William Joseph Haynes Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
1949
Birthplace: 
Memphis, TN
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Assistant attorney general, State of Tennessee, 1973-1984; senior assistant attorney general, 1977-1978; deputy attorney general, 1978-1984
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1984
Adjunct professor, Southeastern Paralegal Institute, 1986-1990
Adjunct professor, Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1987-1994, 1997-1998

Education

Name of School: 
College of St. Thomas
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1970
Name of School - Second: 

Vanderbilt University Law School

The skills of lawyers, including the skills of analyzing complex issues, asking the right questions, advocating for clients, and managing disputes and organizations, are best taught in a rigorous setting by first-rate faculty, in the company of outstanding classmates. At Vanderbilt, you'll find a faculty that is second to none in combining excellent and demanding teaching with important and influential research. More than anywhere else, Vanderbilt professors are demanding in class and civil and accessible outside it. Our faculty and staff work hard to model, in every class and every program, best practices in teaching law. As a result, our graduates are in high demand, with more than 550 employers visiting Vanderbilt every year to recruit our students for positions throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1973

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Court Name: 

Tennessee Middle District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
11/15/1999
Retirement from Active Service: 
12/1/2014
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1984-1999

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