Date: February 28 2005 Location: Law School
Intellectual Property Distinguished Visitor
February 28, 7:00 p.m.
Law School Student Lounge
Judge Alex Kozinski is a judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and a popular essayist. Kozinski was born in Bucharest, Romania but his parents, both Holocaust survivors, brought him to United States in 1962 when he was 12. Kozinski received his J.D. from UCLA Law School in 1975 and went on to clerk for then-Ninth Circuit Judge Anthony Kennedy and Chief Justice Warren Burger. Then he spent a few years in private practice before going to work in the White House counsel’s office under President Ronald Reagan. Kozinski’s first judicial appointment was as chief judge at the newly-formed Federal Claims Court. In 1985, age 35, Kozinki was appointed to the Ninth Circuit by Reagan, making him the youngest federal appeals court judge in the country. Kozinski has won admirers across the political spectrum with his common-sense decisions and libertarian instinct. As an essayist, his writing is clear and often humorous, and has been featured in mainstream publications such as Slate, The New Yorker, The New Republic and The National Review.
Professor Kozinski will visit the Law School in February, speaking in a number of classes and interacting with students, faculty and members of the bench and bar in a variety of settings. The public lecture date and time to be announced.
Free and open to the general public.