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Judicial Speaker Series

The 2015 Branstetter series features talks by Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court on Jan. 22, Chief Judge Diane Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Jan. 27, and Senior Judge Andre Davis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Feb. 25.

The Branstetter Judicial Speaker Series is part of an ongoing effort to introduce students to a broad range of perspectives from judges who represent different types of courts.

Justices and judges typically spend a day in residence at the law school during which they serve as guest lecturers in classes, meet with student groups, and deliver a lecture that is open to the entire law community.

Upcoming judicial speakers:


Judge Brian Miller '95, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
September 7, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Black Law Students Association and Law Students for Veterans Affairs

Judge William Pryor, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
September 22, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society

Judge Paul Oetken, U.D. District Court for the Southern District of New York
September 25, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by OUTLaw and the Mock Trial Board

Judge Sheila Calloway, Metro Nashville Juvenile Court, "Restorative Justice and Forgiveness in the Criminal Justice System"
January 18, 2018
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by Law Students for Social Justice and Women Law Students' Association

Judge Christopher Cooper, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
February 13, 2018
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Law Review

 

Recent judicial visitors have included:

  • Judge Robert Bacharach, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Senior Judge Andre Davis, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Justice Elena Duarte, California Court of Appeal
  • Judge Julia Gibbons, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Chief Judge Robert Katzman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Judge Richard Leon, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Associate Justice Goodwin Liu, California Supreme Court
  • Judge Raymond Lohier, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Judge John Rogers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Judge D. Brooks Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Judge Stephanie Thacker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Judge Amul Thapar, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Judge Jon Tigar, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Judge John Tinder, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (retired)
  • Chief Judge Diane Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Judge Staci Michelle Yandle '87, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinios