Rhesa Hawkins Barksdale

Personal

Birthday: 
1944
Birthplace: 
Jackson, MS
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, 1966-1970
Law clerk, Hon. Byron White, Supreme Court of the United States, 1972-1973
Private practice, Jackson, Mississippi, 1973-1990
Instructor in constitutional law, University of Mississippi Law School Paralegal Course, 1975-1976
Instructor, Mississippi College School of Law, 1976
Chairman, Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program, 1982-1985

Education

Name of School: 
U.S. Military Academy
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1966
Name of School - Second: 

University of Mississippi School of Law

The University of Mississippi School of Law draws its strength inside and outside the classroom from a dynamic faculty, whose diverse interests and experiences, serve our students and surrounding communities. The faculty offers students a wide range of practical courses from business transaction and tax courses to in-depth clinical experiences in domestic violence, immigration, and criminal appeals. Our faculty is characterized by diverse idealogical and methodological perspectives that enrich the lives of our students. The variety of textbooks and coursebooks published by our faculty in such areas of family law, intellectual property, and tort law is testament to the dedication to pedagogical method at the Law School.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1972

Judicial Career

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

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
3/12/1990
Retirement from Active Service: 
8/8/2009
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