34th Nathaniel L. Nathanson Memorial Lecture

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34th Nathaniel L. Nathanson Memorial Lecture

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Date and Time

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Notes from the Near Future: Three Problems (or One?) in Law and Artificial Intelligence
by Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar


Please join us for the 34th presentation of the Nathaniel L. Nathanson Memorial Lecture Series


5:30 p.m. — Doors open
6 p.m. — Presentation
7 p.m. — Reception

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About the Speaker

 Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar began serving on the Supreme Court of California in January 2015. Previously, he was the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science at Stanford, and Director of the University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.  A scholar of public law and institutions, Cuéllar has written books and articles on administrative law and legislation, cyberlaw, criminal justice, public health law, national security, and immigration.

In the federal government, Justice Cuéllar served as Special Assistant to the President for Justice and Regulatory Policy at the White House (2009-2010), where he led the Domestic Policy Council staff responsible for civil and criminal justice, public health law and policy, and immigration.  He also led the Presidential Transition Task Force on Immigration (2008-2009) and co-chaired the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission (2011-2013).

Justice Cuéllar serves on the boards of Harvard University, the Hewlett Foundation, and the American Law Institute, and chairs the boards of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, AI Now, and Stanford Seed.  Within the California judiciary, he leads the statewide Language Access Implementation Task Force.  A naturalized U.S. citizen born in northern Mexico, he is a graduate of Harvard, Stanford, and Yale Law School.  He began his legal career at the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Enforcement and clerked for Chief Judge Mary Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

About the Nathaniel L. Nathanson Memorial Lecture Series

This lecture series was established in 1984 to honor Nathaniel L. Nathanson, an esteemed law professor who devoted his life to the law and legal education. The series brings distinguished speakers to the University of San Diego to discuss issues of national significance.

Nathanson, a graduate of Yale University, Yale Law School and Harvard Law School, served as law clerk to the Honorable Julian Mack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as well as to the Honorable Louis D. Brandeis of the Supreme Court of the United States. He taught law at Northwestern University School of Law from 1936 to 1977, where he was named professor emeritus. That same year, he was named a distinguished professor of law at the University of San Diego. He spent alternate semesters at the two law schools until his death in 1983. Also receiving the benefit of his wisdom were Stanford University, Rutgers University, the University of Washington, Arizona State University and the University of Tokyo.

Nathanson was best known for his work in the areas of administrative law, constitutional law, civil liberties, international law and human rights. In these and other areas, he authored or served as editor of seven books and published almost 100 major articles, reviews and papers. He continued to pursue these interests through service to government, the American Society of Legal Studies, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Constitutional Convention of Palau, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith.

The University of San Diego greatly benefited from the presence of this eminent professor and is pleased to present this lecture series in his memory.


The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider. This event has been approved for 1.0 hour of general credit.


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