James Dickson Phillips Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
1922
Birthplace: 
Scotland County, NC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army first lieutenant, 1943-1946
Assistant director, Institute of Government, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1948-1949
Private practice, Laurinburg, North Carolina, 1949-1955
Private practice, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1955-1959
Faculty, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1960-1978; lecturer and associate professor of law, 1960-1964; dean, 1964-1974; professor of law, 1964-1978

Education

Name of School: 
Davidson College
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1943
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: 
1948

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Court Name: 

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/11/1978
Retirement from Active Service: 
7/31/1994
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