Events Archive

March 6, 2012
Indiana Supreme Court Lecture
A Conversation with Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch

Speaker: Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch, Supreme Court of Arizona
Time: 5:00 p.m., reception to follow
Location: Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Shari Baldwin (

Please join us for the Indiana Supreme Court Lecture: A Conversation with Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch of the Supreme Court of Arizona on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. in the Wynne Courtroom of Inlow Hall. A reception immediately following will occur in the Conour Atrium.


Rebecca White Berch was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court in 2002 and became its 23rd Chief Justice in 2009. Before her appointment to the Supreme Court, she served the state as Solicitor General of the State of Arizona, Special Counsel to the Attorney General, First Assistant Attorney General, and as a Court of Appeals Judge.

Following graduation from law school, Justice Berch practiced law in Phoenix. In 1986, she joined the faculty at Arizona State University College of Law. In addition to her J.D. degree, Justice Berch holds a Master’s degree in English. She has authored several law review articles and magazine articles, two books, and two chapters for books. The law school textbook she co-authored, Introduction to Legal Method And Process, is now in its fifth edition and is used in law schools throughout the nation.

An active participant in the legal and social communities, Chief Justice Berch serves on the United States Conference of Chief Justices, the Board of Trustees of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, and the Board of Advisors for the Green Bag Almanac and Reader, among other Boards, Committees, and Commissions. Justice Berch has remained active in legal education, having served as Dean of the Arizona Judicial College, as a member of the Committee on Judicial Education and Training, and on the Supreme Court’s Bar Examinations Committee. She maintains several other public service positions and speaks regularly on law-related topics to students, civic groups, and legal organizations.

A strong proponent of pro bono work, Justice Berch participates in and strongly encourages all lawyers to engage in volunteer work. The Pro Bono Suite at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is named in her honor.


Parking is available for a nominal fee at the campus Gateway Garage, located on the corner of Michigan and California Streets. (Address is 525 Blackford Street). Parking is also available for a nominal fee at the Natatorium Garage two blocks west of the law school.

Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance should contact Shari Baldwin ( no later than one week prior to the event. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs.