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Chief Justice John Roberts Headlines Annual School of Law Dinner
The 31st Annual School of Law Dinner at Pepperdine University will feature The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, in the Grand Ballroom at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California.
The evening's program begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. School of Law dean Ken Starr will report on the school's recent activities, accomplishments, and future goals. Chief Justice John Roberts, who will serve as a judge for the Vincent S. Dalsimer moot court competition earlier in the day, will give the keynote address. The moot court winners will be announced during the evening program.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. was born in Buffalo, New York, on January 27, 1955. He married Jane Marie Sullivan in 1996 and they have two children- Josephine and John. He received a B.A. from Harvard College in 1976 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1979. He served as a law clerk for Judge Henry J. Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1979 to1980 and as a law clerk for then-Associate Justice William H. Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1980 term.
He was special assistant to the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice from 1981 to 1982; associate counsel to President Ronald Reagan, White House Counsel's Office from 1982 to 1986; and Principal Deputy Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice from 1989 to 1993. From 1986 to 1989 and 1993 to 2003, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2003. President George W. Bush nominated him as Chief Justice of the United States, and he took his seat on September 29, 2005.
For more information, please contact Stacy Taylor at (310) 506-4492. For tickets, please contact Bonnie Bates at (310) 506-4115. Business attire for men and cocktail attire for women.
Biography courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court.