Bolitha James Laws

Personal

Birthday: 
8/22/1891
Birthplace: 
Washington, DC
Date of Death: 
11/14/1958
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1914-1920
Private practice, New York City, 1920-1921
Litigation counsel/assistant general counsel, Emergency Fleet Corporation, U.S. Shipping Board, 1921-1922
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1922-1938

Education

Name of School: 

Georgetown University Law Center

The Law Center provides a world of opportunities. We offer more courses and more seminars on domestic and international topics than any other law school in the country. Our program in clinical education, ranked among the best in the nation, offers a wide range of legal assistance to needy members of our community - including domestic abuse and child cases, political asylum cases, and environmental justice. Our location puts us within walking distance of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1913
Name of School - Second: 

Georgetown University Law Center

The Law Center provides a world of opportunities. We offer more courses and more seminars on domestic and international topics than any other law school in the country. Our program in clinical education, ranked among the best in the nation, offers a wide range of legal assistance to needy members of our community - including domestic abuse and child cases, political asylum cases, and environmental justice. Our location puts us within walking distance of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice.

Degree - Second: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Second: 
1914

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Court Name: 

District of Columbia District Court

President Nominating: 
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
6/24/1938
Termination Date: 
2/23/1945
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Chief Justice
Court Name - Second: 

District of Columbia District Court

Commission Date - Second: 
2/23/1945
Termination Date - Second: 
9/1/1948
Termination Reason - Second: 
Reassignment
Court Name - Third: 
U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Court Name - Third: 

District of Columbia District Court

Commission Date - Third: 
9/1/1948
Termination Date - Third: 
11/14/1958
Termination Reason - Third: 
Death
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