Leslie Southwick

Personal

Birthday: 
1950
Birthplace: 
Edinburg, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army Reserve, 1993-1997
Mississippi National Guard, 1997-2008
Briefing attorney, Hon. John F. Onion, Jr., Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1975-1976
Law clerk, Hon. Charles Clark, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1976-1977
Private practice, Jackson, Mississippi, 1977-1989
Adjunct professor, Mississippi College School of Law, 1985-1989, 1998-
Visiting professor, Mississippi College School of Law, 2007
Deputy assistant attorney general, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1989-1993
Judge, Mississippi Court of Appeals, 1995-2006
Candidate for Mississippi Supreme Court, 1996
U.S. Army staff judge advocate, 2005

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, June 6, 2006; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Rice University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1972
Name of School - Second: 

University of Texas School of Law

Only a large law school devoted to excellence across the range of modern legal education can offer this diversity. UT manages to do so while at the same time offering students intimate settings for study and recreation. The entering class is divided into eight extracurricular Societies, which become hubs of fun and friendship. The first year curriculum includes small classes offering individual attention, and the upper class curriculum is studded with seminars, colloquia, and clinics. Large class or small, good teaching is the norm. Student satisfaction surveys place Texas at or near the top year after year; our teaching track record is seldom matched by any other law school.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1975

Judicial Career

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

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
10/29/2007
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