James Donald Peterson

Personal

Birthday: 
1957
Birthplace: 
Lake Charles, LA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Assistant professor, Department of Film, Television and Theatre, University of Notre Dame, 1986-1993
Lecturer, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin, 1994-1995
Law clerk, Hon. David G. Deininger, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, 1998-1999
Private practice, Madison, Wisconsin, 1999-2014

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, November 7, 2013; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
University of Wisconsin
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1979
Name of School - Second: 
University of Wisconsin
Degree - Second: 
M.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1984
Name of School - Third: 
University of Wisconsin
Degree - Third: 
Ph.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1986
Name of School - Fourth: 

University of Wisconsin Law School

The University of Wisconsin Law School is a top national law school, attracting students from across the country and around the world. Top students are drawn to the UW Law School because of the diversity of our student body, our tradition of excellence, and our law-in-action approach to teaching and learning the law --- an approach that differentiates us from other law schools.

Degree - Fourth: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Fourth: 
1998

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Court Name: 

Wisconsin Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/12/2014
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