October 26, 2020

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm, Central Time

ACS Presents: Judge Robert Bacharach, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals


Join the ACS UChicago Law Student Chapter as we welcome Judge Robert Bacharach!


Speaker Bio:

Judge Robert Bacharach is a United States Circuit Judge serving on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed to the position in 2013. Before being nominated to the Tenth Circuit, Judge Bacharach served for fourteen years as a United States Magistrate Judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. Judge Bacharach received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 1985.

Judge Bacharach's first book, Legal Writing–A Judge’s Perspective on the Lessons from Science and Rhetoric, was published in January. It draws on lessons from the field of psycholinguistics, which involves the study of how the human brain processes and stores language. For example, psycholinguistics have studied how quickly or slowly we read particular types of passages, how the human brain filters written language, and how the brain stores certain information for recall and not other information. But the book is not an academic foray into science. The book uses these scientific principles to show how attorneys, judges, and law students can improve the clarity and memorability of their legal writing. The book illustrates these lessons with numerous examples from accomplished advocates, judges, and orators, such as FDR, Churchill, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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