James L. Dennis

Hon. James L. Dennis
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Address: 600 Camp Street, Room 219
New Orleans, LA 70130-3425
Phone: (504) 310-8000
Web site: http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/

Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):

Appointed by President Clinton
Bar Admissions:
Louisiana, 1962
University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1984
LL.M., Master of Law(s)
Major: Judicial Process

Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1962
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: With Honors
Honors: Order of the Coif
Law Review: Louisiana Law Review, Managing Editor

Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, 1959

Published Works:
Torts-Firearms-Liability for Sale to Minor in Violation of Criminal Statute, 20 Louisiana Law Review 796, 1960

Comment, State Involvement in Private Discrimination Under the Fourteenth Amendment, 21 Louisiana Law Review 433, 1961

Note, Automobiles-Community Mission-Burden of Proof? 21 Louisiana Law Review 647, 1961

Comment, Misstatements in Applications for Life and Health and Accident Insurance Under the Louisiana Insurance Code, 22 Louisiana Law Review 190, 1961

Note, Evidence-Unreasonable Search and Seizure-Pretrial Motion to Suppress, 22 Louisiana Law Review 842, 1962

Use of Our Courts for Speedier Criminal Justice, 28 No. 1 Louisiana Bar Journal 39, June, 1980

A Practical Approach to the Use of Precedent Under the Louisiana Civil Code, May, 1984

Interpretation and Application of the Civil Code and the Evaluation of Judicial Precedent, The 21st John M. Tucker, Jr. Lecture in Civil Law, 54 Louisiana Law Review 1, 1993

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Instructor, Louisiana State University Law Center, Summer School, 1980, 1981, 1989

Instructor, Tulane University School of Law Greece Program, 1986

Honors and Awards:
Recipient, Monroe Jaycee Distinguished Service Award, 1970

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Louisiana State Bar Association

American Bar Association
Member, Committee on Appellate Practice

Louisiana Judicial College, 1976 - 1980
Chairman, Board of Governors

Louisiana Constitutional Convention, 1973 - 1974
Chairman, Judiciary Committee

Past Employment Positions:
Louisiana Supreme Court, Louisiana Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Member, 1975 - 1995

Louisiana Supreme Court, Louisiana Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Chairman, 1986

Louisiana Court of Appeal Second Circuit, Judge, 1974 - 1975

Louisiana District Court Fourth Judicial District, Judge, 1972 - 1974

Louisiana Constitutional Revision Commission, Coordinator, 1970 - 1972

Louisiana House of Representatives, Member, 1968 - 1972

Private practice, Monroe, Louisiana, 1962 - 1972

United States Army, Private First Class, 1955 - 1957

Supreme Court of Louisiana, Associate Justice, 1975 - 1995

Phi Delta Phi
Birth Information:
1936, Monroe, Louisiana, United States of America

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