The Honorable Dorit Beinisch, former president and justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, will visit Maryland Carey Law, Monday, November 5, for a wide-ranging, hour-long conversation with Judge Diana Gribbon Motz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and UM Carey Law Dean Phoebe Haddon.
"We are deeply honored to have two such distinguished jurists join us at the law school," Dean Haddon said. "This is an extraordinary opportunity, not only for our students and faculty, but for the legal community of our city and state."
Justice Beinisch retired from the Israeli Supreme Court in February, 2012 after a 45-year legal career in public service. She joined the Israel Ministry of Justice in 1967, became the first woman to serve as State Attorney in 1989, was appointed to the Supreme Court of Israel in 1996 and became its president in 2006, a position she held until her retirement. She is well known for her decisions to protect human rights in cases involving juveniles, crime victims, adoption and the status of women.
In the course of her distinguished career, Judge Diana Motz has practiced law in Baltimore with the firm now known as DLA Piper, served as Chief of Litigation in the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland and as a judge on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. She was appointed to the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in 1994, the first Maryland woman to receive an appointment to that court.
A Conversation with Justice Beinisch and Judge Motz takes place Tuesday, November 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in the law school's Ceremonial Moot Courtroom, 500 West Baltimore St., Baltimore. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Law Students Association.