Abraham David Sofaer

Personal

Birthday: 
1938
Birthplace: 
Bombay, India
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. J. Skelly Wright, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1965-1966
Law clerk, Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1966-1967
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1967-1969
Professor of law, Columbia University, 1969-1979
Legal advisor, U.S. Department of State, 1985-1990
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1991-1994
George P. Shultz distinguished scholar and senior fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1994-

Education

Name of School: 
Yeshiva University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1962
Name of School - Second: 

New York University School of Law

Our educational mission focuses on our three core constituencies: students, faculty and alumni. There is an obvious interdependence among these three groups: By attracting the top students, faculty interest is magnified; likewise, enabling professors to do their best work and supplying them with the most desirable resources allows us to attract young scholars who are motivated and talented. Similarly, the more tangible the impact the Law School has on our community, the more engaged our alumni become. Our graduates are energized by the intellectual excitement of the school, enriching their own professional lives and adding still more luster to their alma mater's reputation. Loyal alumni give back, so that a cycle of generosity, learning, appreciation and active participation in our school and society continues.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1965

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Court Name: 

New York Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/23/1979
Termination Date: 
6/9/1985
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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