Watch U.C. Berkeley’s Chemerinsky live from the NJC


U.C. Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, named the most influential voice in legal education by the National Jurist, will be our 133rd Justice Jackson Lecturer on April 30.

You can watch his talk live at 2 p.m. Eastern (1 p.m. Central, noon Mountain, 11 a.m. Pacific) on our Facebook page. A recording will be available for viewing immediately afterward.

The Justice Jackson Lecture Series began in 1964 and has brought some of the country’s most esteemed legal figures to the NJC twice a year to lecture in conjunction with our General Jurisdiction course. With support from Thomson Reuters, the program is returning this year after a three-year hiatus.

If you’re in the Reno area, the event is free and open to the public at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nightingale Hall. It will start at 11 a.m. local time.

Chemerinsky’s lecture will cover topics related to his two most recent books: “Free Speech on Campus” and “Closing the Court House Door: How Your Constitutional Rights are Becoming Unenforceable.”

“We are delighted to welcome another influential national figure as our Justice Jackson Lecturer,” said National Judicial College President Benes Z. Aldana. “I know our judges and the public alike will be enlightened by Dean Chemerinsky’s thoughts on these timely issues.”

Chemerinsky became dean of Berkeley Law in July 2017 and previously served as dean of the U.C. Irvine School of Law. He is the author of 10 books and frequently argues appellate cases, including before the United States Supreme Court.

The series is named for Supreme Court Justice Robert Houghwout Jackson, who served as America’s chief prosecutor in the Nuremberg War Trials. Previous lecturers include Byron White, Anthony Kennedy, Sandra Day O’Connor, George H.W. Bush, William French Smith and Edwin Meese.

If you or your organization would like to support the Justice Jackson Lecture Series and be recognized as a sponsor, please contact Diane Marsh, director of development, at (775) 327-8249 or

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