Tuesday, February 17, 2009

UC Davis Symposium on Justice Stevens

UC Davis Law Review will host what looks like an excellent Symposium on Justice Stevens on March 6.  Here's the description:

As part of the 40th anniversary of the dedication of Martin Luther King, Jr., Hall, home to the University of California, Davis, School of Law, the 2009 UC Davis Law Review Symposium will examine the career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Since his appointment by President Gerald Ford in 1975, Justice Stevens has crafted a rich jurisprudence on matters involving core values of liberty, equality, and security. Legal experts from academia, journalism, and the practice, many of whom served as law clerks to the Justice, will analyze his work on topics including terrorism, criminal justice, abortion, affirmative action, and environmental protection.

The symposium opens with remarks from Dean Kevin Johnson and a videotaped message from Justice Stevens.  The panels--titled "Liberty," "Equality," and "Security"--are impressive.  Link to the full schedule, see the Symposium brochure, or see below.

Thanks to Professor Diane Marie Amann (UC Davis Law) for the tip.

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Schedule:

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (Mabie Law Library foyer)

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Kevin R. Johnson
Dean, University of California, Davis, School of Law

John Paul Stevens
U.S. Supreme Court Justice (videotaped message)

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Liberty

David F. Levi (moderator)
Dean, Duke University School of Law
Former U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of California
Former U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of California
Former Adjunct Professor of Law, University of California, Davis, School of Law

Jeffrey L. Fisher
Associate Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Co-director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford Law School

Jamal Greene
Associate Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Linda Greenhouse
Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Senior Fellow in Law, Yale Law School
Former Supreme Court correspondent, New York Times

Elisabeth Semel
Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Death Penalty Clinic, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

11:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Equality

Cruz Reynoso (moderator)
Boochever and Bird Professor of Law Emeritus, University of California, Davis, School of Law
Former Justice, California Supreme Court
Former Vice Chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Diane Marie Amann
Professor of Law and Director, California International Law Center at King Hall, University of California, Davis, School of Law

Teresa Wynn Roseborough
Chief Litigation Counsel, MetLife, New York
Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General

Andrew Siegel
Associate Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law

12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch (food provided)

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Security

Kenneth Manaster (moderator)
Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law
Author, Illinois Justice: The Scandal of 1969 and the Rise of John Paul Stevens (2001)

Daniel A. Farber
Sho Sato Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Program, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Eugene R. Fidell
President, National Institute of Military Justice
Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School

Deborah N. Pearlstein
Associate Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School for Public & International Affairs, Princeton University
Former Director, Law & Security Program, Human Rights First

Kathryn Watts
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law

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