The Law Strikes Back at San Diego Comic Con!

Judges! Lawyers! AND Star Wars!

The Legal Geeks are returning to San Diego Comic Con with TWO Star Wars panels on July 20th. We are honored to share our love for Star Wars on the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. Our panels this year are Judges on the Law of the Last Jedi and Solo and Star Wars Mock Trial: The Court-Martial of Poe Dameron. We are extremely thankful for being selected this year with two Friday panels and a third on Saturday. Below please find our Friday panel information:

Judges on the Law of the Last Jedi and Solo, 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m., Room: 7AB

Star Wars and the Law go together like Han Solo and Chewbacca. Join our panel of Judges for a discussion on the legal issues from The Last Jedi, Solo, and unexplored regions from the Outer Rim. Did Luke Skywalker have a legal obligation to save the galaxy from the First Order? What is the legality of underground Droid Fights? Could the Caretakers sue Rey for dropping a boulder on their cart? Was Han right when he first shot first? Find out when court is in session with Circuit Judge John B. Owens of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman, Magistrate Judge Mitch Dembin, CA Judge Carol Najera, NY Judge Matthew Sciarrino, and Paul Grewal (Former Magistrate Judge and now Deputy General Counsel and VP of Litigation at Facebook). Moderated by attorneys Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland of The Legal Geeks.

Star Wars Mock Trial: The Court-Martial of Poe Dameron, 8:00p.m. – 9:00p.m., Room: 7AB

The Legal Geeks and the Rebel Legion Sunrider Base present the mock court-martial of everyone’s favorite X-Wing ace, Poe Dameron. Based on the events of The Last Jedi, Poe stands accused of disobeying General Leia Organa and leading a mutiny aboard the Resistance flagship Raddus against Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo. Lawyers for the prosecution and defense, including a U.S. Army JAG attorney, will take on Poe’s case in front of United States Magistrate Judge Mitch Dembin. Participating attorneys include Steve Chu, Thomas Harper, Christine Peek, and Megan Hitchcock. Rebel Legion members Rachel Williams will be General Leia Organa and Marcus Holt as Poe Dameron.