PLATO organizes eight colloquia a year where distinguished scholars, journalists, public figures; and other professionals address topics of wide interest. Past speakers include CEO of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Michael Govan; Loyola Law Professor, Laurie Levenson; renowned neurologist, Daniel Siegel; UCI constitutional scholar, Erwin Chemerinsky; civil rights activist, Connie Rice; and Oscar winning producer, Walter Mirisch.

PLATO colloquia are held at the Skirball Cultural Center. The public is welcome to attend. Coffee and cookies are served at 12:45 pm.  The program begins at 1:30 pm.


SKirball Cultural Center


Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky

Distinguished Professor of Law and Dean, UC Berkeley Law School

An Amazing Time in the US Supreme Court

Thursday, September 19, 2019 (1:30pm - 3:00pm)

Renowned legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky is Distinguished Professor of Law and Dean at UC Berkeley Law School.

How have the new justices changed the Court? What was significant about this past term, and what can be expected from this court in the future? Find out from someone who has been named “most influential person in legal education in the U.S.” by National Jurist magazine.

Prior to joining Berkeley, Dean Chemerinsky was founding Dean of UC Irvine School of Law. His most recent book is We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century.

RSVP at the front office or or (310) 443-7676