McGill Law Journal Annual Conference: Justice Goodwin Liu, Supreme Court of California


Chancellor Day Hall Maxwell Cohen Moot Court (NCDH 100), 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

This year, the McGill Law Journal is hosting Justice Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court.


Justice Liu’s theme will be "Justice and Distribution of Equal Opportunity" and will tackle the premise of "equality of educational opportunities" that is often articulated by politiciansand policymakers.  

What does this concept mean?  What are its limitations?  The talk will specifically examine John Rawls’ principle of fair equality of opportunity and the kinds of inequalities that it does and does not address.

About the speaker

Justice Liu is a graduate of Yale Law School, Stanford, and Oxford. His primary areas of expertise are constitutional law, education law and policy, and the  Supreme Court of the United States.  In 2010, Justice Liu was nominated by President Obama to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court ofAppeals prior to being nominated and approved to serve on the California Supreme Court. 

About the conference

The McGill Law Journal Annual Conference is a tradition at McGill’s Faculty of Law. Past speakers have included Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin, Justice of the Supreme Court Rosalie Abella, and President of the International Criminal Court Philip Kirsch. 

A reception will follow.