August 26, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Pacific Time

ACS Bay Area: Creating a Progressive Pipeline to the Federal Judiciary


Join the American Constitution Society, California ChangeLawyers, and the Equal Justice Society for a presentation and panel discussion for lawyers and law students on creating a pipeline to the federal judiciary. We will explore how progressives can develop pathways to the federal bench from law schools through clerkships and legal careers that result in the appointment and confirmation of qualified progressive jurists by the President and U.S. Senate.


Conservatives succeeded in transforming the judiciary into an ideological tool for their special interests by nurturing a vast and efficient network of law students and attorneys into jurists. Our panelists will discuss how we can build the necessary structures for progressive law students and attorneys to become successful candidates for the federal bench.


Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society

Hon. Thelton E. Henderson, Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law; Member, ACS National Board of Directors and Board of Academic Advisors

Eva Paterson, President, The Equal Justice Society; Member, ACS Bay Area Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors

Christopher Punongbayan, Executive Director, California ChangeLawyers

Oscar Sarabia Roman, Law Student, UC Berkeley College of Law

Register here.