Clarence Cooper

Personal

Birthday: 
1942
Birthplace: 
Decatur, GA
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Attorney, Atlanta [Georgia] Legal Aid Society, 1967
U.S. Army, 1968-1970
Assistant district attorney, Fulton County, Georgia, 1968, 1970-1975
Judge, Atlanta [Georgia] Municipal Court, 1975-1980
Judge, Fulton County [Georgia] Superior Court, 1980-1990
Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 1990-1994

Education

Name of School: 
Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University)
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1964
Name of School - Second: 

Howard University School of Law

Consistent with providing the professional leadership necessary to advocate and defend the rights of all, but particularly of African-Americans and other minorities, it is the Law School's mission to: Educate and enable students to develop their highest capabilities and skills as lawyers; Engage as an institution in the active pursuit of solutions to domestic and international legal, social, economic and political problems that are of particular concern to minority groups; and Imbue its students with dedication to excellence and commitment to the solutions to those problems.

Name of School - Third: 

Emory University School of Law

Emory Law is dedicated to integrative, international, and interdisciplinary legal study. We are committed to promoting scholarly excellence in a diverse community. We educate leaders in society based on our common quest for knowledge, pursuit of public service, and advocacy for justice.

Degree - Third: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1967
Name of School - Fourth: 
Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Degree - Fourth: 
M.P.A.
Degree Year - Fourth: 
1978

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Court Name: 

Georgia Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/9/1994
Retirement from Active Service: 
2/9/2009
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