James L. Dennis

Personal

Birthday: 
1936
Birthplace: 
Monroe, LA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, 1955-1957
Private practice, Monroe, Louisiana, 1962-1972
State representative, Louisiana, 1968-1972
Judge, Louisiana District Court, Fourth Judicial District, 1972-1974
Judge, Louisiana Court of Appeal, Second Judicial Circuit, 1974-1975
Associate justice, Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1975-1995

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, June 8, 1994; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Louisiana Tech University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1959
Name of School - Second: 

Paul M Hebert Law Center Louisiana State University

LSU Law Center offers training in both civil law, used in Louisiana and in 60% of the world's jurisdictions, and common law, in force in 49 other states and in 40% of the glob.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1962
Name of School - Third: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1984

Judicial Career

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

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
10/2/1995
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