- Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 12:10PM - 1:00PM
- ROOM 121
- Open To The YLS Community Only
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YLJ welcomes its former Editor-in-Chief and California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger '01. In a conversation moderated by Professor Amy Chua, Justice Kruger will discuss the shift from advocacy to judging, the work of state courts, and the relevance of academic work to the work of the courts.
Immediately before joining the California Supreme Court in 2015, Justice Kruger was a Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel. From 2007 to 2013, Justice Kruger served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General and as Acting Deputy Solicitor General in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she argued 12 cases in the United States Supreme Court. Justice Kruger has also worked in private practice and has been a visiting assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School.
A native of the Los Angeles area, Justice Kruger attended high school in Pasadena. She received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University and her law degree from Yale Law School. Following graduation, she served as a law clerk to Judge David S. Tatel of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and then as law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court.
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