2019-2020 Honorable Robert A. Ainsworth Jr. Lecture
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
526 Pine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
2019-2020 Honorable Robert A. Ainsworth Jr. Lecture to be delivered by Hiroshi Motomura, Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, at the College of Law, Monday, March 9, 2020 at 6 p.m. in Room 308 (reception at 5:30 p.m.).
The lecture series honors one of Loyola’s most distinguished alumni, Robert A. Ainsworth, Jr., appointed by President John F. Kennedy to serve as judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in 1961. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Ainsworth to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in 1966, where he served until his death on December 22, 1981. Judge Ainsworth earned his LL.B. from Loyola in 1932, served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and practiced law while serving in the Louisiana legislature until his appointment to the federal bench.
Past Ainsworth lecturers include Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; Patrick E. Higginbotham, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; Henry A. Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State; Deanell Reece Tacha, Dean, Pepperdine University School of Law and former judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; Charles E. Roemer, III, former Governor of Louisiana; John R. Brown, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Judith Resnick, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School, among others. The Honorable Warren E. Burger, then Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, delivered the inaugural Ainsworth lecture.
Professor Motomura, a Loyola 2019 honorary degree recipient, is an internationally recognized scholar of immigration and citizenship law. He has written several award winning publications, including Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship Law in the United States (Oxford 2006) and Immigration Outside the Law (Oxford 2014). He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2018 to work on The New Migration Law. His biography is available at https://law.ucla.edu/faculty/faculty-profiles/hiroshi-motomura/.