Juan R. Torruella

Personal

Birthday: 
1933
Birthplace: 
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Race or Ethnicity: 
Hispanic
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1959-1974

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, May 28, 1974; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1954
Name of School - Second: 

Boston University School of Law

Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is a nationally recognized law school located in the heart of Boston University's campus on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts.

Consistently ranked in the top 30 law schools, "U.S. News and World Report" currently ranks it 26th in the country. Three specialties are in the top 10, including Health Law (#5), Tax Law (#7), and Intellectual Property Law (#9). Princeton Review ranks it 2nd place nationally in "Best Professors" and 7th place for "Best Classroom Experience." For the class of 2017, the median student LSAT score was 163 and median GPA was 3.66.

Boston University School of Law offers a broad selection of legal classes and seminars (approximately 200) with a student to faculty ratio of 12:1.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1957
Name of School - Third: 
University of Puerto Rico School of Public Administration
Degree - Third: 
M.P.A.
Degree Year - Third: 
1984
Name of School - Fourth: 

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

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico
Court Name: 

Puerto Rico District Court

President Nominating: 
Gerald Ford
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/20/1974
Termination Date: 
10/30/1984
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

First Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
10/4/1984
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