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Hon. Deanell Reece Tacha

Deanell R. Tacha, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law, Pepperdine School of Law is a graduate of University of Kansas, B.A., and the University of Michigan School of Law, J.D. She served as Chief Judge (2001-2007) and has been a Circuit Judge since 1986 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Dean Tacha has been active in the American Inns of Court movement as a spokesperson for enhanced ethics, professionalism, and civility in the legal profession, and served as president for the national Board of Trustees of the American Inns of Court (2004-2008). She was named recipient of the Devitt Award in 2007 and the John Marshall Award in 2008. In 2012, she was honored by the American Inns of Court with the A. Sherman Christensen Award.

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