Rebecca Beach Smith

Personal

Birthday: 
1949
Birthplace: 
Hopewell, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Planning analyst, Enviro-Med, Inc., Washington, D.C., and La Jolla, California, 1973-74
Research associate, National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1974-1977
Law clerk in private practice, Norfolk, Virginia, 1978
Law clerk, Hon. J. Calvitt Clarke, Jr., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1979-1980
Private practice, Norfolk, Virginia, 1980-1985

Education

Name of School: 
College of William and Mary
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1971
Name of School - Second: 
University of Virginia
Degree - Second: 
M.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1973
Name of School - Third: 

William & Mary Law School

The Law School was founded in 1779, making it the first law school in the country. It is a part of the state-supported College of William & Mary. They offer a three-year J.D. degree program of full-time study and the joint degrees of Law and Master of Business Administration, Law and Master of Public Policy, and Law and Master of Arts in American Studies. The one-year Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the American Legal System provides advanced education for persons who received their legal training outside the U.S. and are interested in careers in legal practice or education, or who wish to increase their familiarity with the American legal system.

Degree - Third: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1979

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Court Name: 

Virginia Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
10/25/1989
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1985-1989

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