James A. Beaty Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
1949
Birthplace: 
Whitmire, SC
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1974-1981
Judge, Forsyth County [North Carolina] Superior Court, 1981-1994

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, December 22, 1995; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, January 7, 1997; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Western Carolina University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1971
Name of School - Second: 

University of North Carolina School of Law

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the nation's oldest, and clearly one of its most accomplished, public institutions. From the colonial period until the present day, graduates from the University's School of Law have played powerfully disproportionate roles in leading the state, the south and the nation. Our law faculty includes world-class scholars, award-winning teachers and noted practitioners. Carolina Law's student body is among the most highly credentialed and intellectually diverse in America. Our signature offerings in civil rights, banking, intellectual property, entrepreneurial and securities law, critical studies, bankruptcy, and constitutional inquiry are among the best to be found in the academy. And our expansive array of skills and capstone courses provides impressive links between theory and practice. Carolina is a remarkable place to study law.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1974

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
Court Name: 

North Carolina Middle District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
10/11/1994
Retirement from Active Service: 
6/30/2014
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