Robert Ernest Keeton

Personal

Birthday: 
12/16/1919
Birthplace: 
Clarksville, TX
Date of Death: 
7/1/2007
Place of Death: 
Cambridge, MA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1941-1942, 1945-1951
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1942-1945
Associate professor, Southern Methodist University, 1951-1953
Faculty, Harvard University, 1953-1979; assistant professor, 1954-1956; professor of law, 1956-1973; Langdell professor of law, 1973-1979; associate dean, 1975-1979
Director, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1971-1979

Education

Name of School: 
University of Texas
Degree: 
B.B.A.
Degree Year: 
1940
Name of School - Second: 

University of Texas School of Law

Only a large law school devoted to excellence across the range of modern legal education can offer this diversity. UT manages to do so while at the same time offering students intimate settings for study and recreation. The entering class is divided into eight extracurricular Societies, which become hubs of fun and friendship. The first year curriculum includes small classes offering individual attention, and the upper class curriculum is studded with seminars, colloquia, and clinics. Large class or small, good teaching is the norm. Student satisfaction surveys place Texas at or near the top year after year; our teaching track record is seldom matched by any other law school.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1941
Name of School - Third: 

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 - Third: 
S.J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1956

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Court Name: 

Massachusetts District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/23/1979
Retirement from Active Service: 
2/28/2003
Termination Date: 
9/8/2006
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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