Judicial Selection in California

In recent years, scholars and policymakers have examined the mechanisms for selecting state court judges, and are looking to improve those mechanisms. Students in this practicum will work with the Brennan Center for Justice Democracy Program to examine how judges are selected in California. The goal is to extract lessons for California’s judicial selection process, with an eye to how those lessons may apply to other states. Students will work closely with the instructors to research, reflect on, write up, and present their findings to the Brennan Center as part of its continuing policy work on improving judicial selection.

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Clients & Deliverables

Client: Brennan Center for Justice, Democracy Program

Deliverables: Memos, White Paper, Oral Briefing