Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw Delivers Regents Lecture on Judicial Philosophy

​March 10, 2014 -- Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw ’79 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit delivered the public Regents Lecture, “Judicial Philosophy: Does it Matter?” at UCLA School of Law on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:15 p.m.  Judge Wardlaw was joined by Judges Jacqueline Nguyen ’91 and Richard Paez, also of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and she led a discussion of the judicial decision-making process and the role judicial philosophy plays in this process. The panel was moderated by UCLA Law Professor Adam Winkler, a leading expert in constitutional law.

The public Regents Lecture is part of a two-week visit to UCLA Law by Judge Wardlaw, during which she has met with students and faculty members, participated in law school classes and conducted a dean’s roundtable discussion, as well as taking part in additional panel discussions and law school events. Judge Wardlaw’s visit also coincided with a special sitting of the Ninth Circuit, during which the court heard oral arguments in four cases in the law school’s Cappello Courtroom on March 4.

The Regents Lecturer Program, established by the Regents of the University of California, brings distinguished leaders from non-academic fields to the university to enrich the instructional program and increase students’ exposure to a diverse range of successful professionals.