SCOCA Conference

2013 SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE AND SPECIAL SESSION

October 4 and 9, 2013 ~ Berkeley Law

The conference will include members of the court, prominent scholars from Berkeley Law and other institutions, as well as distinguished practitioners and court observers. It provides a forum for judges, government officials, scholars, and practitioners to discuss the work of the court and issues affecting the state judicial system.  The conference also raises public awareness and understanding of the court’s work, provides a venue for discussing important legal and constitutional developments, and identifies further areas for study. The special session is one of an ongoing series of outreach sessions as part of the commitment of the judicial branch to educating Californians of all ages about the state court system. Link to 2013 conference.

THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT CONFERENCE

Berkeley Law held the first conference on the California Supreme Court in September 2008.  At the inaugural conference, a majority of the Supreme Court of California justices participated:  Chief Justice Ronald M. George, and Associate Justices Marvin R. Baxter, Kathryn M. Werdegar, Ming W. Chin, and Carol A. Corrigan.  The Court’s justices moderated a series of panel discussions, examining issues involving the Court’s 2007-08 term, the death penalty, private judging, and access to justice in family court. Media advisory