The University of California Irvine School of Law opened their spring semester 2011 with a big thank you: they dedicated their new court room to Mark P. Robinson Jr., senior partner of Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson in Newport Beach and part-time lecturer at the law school. The ceremony was small and intimate, with a few notable judges and district attorneys in attendance. The new courtroom recognized both his monetary investment of $1.6 million in scholarship support, and his commitment from the beginning to bringing a law school to the UCI campus.
At the ceremony a portrait of Mark P. Robinson Jr. was unveiled painted by artist, Peter Simpson Cook of Los Angeles. The painting of Mr. Robinson was commissioned by the UCI School of Law and is currently hanging in the new courtroom in a place of honor.