Sheldon Jay Plager

Personal

Birthday: 
1931
Birthplace: 
Long Branch, NJ
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy, 1948-1970
Law professor, University of Florida, 1958-1963
Law professor, University of Illinois, 1963-1977
Visiting professor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1967-1968
Dean and professor, Indiana University School of Law, 1977-1984
Visiting fellow, Cambridge University and Rockefeller Foundation Research Center, 1980
Visiting scholar, Stanford Law School, 1984-1985
Counselor to the undersecretary of health and human services, 1986-1987
Associate director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 1987-1988
Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 1988-1989

Education

Name of School: 
University of North Carolina
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1952
Name of School - Second: 

Levin College of Law - University of Florida

The law school offers courses of study leading to the Juris Doctor degree, including Certificate Programs in Environmental and Land Use Law, Estates and Trusts Practice, Family Law, Intellectual Property Law or International and Comparative Law. Joint J.D./M.A. and J.D./Ph.D. degrees in a variety of disciplines are available, too. The college also offers one of the leading LL.M. in Taxation programs in the United States.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1958
Name of School - Third: 

Columbia Law School

Public service is a critical component of a legal education and the professional development of our students," said David M. Schizer, Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law. "This new guarantee supports a core principle of our school, as we aspire to train lawyers who view pro bono work as central to their commitment to our system of justice.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1961

Judicial Career

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

Federal Circuit Appeals Court

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
11/11/1989
Retirement from Active Service: 
11/30/2000
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