Shira A. Scheindlin

Personal

Birthday: 
1946
Birthplace: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, New York City, 1975-1976, 1990-1994
Law clerk, Hon. Charles Brieant, Jr., U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1976-1977
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1977-1981
General counsel, New York City Department of Investigation, 1981-1982
Adjunct professor, Brooklyn Law School, 1983-1994
Private practice, Short Hills, New Jersey, 1986-1990

Education

Name of School: 
University of Michigan
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1967
Name of School - Second: 
Columbia University
Degree - Second: 
M.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1969
Name of School - Third: 

Cornell University Law School

Cornell Law School combines inspired teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a close-knit and collegial intellectual community. Hallmarks include: A faculty that excels not only in scholarly productivity, but also in teaching ability An approach to legal education that encourages collaboration and interdisciplinary study A global emphasis, including educational partnerships around the world A part of Cornell University, one of the world's great research universities Graduates who are connected and make a difference

Degree - Third: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1975

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Court Name: 

New York Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/29/1994
Retirement from Active Service: 
8/16/2011
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1982-1986

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