Constitution Day Lecture with Judge M. Margaret McKeown (Virtual)

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Judge McKeown is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She attended the University of Madrid and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wyoming with a B.A. in 1972 and from Georgetown University Law Center with a J.D. in 1975. She received an honorary doctorate from Georgetown University in 2005. Judge McKeown was a White House Fellow in 1980-1981, serving as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior and Special Assistant at the White House. In 1993, she served as a Japan Society Leadership Fellow. She was the first woman partner at Perkins Coie.

Judge McKeown is Chair of the ABA Commission on the 19th Amendment and the Ninth Circuit Pacific Islands Committee. She serves on the Chief Justice’s Workplace Environment Working Group and chaired the federal Codes of Conduct Committee. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council of the American Law Institute. She is the author of a forthcoming book, Citizen Justice: The Environmental Legacy of William O. Douglas.



Constitution Day with Judge Margaret McKeown

Honorable M. Margaret McKeown
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
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Stanford Constitutional Law Center

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