Richard M. Mosk

Richard M. Mosk (born May 18, 1939 in Los Angeles, California [cite web
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] ) is an associate justice of the California Courts of Appeal, Second District. Richard M. Mosk graduated Stanford University and Harvard Law School.cite web
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] After military service, he was a member of the staff of the Warren Commission (President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy) and a clerk to California Supreme Court Justice Mathew Tobriner.

Mosk was a partner in a large Los Angeles law firm. He was the United States appointed judge on the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal when it was formed and served from 1981-1984. [cite web
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] He was a substitute judge on that Tribunal from 1984 to 1997. In 1997, he was reappointed to that Tribunal and served until 2001, when he was appointed as an associate justice on the California Court of Appeal.

Mosk was a member of the Christopher Commission that investigated the Los Angeles Police Department (1991) and was Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Motion Picture Classification and Rating Administration that provides the parental ratings for motion pictures (1994-2000). As a lawyer, Mosk argued cases before various appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court and California Supreme Court. He has sat pro tem on the California Supreme Court. He has lectured at the Hague Academy of International Law and at law schools in Europe, Australia and the United States. Mosk teaches an undergraduate class at the University of Southern California. He has written articles for numerous publications.

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