Freedom, Responsibility and Law Program
project is staffed by Mark S. Frankel,
Project Director; Deborah Runkle, Project
Appointed Scientific Experts
New York Avenue, NW
Appointed Scientific Experts was orignially funded by the Leland Fikes Foundation
and the Open Society Institute.
Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer
|Judge Rymer received her legal degree from Stanford University.
She was a partner at Lillick McHose & Charles (1966-75) and at
Toy and Rymer (1975-83). From 1983-89, she served as United States
District Judge, Central District of California, and is currently United
States Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She
has served on the Commission of Structural Alternatives for the Federal
Court of Appeals, the Federal Judicial Center's Committee on Appellate
Judge Education, the Judicial Conference of the United States Committee
on Federal-State Jurisdiction, and the Committee on Criminal Law.
She is a trustee of Stanford University and serves on the Pepperdine
Law School Board of Visitors. She was a member of the Carnegie Commission
Task Force on Science and Technology in Judicial and Regulatory
Decisionmaking, the Board of Directors of the California Higher
Education Policy Center, the Commission on Substance Abuse on College
and University Campuses, and chaired the California Postsecondary
Education Commission. She served on the Task Force on Civil Justice
Reform of the American Bar Association and the Editorial Board of
The Judges' Journal, and is currently a member of the Committee
on Professionalism of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Judge
Rymer received the Outstanding Trial Jurist Award from the Los Angeles
County Bar Association in 1988.