Important announcements, updates, and opportunities in pre-law


March 31 - American Bar Foundation (Virtual) Event on Critical Race Theory

I wanted to bring an upcoming free event (virtual) hosted by the American Bar Foundation on critical race theory to your attention. You can learn more and register here.
The featured speakers will be:

Ian Haney Lopez
William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law, American Bar Foundation
Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law, University of California, Berkeley

K-Sue Park
Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

I. India Thusi
Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Senior Scientist, Kinsey Institute

Professor González
Professor of Politics 

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April 1st - Socio-Legal Studies Workshop with Jamelia Morgan

The next UCI Center in Law, Society and Culture’s Socio-Legal Studies Workshop series will be held Friday, April 1st, from 12:00–1:15 p.m. on Zoom.

Jamelia Morgan, Assistant Professor of Law at UCI Law, will be presenting her paper, "On the Legal & Social Construction of Race and Disability: An Intersectional Approach."


For decades, legal scholars have examined the similarities between race and disability, and in particular, the similarities between the forms of social subordination, marginalization, and exclusion experienced by either racial minorities or people with disabilities. In recent years, a smaller but growing group of scholars have built on this literature by engaging in an intersectional analysis of race and disability. For these scholars, race and disability should be examined intersectionally, alongside other marginalized statuses and identities, in order to uncover and illuminate existing vulnerabilities to discrimination, violence, and deprivation. In particular, these scholars call for a focus on the unique forms of subordination experienced by not just disabled people as a class, but also by the most marginalized subset of disabled people—namely, those who are negatively racialized, low-income, queer, transgender, and undocumented.

This article builds on existing scholarship to offer and defend an intersectional approach to race and disability in American legal jurisprudence, legal scholarship, and legal advocacy, and maintains that an intersectional approach provides the comprehensive analysis needed to critically examine the collusive relationship between racism and ableism both historically and today.

Please register here to attend.

Zoom information and a link to the draft paper will be included in the registration confirmation e-mail.

NOTE: This event is being recorded for archival, educational, and related purposes. All audience members agree to the possibility of appearing on these recordings by virtue of attending the event or participating in the event.

April 9th - Arts Justice Festival and Exhibit Launch

You are invited to the upcoming Arts Justice Fest and Exhibit taking place on April 9, 2022, from 11am-7pm. This student-led event will feature 100+ student art works, performances, workshops, panels, music, and student films. The April 9 festival will uplift two campaigns at the local and state level being led by our Youth Liberty Squad.

  1. Our statewide petition calling on the Governor to prioritize student mental health, wellness, and arts in his 2022-23 budget. 

  2. Our LAUSD Arts Justice Resolution that students have been drafting with LAUSD Board Member Ortiz Franklin over the past few months. The resolution will be public next week and we will follow up with the specifics soon. The resolution focuses on increasing arts access, data collection, and student voices.

I’ve attached our flyer for the event that features art from ten of our students across California. You can RSVP here: 

Contact if you have any questions!