Fall 2018Arlin and Neysa Adams Lecture
The Role of the Court in the Development of Social Justice
Presented by The Honorable
Jose L. Linares (LAW '78)
Fall 2018 Lecturer
The Honorable Jose L. Linares
Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey – Newark Vicinage
The Honorable Jose Luis Linares (LAW ’78) was born in Havana, Cuba and fled with his family to the United States in 1965 at the age of thirteen. He grew up in northern New Jersey and attended Jersey City State College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1975, prior to enrolling at Temple University School of Law. After law school, he served as a supervising attorney for the New York City Department of Investigation until 1980. Thereafter, he was engaged in private practice, where he had an extremely successful career as a litigator in New Jersey and New York.
In 2002, Judge Linares was appointed to the Superior Court of New Jersey. After two years on the Superior Court bench, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, ultimately ascending to the position of Chief Judge in 2017, as the Court’s first Hispanic Chief Judge.
The Fall 2018 Arlin and Neysa Adams Lecture is presented in honor of the 40th Reunion of the Class of 1978. If you are a member of the class of 1978 and would like to register or see a full schedule of reunion events, please visit the link below.