Arthur Lawrence Alarcon

Hon. Arthur Lawrence Alarcon
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Address: The James R. Browning Courthouse
95 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 355-8000
Web site:

Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Circuit Judge, since November 21, 1992

Appointed 1979 by Jimmy Carter
Bar Admissions:
University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California, 1951
Law Review: Southern California Law Review, Editor

University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
Honors: Attended, 1946-1948

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1949

Published Works:
California Criminal Law (10th ed.) (Co-Author with Fricke)

California Criminal Evidence (7th ed.) (Co-Author with Fricke)

California Criminal Proceedings (7th ed.) (Co-Author with Fricke)

Chapter: Search and Seizure Problems, California Criminal Law Practice Handbook, 1964

Prison Reform: Backward or Forward? (With A. Murray & G. Ringer), 50 Cal. St. B.J. 356, 1975

Fair Trial v. Free Press: Who's on First? 14 U.W.L.A. L. Rev. 1, 1982

The Death Penalty: The Caryl Chessman Case: Irreversible Error (With E.G. Brown & F. Cooper), 11 San Fern. V.L. Rev. 21, 1983

Points on Appeal, 10 Litigation 5, Summer, 1984

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Adjunct Professor, Criminal Law, Loyola University Law School

Lecturer, University of Southern California

Faculty, California College of Trial Judges, 1967 - 1972

Faculty, California Judicial College

Honors and Awards:
Combat Infantry Badge

Four Battle Stars

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Los Angeles Bar Association

California Parole Board, 1964

American Bar Association

Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation
Board of Directors

Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club
Board of Directors

Coro Foundation
Board of Directors

Los Angeles Performing Arts Council
Board of Directors

Mexican-American Scholarship Foundation Assisting Careers in Law
Board of Directors/Founder

Council on Mexican-American Affairs

California Adult Authority, 1962
Executive Secretary

California Adult Authority, 1964
Temporary Chairman

Past Employment Positions:
California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Associate Justice, 1978 - 1979

Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles, Judge, 1964 - 1978

Governor Edmund G. (Pat) Brown, Executive Assistant, 1962 - 1964

Governor Edmund G. (Pat) Brown, Legal Advisor, Clemency and Extradition Secretary, 1961 - 1962

Governor's Special Commission on Narcotics, 1960 - 1961

Los Angeles County, Deputy District Attorney, 1952 - 1961

United States Army, Staff Sergeant, 1943 - 1946

California Parole Board, Chairman, 1964 - Present

Southwestern University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 1985 - Present

Loyola Marymount School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 1993 - 1994

Birth Information:
1925, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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