Events

Upcoming Events

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Richard Fisk at rpfisk@berkeley.edu or 510-642-4712 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7 business days in advance of the event.

 

BERKELEY BOOSTS: CONVERSATIONS ON CIVIL JUSTICE — JUDICIAL ETHICS AND THE SUPREME COURT

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2022

(10:00 A.M. Pacific)

Virtual

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Berkeley’s Civil Justice Research Initiative presents JUDICIAL ETHICS AND THE SUPREME COURT

Should U.S. Supreme Court justices be held to the same ethical code of conduct as other federal judges? Is legislation needed to increase the transparency and accountability of the Court? What would be the implications of such legislation? This program will feature Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights, and Professor Amanda Tyler (Berkeley Law), an expert on the Supreme Court and author of “Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue: A Life’s Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union” (2021) (with Ruth Bader Ginsburg). Topics will include the pending legislative proposal, “The Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act.”

 

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LADY JUSTICE: a conversation with Judge Jeremy Fogel and Dahlia Lithwick
 
Friday, October 21
12:00 P.M. Pacific
60 minutes
Virtual
 
LADY JUSTICE promo photo, Penguin Random House
 
Join Berkeley Judicial Institute’s Judge Jeremy Fogel as he interviews Dahlia Lithwick about her book, LADY JUSTICE.
 
From the publisher’s website:
 
 
 
 
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2022 – 2023 Law and Literature

6 Sessions, individual registration for each
12:00 P.M. Pacific
90 minutes
Virtual

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The registration links, program dates and the background readings are listed below.  (As these are intended as discussion sessions, the events will NOT be recorded.)

Berkeley Judicial Institute’s 2021-22 virtual law and literature series was smart, engaging and fun; consider joining us as we introduce our virtual 2022-23 law and literature series.  

Using great works as text, these programs provide participants the opportunity to reflect on how literature provides insight into contemporary issues. All are welcome to register to participate; we ask those participating to be prepared to discuss the readings during out time together.  

No promises, but we anticipate a lively, honest, and respectful exchange of views!

Professor Julie Empric of Eckerd College, whose facilitation of similar programs has been met with rave reviews, will lead the sessions.

Think of a vibrant book club discussion, and you will have a sense of what we are trying to achieve. 

Registration for each session is limited, and you must register separately for each session of interest.  Should your plans change, please cancel your registration to provide an opportunity for someone else.

We hope you will join us.

Session 3 | November 18, 2022 | Faulkner’s “Barn Burning” and Mérimée’s “Mateo Falcone” (short stories) | REGISTER

Session 4 | Friday, January 13, 2023 | Shakespeare’s Hamlet(play) | REGISTER

Session 5 | March 17, 2023 | Colm Tóibín | The Heather Blazing(novel) | REGISTER

Session 6 | May 26, 2023 | Morrison’s Beloved (novel) | REGISTER

 

Past Sessions

Session 1 | Friday, July 15, 2022 | Miller’s The Crucible(play) 

Session 2 | Friday, September 16, 2022  | Melville, “Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Tale of Wall Street” (novella) 

Join Berkeley Judicial Institute as we toast the end of the year!  BYO good cheer!
 
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BJI End of the Year Happy Hour
 
Friday, December 9
4:00 P.M. Pacific
60 minutes
Virtual
 
 
 
Join Berkeley Judicial Institute as we toast the end of the year!  BYO good cheer!

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Nathalie Coletta at natcoletta@berkeley.edu or 510-643-5518 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7 business days in advance of the event.