Kenneth Francis Ripple

Personal

Birthday: 
1943
Birthplace: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy, 1968-1972
U.S. Naval Reserve, JAG Corps, 1972-
Attorney, office of the general counsel, IBM, 1968
Legal officer, Supreme Court of the United States, 1972-1973
Special assistant, Chief Justice of the United States Warren Burger, 1973-1977
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1977-1985
Professor of law, University of Notre Dame, 1977-
Reporter, Advisory Committee on Federal Appellate Rules, 1978-1985

Education

Name of School: 
Fordham University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1965
Name of School - Second: 

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 - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1968
Name of School - Third: 

George Washington University Law School

Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school is located on the GW campus in the downtown neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. The law school has a total enrollment of about 2,000 students. Approximately 1,400 students are in the full-time division for the JD degree and 300 are enrolled in the part-time division. 300 students, many from abroad, are enrolled in graduate law degree programs.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1972

Judicial Career

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

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
5/10/1985
Retirement from Active Service: 
9/1/2008
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