Judge Janice Rogers Brown
February 27, 2007, 7:30 p.m., Benson Auditorium
Judge Janice Rogers Brown was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 2005. After earning her law degree, she served as a deputy in the Office of Legislative Counsel for the State of California; as a deputy attorney general in the California Attorney Generals’ Office; and as deputy secretary and general counsel for California’s Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.She then entered private practice as a senior associate at the Sacramento law firm of Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor. In 1991, Brown returned to government service as the legal affairs secretary to California Gov. Pete Wilson. From 1994 to 1996, she served as an associate justice of the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, and from 1996 to 2005, as an associated justice of the California Supreme Court.