Profile Image Placeholder

Carol A. Corrigan

Supreme Court of California
Biography

Judicial and Professional Positions: Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court (Appointed December 2005; confirmed January 4, 2006.)

Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Three, 1994 - 2006 (Appointed 1994; confirmed by voters, 1994). Judge, Alameda County Superior Court 1991-1994 (Appointed 1991; elected by voters. 1992). Judge, Oakland, Emeryville Piedmont Judicial District 1987-1991 (Appointed, 1987; elected by voters, 1988). Senior Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County 1985-1987; Deputy District Attorney, same county, 1975-1985.

Professional Activities: California Judicial Council, 1997-2001, (Named Jurist of the Year 2003). Judicial Council Task Force on Jury Instructions, 1997-2005 (Chair). Commission on Future of California’s Courts 1991-1994. Center for Judicial Education & Research, Governing Board, 1994-1997. President’s Commission on Organized Crime, 1983-1986. Special Consultant, President’s Task Force on Victims of Violent Crime, 1982. Adjunct Professor of Law: U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1984-1987, 1990-1994; U.C. Hastings College of Law, 1981-1987, 1989; University of San Francisco School of Law, 1988-1990; University of Puget Sound School of Law, 1981. Faculty: California Judicial College, 1988-present; Continuing Judicial Studies Programs, 1989-present; National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1981-present (Distinguished Faculty Award, 1997).

Community Involvement: Board of Directors: Holy Names College 1988-present (Chair, 1990-2005); Saint Vincent’s Day Home, 1982-present (Chair, 1991-present); Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay, 1985-1989.

Education: B.A., magna cum laude, Holy Names College, 1970 (Student Body President, Founder’s Medal). J.D., Univ. of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1975 (Law Journal, Note and Comment Editor). Doctoral program, Clinical Psychology, Saint Louis University, 1970-1972.

Professional Experience
Justice
Supreme Court of California
- Current
Associate Justice
Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Three
-
Judge
Alameda County Superior Court
-
Judge
Oakland, Emeryville Piedmont Judicial District
-
Senior Deputy District Attorney
Alameda County, California
-
Deputy District Attorney
Alameda County, California
-
Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
J.D. (1975) | Law
Activities: Law Journal, Note and Comment Editor
University of California Hastings College of the Law Logo
Saint Louis University
Doctoral Program | Clinical Psychology
-
Saint Louis University Logo
Holy Names University
B.A. (1970)
Honors: magna cum laude, Founder's Medal
Activities: Student Body President
Placeholder image for education.
Professional Associations
Judicial Council Task Force on Jury Instructions
Chair
-
Placeholder image for professional associations.
California Judicial Council
Member
-
Activities: Named Jurist of the Year 2003
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Center for Judicial Education & Research
Governing Board
-
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Commission on Future of California’s CourtsCommission on Future of California’s Courts
Member
-
Placeholder image for professional associations.
President’s Commission on Organized Crime
-
Placeholder image for professional associations.
President’s Task Force on Victims of Violent Crime
Special Consultant
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Websites & Blogs
Website
California Supreme Court
Website
Court biography
Contact & Map
Supreme Court of California
350 McAllister St.
San Francisco, CA 94102-4797
Telephone: (415) 865-7000