Kenneth F. Ripple

Hon. Kenneth F. Ripple
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Address: 208 Federal Building
204 S. Main St.
South Bend, IN 46601
Phone: (312) 435-5850
Fax: (312) 435-5797
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Position Education Honors
Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):

George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1972
LL.M., Master of Law(s)
Honors: summa cum laude

University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1968

Fordham University, New York, New York, 1965
Honors: summa cum laude

Published Works:
Constitutional Litigation, 1984

The Supreme Court's Workload: Some Thoughts for the Practitioner, 66 American Bar Association Journal 174, 1980

Thurgood Marshall and the Forgotten Legacy of Brown vs. Board of Education (Transcript), 55 Notre Dame Law 471, 1980

The Entanglement Test of the Religion Clauses - A Ten Year Assessment, 27 UCLA Law Review 1195, 1980

World-Wide Volkswagen Corp. v Woodson: Reflections on the Road Ahead, 56 Notre Dame Law 65, 1980

The Separate Appendix in the Federal Appellate Practice - Necessary Tool or Costly Luxury? 34 Southwestern Law Journal 1159, 1981

Fitting In at the Court: Some Reflections on the Selection of Supreme Court Justices, 25 Res Gestae 120, 1981

Personal and Career Decisions During the Professional School Years - The Spiritual Dimension, 3 C.L.S.Q. 20, 1982

On Becoming a Judge, 34 Federal Bar News and Journal 380-382, 1987

Advisory Committee on Federal Appellate Rules, Reporter, 1978-1985

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame, 1977 - Present

Honors and Awards:
LL.D. George Washington University, 1992

Presidential Award - University of Notre Dame, 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships:
United States Naval Reserve, 1972 - Present

American Law Institute

American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:
Private Appellate Practice, 1977 - 1985

United States Supreme Court, Chief Justice, Special Assistant, 1973 - 1977

United States Supreme Court, Legal Officer, 1972 - 1973

United States Navy, 1968 - 1972

IBM, Attorney, 1968

Birth Information:
1943, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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