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Timothy B. Dyk, the education of a federal judge, Timothy B. Dyk ; with Bill Davies.

The book's importance rests firmly on two strong contributions: its content and its approach. Its content - delivered in the Judge's own words - provides audiences with a unique view of many seminal moments in American twentieth-century legal history, including the Supreme Court under Earl Warren, the Watergate controversy, the growth of the Big Law firms, First Amendment litigation, and the Cameras in the Courtroom movement. It closely details the significant changes in law firm culture and the legal profession since the 1960s. It uniquely provides a rare behind-the-scenes account of the Senate Confirmation process for a Federal judicial nominee, at the process of judging on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, what life is like for a Federal judge, and how the court manages its docket. Taken individually, each of one of these insights is worthy of attention - but together in the same book, it is a one-of-a-kind volume
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- Family history -- Early life and schooling, 1937-1961 -- Clerking at the Supreme Court, 1961-1963 -- The Tax Division, 1963-1964 -- Wilmer Cutler, 1964-1990 -- Jones Day, 1990-2000 -- Reflections on changes in the legal profession -- Becoming a Federal Judge, 1993-2000 -- The confirmation process, 1998-2000 - selected diary entries -- Life as a federal judge, 2000-the present -- Epilogue
Literary Form
non fiction
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Sep 2022)
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 234 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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