James R. Carrigan

Personal

Birthday: 
8/24/1929
Birthplace: 
Mobridge, SD
Date of Death: 
8/15/2014
Place of Death: 
Boulder, CO
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Williston, North Dakota, 1953-1954
Assistant professor of law, University of Denver, 1956-1959
Visiting associate professor, New York University School of Law, 1958
Visiting associate professor, Washington University School of Law, 1959-1960
Judicial administrator, State of Colorado, 1960-1961
Private practice, Denver, Colorado, 1961-1962
Professor of law, University of Colorado, 1961-1967
Private practice, Denver and Boulder, Colorado, 1967-1976
Justice, Colorado Supreme Court, 1976-1979
Arbitrator, Judicial Arbiter Group, Denver, Colorado, 1995-

Education

Name of School: 
University of North Dakota
Degree: 
Ph.B.
Degree Year: 
1953
Name of School - Second: 

University of North Dakota Law School

The UND School of Law offers a strong and diversified curriculum that will properly prepare students to take the bar exam, provide first-class legal services, and think effectively and efficiently as legal professionals. Its smaller enrollment and excellent student/faculty staff ratio creates a collaborative and collegial learning environment.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1953
Name of School - Third: 

New York University School of Law

Our educational mission focuses on our three core constituencies: students, faculty and alumni. There is an obvious interdependence among these three groups: By attracting the top students, faculty interest is magnified; likewise, enabling professors to do their best work and supplying them with the most desirable resources allows us to attract young scholars who are motivated and talented. Similarly, the more tangible the impact the Law School has on our community, the more engaged our alumni become. Our graduates are energized by the intellectual excitement of the school, enriching their own professional lives and adding still more luster to their alma mater's reputation. Loyal alumni give back, so that a cycle of generosity, learning, appreciation and active participation in our school and society continues.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1956

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Colorado
Court Name: 

Colorado District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/26/1979
Retirement from Active Service: 
10/10/1994
Termination Date: 
8/19/1995
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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