The fledgling law school yesterday announced seven new hires, which brings its total number of tenure-track professors to 22.
Here's a bit of the release from the law school's website:
The fields of expertise of this impressive group include intellectual property, antitrust, national security, legal history, environmental law, immigration law and criminal law. They have taught at a number of top law schools, including University of Texas School of Law, Stanford Law School, University of Notre Dame School of Law, UC Davis School of Law, Northwestern University School of Law and New York University School of Law."
The news of the new hires came on the same day that OC Register reporter Gary Robbins wrote that university staff could face an 8 percent pay cut in order to meet budget demands by the University of California.
At the moment, it's unclear how cuts to the university will affect the law school, which is set to welcome its first class for orientation Aug. 19.
But Rex Bossert, the U.C. Irvine School of Law Assistant Dean for Communications and Public Affairs, told The Shark earlier this month that new faculty members who have accepted offers and the 15 faculty members currently on staff will not be affected by cuts or a hiring freeze because their offers were accepted a while ago.