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News Posted on December 6, 2010

Lorin Kline '10 Argues Before Ninth Circuit Court

Lorin Kline '10, argued a case before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and in the same week was sworn in as a member of the bar.  Kline presented oral argument before a three-judge panel in the case of Valadez-Lopez v. United States, et al., on November 30, 2010.  While enrolled in the Civil Rights Clinic in the spring 2010 semester, Kline co-authored the appellate briefs in the case with Elizabeth Liang '10 and co-counsel Laurence Masson.  On the panel were Judges Mary Schroeder, Sidney Thomas, and Ronald Gould.

Carter White, who supervised the students' work, said thanks were due to Professors Ed Imwinkelried and Holly Cooper, as well as Sacramento attorney Steven Kimball, who assisted in practice sessions. 

"Lorin gave a great argument and answered the judges' questions with poise and authority," said White.  "The hours of hard work paid off." 

Kline and Liang both passed the July 2010 California Bar Examination, and were sworn in at the Law School's Swearing-In Ceremony on December 3, 2010.