Fern M. Smith

Personal

Birthday: 
1933
Birthplace: 
San Francisco, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1975-1986
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, 1986-1988
Director, Federal Judical Center, 1999-2003

Education

Name of School: 
Foothill Community College
Degree: 
A.A.
Degree Year: 
1970
Name of School - Second: 
Stanford University
Degree - Second: 
B.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1972
Name of School - Third: 

Stanford University Law School

At Stanford Law School, excellence is a given. Our community: engaged faculty and students, influential alumni, dedicated staff is united in its belief that a Stanford Law degree is a powerful tool for change. Our programs: intensive curriculum, hands-on legal clinics, high-profile academic centers cultivate professional skills and values, inspire new ideas, and engage leaders in developing solutions. And our resources: from cutting-edge facilities to the diverse advantages of Stanford University make the Stanford Law campus an ideal environment for exploring and mastering the law.

Degree - Third: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1975

Judicial Career

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

California Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/27/1988
Retirement from Active Service: 
5/15/2003
Termination Date: 
6/30/2005
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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