Friday, October 5, 2018
Judge Evan J. Wallach of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit delivered the 17th Dominick L. DiCarlo U.S. Court of International Trade Lecture on October 5, 2018 at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Judge Wallach was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President Barack Obama in 2011. Before his appointment to the Federal Circuit, Judge Wallach served for 16 years on the U.S. Court of International Trade, having been appointed to that court by President William J. Clinton in 1995. Judge Wallach is a U.S. Army veteran and a recognized expert in the law of war. He has taught at a number of law schools, including Brooklyn Law School, New York Law School, George Mason University School of Law, and the University of Münster in Germany.
Judge Wallach spoke on "Lawyers as Truth Tellers and Persons of Honor." He recounted stories about lawyers who appear before federal trial and appellate courts. He stressed the importance of lawyers knowing and accurately representing the record before the court. He told students and recent graduates in attendance at the lecture about the importance of developing a professional reputation that you are a lawyer who practices law fairly, competently, and honestly. He also discussed differences in daily practice between being a trial court judge and an appellate court judge serving on a three-judge panel.
The lecture was sponsored by The John Marshall Law School Center for International Law. The lecture series was established in 2001 in honor of Judge Dominick L. DiCarlo, a former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade. Three John Marshall alumni had clerked for Judge DiCarlo. Two of them were in attendance at the lecture: Mark E. Wojcik (Professor at The John Marshall Law School), Larry Friedman (Partner at Barnes Richardson and Colburn and an Adjunct Professor at The John Marshall Law School). Frances Hadfield, another graduate of The John Marshall Law School and Counsel at Crowell & Moring, LLP, was a former law clerk to Judge Wallach. Professor Paul Lewis, Director of the Center for International Law, opened the program. The DiCarlo Lecture Series invites judges from the U.S. Court of International Trade to speak on the role of the federal courts in shaping and litigating customs and international trade law disputes.