Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Go On! "The Honorable John Paul Stevens"

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia of interest) Throughout IntLawGrrls' 1st 2 years, occasions have presented themselves for posts on the work of Justice John Paul Stevens, who's served on the U.S. Supreme Court since 1975. Having had the privilege of clerking for the Justice in the Court's 1988-89 Term, I'm delighted to announce that on Friday, March 6, 2009, the University of California, Davis, School of Law, my home institution, will host a daylong conference entitled "The Honorable John Paul Stevens."
This Law Review symposium is a core component of our celebration of the 40th anniversary of the day that our law school building was dedicated as Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall, with Chief Justice Earl Warren presiding and members of Dr. King’s family participating.
The conference will begin with videotaped remarks from Justice Stevens. Thereafter an exciting group of panelists – some former clerks, as well as other legal experts drawn from academia, journalism, and the practice – will examine the Justice’s jurisprudence respecting topics such as capital punishment , counterterrorism, equal protection, abortion, and the environment, all considered within the umbrella of 3 themes, liberty, equality, and security.
Here's the lineup:

David F. Levi (moderator), Dean of Duke University School of Law, former U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of California, former U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of California, and former Adjunct Professor of Law, University of California, Davis, School of Law; Jeffrey L. Fisher, Associate Professor of Law & Co-director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford Law School; Jamal Greene, Associate Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Linda Greenhouse, Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence & Joseph M. Goldstein Senior Fellow in Law, Yale Law School, and former Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times; and Elisabeth Semel, Clinical Professor of Law & Director of the Death Penalty Clinic, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Cruz Reynoso (moderator), Boochever & Bird Professor of Law Emeritus, University of California, Davis, School of Law, former Justice of the California Supreme Court, and former Vice Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Diane Marie Amann, Professor of Law & Director, California International Law Center at King Hall, University of California, Davis, School of Law; Teresa Wynn Roseborough, Chief Litigation Counsel at MetLife in New York and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General; and Andrew Siegel, Associate Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law.

Kenneth A. Manaster (moderator), Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, and author of Illinois Justice: The Scandal of 1969 and the Rise of John Paul Stevens (2001); Daniel A. Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law & Director, Environmental Law Program, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; Eugene R. Fidell, Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School, and President of the National Institute of Military Justice; Deborah N. Pearlstein, Associate Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School for Public & International Affairs, Princeton University, and former Director, Law & Security Program, Human Rights First; and Kathryn Watts, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law.
Details and registration (California MCLE available) -- and, following the conference, a webcast of the event -- may be found here.

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