National Jurist, Winter 2017
Most influential people in legal education 2016
This year’s list of the Most Influential People in Legal Education recognizes leaders who are shaping the future of law schools. They’ve pushed for more practical training, lowered debt and improved employment numbers.
1. Erwin Chemerinsky, dean, University of California, Irvine, School of Law
Health Day News, Jan. 17, 2017
High blood pressure may not be all bad in the elderly: Study
“Hypertension in the very old is not detrimental for mental health,” said [Maria] Corrada, a professor of neurology and epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine. Several factors may help explain the apparent association between late-life high blood pressure and lower dementia risk, Corrada said.
Vice, Jan. 16, 2017
Why liberals should be terrified of Trump’s Supreme Court pick
Trump’s 20 potential nominees are all strict constructionist, pro-life judges with views similar to Scalia’s, said Richard Hasen, the Chancellor’s Professor of law and political science at UC Irvine’s law school. … “While there have been analyses that argue that some of the potential appointees are more conservative than others,” Hasen continued, “they are all seen as conservative on issues that seem to matter to the conservative legal movement.”
El Pais, Jan. 17, 2017
Immigrant America: From the great inclusion to the great expulsion
Ruben G. Rumbaut, … Distinguished Professor of sociology at the University of California, [writes]: An iconic feature of the American experience has been the remarkable capacity of that self-professed “Nation of Immigrants” to absorb, like a giant global sponge, tens of millions of newcomers from all classes, cultures and countries. This phenomenal accomplishment, however, has historically coexisted with a seamier side of the process of nation building and design. Indeed, much of American history can be seen as a dialectic of processes of inclusion and exclusion, and in extreme cases of expulsions and forced removals.
KQED, Jan. 13, 2017
UC Berkeley study predicts positive economic benefit from California’s minimum wage increases
UC Irvine economist David Neumark is skeptical about the UC Berkeley study. “It is clear from the many studies the Berkeley economists put out on predicted effects of minimum wages in the state, and in California cities, that they are picking assumptions that lead to favorable outcomes and minimize adverse consequences,” Neumark said.
Previously “In the News”