How well does your state and your federal circuit protect your constitutional rights? Come to UCLA on June 30th to find out. 

The Institute for Justice is launching an interactive civil rights study, Constitutional GPA, that makes it easier to overcome qualified immunity by identifying clearly established constitutional law in each federal circuit. We also catalog each state’s immunities and grade them—state, circuit, and both—on how hospitable they are to civil rights claimants. 

Come see us demo the interactive study, explain its uses, and discuss our findings from creating it. We will also update you on the latest in our litigation efforts to defeat qualified immunity and the other obstacles to justice in American courts. We will introduce you to an amazing IJ client, whose story exemplifies the unaccountability that inspired us to undertake this project. 

After a provided lunch (yes, we will nourish your souls and your bodies), listen to a live recording of our famous Short Circuit podcast. The panelists—civil rights lawyers and law professors— will discuss three fascinating cases involving qualified immunity as well as civil rights enforcement under state law.  


René Quiñonez
IJ Client, USPS Mail Seizures
Julia Yoo
President, National Police Accountability Project
Nicholas Yoka
Attorney, Panish Shea Boyle Ravipudi LLP
Eugene Volokh
Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA
Anya Bidwell
IJ Attorney
Marie Miller
IJ Attorney
Patrick Jaicomo
IJ Attorney
Jaba Tsitsuashvili
IJ Attorney

Doors open at 10 am.

Please note, UCLA requires all attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Constitutional GPA Launch at UCLA Registration