Paul L. Friedman


Buffalo, NY
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Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Aubrey Robinson, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1968-1969
Law clerk, Hon. Roger Robb, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1969-1970
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1970-1974
Assistant solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1974-1976
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1976-1994


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Cornell University
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New York University School of Law

Our educational mission focuses on our three core constituencies: students, faculty and alumni. There is an obvious interdependence among these three groups: By attracting the top students, faculty interest is magnified; likewise, enabling professors to do their best work and supplying them with the most desirable resources allows us to attract young scholars who are motivated and talented. Similarly, the more tangible the impact the Law School has on our community, the more engaged our alumni become. Our graduates are energized by the intellectual excitement of the school, enriching their own professional lives and adding still more luster to their alma mater's reputation. Loyal alumni give back, so that a cycle of generosity, learning, appreciation and active participation in our school and society continues.

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University at Buffalo Law School

The University at Buffalo Law School -- the only law school in the State University of New York (SUNY) system-- draws on a long tradition of achievement and excellence. Widely recognized as the leading public law school in the Northeast, it provides the strong foundation and the cutting-edge tools law graduates need to succeed in a competitive legal marketplace. Its excellent full-time faculty draws upon a broad range of educational and work experiences. Low tuition, combined with financial aid, makes a law degree from UB accessible to students from a wide variety of backgrounds.

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Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
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District of Columbia District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
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