Garland Ellis Burrell Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
1947
Birthplace: 
Los Angeles, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Marine Corps, 1966-1968
Deputy district attorney, Sacramento, California, 1976-1978
Deputy city attorney, Sacramento, California, 1978-1979
Assistant U.S. attorney/deputy chief, Civil Division, Eastern District of California, 1979-1985
Business litigator, Stockman Law Corporation, 1985-1986
Senior deputy city attorney, Sacramento, California, 1986-1990
Assistant U.S. attorney/chief, Civil Division, Eastern District of California, 1990-1992

Education

Name of School: 
California State University, Los Angeles
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1972
Name of School - Second: 
Washington University in St. Louis
Degree - Second: 
M.S.W.
Degree Year - Second: 
1976
Name of School - Third: 

California Western School of Law

California Western School of Law, founded in 1924, is a private, non-profit law school located in San Diego, California. It is popularly known as California Western or Cal Western and formerly California Western University. The school was approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) in 1962 and became a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in 1967. It is the oldest law school in San Diego.

According to the ABA, the bar pass rate is 78% for first time takers. California Western ranks very high on the respected National Jurist legal publication's list of Best Schools for Bar Exam Preparation. California Western made it into the list's 2012 coveted top 20.

Degree - Third: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1976

Judicial Career

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

California Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
3/2/1992
Retirement from Active Service: 
7/4/2012
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