Dennis W. Shedd

Personal

Birthday: 
1953
Birthplace: 
Cordova, SC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Staff, U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, South Carolina, 1978-1988; administrative assistant, 1982-1984
Chief counsel and staff director, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1985-1986
Private practice, Columbia, South Carolina, 1988-1991
Adjunct professor, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1989-1992

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, May 9, 2001; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Wofford College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1975
Name of School - Second: 

University of South Carolina School of Law

Founded in 1867, the mission of the School of Law is to teach law through in-depth study; to contribute through faculty and student research to the common good, to the fund of legal knowledge, and to legal development and reform; and to cooperate with state government, the community, and the organized Bar in developing and implementing appropriate programs in legal research, law reform, criminal justice reform, and continuing legal education.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1978
Name of School - Third: 

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 - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1980

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Court Name: 

South Carolina District Court

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
10/30/1990
Termination Date: 
12/10/2002
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
11/26/2002
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