UCI Law Talks
Here's the Latest Episode from UCI Law Talks:
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky analyzes significant cases in the upcoming 2015-16 Supreme Court term, including cases deciding affirmative action, election law and union dues.
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.”
Michele Goodwin warns of the serious and inadequately recognized challenges posed by the rising number of women in prison in the U.S.
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.
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.
Prof. Fisk breaks down the Supreme Court case that has the potential to weaken the role of public employee unions nationwide.
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.
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.
Prof. Lai explains how the Immigrant Rights Clinic is transforming lives and teaching students the skills necessary for modern legal practice.
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.
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.
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.
Dean Chemerinsky and Prof. Hasen discuss the impact of Justice Scalia’s sudden death on the Supreme Court and the presidential election.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
UCI Law Profs. Rick Hasen and Henry Weinstein discuss myths and realities about Election 2016: Rigged, Hacked or Stolen?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dean Chemerinsky discusses his latest book, interviewed by UCI Law Prof. Rick Hasen. Recorded March 13, 2017 at UCI Law event.