William E. Smith

Personal

Birthday: 
1959
Birthplace: 
Boise, ID
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1987-2000, 2001-2002
Judge (part-time), West Warwick [Rhode Island] Municipal Court, 1993-1998
Staff director, Rhode Island office, U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, 2000-2001
Adjunct faculty, Providence College, 2000-2002

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, December 6, 2007; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Georgetown University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1982
Name of School - Second: 

Georgetown University Law Center

The Law Center provides a world of opportunities. We offer more courses and more seminars on domestic and international topics than any other law school in the country. Our program in clinical education, ranked among the best in the nation, offers a wide range of legal assistance to needy members of our community - including domestic abuse and child cases, political asylum cases, and environmental justice. Our location puts us within walking distance of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1987

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Court Name: 

Rhode Island District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
11/15/2002
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