Embattled Campus Rights Lawyer to Speak at GOP Women’s Club

Popular college lecturer and celebrity lawyer, Keith Fink, whose recent firing by UCLA sparked a controversy, will talk about “Smothering Free Speech On Campus” at the Friday, February 16th meeting of the Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated. It will take place at Los Robles Greens, 299 South Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.  Registration and social connections begin at 11:00 am with the program and luncheon at 11:30. $28 includes a Chef’s Select luncheon buffet with coffee, iced tea & dessert. Please RSVP to (805) 358-6250, or email [email protected].

Fink is currently engaged in an academic freedom dispute with UCLA where he taught popular courses like “Free Speech on Campus” and “Free Speech in the Workplace.” Last year, the new department head eliminated some of his classes and assigned others to smaller rooms, shutting out students who wanted to take Fink’s courses. Students protested, demonstrated, and picketed. Despite a decade of teaching at UCLA, high student ratings, and teaching awards, the administration fired Fink under questionable circumstances.

Fink is an attorney and legal commentator known for his involvement in many high profile legal cases including suing or defending Rodney King, Ellen DeGeneres, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Rotten, Courtney Love, Jon Voight, Kobe Bryant, and Cyndy Garvey. In 1997, Fink founded his own boutique litigation firm that primarily handles employment discrimination law, labor, business, civil rights, and entertainment law cases.

As a student at UCLA, Fink was a collegiate debate star, winning the National Collegiate Debate Championship three years in a row. His college debate coach called Fink the greatest debater in UCLA history. While a student, Fink was a frequent panelist on the television show Youth & The Issues. After college, Fink taught debate at the Harvard School, speech at Stephen S. Wise Temple, and law at Southwestern Law School before joining the UCLA faculty in 2007.

In 1999 Fink was in the original cast of the television show Power of Attorney, arguing real cases before Judge Andrew Napolitano. Fink appears frequently on television with many clips of his talks and appearances on YouTube.

Keith Fink

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