Media Advisory: The Hon. J. Clifford Wallace to be Inaugural Speaker at Center for Corporate Legal Leadership


IRVINE, Calif. – UC Irvine School of Law’s Center for Corporate Legal Leadership has launched a speaker series that will begin with a Feb. 10, 2014 talk by J. Clifford Wallace, Senior Judge, Chief Judge Emeritus, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

WHAT: Judge Wallace will speak on “What Businesses Face When Entering the Courts in Asia and the Pacific,” based on his four decades of experience working directly with judiciaries in over 50 countries on every continent.

Judge Wallace has made substantial contributions to the advancement of the rule of law and administration of Justice throughout the world. He developed the concept of the Chief Justices of Asia and the Pacific and has been a participant in those conferences for more than 20 years. Judge Wallace has worked with many countries to develop judicial needs assessments and assisted in the implementation of programs to meet their needs. This is a rare opportunity to hear from a leading expert on foreign judicial administration.

The mission of the Center for Corporate Legal Leadership (CCLL) is to serve as the leading global provider of top-quality practical training opportunities for in-house counsel, aspiring in-house counsel and the outside counsel who advise businesses in today’s hypercompetitive global economy. The curriculum will be tailored to the specific needs of business and will focus on developing the skills—both legal and non-legal—needed to excel as an in-house lawyer.

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: 401 E. Peltason Drive, EDU 1131, Irvine, CA 92697-8000. Directions

RSVP: Please RSVP online here.

MEDIA CONTACT: Iris Yokoi, Interim Director of Communications and Public Affairs,, (949) 824-0580.


UC Irvine School of Law seeks to create the ideal law school for the 21st century by doing the best job of training lawyers for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. Recruited from prestigious schools, the faculty ranked seventh in the country in scholarly impact in a recent study. The student body has admissions qualifications comparable to those of student bodies at top 20 law schools. The school's innovative curriculum stresses hands-on learning, interdisciplinary study and public service.