Judge John Noonan’s commitment to justice and the rule of law shaped his life as a judge and a legal scholar. His scholarship and judicial decisions span more than six decades and cover an amazing range of ethical and legal issues that defined in his view the Western legal tradition.
This event will bring together judges, lawyers, and law professors, counting among them many of his colleagues in academia, as well as former law clerks and students. This scholarly gathering will delve into different aspects of Judge Noonan’s legal work, bringing a variety of themes to the table and exploring the coherence of his legal thought, the richness of his scholarship, and the features of his distinctive contribution to the American judicial tradition.
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University of California, Berkeley Law
Warren Room (295) Berkeley Law
215 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA 94720
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Friday, September 6:
9:00-10:30am—Session 1: Law and the Person
Julie Oseid “I See You: Judge John T. Noonan Writing with Empathy to Prove that the Human Person is Central to the Law”
Richard Church “Medical Care for Undocumented Immigrants—A Noonan Inspired Enquiry”
Moderated by The Honorable Diarmuid O’Scannlain
11:00am-12:30pm—Session 2: Law and Judging
Mary D. Fan “The Judge, the Refugee and the Deportee”
Jeff Powell “Civility and Passion in Judicial Opinions: The Curious Case of Manning v. Caldwell”
Moderated by The Honorable William Fletcher
2:00-3:00pm—Session 3: Law and History
Beatrice Pasciuta “Arguing in Heaven: Theology and Law in Medieval Mock Trials”
Emanuele Conte “History as Identity: The Use of History as a Legal Argument in Civil Law Countries”
Moderated by Peter Stern
4:00-6:00pm—Session 4: Law and Religion
Blandine Chelini-Pont “Judge Noonan’s Legal Understanding on Contraception and Abortion”
Richard Helmholz “Judge Noonan on Marriage Laws”
Patrick Brennan “John Noonan, Jr.: Moralist, Jurist and Judge: Questions in the age of Bergoglio, Pontifex Maximus”
Moderated by Calum Carmichael
Saturday, September 7:
10:00am-11:30am—Session 5: Law and Ethics
Abby Wood “Political Corruption”
Richard Painter “Bribes in the Age of Emoluments”
Moderated by Erwin Chemerinsky
Consider flying into Oakland rather than San Francisco. The Oakland International Airport (OAK) is smaller and easier to manage than San Fransisco International (SFO) and it is closer to Berkeley.
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Hotel Shattuck Plaza, for the conference rate please use this link to book your accommodation. (https://reservations.travelclick.com/17233?groupID=2519133)
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, tel: 510-845-7300
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