Richard Allen Posner

Personal

Birthday: 
1939
Birthplace: 
New York, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1962-1963
Legal assistant to the commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, 1963-1965
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1965-1967
General counsel, President`s Task Force on Communications, 1967-1968
Associate professor, Stanford Law School, 1968-1969
Faculty, University of Chicago Law School, 1969-

Education

Name of School: 
Yale College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1959
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

The world's premier center for legal education and research, Harvard Law School provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines in an energetic and creative learning environment. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to the world's most complex legal and social challenges.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1962

Judicial Career

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

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/1/1981
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