Meet the Honorable
Judge Mary M. Schroeder

Judge Mary M. Schroeder has had a groundbreaking career.  She was the first female Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Before that, Judge Schroeder sat on the Arizona Court of Appeals.  In private practice at Lewis and Roca in 1973, she was the first woman to achieve partnership in a large firm in Arizona.  In a July 2013 oral history interview, Judge Schroeder reflects on navigating a career in the law as a woman and a mother, her opinion in the Hirabayashi case, and significant issues she faced during her term as Chief Judge.

On Tuesday, October 19th, renowned legal scholar and Berkeley Law’s Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, and Slate’s Amicus podcast host, Dahlia Lithwick, discussed Chemerinsky’s latest book, Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights.

Dean Chemerinsky responds to the question:
Other than the Supreme Court , where might one look for police reform policies?   

A free virtual workshops series presented by the Law School Admission Council,
the Berkeley Judicial Institute, and the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society.

Thank you for your interest in our inaugural program series for law students, Effective Communication Across Differences.  

Meaningful dialogue with people with whom we disagree is challenging. The ability to communicate productively across differences can transform your career and your professional relationships. This hands-on small group program, designed to attract students across a broad spectrum of viewpoints, aims to help you hone your skills in engaging in conversations that demonstrate and request respect. 

With an opportunity to interact with Ninth Circuit and District Court judges in a 1:2 judge to student ratio, and with specific exercises led only by experienced mediators, this is a program not to be missed! Details below.

Navigate to:
> Program Details & Frequently Asked Questions
> Participating Judges
> Application Guidelines


DETAILS & FAQs

1 | What is it? A FREE four-part series of small-group hands-on participatory workshops led by federal judges, highly skilled mediators, and other guest speakers, with the goal of increasing each participant’s skills in effective communication on difficult, and sometimes divisive, topics. Presentations and conversations with judges are separate from skills exercises conducted with mediators.

2| What are the benefits of participating?  Small-group interactions with federal judges and highly experienced mediators; increased ability to approach and communicate on difficult topics with others. 

3| When will it take place? There will be four roughly two-hour sessions – once a week for four consecutive weeks on Wednesdays: February 9, 16 & 23, and March 2, 2022 from 6-8pm Pacific.

4| Where will it take place? Over Zoom.

5 | Who can apply?  2L and 3L students at law schools within the Ninth Circuit.

6 | What are the selection criteria? We seek an inaugural class of 20. Participants will be selected with an eye to creating a cohort that reflects a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and opinions. Program spaces are limited, so please only apply if you can commit to participate in all four program sessions.

7 | What is the application deadline? December 30th, 2021.

8 | Will you be sharing my application with anyone?  Your candor and demonstrated interest in the program will greatly assist the team in the decision-making process. All of your answers, including your name and basic info, will be kept in full confidence. Only the review team, made up of individuals from our partners at the Law School Admission Council (LSAC,) and the Berkeley Judicial Institute (BJI), will have access to your application.

9 | When will I hear if I am selected? Participants will be notified by January 15th, 2022. If you are not selected immediately, you may be placed on a waitlist if space becomes available.

If you have additional questions, please contact Robyn at ExecutiveDirector@NJCHS.org.


PARTICIPATING JUDGES WILL INCLUDE:

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

  1. Download the following application as a Word doc, and fill it out. 
  2. Due to the small and personal nature of this program, we would like to get to know you better. Please tell us as much as you feel comfortable telling us (your application will be confidential).  We are looking for sincerity, interest, and a willingness to participate fully, not polished writing skills.
  3. Export your completed application as a PDF, include your last name in the file name, and send to effectivecommunication@njchs.org by December 30th, 2021.

Deadline:
December 30th, 2021

Send to:
effectivecommunication@njchs.org

If you have any questions, please contact Robyn at ExecutiveDirector@NJCHS.org.

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2021 Gala Sponsorship Level*
Please note: total includes a 3% processing fee.

TONIGHT ONLY | DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION : $15 instead of $25

Details

Join us as renowned legal scholar and Berkeley Law’s Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, and Slate’s Amicus podcast host, Dahlia Lithwick, discuss Chemerinsky’s latest book, Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights.

Date: Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM PST | Platform: Zoom

Cost

General Registration: $25
TONIGHT ONLY FOR GALA GUESTS: $15*

*Court personnel and law students are welcome to register for free – a link is included right before the general registration form!

CLE Certification

  • CLE applications pending for CA for 1.0 credit.
  • Attendees from other states will receive a generic certificate of attendance they can use to apply with their state bar.

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Court Family and Law Students: Click here to register

CLE Evaluation | Book Talk with Dean Chemerinsky and Dahlia Lithwick | September 16th, 2021

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Details

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society and the Northern District Historical Society invite you to join us as renowned legal scholar and Berkeley Law’s Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, and Slate’s Amicus podcast host, Dahlia Lithwick, discuss Chemerinsky’s latest book, Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights.

Date: Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM PST | Platform: Zoom

Cost

Registration is $25*; includes 1.0 CLE.

*Court personnel and law students are welcome to register for free – a link is included right before the general registration form!

CLE Certification

  • 1.0 CA CLE credit available | Hughes Hubbard and Reed is the MCLE provider, No. 1103
  • Attendees from other states will receive a generic certificate of attendance they can use to apply with their state bar.

CLE Materials

Guest Speakers

Erwin Chemerinsky is the Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He is the author of 12 books and over 250 law review articles. He is a contributing writer for the Opinion section of the Los Angeles Times, and writes regular columns for the Sacramento Bee, the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. He frequently argues appellate cases, including before the United States Supreme Court.

In 2016, he was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2017, National Jurist magazine again named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States. In January 2021, he was named President-elect of the Association of American Law Schools.

Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, where she has written her “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns since 1999Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New Republic and Commentary, among other places. She is host of “Amicus,” Slate’s award-winning biweekly podcast about the law and the Supreme Court.

In 2018 Lithwick received the American Constitution Society’s Progressive Champion Award, and the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis. She won a 2013 National Magazine Award for her columns on the Affordable Care Act. She has been twice awarded an Online Journalism Award for her legal commentary. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October of 2018.

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