Kenneth Starr, dean of Pepperdine University School of Law and former United States Federal Judge and Solicitor General hosted a lecture at Biola University on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 7 p.m. Starr spoke on how the Constitution is a significant element in preparing for a future career in law and discussed the importance of social justice.

Starr was excited to be on Biola’s campus for the first time.

“I’m so excited to be here on the Biola University campus,” said Starr. “I’ve looked forward to being on your campus for some time.”

Quoting Micah 6:8, Starr called students to be peacemakers and justice seekers, in Abraham Lincoln’s words. He said students need to have a servant’s heart when entering the profession of law and be concerned about social justice, whether a political science major or not.

The event was open to the public, but was sponsored by the Biola University Department of History, Government, and Social Science, and was intended for students majoring in history, political science, social humanities and the Torrey Honors Institute.

“We are in the process of upgrading our pre-law concentration and what better way then to bring a well-known federal prosecutor in to be at the starting point of a growing department?,” said George Giacumakis, chairman of the Department of History, Government, and Social Science.

Starr, known for The Starr Report, was chosen to speak at Biola because of his extensive background working for the federal government as an independent prosecutor and his top position at one of California’s most prominent law schools.

Read a full review of the event at Biola University’s student newspaper The Chimes online, Former Fed Judge Speaks at Biola.

Written by Jenna Bartlo, Media Relations Coordinator. Jenna can be reached at (562) 777-4061 or through email at