Foreign and Comparative Law in Courts Today: A Panel Discussion
Professor Vivian Curran, Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney Distinguished Faculty Scholar, will moderate this event.
Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe, Judge, France's Council of State (Conseil d'État), the Supreme Court of Public Law
William A. Fletcher, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe is a judge on France's Council of State (Conseil d'État), the Supreme Court of Public law. He became President of its Social Section in March of 2011. A graduate of the Paris Institut d'Etudes Politiques with a degree in law, Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe was appointed to the Conseil d'État en 1975 as auditeur upon graduating from France's National School of Administration (Ecole Nationale del'Administration). Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe also served in the Ministry of Health and Social Security from 1979 to 1981, and as counsel to the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs from 1986 to 1987, before becoming Director of Labor Relations in that ministry from 1987 to 1995. Conseiller social to the President of the Republic (1995-1997), then Assistant Secretary General of the Elysée (1997-2000), he was a judge of France's Constitutional Court (Conseil Constitutionnel) from 2001 to 2010 before returning to the Council of State in March of 2010.
William A. Fletcher is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. A former Rhodes scholar, Fletcher worked for the Office of Emergency Preparedness in the Executive Office of the President from 1970 to 1972. He clerked for Judge Stanley Weigel of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco and for Justice William J. Brennan Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court before joining the Boalt faculty in 1977. In 1992, Fletcher was the Northern California director for President Clinton's campaign. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford, Michigan and the University of Cologne, and he has taught at the Salzburg Seminar on American Legal Institutions. Fletcher received the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award in 1993. He is the coauthor, with Professors Geoffrey Hazard and Colin Tait, of a civil procedure casebook.