In Conversation with the Chief Justice of the United States
Free Public Lecture
David P. Derham Theatre
Melbourne Law School
Level 1, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton
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The Chief Justice of the United States, the Hon. John G. Roberts, Jr., will be in conversation with Professor Carolyn Evans, Dean and Harrison Moore Professor of Law, Melbourne Law School.
This lecture is sponsored by the James Merralls Visiting Fellowship in Law, which acknowledges the contribution that Mr James Merralls AM QC has made to the legal profession in Australia. The fellowship provides funding for an annual visiting fellow to Melbourne Law School by a highly regarded international professor, lawyer or judge. The Fellow will engage in teaching and present a public lecture to the profession. This initiative has been made possible by generous donations from the Law community.
The Honourable John G. Roberts Jr., Chief Justice of the United States
The Honourable John G. Roberts Jr.
Chief Justice of the United States
John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, was born in Buffalo, New York, January 27, 1955. He married Jane Marie Sullivan in 1996 and they have two children Josephine and Jack. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1976 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1979. He served as a law clerk for Judge Henry J. Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1979–1980 and as a law clerk for thenAssociate Justice William H. Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1980 Term. He was Special Assistant to the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice from 1981– 1982, Associate Counsel to President Ronald Reagan, White House Counsel’s Office from 1982–1986, and Principal Deputy Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice from 1989– 1993. From 1986–1989 and 1993–2003, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2003. President George W. Bush nominated him as Chief Justice of the United States, and he took his seat September 29, 2005.