Deanell Reece Tacha

Personal

Birthday: 
1946
Birthplace: 
Goodland, KS
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

White House fellow, special assistant to the Secretary of Labor, 1971-1972
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1973
Private practice, Concordia, Kansas, 1973-1974
Director, Douglas County [Kansas] Legal Aid Clinic, 1974-1977
Faculty, University of Kansas School of Law, 1974-1985
Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1994-1998
Dean, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2011-

Education

Name of School: 
University of Kansas
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1968
Name of School - Second: 

University of Michigan Law School

Michigan Law students rely on technological services to communicate, perform legal research, enhance learning, and conduct administrative business. To support the academic and administrative functions of the Law School, the Information Technology Department (LawIT) provides stable and user-friendly computing, networking, and audio-visual infrastructure, services, and support for the Law School community.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1971

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Court Name: 

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/16/1985
Retirement from Active Service: 
1/27/2011
Termination Date: 
6/1/2011
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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