Judicial Ethics Conference Plays to Packed House
April 14, 2010
The fourth Ethics Across the Professions symposium drew large crowds to campus on April 9-10, 2010. "Judicial Ethics and Accountability: At Home and Abroad" featured an impressive array of legal experts and attracted an audience of attorneys and judges to view panels exploring ethical questions facing jurists, domestic and foreign alike.
"Coming on the day of the announcement of Justice Stevens' resignation, it was a fascinating opportunity to reflect on our expectations of jurists in domestic and international settings," said Professor Paul Paton, director of the Pacific McGeorge Ethics Across the Professions Initiative.
"We brought together the leading judicial ethics experts, both judges and academicians, from throughout the country and literally around the world. Their ideas and exchanges were simply extraordinary. The energy in the room, and in the symposium throughout the conference, was everything I anticipated. Having so many students in attendance throughout the event is a wonderful reflection on the importance that Pacific McGeorge places on ethics education for our entire community."
The symposium was sponsored by the Capital Center for Public Law & Policy, the Sierra Health Foundation, and the World Affairs Council of Northern California.
Panelists and presenters included:
Dmitry Bam, Stanford Law School
Meryl Justin Chertoff, Georgetown University Law Center
Sarah M.R. Cravens, University of Akron School of Law
Richard Devlin, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law
Justice Richard Fybel, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District
Charles Geyh, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Mark Harrison, ABA Judicial Conduct Commission
Robert A. Hawley, State Bar of California
Judge John Hedigan, The High Court, Dublin, Ireland
Judge John Irwin, Nebraska Court of Appeal
Loren McMaster, Sacramento Superior Court
James Moliterno, Washington & Lee University School of Law
Mary-Beth Moylan, Pacific McGeorge
Judge Fausto Pocar, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Justice Ronald Robie, California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
Ronald Rotunda, Chapman University School of Law
Leigh Swigart, Brandeis University
Eli Wald, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Bradley Wendel, Cornell Law School
Panel moderators included:
Steven A. Block, '78, ABOTA
Linda Carter, Pacific McGeorge
Leslie Gielow Jacobs, Pacific McGeorge
Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, Pacific McGeorge
Paul Paton, Pacific McGeorge