William Horsley Orrick III

Personal

Birthday: 
1953
Birthplace: 
San Francisco, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Attorney, Georgia Legal Services Program, Savannah, Georgia, 1979-1984; acting managing attorney, 1981; supervising attorney, 1982-1984
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1984-2009
Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 2009-2013; counselor, 2009-2010; deputy assistant attorney general, 2010-2013

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, June 11, 2012; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Yale University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1976
Name of School - Second: 

Boston College Law School

Since its founding in 1929, Boston College Law School--one of the nation's premier Jesuit, Catholic legal institutions--has earned a national reputation for educational excellence and the highest standards of professionalism.

Boston College Law School (BC Law) is one of the six professional graduate schools at Boston College. Located approximately 1.5 miles from the main Boston College campus in Chestnut Hill, Boston College Law School is situated on a 40-acre (160,000 m2) wooded campus in Newton, Massachusetts.

With approximately 800 students and 125 faculty members, the Law School is one of the largest of BC's seven graduate and professional schools. Admission to BC Law is highly selective.

In addition to J.D., M.A. and Ph.D. programs, Boston College Law School offers joint degrees with BC's Carroll School of Management (J.D./M.B.A.), Graduate School of Social Work (J.D./M.S.W.) and Lynch School of Education (J.D./M.Ed.). Joint degrees in the humanities, fine arts, natural sciences and social sciences are offered with BC's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1979

Judicial Career

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

California Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/16/2013
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