McGeorge School of Law

Chief Justice Names Parker To Judicial Committee

December 14, 2011

Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker

Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker

Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker added another line to her impressive resume of service to the federal government this fall when Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court of the United States appointed her to the Judicial Conference's Committee on International Judicial Relations.

The committee was established by the federal Judicial Conference in 1993 to respond to the enormous increase in demand from newly emerging democracies and developing countries for information about judicial independence, legal traditions, and effective court administration in the U.S. Parker will serve a three-year term on the 14-member committee, whose mission is to serve as a resource in the establishment and expansion of the rule of law and the administration of justice throughout the world.

Parker, a former CIA and National Security Agency general counsel and principal deputy legal adviser to the State Department, recently completed a six-year term on the Public Interest Declassification Board. Previous assignments during her 10-year tenure as dean of McGeorge include service on the Council of Foreign Relations Task Force on Civil Liberties and membership on three National Academy of Sciences committees.