Ralph K. Winter
 

Hon. Ralph K. Winter
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Address: 500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 857-8500
(212) 857-8585
(212) 857-8702
(212) 857-8662
Fax: (212) 857-8710
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Web site: http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/

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Lawyer Profile:

Judge Winter was appointed United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit on December 10, 1981 and entered on duty January 5, 1982. He received a B.A. degree from Yale College in 1957 and an LL.B. degree from Yale Law School in 1960. He served as a law clerk to Judge Caleb M. Wright, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Delaware, 1960-61, and to Judge Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1961-62.

Judge Winter was a full-time member of the Yale Law School Faculty from 1962 until entering judicial service. At the time of his appointment, he was the William K. Townsend Professor of Law. He was also a Consultant to the Subcommittee of Separation of Powers, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate from 1968 to 1972, a Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institute, Washington, D.C. from 1968 to 1970, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow from 1971 to 1972 and an Adjutant Scholar, American Enterprise Institute from 1972 to 1981.

He served from 1987 to 1992 as a member of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. He served as Chair of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence from 1992 to 1996. From July 1, 1997 to September 30, 2000, Judge Winter served as Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In April 1998, he was appointed to the Executive Committee of the U.S. Judicial Conference. From October 1999 to September 2000, he served as Chair of the Executive Committee. On October 1, 2000, he took Senior Judge status.

Judge Winter has received the Connecticut Law Review Award, Honorary Doctors of Law from Brooklyn Law School and New York Law School, the Federal Bar Council's Learned Hand Award for Excellence in Federal Jurisprudence, and the Yale Law School's Association's Award of Merit.

Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Judge, since October 1, 2000

Appointed 1981 by President Reagan
Education:
Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1960
LL.B.

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1968
M.A.

Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut, 1957
B.A.

Published Works:
The New Age of Reform: Looking Back, 15 Georgia Law Review 1, 1980

Government and the Corporation, 1980

Testimonial To Joseph Warren Bishop, 95 Yale Law Journal, 1985

Classes/Seminars Taught:
William K. Townsend Professor of Law, Yale Law School Faculty

Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Chicago, 1966

Honors and Awards:
Connecticut Law Review Award

Honorary Doctors of Law from Brooklyn Law School

Honorary Doctors of Law from New York Law School

Federal Bar Council’s Learned Hand Award for Excellence in Federal Jurisprudence

Association's Award of Merit

Yale Law School's Association's Award of Merit

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Judicial Conference, 1987 - 1992
Member, Advisory Committee on Civil Rules

The Brookings Institute, 1968 - 1970
Senior Fellow

John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 1971 - 1972

American Enterprise Institute, 1972 - 1981
Adjutant Scholar

Judicial Conference, 1992 - 1996
Chair, Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence

U.S. Judicial Conference, 1998 - Present
Executive Committee

U.S. Judicial Conference, 1999 - 2000
Chair of the Executive Committee

Past Employment Positions:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Chief Judge, July 1, 1997 - September 30, 2000

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Judge, January 5, 1982 - July 1, 1997

Subcommittee of Separation of Powers, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, Consultant, 1968 - 1972

Yale Law School Faculty, Full-time Member, 1962 - 1982

Judge Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Law Clerk, 1961 - 1962

Judge Caleb M. Wright, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Delaware, Law Clerk, 1960 - 1961

Birth Information:
1935, Waterbury, Connecticut, United States of America

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