Joan E. Bowes - James Madison Distinguished Speaker Series with Judge Patrick Bumatay

Joan E. Bowes - James Madison Distinguished Speaker Series with Judge Patrick Bumatay

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 12, 2024

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2024 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.


Warren Hall, Grace Courtroom

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




USD School of Law is pleased to announce that the Honorable Patrick J. Bumatay, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. will deliver the 2024 Bowes-Madison Distinguished Speaker Series on Tuesday, November 12, Grace Courtroom, Warren Hall.

Patrick J. Bumatay was confirmed as a U.S. Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in December 2019. He is based in San Diego, California.

Prior to his appointment, Judge Bumatay served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, where he was a member of the Appellate and Narcotics Sections. He also served as a Counselor to the Attorney General on criminal law issues, including on national opioid strategy and combating transnational organized crime. Judge Bumatay has also worked in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, the Office of the Associate Attorney General, and the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice. Judge Bumatay has twice received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award.

Judge Bumatay previously worked as an associate at Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, and Bohrer in New York, New York. Judge Bumatay clerked for the Honorable Timothy M. Tymkovich of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Honorable Sandra L. Townes of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Judge Bumatay earned his B.A., cum laude, from Yale University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.


Established by long-time La Jolla resident and civic activist Joan E. Bowes, the speaker series was created to promote the open exchange of ideas and to inspire law students and other members of the San Diego community. Bearing the name of James Madison—fourth president of the United States and "Father of the Constitution"—this annual series brings distinguished speakers from the fields of law, diplomacy, government and politics to the University of San Diego.

  • Event, Registration & Parking Information


    5:30 pm Pre-Reception, Faculty Reading Room, Warren Hall
    6:15 pm Presentation, Grace Courtroom 303, Warren Hall

    The event is free, but registration is required. Please click Register Now to register for your free ticket to the event.

    Registered attendees will be sent a parking validation code for the Main Parking Structure. The code will be sent via email to the address you used to register for the event. The code is only valid Tuesday, Nov. 12, starting at 4:30pm.