IRVINE, Calif.– LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – The event, hosted by t…

IRVINE, Calif.– LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – The event, hosted by the non-profit organization, the World Affairs Council of Orange County, is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel at 18000 Von Karman, Irvine Ca. 92612. The topic will be “The Role of the Courts in the War on Terror”. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner presentation at 7 p.m. and a Q&A after the speech. The public is invited to attend.

Kenneth W. Starr is Dean and Professor at Law at Pepperdine University School of Law. He served as a partner in the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP from 1993 to 2004. Dean Starr served as Solicitor General of the U.S. from 1989 to January 1993 where he argued twenty-five cases before the Supreme Court and represented the U.S. government on legal issues involving regulatory and constitutional statutes. He served as U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1983 to 1989. He also worked as a counselor to U.S. Attorney General William French Smith and as a law clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and 5th Circuit Judge David W. Dyer. Judge Starr was appointed to serve as Independent Counsel for five investigations, including Whitewater from August 1994 to October 1999. He also published his first book: First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life, in 2002.

Cost: WACOC members $50; non-members $65; students $37. Self-parking is complimentary. For information and reservations, call (949) 253-5751 or visit

The World Affairs Council of Orange County is a member-driven non-profit organization that hosts forums on international issues and presentations by some of the world’s foremost leaders. Past speakers have included: Frank Carlucci, former National Security Advisor and Secretary of Defense; Imad Moustapha, Syria’s Ambassador to the U.S.; Said Tayeb Jawad, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the U.S.; H.R. McMaster, 71st Colonel, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment and John Hofmeister, President of Shell Oil. The organization also offers study field trips to foreign countries, cultural and educational institutions, and activities that support international education in local schools and universities. It was founded in 1967 and today has more than 500 members.

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