Norman Randy Smith

Personal

Birthday: 
1949
Birthplace: 
Logan, UT
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Associate and assistant general counsel, J.R. Simplot Company, 1977-1981
Adjunct professor, Boise State University, 1979-1981
Private practice, Pocatello, Idaho, 1982-1995
Adjunct professor, Idaho State University, 1984-
District judge, Idaho District Court, Sixth Judicial District, 1995-2007

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, December 16, 2005; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, September 5, 2006; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, November 15, 2006; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, January 9, 2007; nomination withdrawn by president, January 16, 2007

Education

Name of School: 
Brigham Young University
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1974
Name of School - Second: 

Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School

The J. Reuben Clark Law School (JRCLS) is a professional graduate school located in Provo, Utah at Brigham Young University (BYU). Founded in 1973, the school is named after J. Reuben Clark, Jr.—former U.S. Ambassador, Undersecretary of State, and LDS Church general authority—and its charter dean was former U.S. Solicitor General Rex E. Lee. The school offers traditional J.D. and LL.M. degrees, as well as five joint-degree programs.

BYU Law ranks among the top graduate programs in the country, and is particularly renowned for its low tuition and high placement rate in Article III federal judicial clerkships. The law school is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, and is accredited by the American Bar Association.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1977

Judicial Career

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

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
3/19/2007
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