Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Public Service Law Conference: Civil Rights in the 21st Century


The University of California is sponsoring the first combined conference of UC’s four law schools focused on public interest. The conference, developed in partnership with Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), California's premier legal resource provider, will bring together over 500 diverse UC law students and young professionals and is designed to expose them to the wide array of issues around the inaugural theme: Civil Rights in the 21st Century.

Stemming from the University of California's Public Service Fellowship, which provides over $4.5 million annually to students interested in public interest law at four co-hosting schools (UCI Law, UCLA Law, UC Davis School of Law, and Berkeley Law) the conference will be a capstone experience for the first group of summer and post-grad UC Presidential Fellows.

Keynote Speakers and UC panelists include Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California, Peter Neufeld, Co-Founder of the Innocence Project, Marielena Hincapié, Executive Director at the National Immigration Law Center, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean at UC Berkeley School of Law, Jennifer Mnookin, Dean at UCLA School of Law, Kevin Johnson, Dean at UC Davis School of Law, and L. Song Richardson, Interim Dean at UC Irvine School of Law. UCI Law's Prof. Goodwin, Prof. Hasen and Alisa Hartz '12 are also scheduled to speak on panels.

Eighteen breakout sessions will address vital issues like immigration, criminal justice reform, homelessness, and water rights. Multiple sessions will be offered for CLE credit. Registration, schedule, speakers list and more details here >



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