WhenMonday, April 23, 2018 -
The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court
Goodwin H. Liu
Monday, April 23, 2018
Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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Justice Goodwin Liu was confirmed to office by a unanimous vote of the California Commission on Judicial Appoint-ments on August 31, 2011, following his appointment by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on July 26, 2011.
The son of Taiwanese immigrants, Justice Liu grew up in Sacramento, where he attended public schools. He went to Stanford University and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1991. He attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship and earned a masters degree in philosophy and physiology. Upon returning to the United States, he went to Washington D.C. to help launch the AmeriCorps national service program and worked for two years as a senior program officer at the Corporation for National Service.
Justice Liu graduated from Yale Law School in 1998, becoming the first in his family to earn a law degree. He clerked for Judge David Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then worked as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, where he developed and coordinated K-12 education policy. He went on to clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during the October 2000 Term. In 2001, he joined the appellate litigation practice of O’Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C., and worked on an array of antitrust, white collar, insurance, product liability, and pro bono matters.