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Daniel Buckley

Daniel Buckley

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Thursday, March 9, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Daniel J. Buckley was appointed to the Los Angeles bench in 2002 by Governor Gray Davis. He became the supervising judge of the civil courts in 2012 after serving as the assistant supervising judge. In January 2015 he became assistant presiding judge and in January 2017 he became presiding judge of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County. Buckley has more than 14 years’ experience as a judge with assignments in criminal, limited and general jurisdiction civil, and probate cases.

Buckley served on the CJA Ethics Committee. He teaches regularly for the Judicial Council’s Center for Judicial Education and Research on ethics, civil law, jury instructions and computer skills for judges. He also serves as a lecturer in law and adjunct professor at USC, Notre Dame and Loyola Law School. Prior to his appointment, he worked for 22 years in private practice.


March 13, 2018
Re: Orin Kerr

Orin Kerr was quoted about the need for legal restraint when deciding cases involving cyberspace. "Criminal law is a blunt instrument that should be used only as a last resort," said Kerr. "The state's power to deny individuals their freedom is an extraordinary power, and it should be reserved for harms that other mechanisms cannot remedy."


Robert K. Rasmussen
January, 2018

"Puerto Rico and the Netherworld of Sovereign Debt Restructuring," Workshop, Duke Law School, Durham, NC. 

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas participated on a panel on "Effective Assessment:  Measuring Your Law Library's Impact" at the Association of American Law School's Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas concluded her year-year term on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law School's Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information.