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Robert James

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Robert James
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Station:   Monroe, LA
Service:
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
Personal History
Born:   1946
Hometown:   Ruston, LA
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.[1]

Professional career

  • 1992-1998: Law Instructor, Louisiana Tech
  • 1985-1998: Judge, Ruston City Court
  • 1971-1995: Attorney, private practice[1]

Judicial career

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.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John Shaw
Western District of Louisiana
1998–Current
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
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