M. James Lorenz

Personal

Birthday: 
1935
Birthplace: 
Pasadena, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Deputy district attorney, San Diego County, California, 1966-1978
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of California, 1978-1981; first assistant U.S. attorney, 1978-1980; court-appointed U.S. attorney, 1980-1981
Private practice, San Diego, California, 1982-1999

Education

Name of School: 
University of California, Berkeley
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1957
Name of School - Second: 

California Western School of Law

California Western School of Law, founded in 1924, is a private, non-profit law school located in San Diego, California. It is popularly known as California Western or Cal Western and formerly California Western University. The school was approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) in 1962 and became a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in 1967. It is the oldest law school in San Diego.

According to the ABA, the bar pass rate is 78% for first time takers. California Western ranks very high on the respected National Jurist legal publication's list of Best Schools for Bar Exam Preparation. California Western made it into the list's 2012 coveted top 20.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1965

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of California
Court Name: 

California Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
10/5/1999
Retirement from Active Service: 
10/25/2009
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