Helen Diller Institute 10th Anniv. Naming Celebration
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Former Israeli Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch in conversation with Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Welcome Remarks by Carol Christ, Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley.
The Helen Diller Institute 10Th Anniversary Naming Celebration
Justice Dorit Beinisch, the first woman to serve as President of the Israeli Supreme Court and the first woman State Attorney of Israel, will be joined in conversation by Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law.
From 2006-2012, Dorit Beinisch served as the Ninth President of the Supreme Court of Israel, the first woman in Israel to hold that position. Justice Beinisch was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1995. Prior to her elevation to the Court, Justice Beinisch served as Israel’s State Attorney, the first woman in Israel to hold that position. In this role, she directed all government litigation at all judicial levels.
Erwin Chemerinsky is the Dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law. Before coming to Berkeley, he served as founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science. Dean Chemerinsky is the author of eleven books and more than 200 law review articles, and frequently argues appellate cases, including in the United States Supreme Court. In 2016, he was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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