ALI Council
Elected Member

The Hon. Goodwin Liu

San Francisco, CA
Supreme Court of California
Stanford University
Yale Law School

Goodwin Liu is an associate justice of the California Supreme Court. Elected to The American Law Institute in 2008 and to the Council in 2013, he has twice served as Chair of the Special Committee on the ALI Young Scholars Medal.

He was previously a professor of law and associate dean at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, before joining the court in 2011. Before that, he was a litigator in the Washington, DC, office of O’Melveny & Myers and also served in the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National Service.

Justice Liu holds a B.S. from Stanford University, an M.Phil. from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Immediately after law school, he clerked for Judge David S. Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and later clerked on the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Areas of Expertise
Civil Rights (Constitutional Law)
Constitutional Law
Education Law