue. Find out what he dubs a potential “political earthquake.”
Sep 10, 2015
Michele Goodwin on Incarceration of Women
Michele Goodwin warns of the serious and inadequately recognized challenges posed by the rising number of women in prison in the U.S.
Sep 16, 2015
Kaaryn Gustafson on History, Impact of Bastardy Laws
Kaaryn Gustafson elaborates on her groundbreaking research into the history of bastardy laws in America which have shaped U.S. law and policy in many surprising ways.
Sep 16, 2015
Sarah Lawsky on Law School Faculty Entry-Level Hiring
The health of the legal market has been the subject of much discussion and UCI Law’s Sarah Lawsky is a leading aggregator and analyst of the number of entry-level hires of law school faculty in the U.S. Sarah Lawsky unpacks exactly what has happened in the law teaching market and identifies characteristics associated with obtaining an entry-level job in this increasingly uncertain part of the academy.
Sep 30, 2015
Catherine Fisk on Friedrichs v. CTA
Prof. Fisk breaks down the Supreme Court case that has the potential to weaken the role of public employee unions nationwide.
Oct 20, 2015
David Kaye on Protecting Freedom of Expression, Opinion Around the World
Prof. Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, explains how he and the UCI Law students in the International Justice Clinic work with governments across the world to monitor and protect freedom of expression and opinion.
Oct 29, 2015
Shauhin Talesh on Problems with the Civil Legal System and Arbitration
Prof. Talesh examines how procedural rules in litigation have morphed in ways that undermine plaintiffs’ substantive civil rights, tilting the playing field in favor of defendants.
Nov 20, 2015
Annie Lai on Translating Law on the Books to Law at Work in People’s Lives
Prof. Lai explains how the Immigrant Rights Clinic is transforming lives and teaching students the skills necessary for modern legal practice.
Mar 29, 2016
Jonathan Glater on Access to Higher Education and Student Loans
Prof. Glater unpacks the nuances of student debt and effects on higher education. He argues that talking about student loans in terms of a “crisis” may be missing the true challenge.
Feb 02, 2016
Erwin Chemerinsky on SCOTUS '15-16 Term
Dean Chemerinsky discusses the potentially blockbuster cases to watch in the 2015-16 Supreme Court term now that the docket is set, including cases on immigration, abortion and contraception.
Feb 11, 2016
Rick Hasen on Money in Politics
Prof. Rick Hasen discusses his new book, “Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections,” with commentary by Dean Chemerinsky.
Feb 11, 2016
Erwin Chemerinsky and Rick Hasen on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the Future of the Supreme Court
Dean Chemerinsky and Prof. Hasen discuss the impact of Justice Scalia’s sudden death on the Supreme Court and the presidential election.
Feb 17, 2016
Rick Hasen and Ed Whelan (EPPC) on the future of the Supreme Court and the 2016 Elections
UCI Law Prof. Henry Weinstein moderates an exchange of views between Prof. Rick Hasen and Ed Whelan, former law clerk to Justice Scalia and president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC), on the future of the Supreme Court and the 2016 elections. Recorded at UCI Law event Feb. 22, 2016
Feb 25, 2016
Stephen Lee & José Padilla (CRLA) on the Complex Issues Facing Farmworkers in Our Food System
UCI Law Prof. Stephen Lee & José Padilla, Executive Director, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. explore the plight of farmworkers in the U.S., the challenges of educating the public about this plight, and how public service work can become a lifelong commitment.
Mar 15, 2016
Erwin Chemerinsky & Howard Gillman on freedom of speech on college campuses
UCI Chancellor and Professor of Law Howard Gillman and UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky discuss what they learned in teaching a freshman seminar on freedom of speech on college campuses.
Apr 27, 2016
6th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review
UCI Law's 6th annual event on July 14, 2016 drew a record crowd in person (more than 800 RSVPs!), and hundreds more online via live webcast, as distinguished panelists reviewed key cases decided in the historic October 2015 term.
Aug 01, 2016
Joan Biskupic on reporting about the U.S. Supreme Court
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?”
Sep 20, 2016
Erwin Chemerinsky & Joan Biskupic on Supreme Court Term Preview
UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Joan Biskupic, Visiting Professor at UCI Law and CNN legal analyst, preview the unusual upcoming SCOTUS term and discuss cases of race, religion and the death penalty.
Sep 21, 2016
Rick Hasen on Election 2016: Rigged, Hacked or Stolen?
UCI Law Profs. Rick Hasen and Henry Weinstein discuss myths and realities about Election 2016: Rigged, Hacked or Stolen?
Sep 30, 2016
Seth Davis & Leah Litman on civil rights under a Trump administration
n this UCI Law Talks episode, UCI Law Profs. Seth Davis and Leah Litman unpack the serious civil rights issues presented after the election of Donald Trump, including effects on reproductive rights, voting rights, policing, immigration and transgender rights.
Dec 01, 2016
Erwin Chemerinsky & Joan Biskupic on Donald Trump & the Supreme Court
UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Joan Biskupic, Visiting Professor at UCI Law and CNN legal analyst, discuss the uncertainty surrounding the Supreme Court as Trump’s inauguration approaches, including potential replacements of Justice Scalia, Trump’s nomination of solicitor general and the future of abortion, affirmative action and marriage equality.
Dec 05, 2016
Jennifer Chacón & Stephen Lee on changes to immigration enforcement under a Trump administration
UCI Law Profs. Jennifer Chacón and Stephen Lee break down the numerous and complex uncertainties in immigration law, including protection for immigrant communities, sanctuaries, and where to find reliable resources.
Dec 12, 2016
Erwin Chemerinsky and Joan Biskupic on Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch
UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Joan Biskupic, Visiting Professor, Legal Analyst and Supreme Court biographer, discuss the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, including the judge’s originalism philosophy, whether Senate Democrats will filibuster the nomination, and if and when the judge will ultimately take a seat on the bench of the country’s highest court.
Feb 07, 2017
Free Speech on Campus: UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman and UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
Dean Chemerinsky and Chancellor Gillman spoke to law students about their upcoming book Free Speech on Campus (Yale University Press), in which they explore the tension between the psychological harms of hateful speech and bullying, and the social harms of censorship or the punishment of dissent.
Feb 15, 2017
Jennifer Chacón & Stephen Lee discuss immigration 30 days into Trump administration
Profs. Jennifer Chacón and Stephen Lee analyze the travel ban and subsequent 9th Circuit decision, DACA, the DHS’s most recent memos on immigration enforcement, and other immigration issues that have arisen in the past 30 days since the inauguration of President Trump.
Feb 28, 2017
Mobilizing for Justice in the Post-Election Era
On Saturday Jan. 14, 2017, more than 150 UCI Law faculty, staff, students, alumni, and attorneys came together at UCI Law to discuss the potential effects of a new presidential administration on a variety of legal practices. The opening plenary featured Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and attorneys, law professors and leaders of community organizations.
Mar 02, 2017
Dean Chemerinsky discusses "Closing the Courthouse Door: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable"
Dean Chemerinsky discusses his latest book, interviewed by UCI Law Prof. Rick Hasen. Recorded March 13, 2017 at UCI Law event.
Mar 21, 2017