USC/George Tyndall Sex Abuse Litigation Program | UC Berkeley Law | January 23, 2020

Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin will speak on the use of the class action device in institutional sex abuse and assault cases, like the USC/George Tyndall case. This program will take place at 12:40 PM.

Thinking About Law & Accessing Civil Justice: Legal Consciousness, Dispute Processing, and Civil Legal Needs Today | UC Irvine Law | February 7, 2020

Problems with civil legal implications are incredibly common in everyday life. Yet only a fraction of individuals who experience a civil legal problem will engage legal actors or institutions to address it. While some individuals are able to obtain satisfying and just outcomes without recourse to law, others are not. How do individuals’ knowledge and beliefs about law and legal institutions influence their behavior? How are these beliefs formed? What does this tell us about things we can do to enhance access to civil justice? This conference will bring together leading scholars to address these questions about how individuals think about law and the implications for access to civil justice.

Hale Litigation Program | UC Berkeley Law | March 5, 2020

This program brings together the leading trial lawyers in the Hale v. State Farm class action lawsuit, winners of Public Justice's 2019 Trial Lawyer of the Year award, to discuss the outcome of the case and the role of dark money in the judicial system. This program will be from 4 to 6 PM.

USING LITIGATION TO SHAPE GUN VIOLENCE POLICY | UCI LAW | SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

Richard Bridgford, founder and managing partner of a Newport Beach litigation law firm, drew upon his experience and his representation of hundreds of victims of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting to discuss how litigation can be an effective public policy tool for the adoption of federal laws mandating background checks and an assault weapon ban.

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ETHICS IN LITIGATION FUNDING | BERKELEY LAW | SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

This program brought together leading scholars and practitioners to discuss ethical issues in litigation finance.

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GUN VIOLENCE LITIGATION SYMPOSIUM | BERKELEY LAW | JUNE 24, 2019

This was the second in a series of programs on gun violence featuring scholars, litigators and activists. The series was cosponsored by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education, the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the Berkeley Law Center for Human Rights.

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ETHICS IN ARBITRATION SYMPOSIUM | UC IRVINE, SCHOOL OF LAW | APRIL 26, 2019

The CJRI hosted a symposium on “Ethics in Arbitration” at UC Irvine School of Law. The purpose of the symposium was to draw greater attention to the understudied ethical issues in domestic arbitration. UC Irvine Chancellor’s Professor of Law Carrie Menkel-Meadow, an internationally recognized expert in arbitration, delivered the keynote address at the symposium.

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WOMEN AT THE SUPREME COURT | APRIL 11, 2019

This was a special program at Berkeley Law featuring women with significant Supreme Court practices.

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CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES: VICTIMS, RATEPAYERS, WALL STREET AND AN INTELLIGIBLE ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC POLICY FOR CALIFORNIA'S FUTURE | MARCH 11, 2019

A lunch-time lecture on the fire litigation, co-hosted by the Civil Justice Research Initiative and the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment. Richard K. Bridgford provided an overview of the California fire litigation. Bridgford is a Founding Partner at Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian. He is currently counsel for plaintiffs in several fire cases now pending in California.

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CIVIL JURY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM | MARCH 1, 2019

Cohosted with the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law, the purpose of this program was to honor jurors and to learn from them about what can be done to improve civil trials.

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A PUBLIC FORUM ON GUN VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS | UC BERKELEY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION | JANUARY 14, 2019

The Initiative facilitated a public discussion on the topic of gun violence in schools, featuring scholars, litigators and activists. The forum was co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education, the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the Berkeley Law Center for Human Rights.

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A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID VLADECK | 100 BOALT HALL, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA | NOVEMBER 14th, 2018

Our speaker was David Vladeck, former Director of FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection under the Obama administration. Mr. Vladeck discussed: the future of consumer protection and the antitrust law, unfair and deceptive acts and practices, privacy and data security, and more.

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EQUAL PAY 3.0: NEW FRONTIERS IN COMBATTING THE WAGE GAP | WARREN ROOM, BERKELEY LAW, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA | OCTOBER 29TH, 2018

This was a thought leadership conversation on equal pay issues presented by the Impact Fund in association with Berkeley Law and the Thelton Henderson Center for Social Justice. Confirmed speakers include Professor Catherine T. Albiston, Lori Andrus, and Patricia Shiu.

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A CONVERSATION WITH SUPREME COURT LITIGATOR DEEPAK GUPTA | 100 BOALT HALL, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA | OCTOBER 10TH, 2018

A lunch event with Civil Justice Research Initiative, the Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, CAPS, and ACS featuring prominent Supreme Court Litigator Deepak Gupta.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN FEDERAL COURT? | APRIL 9, 2018

The inaugural symposium of the Civil Justice Research Initiative at Berkeley Law brought together leading legal scholars and social scientists from around the country to share their research and discuss the legal process in federal courts.

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WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM? | APRIL 28, 2017

This was a discussion of current obstacles to access to justice and the state of research in the civil justice field. What do we know about the civil justice system? What do we need to know?

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