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The Ten Commandments to a Successful and Satisfying Legal Career

Friday, October 06, 2017,
  • Location: Vanderbilt Law School • 131 21st Ave South • Nashville, TN 37203
  • Room: Flynn Auditorium

Join the Federalist Society as we host Senior Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Judge Leon will share his advice on creating and sustaining a successful legal career, based on his experience in both the government and private practice.

Senior Judge Richard LeonJudge Leon was appointed to the United States District Court in February 2002. Immediately prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Leon was engaged in private practice in Washington, D.C., as a partner in the Washington office of Baker & Hostetler and Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease.

Prior to and while in private practice, Judge Leon served as counsel to Congress in the investigations of three sitting Presidents. In 1987, he was the Deputy Chief Minority Counsel for the U.S. House Select “Iran-Contra” Committee. From 1992-1993, he was the Chief Minority Counsel to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee’s “October Surprise” Task Force. In 1994, Judge Leon was Special Counsel to the U.S. House Banking Committee for its “Whitewater” investigation. He also served in 1997 as Special Counsel to the bipartisan U.S. House Ethics Reform Task Force. Judge Leon is currently an adjunct law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and the George Washington University Law School.

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

Visitors should park in the Terrace Place Garage, spaces 41-92, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Terrace Place, or the Wesley Place Garage, spaces 52-170, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Scarritt Place.  Parking costs range from $4.00 to $12.00 at these garages.  Both are within walking distance of the law school.