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Presenting: Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Thursday, October 27

Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

You are cordially invited to the 2nd annual Central Valley Foundation/James B. McClatchy Lecture on the First Amendment featuring Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit followed by a reception.  He will be delivering a lecture entitled, "The First Amendment in the Age of Information Overload."

Judge Kozinski was appointed United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit on November 7, 1985, and became Chief Judge on November 30, 2007.  He graduated from UCLA, receiving an A.B. degree in 1972, and from UCLA Law School, receiving a J.D. degree in 1975.

Prior to his appointment to the appellate bench, Judge Kozinski served as Chief Judge of the United States Claims Court, 1982-85; Special Counsel, Merit Systems Protection Board, 1981-1982; Assistant Counsel, Office of Counsel to the President, 1981; Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of President-Elect Reagan, 1980-81; Attorney, Covington & Burling, 1979-81; Attorney, Forry Golbert Singer & Gelles, 1977-79; Law Clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, 1976-77; and Law Clerk to Circuit Judge Anthony M. Kennedy, 1975-76.

The Central Valley Foundation and UC Davis School of Law have established the Central Valley Foundation/James B. McClatchy Lecture to promote discussion and understanding of First Amendment issues.  Chief Judge Kozinski’s lecture will be the second in a series of five annual events.

The Central Valley Foundation (CVF) was established by the late James B. McClatchy, publisher of The McClatchy Company newspapers from 1987 to 2005.  CVF supports organizations and education programs dedicated to:  the protection and promotion of First Amendment rights; the advancement of academic achievement of English Learners at public K-12 schools in California’s Central Valley; and the enhancement and preservation of quality of life in the Central Valley.


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