The Honorable Thelton E. Henderson Symposium

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Please join us on Friday, April 16, 2010 for a symposium at UC Berkeley School of Law to acknowledge, honor and celebrate the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson’s 30 years on the bench.

The symposium will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at 4:00 p.m. There will be three panel discussions with each panelist presenting a paper about Judge Henderson's decisions.  The papers and panel discussions will focus on the areas of law that Judge Henderson has made significant contributions:  civil rights; the environment; and prison, criminal justice and institutional reform.

Among the presenters are Boalt Hall Professors Jonathan Simon, Holly Doremus and David Oppenheimer; Stanford Law School Professors Robert Weisberg and Deborah Sivas; Hon. LaDoris Cordell (ret); the Impact Fund's Brad Seligman and Ohio State University Professor Michelle Alexander.

The Symposium is sponsored by UC Berkeley School of Law, the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice and the Berkeley Journal of African American Law & Policy.

Judge Henderson’s former law clerks, students, faculty and the Boalt Hall community are especially encouraged to attend.

The goal of the symposium is to celebrate Judge Henderson’s accomplishments and establish a scholarly record of his influence on the bench.

The papers from the symposium will be published in the Berkeley Journal of African American Law and Policy.