Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation Judicial Lecture on Constitutional Originalism Presents the Hon. Diarmuid O'Scannlain

Date and Time:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 6 p.m.

Location:

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

Details:

"The Role of the Federal Judge in the Constitutional Structure:
An Originalist Perspective"

When jurists and scholars discuss originalism, they often have in mind the original meaning of the Constitution's words and clauses. But originalism speaks not just of the meaning of the Constitution's textual provisions. It speaks also of the structure established by the Constitution, of the roles that each branch plays in that structure, and of the respect that the federal branches owe to the States and to the people. This lecture examines these structural features and presents an originalist perspective on the federal judge's role—particularly the circuit judge's role—in the constitutional structure.

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Schedule

5:30 p.m. — Doors open
6:00-7:00 p.m. — Presentation in the Peace & Justice Theatre
7:00 p.m. — Reception in the Rotunda

 

About the Honorable Diarmuid O'Scannlain

The Honorable Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain was appointed United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals by President Reagan on September 26, 1986. He received a JD degree in 1963 from Harvard Law School and a BA in 1957 from St. John’s University. O’Scannlain also earned an LLM (Judicial Process) degree at University of Virginia Law School in 1992. He has received honorary LLD degrees from the University of Notre Dame in 2002, Lewis & Clark College in 2003, and the University of Portland in 2011.

As a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Judge O’Scannlain has participated in more than 6,000 federal cases and has written hundreds of published opinions on a broad range of subjects including constitutional law, international law, securities law, administrative law, and criminal law. He hears appeals in San Francisco (court headquarters), as well as in Los Angeles (Pasadena), Portland, Seattle, Anchorage and Honolulu.

MCLE Credit

The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity is approved for one hour of general credit.

Driving Directions & Parking Information

Campus map.

From the North (Los Angeles, La Jolla)

  • Use I-5 (South), exit at Sea World Drive and Tecolote Road
  • Turn Left on Tecolote Road.
  • Right on Morena Blvd.
  • Left on Napa Street to Linda Vista Road.
  • Make a left at the 1st stoplight on Linda Vista Road onto Marian Way, USD's West Entrance.
  • Stop at the entry kiosk to obtain a parking permit.
  • Take first left after security booth and enter the West Parking Structure.
  • Visitors may take the event tram to the venue, or walk up the hill.
  • If you prefer to walk, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice is a five-minute walk up the hill and is the first building on your right.

From the South (Downtown, Convention Center)

  • Use I-5 (North) to I-8 (East) and exit at the first exit, Morena Blvd.
  • Follow Morena Blvd, and bear right onto Linda Vista Road.
  • Make a left at the 1st stoplight on Linda Vista Road onto Marian Way, USD's West Entrance.
  • Stop at the entry kiosk to obtain a parking permit.
  • Take first left after security booth and enter the West Parking Structure.
  • Visitors may take the event tram to the venue, or walk up the hill.
  • If you prefer to walk, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice is a five-minute walk up the hill and is the first building on your right.

From the East

  • Use I-8 (West), exit at Morena Blvd.
  • Bear right onto Linda Vista Road.
  • Make a left at the 2nd stoplight on Linda Vista Road onto Marian Way, USD's West Entrance.
  • Stop at the entry kiosk to obtain a parking permit.
  • Take first left after security booth and enter the West Parking Structure.
  • Visitors may take the event tram to the venue, or walk up the hill.
  • If you prefer to walk, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice is a five-minute walk up the hill and is the first building on your right.

Contact:

Trang Pham
tpham@sandiego.edu
619-260-4208

Contact:

Department of External Relations
Guadalupe Hall, Room 201c
Phone: (619) 260-4097

Diarmuid O'Scannlain

Diarmuid O'Scannlain