Alex Kozinski

Hon. Alex Kozinski

Former Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Judge Kozinski served as a United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit from November 1985 until December 2017. He served as Chief Judge from 2007 to 2014. He graduated from UCLA, receiving an A.B. degree in 1972, and from UCLA Law School, receiving a J.D. degree in 1975.

Prior to his appointment to the appellate bench, Judge Kozinski served as Chief Judge of the United States Claims Court, 1982-85; Special Counsel, Merit Systems Protection Board, 1981-82; Assistant Counsel, Office of Counsel to the President, 1981; Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of President-Elect Reagan, 1980-81; Attorney, Covington & Burling, 1979-81; Attorney, Forry Golbert Singer & Gelles, 1977-79; Law Clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, 1976-77; and Law Clerk to Circuit Judge Anthony M. Kennedy, 1975-76.

Judge Kozinski is married to Marcy Jane Tiffany and has three children: Yale, Wyatt and Clayton, and three grandchildren: Quinn, Owen and Anna. 



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Panel III: The Bill of Rights and Governmental Structure: Republicanism and Mediating Institutions [Archive Collection]

1991 National Student Symposium

On March 1-2, 1991, the Federalist Society's Yale Law School student chapter hosted the annual...

Panel III: The Bill of Rights and Governmental Structure: Republicanism and Mediating Institutions [Archive Collection]

1991 National Student Symposium

On March 1-2, 1991, the Federalist Society's Yale Law School student chapter hosted the annual...