MILWAUKEE — Judge Paul Watford of the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, April 11, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.
In a highly partisan world, Watford has received praise from both conservatives and liberals for his work on the Ninth Circuit, which hears cases from nine western states and two Pacific islands. Watford was nominated to the court in 2011 by then-President Barack Obama. A year ago, the Washington Post reported that Watford was a finalist for President Obama’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Watford grew up in Southern California and received his law degree from UCLA Law School. He clerked for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Watford also worked as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s office for three years, and as an appellate lawyer at a large firm before his appointment to the bench. Watford will discuss his career and the work of the court during his visit to Eckstein Hall.
Gousha, an award-winning broadcast journalist, is the Law School’s distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His “On the Issues” series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School’s commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.
Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.
The event is open to the public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication.