John Garvan Murtha

Personal

Birthday: 
1941
Birthplace: 
Hartford, CT
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

E. Barrett Prettyman fellow, Georgetown University Law Center, 1968-1970
Deputy state`s attorney, Windham County, Vermont, 1970-1973
Private practice, Brattleboro, Vermont, 1973-1995

Education

Name of School: 
Yale University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1963
Name of School - Second: 

University of Connecticut School of Law

The University of Connecticut School of Law is one of the leading public law schools in the country. Its campus, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, is probably the most beautiful of any law school in the United States. The newly-completed law library is perhaps the finest facility of its kind in the world. Two miles from the center of Hartford, the Law School is located in a neighborhood of large Victorian homes, where many students, staff, and faculty live.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1968
Name of School - Third: 

Georgetown University Law Center

The Law Center provides a world of opportunities. We offer more courses and more seminars on domestic and international topics than any other law school in the country. Our program in clinical education, ranked among the best in the nation, offers a wide range of legal assistance to needy members of our community - including domestic abuse and child cases, political asylum cases, and environmental justice. Our location puts us within walking distance of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1970

Judicial Career

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

Vermont District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/26/1995
Retirement from Active Service: 
6/30/2009
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