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9th Circuit judge to speak at Marquette

A judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be featured in an hour-long event at Marquette University Law School.

Judge Paul Watford will be the guest at an upcoming “On the Issues with Mark Gousha,” which is slated for 12:15 p.m. April 11 at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at http://law.marquette.edu/current-students/issues-hon-paul-watford.

Gousha is a broadcast journalist and the law school’s distinguished fellow in law and public policy. “On the Issues” is a series of conversations with newsmakers.

Watford will discuss his career and the court. He was nominated to the court in 2011 by then-President Barack Obama and had been considered as a possible nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Watford earned his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, Law School. He was a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s office and an appellate lawyer before he was appointed to the bench.

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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