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Pilar Ferguson, Caroline Shurig awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowships

The two 3Ls became the first at UCI Law to receive the prestigious fellowship, which allow law school graduates to create innovative projects benefitting communities in dire need of legal assistance. Ferguson, whose fellowship is sponsored by Microsoft Corp. and The Sidley Austin Foundation, will implement a new program at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) in Los Angeles. Shurig, sponsored by Pfizer Inc., will launch her project at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago. Read more >

Faculty ScholarshipView all

Mario L. Barnes and Seth Davis

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 >

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Joseph Roth awarded grant for judicial clerks from Institute for IP & Information Law

3L Joseph Roth won the IPIL Sponsored Scholarship Grant for Judicial Clerks for his forthcoming UC Irvine Law Review article on a limitation on the “First Sale” doctrine. The grant is designed to facilitate newly-authored scholarship on IP and information law by law clerks in the Federal Appellate Courts. Roth will clerk for the Hon. Harry T. Edwards, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, this fall, and for the Hon. Robert E. Bacharach, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, in August 2016. The following September, Roth plans to join the Newport Beach office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he served as a summer associate in 2014. Read more >

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