William M. Skretny

Personal

Birthday: 
1945
Birthplace: 
Buffalo, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Fellow, Ford Foundation
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1971-1973
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of New York, 1973-1981; first assistant U.S. attorney, 1975-1981
Special counsel, Attorney General`s Advocacy Institute, Washington, D.C., 1979
Staff attorney, Office of Special Prosecutor, U.S. Department of Justice, 1980
Private practice, Buffalo, New York, 1981-1983, 1988-1990
First deputy district attorney, Erie County, New York, 1983-1988

Education

Name of School: 
Canisius College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1966
Name of School - Second: 

Howard University School of Law

Consistent with providing the professional leadership necessary to advocate and defend the rights of all, but particularly of African-Americans and other minorities, it is the Law School's mission to: Educate and enable students to develop their highest capabilities and skills as lawyers; Engage as an institution in the active pursuit of solutions to domestic and international legal, social, economic and political problems that are of particular concern to minority groups; and Imbue its students with dedication to excellence and commitment to the solutions to those problems.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1969
Name of School - Third: 

Northwestern University School of Law

At Northwestern Law we go beyond teaching the basics of legal reasoning to enable our students to make sound and ethical judgements, understand and improve the delivery of justice, and respond to the changing contexts in which law and legal institutions operate. Accordingly, the overarching goal of our curricular plan is to empower our graduates to adapt to and master the challenges of the changing world better than those of any other law school.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1972

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of New York
Court Name: 

New York Western District Court

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
8/7/1990
Retirement from Active Service: 
3/8/2015
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