Richard Arthur Gadbois Jr.


Omaha, NE
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Los Angeles, CA
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Deputy attorney general, State of California, 1958-1959
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1960-1968
Vice president/general counsel/secretary, Denny`s, Inc., La Mirada, California, 1968-1971
Judge, Los Angeles [California] Municipal Court, 1971-1972
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1972-1982


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St. John`s University
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Loyola Law School Los Angeles

The mission of Loyola Law School is legal education within the context of Loyola Marymount University and its goals as a Catholic Institution in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. In carrying out this mission, it is the particular responsibility of Loyola Law School to: Achieve and maintain excellence in the instruction of law and promote legal scholarship and research in the context of academic freedom; Seek to educate men and women who will be leaders of both the legal profession and society, demonstrating in their practice of law and public service the highest standards of personal integrity, professional ethics and a deep concern for social justice; Act at all times as an institution in a manner consistent with those values. The Law School should be distinguished by its concern for social justice. It should continue its efforts to provide opportunities for legal education to the poor, the underprivileged, women and minorities. Loyola Law School has a long-standing commitment to affirmative action and adheres to and supports all legal requirements for non-discrimination and equal opportunity in all of its programs. As a Jesuit-related institution, the Law School recognizes its moral and ethical obligation to provide opportunities for a quality legal education to qualified applicants of diverse backgrounds, interests and professional objectives.

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University of Southern California Gould School of Law

One of the most prominent law schools in the country, USC Law offers a forward-looking, interdisciplinary legal education guided by nationally renowned professors and informed by the diversity of a friendly and collegial student body. Located in the nation's second largest city, one of the largest and most dynamic in the world, the school offers myriad opportunities to apply the law to real-world problems through partnerships with some of the world's leading companies and law firms. Through interdisciplinary academic training and practical application of skills, students acquire the experience necessary to succeed as leaders in a global environment.

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Judicial Career

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U. S. District Court, Central District of California
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California Central District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
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