Who's Going to Law School? Trends in Law School Enrollment Since the Great Recession

On March 30, 2021 California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu will delivered the 119th John A. Sibley Lecture titled "Who's Going to Law School? Trends in Law School Enrollment Since the Great Recession" virtually to the University of Georgia School of Law community. This lecture was broadcast in Zoom at 3:00 PM EST.

Event Date

Spring 3-30-2021


Lui joined California's highest court in 2011. Previously, he was an associate dean and professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law specializing in constitutional law, education law and policy, and diversity in the legal profession.

Liu continues to teach constitutional law as a visiting professor at both Harvard and Stanford universities.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Stanford and attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship earning his master’s degree. Upon returning to the United States, he helped launch the AmeriCorps national service program in Washington, D.C., and worked for two years as a senior program officer at the Corporation for National Service.

Liu graduated from Yale Law School in 1998, becoming the first in his family to earn a law degree. A former judicial clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Judge David Tatel, he also worked as special assistant to the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education and practiced law in the Washington, D.C., office of O’Melveny & Myers.