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VanDyke, Lawrence James Christopher

Born 1972 in Midland, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on October 15, 2019, to a seat vacated by Jay S. Bybee. Confirmed by the Senate on December 11, 2019, and received commission on January 2, 2020.

Montana State University, B.S.E., 1997
Montana State University, M.C.E.M., 2000
Bear Valley Bible Institute, B.Th., 2002
Harvard Law School, J.D., 2005

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, D.C., 2005-2006
Law clerk, Hon. Janice Rogers Brown, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2006-2007
Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 2007-2012
Assistant solicitor general, State of Texas, 2012
Solicitor general, State of Montana, 2013-2014
Solicitor general, State of Nevada, 2015-2019
Deputy assistant attorney general, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 2019