Robert William Gettleman

Personal

Birthday: 
1943
Birthplace: 
Atlantic City, NJ
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Staff law clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1968
Law clerk, Hon. Latham Castle, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1968-1969
Law clerk, Hon. Luther Swygert, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1970
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1970-1994

Education

Name of School: 
Boston University
Degree: 
B.S.B.A.
Degree Year: 
1965
Name of School - Second: 

Northwestern University School of Law

At Northwestern Law we go beyond teaching the basics of legal reasoning to enable our students to make sound and ethical judgements, understand and improve the delivery of justice, and respond to the changing contexts in which law and legal institutions operate. Accordingly, the overarching goal of our curricular plan is to empower our graduates to adapt to and master the challenges of the changing world better than those of any other law school.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1968

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Court Name: 

Illinois Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
10/11/1994
Retirement from Active Service: 
5/5/2009
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