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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:

 

A Conversation with Judge Andrew Oldham, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
February 11, 2020
12:00 p.m.
Room TBA

A Conversation with Magistrate Judge Alistair Newbern, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
*Rescheduled* New date coming soon!
12:00 p.m.
Room TBA


poster image for Judge Scudder event“Justice Kennedy’s Contributions to the Law of Free Speech,” a conversation with Judge Michael Scudder, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, moderated by Professor Sara Mayeux
September 12, 2019
12:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Law Review

 

poster image for  Judge Chhabria event“From the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office to the Federal Bench,” a conversation with Judge Vince Chhabria, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, moderated by Professor Ingrid Wuerth
October 22, 2019
12:00 p.m.
Renaissance room
Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society

 

Justice Papik event poster image"Laboratories of Jurisprudence?: The Role of State Supreme Courts in a Federal System," a conversation with Associate Justice Jonathan Papik, Nebraska Supreme Court
November 4, 2019
12:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by Vanderbilt Bar Association

 

 

Recent judicial visitors have included:

  • Judge Robert Bacharach, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Judge Sheila Calloway '94 (BA'91), Metro Nashville Juvenile Court
  • Judge Christopher Cooper, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Chief Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw '81 (BA'78), U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • Senior Judge Andre Davis, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Judge Bernice Donald, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth 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 Jeffrey Meyer, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • Judge Brian Miller '95, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • Judge Brian Morris, U.S. District Court for the District of Montana
  • Judge Diana Gribbon Motz, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Judge Paul Oetken, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Judge William Pryor, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh 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 Tim Tymkovich , U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Judge Robert L. Wilkins, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • 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