Media Advisory: Former Federal Judge to Deliver Robinson Lecture at UC Irvine School of Law on March 12


IRVINE, Calif.—Former federal judge Nancy Gertner will deliver the third annual Mark P. Robinson, Jr. Lecture at UC Irvine School of Law.

WHAT: The topic of her lecture: "An Improbable Life: From Unrepentant Advocate to the Bench."

WHO: Nancy Gertner is a former judge of the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts and current visiting professor at Harvard Law School. The Robinson lecture series was made possible by an anonymous donor in honor of Mark P. Robinson, Jr., senior partner at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. of Newport Beach, and his generous support of UCI School of Law.

WHEN: Monday, March 12, 2012, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., with reception to follow.

WHERE: UC Irvine School of Law, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvinec CA 92697, Room EDU 1111. Directions and parking information

TO RSVP: The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP online.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rex Bossert, assistant dean for communications and public affairs,, (949) 824-3063.


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 ninth in the country in scholarly impact in a recent study. The student body has median grades and LSAT scores 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.