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Jonathan Markovitz ’14 won the prestigious fellowship for his proposed project with the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, helping low-income families obtain CalWORKS benefits. The fellowship provides graduating law students a salary and benefits for two years so they may devote themselves to public interest work. “This would not have been possible without the support of too many staff and faculty members at UCI Law for me to count,” Markovitz said. “It is a wonderful reflection of Jonathan’s tremendous talents and also of our school’s deep commitment to public service,” said Dean Chemerinsky. Read more >
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Prof. Barnes and Prof. Davis have won Association of American Law Schools 2015 awards for excellence in legal education. Prof. Barnes won the Clyde Ferguson Award, the highest honor given by the AALS Section on Minority Groups to senior faculty members, and Prof. Davis won the Section on Federal Courts Best Article Award for his 2014 Columbia Law Review piece, “Implied Public Rights of Action.” They will be recognized at the AALS Annual Meeting Jan. 2-5, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The 2015 honorees “represent the very best of our academic community … their commitment to our students and excellence in our profession is rightly celebrated by these section awards,” AALS President Daniel B. Rodriguez said in a statement. Read more >
A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction that halts workplace raids in Arizona targeting undocumented employees, a victory in a lawsuit brought by the UCI Law Immigrant Rights Clinic and others. Puente v. Arpaio challenges the constitutionality of two Arizona immigration measures passed in 2007 and 2008 to punish workers who seek to support their families by working with false documents. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio used these statutes to conduct intimidating workplace raids. U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell determined that the two state measures are likely unconstitutional and halted their enforcement until a final decision is made in the putative class-action lawsuit. Half a dozen students in the Immigrant Rights Clinic worked on the case over the past year. Read more >
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