James Larry Edmondson

Personal

Birthday: 
1947
Birthplace: 
Jasper, GA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Sidney O. Smith, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1971-1973
Private practice, Jasper, Georgia, 1973
Private practice, Lawrenceville, Georgia, 1973-1986
Instructor, University of Georgia School of Law, 1975-1984

Education

Name of School: 
Emory University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1968
Name of School - Second: 

University of Georgia School of Law

Impressive Faculty - Includes authors of some of our country's leading legal scholarship, recipients of UGA's highest award for teaching excellence, Fulbright scholars, former law clerks to the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts, and former editors in chief of law reviews as well as former trial and corporate attorneys. Talented Student Body - Among the most selective public law schools in the nation, with LSATs of entering students near the top 10 percent of test takers nationwide and outstanding undergraduate GPAs.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1971
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: 
1990

Judicial Career

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

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
5/7/1986
Retirement from Active Service: 
7/15/2012
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