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California Supreme CourtCandidate for Justice

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Goodwin Liu

Associate Justice, CA Supreme Court, 2011–present: VOTER APPROVAL NEEDED TO REMAIN IN OFFICE
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • [In retention elections, justices do not run against opposing candidates.]
  • [If a justice receives more “yes” votes than "no" votes, the justice will remain in his or her position for another term.]
  • [If not, the justice will complete the current term and then a new justice will be appointed by the Governor.]



Profession:Associate Justice, California Supreme Court
Associate Justice (nominated by Governor Jerry Brown, retained by vote, Supreme Court of California — Elected position (2011–current)
Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law (2003–2011)
Associate Dean, UC Berkeley School of Law (2008–2010)
Litigation Associate, O'Melveny & Myers LLP (2001–2003)
Law Clerk, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2000–2001)
Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education (1999–2000)


Lady Margaret College, Oxford University M.Phil. (master of philosophy) as a Rhodes Scholar, Philosophy and Physiology (2002)
Yale Law School J.D., Law (1998)
Stanford University B.S., Biology (1991)

Community Activities

Board Member, James Irvine Foundation (2017–current)
Council Member, American Law Institute (2013–current)
Board Member, Yale University Council (2019–current)
Member, California Commission on Access to Justice (2014–2018)

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