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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||08/03/1998 - Present|
|Chief:||2009 - 10/15/2012|
|Preceded by:||John Shaw|
|Past post:||Ruston City Court, Judge|
|Past term:||1985 - 1998|
|Undergraduate:||Louisiana Tech U., B.A., 1968|
|Law School:||Louisiana State U. Law, J.D., 1971|
Robert James is a Federal Article III Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.
Early life and education
Born in Ruston, Louisiana, James graduated from Louisiana Tech University with his bachelor's degree in 1968 and later from Louisiana State University Law School with his Juris Doctor, J.D. degree in 1971.
- 1992-1998: Law Instructor, Louisiana Tech
- 1985-1998: Judge, Ruston City Court
- 1971-1995: Attorney, private practice
Western District of Louisiana
James was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana by Bill Clinton on January 27, 1998 to a seat vacated by John M. Shaw. James was confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 1998, and received commission on August 3, 1998.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Western District of Louisiana
|Magistrate judges||James Kirk • C. Michael Hill • Kathleen Kay • Karen Hayes • Mark Hornsby • Patrick Hanna •|
|Former Article III judges||
John Dick • Thomas Bolling Robertson • Samuel Hadden Harper • Philip Kissick Lawrence • Theodore Howard McCaleb • Henry Boyce • Alexander Boarman • John Duhe • W. Eugene Davis • George Whitfield Jack • Gaston Porterie • Benjamin Dawkins, Jr. • Benjamin Dawkins, Sr. • Edwin Hunter • F.A. Little • Richard Putnam • Nauman Scott • John Shaw • Earl Veron •
|Former Chief judges|