Judge Stephen Reinhardt and Ramona Ripston Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties by Jeffrey L. Fisher

The Supreme Court, Race, and the Criminal Justice System: New Glimmers of Progress?

Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
5:15–6:15 p.m.
UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1111

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About Jeffrey L. Fisher

Jeffrey L. Fisher is a professor at Stanford Law School and co-director of its Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.  His academic and Supreme Court work runs the gamut of federal constitutional and statutory matters.

Professor Fisher has argued 33 cases in the Supreme Court. Among his recent successes is Riley v. California, in which he persuaded the Court to hold unanimously, and for the first time, that the Fourth Amendment requires law enforcement officers to obtain warrants before searching the contents of seized smartphones and other digital devices. Professor Fisher was also co-counsel for the plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees same-sex couples a right to marry. In 2006, the National Law Journal named him one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the country – the youngest person on the list – and he has remained on that list ever since.

Professor Fisher formerly served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court of the United States and to Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. More about Jeffrey L. Fisher >

About the Judge Stephen Reinhardt and Ramona Ripston Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Judge Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and Ramona Ripston, retired executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, have fought for and preserved civil liberties for decades, inspiring and influencing thousands of attorneys and activists. UC Irvine School of Law pays tribute to these two legendary advocates of civil liberty and justice through an annual, honorary lecture celebrating their contributions. More about the lecture series >

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