George Carol Hanks Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
1965
Birthplace: 
Breaux Bridge, LA
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Simeon Lake, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1989-1991
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1991-2000
Judge, Texas District Court, One Hundred and Fifty-Seventh Judicial District, 2001-2002
Justice, First Court of Appeals of Texas, 2002-2010

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, September 18, 2014; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Louisiana State University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1986
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

The world's premier center for legal education and research, Harvard Law School provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines in an energetic and creative learning environment. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to the world's most complex legal and social challenges.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1989
Name of School - Third: 

Duke University School of Law

Duke Law School is an ambitious, forward-thinking, and innovative institution whose mission is to prepare students for responsible and productive lives in the legal profession. As a community of scholars, the Law School also provides leadership at the national and international levels in efforts to improve the law and legal institutions through teaching, research, and other forms of public service.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M., judicial studies
Degree Year - Third: 
2014

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Court Name: 

Texas Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
4/22/2015
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2010-2015

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