Hundreds of distinguished alumni, faculty and students gathered for the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate’s 2013 Winter Forum, giving attendees the unique opportunity to hear from former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
In addition to reflecting on her life, from growing up on a ranch on the Arizona-New Mexico border to attending Stanford Law School and experiencing sexual discrimination while finding employment in her chosen field, the former justice discussed judicial challenges presented by areas of particular interest to the real estate business, ranging from the financial crisis to regulatory regimes, and how they figure in the docket of the federal courts. A question-and-answer period followed featuring questions from the audience.
President Ronald Reagan appointed O’Connor to the US Supreme court in 1981, making her the first woman in U.S. history to hold this prestigious position.
The Ziman Center’s twice-yearly forums feature talks or panels on important real estate, law or business topics.