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California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu to Deliver Marks Lecture

California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu will present the 34th Annual Isaac Marks Memorial Lecture at The University of Arizona James E. College of Law on Thursday, January 23, 2014, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Ares Auditorium (Room 164). Justice Liu will explore the concepts of equality and justice in the context of education, as developed by American philosopher John Rawls, among others. His presentation, entitled “Justice and the Distribution of Educational Opportunity” will address the premise of equal educational opportunity, as well as its definition, parameters, and public policy implications.

Justice Liu is an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. He was confirmed to office following his appointment by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. in 2011. Before joining the state’s highest court, Justice Liu was Professor of Law at the UC Berkeley School of Law. His primary areas of expertise are constitutional law, education law and policy, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has published widely on these subjects in books, law reviews, and the general media.

The Annual Marks Memorial Lecture was established in 1979 by Selma Skora Paul Marks and the late Judge Jack Marks. They endowed the lecture series in memory of his father, Isaac Marks. Additional information on Justice Liu and the Marks Lecture series is available at

Seating is available on a first-come basis, and is limited. To guarantee a seat, please RSVP by registering here. There will be a short reception immediately following the lecture.


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