Palestine Legal wrote to University of California, Irvine (UCI) Tuesday on behalf of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) to appeal the university's decision to punish them for spontaneously clapping and chanting for a few minutes during a speaking event featuring Israeli combat soldiers.Read More
Today Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) filed an appeal against a University of California Irvine (UCI) decision to punish them for spontaneously clapping and chanting at a May 10 speaking event with Israeli soldiers.Read More
For four straight days this past May, a group of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers called “Reservists On Duty” harassed UCI students who were displaying a Mock Wall to educate their campus about Israel’s concerted violations of international law and Palestinian human rights.Read More
Palestine Legal joined American Muslims for Palestine, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, and local chapters of the National Lawyers Guild, Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Jewish Voice for Peace to demand that the University of California Irvine (UCI), University of California Berkeley (UCB) and San Francisco State University (SFSU) protect campus members targeted by hateful posters.Read More
On Friday, The University of California Irvine (UCI) dismissed allegations against UCI’s student organization Students for Justice for Palestine (SJP) following their participation in a campus protest in May outside what was publicized as a public screening of a controversial film. After interviewing witnesses and reviewing extensive video footage, UCI’s Office of Student Conduct released a 58 page report finding that SJP students arrived peacefully at the event but were locked out by its organizers, Anteaters for Israel / Students Supporting Israel.Read More
A case involving a student protest outside a film screening and panel of Israeli soldiers speaking at University of California, Irvine (UCI) has been referred to the Orange County District Attorney (DA) to determine whether charges will be filed. The May 18 protest, conducted by members of numerous student organizations, aimed to draw connections between state violence at home and abroad.Read More
Palestine Legal joins with the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) to express serious concern about the University of California Irvine’s treatment of student protestors.
On May 18, students at UC Irvine (UCI) gathered outside a film screening featuring a panel of Israeli soldiers, to protest police brutality and draw connections between state violence at home and abroad. The coalition included the Black Student Union, Muslim Student Union, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán, La Resilencia Trans/Queer de UCI, American Indian Student Association, Asian Pacific Student Association, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Students for Justice in Palestine.Read More