Valerie Baker Fairbank

Personal

Birthday: 
1949
Birthplace: 
Minneapolis, MN
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1975-1977, 1980-1986
Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of California, 1977-1980
Judge, Los Angeles [California] Municipal Court, 1986-1987
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1987-2007

Appointed as Valerie L. Baker

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, May 4, 2006; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
University of California, Santa Barbara
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1971
Name of School - Second: 
University of California, Santa Barbara
Degree - Second: 
M.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1972
Name of School - Third: 

University of California Los Angeles School of Law

UCLA School of Law is the youngest top law school in the nation. At fifty-five years old, our school has never felt bound by outmoded ideas of how law should be taught or studied. Instead, beginning in the 1950s, UCLA created its own tradition - a tradition of innovation. We maintain this tradition persistently, building off our past successes as we propel our school, and students, into a future of unparalleled distinction.

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

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Central District of California
Court Name: 

California Central District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
2/16/2007
Retirement from Active Service: 
3/1/2012
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