Assistant Professor of Government Gbemende Johnson recently presented her research on the adjudication of executive privilege in federal district courts in a symposium at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
The symposium, “What’s Happening in Federal Courts,” was sponsored by Berkeley’s Civil Justice Research Initiative Program. It brought together legal scholars and political scientists from across the country to discuss recent research and innovations involving the study of federal district courts.
Topics discussed included decreasing win rates among plaintiffs, Social Security litigation, and polarization in federal courts. Participants also discussed ways to create greater dialogue between those who research federal courts and practitioners, such as judges and attorneys.