On January 7, 2016, the AALS House of Representatives voted to elect University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) to membership in the AALS.
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, University of California, Irvine School of Law, addresses the AALS House of Representatives after the school is voted into AALS membership.
The AALS House of Representatives voted on the recommendation of the Membership Review Committee and the AALS Executive Committee. The committees cited UCI Law’s thorough demonstration of the numerous requirements for AALS membership, including strong academic record and commitment to scholarship in its recommendation to accept the school’s application to become a member. UCI Law opened its doors in August 2009 to become the first new public law school in California in nearly 50 years. The school’s curriculum stresses hands-on learning, interdisciplinary study and public service. UCI Law’s faculty members have been recognized nationally for their scholarly impact.
“The AALS gladly welcomes University of California, Irvine School of Law into its membership,” said Blake D. Morant, 2015 AALS President and Dean, The George Washington University Law School. “In a very short period of time, the school has contributed so much to legal education and continues to produce outstanding legal professionals. We look forward to UC Irvine’s status as a valued member of the AALS.”
“This is another wonderful milestone for UC Irvine School of Law,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of University of California, Irvine School of Law. “The AALS review process is rigorous and I am delighted for the positive reviews and the positive vote making us a member school.”
UC Irvine Law School shares a commitment to quality and to the core values of the association. AALS is pleased to welcome the school as a member.
Faculty from the University of California, Irvine School of Law cheer the election of the school into AALS membership.