It is an honor to write a personal memory about my friend, Peter Tiersma. I always enjoyed speaking with Peter about our common interests - being raised in the San Joaquin Valley, our love of wine and driving sports cars. I admired Peter's strength during his health battles and encouraged him to purchase his sports car. Rest in peace my friend. Pam Buckles, Executive Director Academic Administrative Services
If we had a Hall of Fame for members of the Advisory Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions, Peter would have been a charter member. His work was incredibly valuable in the formation of an entire new set of standard jury instructions. Peter brought a clarity of thought and reason to the Committee that will be sorely missed. Even while sick over the past few years, Peter managed to make it to San Francisco for our meetings and share his thoughtful insights. What a great guy--and what a loss for everyone. Associate Justice Sandy R. Kriegler '75, chairperson of the Advisory Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions