Is a Trial a Search for the Truth?
| Former Dean of Santa Clara University School of Law
Gerald Uelmen retired last year from a 45 year teaching career as a Professor of Law, first at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, then at Santa Clara University School of Law, where he served as Dean of the Law School from 1986 to 1994. Throughout his teaching career, Professor Uelmen kept one foot in the courtroom. He is most well-known for serving on the defense team for the trial of People v. O.J. Simpson in 1994-95; his account of the trial was published as Lessons From the Trial in 1996. The title of his most recent book, published upon his retirement, was drawn from the phrase he coined for Johnnie Cochran’s closing argument: If It Doesn’t Fit: Lessons From a Life in the Law.
Uelmen has argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and California Supreme Court, serving as pro bono counsel for patients asserting the right to use medical marijuana. Professor Uelmen is accompanied by his wife, Martha, who retired after careers as both a nurse and a lawyer. They have three grown children, and two grandsons. His hobbies include collecting pop-up books and political campaign buttons, and playing polkas and waltzes on the accordion.
AT CONCLUSION OF SPEECH:
Professor Uelmen will have copies of his new book which he will inscribe. The price will be $10 (half of the retail price).
1.0 CLE | General
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