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Julie Sully
Library Development Office

A Celebration of Authors, Readers & Libraries
Presented by the UCI Libraries and OC Public Libraries

With Keynote Speakers
Paula McLain and Lisa See

Saturday, April 14, 2012
9am - 4pm, UCI Student Center
Limited seating

The UCI Libraries and OC Public Libraries proudly present Literary Orange, Orange County's premier author event, on Saturday, April 14, 9:00 - 4:00 pm, at the UCI Student Center. Best-selling authors Paula McLain and Lisa See are keynote speakers, along with over 40 authors participating on a variety of genre panels.

This year’s exciting line up includes a fascinating panel on the law featuring esteemed legal scholars Christopher Tomlins and Henry Weinstein, both of UCI’s School of Law.  The Color of Justice panel will focus on writing about the law—both the short view, journalism, and the long view, history. The challenge in both disciplines is similar: to make vivid and concrete through writing what is essentially an abstract intellectual concept; that is, to show how human lives are affected by the law.

Rex Bossert, the Law School’s Assistant Dean for Communication, will moderate the panel.  “Literary Orange allows us a wonderful opportunity to showcase to the Orange County community two of our stellar UCI Law faculty members,” said Bossert, “one, a leading legal historian, and the other, a leading legal journalist.”

Professor Tomlins is widely regarded as one of the leading American legal historians in the United States, and one of the most highly regarded scholars working at the intersection of Law & Society, and Law & Humanities. He’s a prolific author on the history of American law, and he recently won the prestigious Bancroft Prize in history for his account of immigration in America, Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865.

Professor Weinstein was for decades one of the leading legal journalist in the United States, writing primarily for The Los Angeles Times. He has written more than 3,000 stories and done reporting on the ground in 36 states. In addition, he has written about events and issues in other countries, including Bosnia, the Congo, Iraq, Israel, Mexico, the Philippines and Switzerland. He has also written for the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, among many other publications.

Bossert served as the Editor-in-Chief of The National Law Journal, and the Managing Editor of The New York Law Journal, before coming to UCI.

Now in its sixth year, Literary Orange offers attendees and fans the opportunity to engage with an exciting array of authors, purchase books and have them signed, ask questions, and learn about the writing process. To view our generous sponsors, please click here.

General admission is $60; $25 for students with I.D. and active duty military personnel. Admission includes all author sessions, book sales and signings; as well as a continental breakfast, and sit-down lunch. Limited seating; registration is first come, first served. To register online or by mail go to www.literaryorange.org. For further information, please email partners@uci.edu or call (949) 824.4651.