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 Justin Tri Do at jtrido@law.berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7 business days in advance of the event.


Promoting Hope and Opportunity in the Justice System: Mama Love and the Gemma Project

Friday
June 28, 2024
12:00 pm (PT)

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Location: Zoom
Speaker(s): Lara Love Hardin; Cynthia Chase & Judge Laurel Beeler

General CLE Credit Available

Please join Berkeley Judicial Institute and Moderator Judge Laurel Beeler for what promises to be an uplifting discussion.  Lara Love Hardin will talk about her compelling and best-selling memoir, The Many Lives of Mama Love.  Ms. Hardin and Cynthia Chase will talk about The Gemma Project.  Please let us know your questions!

Judges and the Press: Why Access Matters

Friday
July 12, 2024
12:00 pm (PT)

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Location: Zoom
Speaker(s): Carrie Johnson, NPR; Judge Joshua Wolson, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; James McLaughlin, Washington Post; & Jodi Munn Schebel, Bowman and Brooke

Join Berkeley Judicial Institute and NPR’s Carrie Johnson as we talk to Judge Joshua Wolson, Washington Post’s James McLaughlin and Bowman and Brooke’s Jodi Munn Schebel about how media access issues play out in the courts. What are the competing concerns? 

2024 – 2025 Law & Literature

Friday
July 26, 2024
12:00 pm (PT)

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Session 1: Albert Camus | The Fall
Location:
 Zoom
Speaker(s): Dr. Julie Empric

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.

The Mystery of the Jury

Friday
August 2, 2024
12:00 pm (PT)

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Location: Zoom
Speaker(s):District Judge Marcia Krieger, D. Colo.; Professor Valerie Hans, Cornell; Professor Nancy Marder, Chicago-Kent Law; Judge Robert Lasnik, W.D. Wash.; and Judge Pamela Gates, Arizona Maricopa County Superior Court

Join Berkeley Judicial Institute and Moderator District Judge Marcia Krieger (D. Colo.), Professor Valerie Hans (Cornell), Professor Nancy Marder (Chicago-Kent Law), Judge Robert Lasnik (W.D. Wash.), and Judge Pamela Gates (Maricopa County Superior Court, Arizona) as we consider: the historical and current roles and importance of the American jury; how jurors work and jurors’ perspective on the critical points in a trial; and how jurors view the judicial process.

Brain Science for Judges

Friday
August 9, 2024
12:00 pm (PT)

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Location: Zoom
Speaker(s): Emily Murphy, UC Law SF; Owen Jones, Vanderbilt University Law School; Jeffrey Schall, Vanderbilt University; Francis Shen, Minnesota Law; Judge Morris Hoffman, Denver District Court; Anthony Wagner, Stanford

General CLE Credit Available

Are you seeing more issues involving neuroscience coming into court?  It’s not just your imagination! Want help in better understanding neuroscience evidence?  Please join Berkeley Judicial Institute, moderator Professor Emily Murphy and authors Professors Owen Jones Jeffrey SchallFrancis ShenMorris Hoffman, and Anthony Wagner for a discussion of BRAIN SCIENCE for Lawyers, Judges and Policymakers.

Unjust Debts

Friday
August 16, 2024
12:00 pm (PT)

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Location: Zoom
Speaker(s): Professor Abbye Atkinson, Berkeley Law; Professor Melissa Jacoby, University of North Carolina School of Law (UNC School of Law)

General CLE Credit Available

Join Berkeley Judicial Institute and Berkeley Law bankruptcy guru Professor Abbye Atkinson as we talk to University of North Carolina School of Law’s Professor Melissa Jacoby about her book, UNJUST DEBTS.

Judges Talking 2024

Friday
August 30, 2024
12:00 pm (PT)

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Location: Zoom
With Denise Neary & Michele Statz
EXCLUSIVELY FOR JUDGES

Imagine what good things could happen if more judges just talked to each other? 
 
Please join Berkeley Judicial InstituteDenise Neary, and Michele Statz for an informal, freewheeling discussion for judges about all things judging.

2024 – 2025 Law & Literature

Friday
September 27, 2024
12:00 pm (PT)

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Session 2: Reginald Rose | Twelve Angry Men
Location:
 Zoom
Speaker(s): Dr. Julie Empric

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.

Judges Talking 2024

Friday
November 1, 2024
12:00 pm (PT)

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Location: Zoom
With Denise Neary & Michele Statz
EXCLUSIVELY FOR JUDGES

Imagine what good things could happen if more judges just talked to each other? 
 
Please join Berkeley Judicial InstituteDenise Neary, and Michele Statz for an informal, freewheeling discussion for judges about all things judging.

2024 – 2025 Law & Literature

Friday
November 22, 2024
12:00 pm (PT)

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Session 3: (1) Isabelle Allende | The Judge’s Wife & (2) Zora Neale Hurston| The Conscience of the Court
Location:
 Zoom
Speaker(s): Dr. Julie Empric

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.

Judges Talking 2024

Friday
December 13, 2024
12:00 pm (PT)

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Location: Zoom
With Denise Neary & Michele Statz
EXCLUSIVELY FOR JUDGES

Imagine what good things could happen if more judges just talked to each other? 
 
Please join Berkeley Judicial InstituteDenise Neary, and Michele Statz for an informal, freewheeling discussion for judges about all things judging.

2024 – 2025 Law & Literature

Friday
January 24, 2025
12:00 pm (PT)

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Session 4: Ian McEwan | The Children Act
Location:
 Zoom
Speaker(s): Dr. Julie Empric

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.

2024 – 2025 Law & Literature

Friday
March 21, 2025
12:00 pm (PT)

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Session 5: Walter Van Tilburg Clark | The Ox-Bow Incident
Location:
 Zoom
Speaker(s): Dr. Julie Empric

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.

2024 – 2025 Law & Literature

Friday
May 30, 2025
12:00 pm (PT)

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Session 6: Shakespeare | Macbeth
Location:
 Zoom
Speaker(s): Dr. Julie Empric

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.


If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Justin Tri Do at jtrido@law.berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7 business days in advance of the event.


 

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