Richard Barclay Surrick

Personal

Birthday: 
1937
Birthplace: 
Media, PA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Pennsylvania, 1965-1977
Chief, Appellate Division, Office of the Public Defender, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, 1965-1974
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County [Pennsylvania], 1978-2000

Education

Name of School: 
Dickinson College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1960
Name of School - Second: 

Dickinson School of Law - Penn State

Founded in 1834 by Judge John Reed, The Dickinson School of Law is the oldest law school in Pennsylvania and the fifth oldest in the nation. Throughout its history, the law school has trained distinguished graduates who have gone on to become leaders of the bar, of the judiciary, of government, and of business. These alumni include the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, five governors, three U.S. senators, and more than 100 federal, state and county judges and countless prominent lawyers and civic leaders.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1965
Name of School - Third: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1982

Judicial Career

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

Pennsylvania Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
6/5/2000
Retirement from Active Service: 
2/1/2011
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