History of the Federal Judiciary


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Nelson, Dorothy Wright
Born 1928 in San Pedro, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on September 28, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on December 19, 1979, and received commission on December 20, 1979. Assumed senior status on January 1, 1995.

Education:
University of California, Los Angeles, A.B., 1950
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1953
University of Southern California Law School, LL.M., 1956

Professional Career:
Research associate fellow, University of Southern California Law School, 1953-1956
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1954-1957
Faculty, University of Southern California Law School, 1957-1980; instructor, 1957-1958; assistant professor, 1958-1961; associate professor, 1961-1967; associate dean, 1965-1967; interim dean, 1967-1969; professor, 1967-1980;
   dean, 1969-1980
Adjunct professor of law, University of Southern California Law School, 1980-
Oral History
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