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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California|
|Active:||01/05/2004 - Present|
|Born:||June 14, 1947|
|Home State:||Chicago, IL|
|Bachelors:||Dartmouth College, B.A., 1969|
|Law School:||Harvard Law, J.D., 1975|
William "Bill" McCurine, Jr. (born June 14, 1947) is a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. He was appointed to this position on January 5, 2004.
Early life and education
Judge McCurine was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1969, and his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University College of Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship, being the first African American from Chicago to do so. In 1975, he earned his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
After graduating from Harvard, Judge McCurine began a long career in civil defense in San Diego, California. He began at Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith, LLP, but he spent most of his career as an associate and partner at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, LLP (now known as DLA Piper).
Judge McCurine has been involved in the San Diego legal community for many years, including serving as past president of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, San Diego's local chapter of the National Bar Association, the oldest and largest national association of predominantly African American lawyers and judges in the United States.
- United States District Court for the Southern District of California
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- ↑ The Third Branch, "Judicial Milestones", February 2004
- ↑ Thomas Jefferson School of Law News Release, "Thomas Jefferson School or Law Elects New Trustee", March 11, 2008
- ↑ Jet Magazine, "Dartmouth Sr., Chicago's 1st Black Rhodes Scholar", Jan. 23, 1969 (pg. 26)
- ↑ The Guys Thing, "About the Speakers: William McCurine, Jr."
- ↑ National Bar Association, "Our History"