Walter Edward Hoffman

Personal

Birthday: 
7/18/1907
Birthplace: 
Jersey City, NJ
Date of Death: 
11/21/1996
Place of Death: 
Norfolk, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Norfolk, Virginia, 1931-1954
Assistant professor of law, College of William and Mary School of Law, 1933-1942
Referee in bankruptcy, Eastern District of Virginia, 1942-1944
Director, Federal Judicial Center, 1974-1977

Education

Name of School: 
University of Pennsylvania
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1928
Name of School - Second: 

William & Mary Law School

The Law School was founded in 1779, making it the first law school in the country. It is a part of the state-supported College of William & Mary. They offer a three-year J.D. degree program of full-time study and the joint degrees of Law and Master of Business Administration, Law and Master of Public Policy, and Law and Master of Arts in American Studies. The one-year Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the American Legal System provides advanced education for persons who received their legal training outside the U.S. and are interested in careers in legal practice or education, or who wish to increase their familiarity with the American legal system.

Name of School - Third: 

Washington and Lee University School of Law

Washington and Lee University's School of Law was one of just 12 of the nation's top 30 law schools to post black enrollment gains over the past decade, and one of four with gains exceeding 15 percent, with an increase of 33% from 1997 to 2006.

Degree - Third: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Third: 
1931

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Court Name: 

Virginia Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/15/1954
Retirement from Active Service: 
9/3/1974
Termination Date: 
11/21/1996
Termination Reason: 
Death
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