William Royal Furgeson Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
1941
Birthplace: 
Lubbock, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army captain, 1967-1969
Assistant county attorney, Lubbock County, Texas, 1969
Law clerk, Hon. Halbert O. Woodward, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1969-1970
Private practice, El Paso, Texas, 1970-1993
Dean, University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law, 2013-

Education

Name of School: 
Texas Technical College (now Texas Tech University)
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1964
Name of School - Second: 

University of Texas School of Law

Only a large law school devoted to excellence across the range of modern legal education can offer this diversity. UT manages to do so while at the same time offering students intimate settings for study and recreation. The entering class is divided into eight extracurricular Societies, which become hubs of fun and friendship. The first year curriculum includes small classes offering individual attention, and the upper class curriculum is studded with seminars, colloquia, and clinics. Large class or small, good teaching is the norm. Student satisfaction surveys place Texas at or near the top year after year; our teaching track record is seldom matched by any other law school.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1967

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Court Name: 

Texas Western District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/11/1994
Retirement from Active Service: 
11/30/2008
Termination Date: 
5/31/2013
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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