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Byrne Judicial Clerkship Institute Schedule

March 18-20, 2010

The 2010 Byrne Judicial Clerkship Institute will feature two and a half days of training from several of the most highly respected judges in the United States. In addition to the events held on Pepperdine's campus in Malibu, California, attendees will visit Hollywood for a 3D showing of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland at the historic El Capitan Theatre.

Thursday, March 18
7:30 Shuttle bus departs from hotel
8:00 Registration & Continental breakfast at Pepperdine
9:00 Welcome - Dean Ken Starr & Professor Shelley Saxer
9:15 The Role of the Law Clerk - Judge Charles Breyer, Judge Pamela Rymer, Judge Barbara Houser
10:15 Judicial Law Clerks: Jackie Corley, Dr. Aaron D. Ford, Bankruptcy Clerk
11:15 Break
11:30 Judicial Clerkship Ethics -- Judge Carol Bagley Amon
12:30 Tours of the Law School and Lunch
1:30 The Litigation Process: Judge Pamela Rymer
2:30 Break
2:45 Federal Jurisdiction - Judge Nanette K. Laughrey and Professor Akhil Amar
4:00 Break
4:15 The Role of the Chief Judge -- Chief Judge Audrey Collins and former Chief Judge Deanell Tacha
Bankruptcy Session - Judge Barbara Houser
5:15 Shuttle pick up for Dinner
5:30 Dinner at Drescher: Judge Margaret McKeown
7:00 Shuttle bus departs from Pepperdine for hotel

Friday, March 19
7:30 Shuttle bus departs from hotel
8:00 Continental breakfast at Pepperdine
8:45 Important Recent and Pending Supreme Court Cases -- Dean Erwin Chemerinsky & Dean Ken Starr
10:15 Break
10:30 Psychology of Litigation - Judge Jeremy Fogel
11:30 Bankruptcy Appeals - Judge Steven Rhodes
12:00 Lunch - Keynote Speaker Professor Akhil Amar
1:30 Legal Writing for Law Clerks - Opening Panel discussion led by Judge Bowdre
2:00 District Court: Judge Karon Bowdre
Appellate Court: Judge J. Clifford Wallace
Bankruptcy Court - Judge Margaret Mahoney
3:15 Break
3:30 Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Annual Lecture - Detention and the Constitution: Professor Judith Resnik
Commentators: Judge Harris Hartz, Judge Paul Friedman, Professor Bob Pushaw, Professor Amar & Dean Starr
5:00 Shuttle bus departs for Alice in Wonderland at the El Capitan in Hollywood

Saturday, March 20
8:00 Shuttle bus departs from hotel
8:30 Continental breakfast at Pepperdine
9:00 Evidence Issues from the Judge's Perspective: Chief Judge Royce Lamberth
Bankruptcy - Judge Barry Russell
10:30 Break
10:45 Career Choices and Lessons Learned -- Judge Brett Kavanaugh
12:00 Lunch and Closing Remarks: The Second Best Job -- Judge Thomas Reavley
1:30 Shuttle bus departs from Pepperdine for hotel