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Ken Starr to speak on campus, Mar. 18

Date: 5:30pm PDT March 18, 2013 Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel

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KENNETH WINSTON STARR, President of Baylor University, has had a distinguished career in academia, the law, and public service. Prior to serving as President of Baylor University, he served for six years as the Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law at Pepperdine, where he taught current constitutional issues and civil procedure. He also is of counsel to the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a partner from 1993 to 2004, specializing in appellate work, antitrust, federal courts, federal jurisdiction, and constitutional law.

Starr has argued 36 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including 25 cases during his service as Solicitor General of the United States from 1989-93. He also served as United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1983 to 1989, as law clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger from 1975 to 1977 and as law clerk to Fifth Circuit Judge David W. Dyer from 1973 to 1974. Starr was appointed to serve as Independent Counsel for five investigations, including Whitewater, from 1994 to 1999.

Starr is the author of more than 25 publications, and his book, First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life, published in 2002, was praised by U.S. Circuit Judge David B. Sentelle as “eminently readable and informative…not just the best treatment to-date of the Court after (Chief Justice Earl) Warren, it is likely to have that distinction for a long, long time.”

Starr has received a multitude of honors and awards, including the J. Reuben Clark Law Society 2005 Distinguished Service Award, the 2004 Capital Book Award, the Jefferson Cup award from the FBI, the Edmund Randolph Award for Outstanding Service in the Department of Justice, and the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service.

JAMES HUFFMAN joined the Lewis & Clark Law School faculty in 1973 and served as dean from 1993 to 2006. He has been a visiting professor at Auckland University, Francisco Marroquin University, the University of Oregon, and Athens University. His academic subjects have included constitutional law, natural resources law, water law, torts, jurisprudence, and legal history.

Jim has been a fellow with The Heritage Foundation and the Humane Studies Institute, and currently serves on the Hoover Institution Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom and Prosperity. He has written over 200 academic articles and chapters and writes regular commentaries for The Daily Caller and occasional op-eds for The Wall Street Journal, The Oregonian, The Washington Times, and other newspapers. In 2010, Jim was the Republican nominee for United States Senator from Oregon.

Jim serves on the editorial board of the Cato Supreme Court Review and the boards of the Classroom Law Project, the Federalist Society Property and Environment Practice Group, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and the Western Resources Legal Center. He is a graduate of Montana State University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the University of Chicago Law School.

The Western Resources Legal Center (WRLC) is a legal education program that provides top law students an opportunity to develop practical legal skills and specific knowledge of natural resources and environmental laws by assisting with the legal representation of farmers, ranchers, miners, foresters, resource developers, and other natural resource dependent entities.

Students gain an understanding of the litigation process and how laws impact the day to day operations of natural resource dependent businesses. Students also experience a more profound educational experience by personally observing how laws and litigation impact businesses, the economy, and local communities.

Event Details

When: Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 5:30PM

Where: Agnes Flanagan Chapel, Lewis & Clark College, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, Portland, Oregon

Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: For more information, please contact Anh Le at (503) 768-6912.

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