2007 J. Reuben Clark Law Society Conference panel moderated by John Taylor and featuring Judge Thomas Griffith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Milan Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Judge Richard Paez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Judge David Campbell, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.
David G. Campbell
David G. Campbell is a United States District Court Judge for the District of Arizona. He was appointed by President Bush in 2003. Following graduation from the University of Utah College of Law, Judge Campbell served as a law clerk for Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice William H. Rehnquist of the United States Supreme Court.
He then practiced as a commercial litigator with the Phoenix, Arizona law firms of Osborn Maledon and Meyer, Hendricks, Victor, Osborn and Maledon, and taught as an adjunct professor of law at the Arizona State University and J. Reuben Clark law schools. Judge Campbell is a member of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Judge Thomas Griffith
Thomas Griffith is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Before his appointment to the bench he was Senate Legal Counsel, the chief legal officer of the United States Senate. In November of 2011, Griffth was included on The New Republic's list of Washington's most powerful, but least famous, people.
Judge Richard A. Paez
Richard Paez is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Paez was confirmed by Senate on March 9, 2000 by a 59-39 vote, more than four years after President Bill Clinton first nominated him to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Paez waited 1,506 days to be confirmed, which at that time was the longest wait for a vote by any judicial nominee in U.S. history.
Judge Milan Smith Jr.
Milan Dale Smith, Jr. a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He was nominated by President George W. Bush on February 14, 2006. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 16, 2006.
Before becoming a judge, he was the managing partner at the law firm of Smith, Crane, Robinson, and Parker, which he co-founded in 1972. In his private practice, Judge Smith was well recognized for his expertise in real estate law. He represented major corporations, such as Honeywell International and Toyota Motor sales USA, Inc., and a wide range of public clients, such as the Palos Verdes Unified School District, the Los Angeles State Business Authority, and non-profit organizations such as Marymount College. Judge Smith also has extensive experience in the areas of tax law, corporate law and environmental law.
He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1966, where he received his degree cum laude. In 1969, Judge Smith received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School.
John B. Taylor is the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He formerly served as the director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, where he is now a senior fellow, and he was founding director of Stanford's Introductory Economics Center.
Taylor's academic fields of expertise are macroeconomics, monetary economics, and international economics. He is known for his research on the foundations of modern monetary theory and policy, which has been applied by central banks and financial market analysts around the world. He has an active interest in public policy.