Sterling Johnson Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
1934
Birthplace: 
Brooklyn, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Marine Corps, 1952-1955
Police officer, New York City, 1956-1967
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1967-1970
Executive director, Civilian Complaint Review Board, New York City Police Department, 1970-1974
Executive liaison officer, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, 1974-1975
Special narcotics prosecutor, New York City, 1975-1991
Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1999-2002

Education

Name of School: 
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1963
Name of School - Second: 

Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) is a law school founded in 1901. It is located in Brooklyn Heights, New York City, in the United States, and has approximately 1,100 students.

The Dean of the law school is Nicholas W. Allard, who assumed the role in 2012, as well as the role of president in 2014. Brooklyn Law School’s faculty includes 64 full-time professors, 6 emeriti faculty, and a number of adjunct faculty, many of whom are preeminent legal scholars.

In 2013, 94% of the law school's first-time test takers passed the bar exam, placing the law school third-best among New York's 15 law schools. Of 382 graduates in 2014, nine months after graduation 38 were unemployed, and 7 were of unknown employment status. Alumni have relocated to 49 states and over 25 countries after graduation.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1966

Judicial Career

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

New York Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/2/1991
Retirement from Active Service: 
6/1/2003
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