Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Southwestern University Law Review presents

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1966-2006: Text and Context

October 27, 2006, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Southwestern Law School Campus

Platinum Sponsors

  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Jones Day
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl, Young, Jones & Weintraub
  • Sidley Austin LLP

Gold Sponsors

  • Burke, Williams & Sorenson LLP
  • Susman Godrey L.L.P.

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The symposium, marking the 40th anniversary of the present design of California's Federal judicial districts, will examine the history of the Central District, major changes and some of the key cases decided by its judges.

Speakers include thirteen sitting Federal District Court and Court of Appeals judges and eight prominent historians and law professors. Morning panels will focus on the early history of the Court, changes in U.S. litigation practice since the 1960's, and on how changes in Southern California and U.S. society generally have influenced the work of the District Court. Afternoon panels will focus on the desegregation of Pasadena, the Century (105) Freeway litigation and settlement, the interaction of the entertainment and technology industries, and law enforcement, with comments by the judges who presided over the key cases.

Note: Judge Dikram Tevrizian will be replacing Judge Ronald S.W. Lew due to a scheduling conflict.

Registration fees:

$75 - Non-Southwestern Alumni seeking 6 hours of CLE credit

$50 - Southwestern Alumni seeking 6 hours of CLE credit

$40 - Those not seeking CLE credit

Complimentary - Southwestern students, faculty and staff (RSVP required)

RSVP by October 23 to the Student Affairs Office.

View a printable brochure, with complete agenda and registration information (PDF)