History of the Federal Judiciary


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Watford, Paul Jeffrey
Born 1967 in Garden Grove, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on October 17, 2011, to a seat vacated by Pamela Ann Rymer. Confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 2012, and received commission on May 22, 2012.

Education:
University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1989
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1994

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1994-1995
Law clerk, Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court of the United States, 1995-1996
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1996-1997, 2000-2012
Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of California, 1997-2000
Lecturer-in-law, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 2007-2009

 

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