Distinguished Visiting Jurists Program: Hon. M. Margaret McKeown, "Judicial Nominations —Whose Ox Is Being Gored?"
Judge McKeown is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Wyoming and earned her JD from Georgetown University. She was a White House Fellow in 1980-81, serving as special assistant to the Secretary of the Interior and special assistant at the White House. She was named by the National Law Journal as one of “the 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers” in the United States. Judge McKeown was a partner in the Seattle and Washington, D.C., offices ofthe Perkins Cole law firm, where she focused on complex litigation, intellectual property, antitrust and trade regulation. She was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by President Clinton and was confirmed by the United States Senate in 1998. Judge McKeown serves on the Judicial Conference of the United States Codes of Conduct Committee, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Executive Committee, and the board of theAmerican Judicature Society. She is now Jurist-in-Residence and teaches intellectual property law at the University of San Diego Law School.
This event is free and open to the public. No response is required but seating is limited. For special assistance or nee