S. Jay Plager
 

Hon. S. Jay Plager
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Address: Room 401
717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20439
Phone: (202) 275-8000
Fax: (202) 275-9678
(202) 275-8030 (Daily Disposition Sheet Voice Recording)
E-mail:
Web site: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/

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S. JAY PLAGER was appointed Circuit Judge by President George H. W. Bush in 1989. Prior to his appointment, Judge Plager served in the Executive Office of the President from 1987 to 1989, as Associate Director of OMB and as Administrator, OIRA. He served as Counselor to the Under Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services from 1986 to 1987. Judge Plager was Dean and Professor, Indiana University School of Law from 1977 to 1984. He was Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Illinois from 1964 to 1977, and from 1958 to 1964 was Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Florida. Judge Plager was Visiting Scholar, Stanford University Law School from 1984 to 1985, Visiting Fellow, Trinity College, and Visiting Professor, Cambridge University in 1980, and Visiting Research Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin from 1967 to 1968. Judge Plager served on active duty in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Judge Plager grew up in New Jersey, where he attended public schools. In 1952, he received an A.B. degree from the University of North Carolina, a J.D. in 1958 from the University of Florida, with high honors, where he was editor-in-chief of the Florida Law Review, and in 1961 an LL.M. from Columbia University. He has three children. Judge Plager assumed senior status in 2000.

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

Appointed 1989 by President George H. W. Bush
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1964
Florida, 1958
U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
Education:
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1958
J.D.
Honors: With High Honors
Honors: Order of the Coif
Law Review: University of Florida Law Review, Editor-in-Chief

Columbia Law School, New York, New York, 1961
LL.M.
Honors: Charles Evans Hughes Fellow

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1952
A.B.
Honors: Holloway Fellow

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Visiting Scholar, Stanford University Law School, 1984 - 1985

Visiting Professor, Cambridge University, 1980

Visiting Fellow, Trinity College, 1980

Professor, Faculty of Law, Indiana University at Bloomington, 1977 - 1989

Dean and Professor, Indiana University at Bloomington, 1977 - 1984

Visiting Research Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin, 1967 - 1968

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Illinois, 1964 - 1977

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Florida, 1958 - 1964

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Illinois Bar Association
Member

Florida Bar Association
Member

Administrative Conference of the United States
Member

National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal
Vice-chair

Judicial Conference of the United States
Member, Budget Committee

Past Employment Positions:
United States Navy, Korean Conflict, 1952

United States Naval Reserve, Commander, Honorable Discharge, 1971

Department of Health and Human Services, Counselor to the Under Secretary, 1986 - 1987

Executive Office of the President, Associate Director of OMB and Administrator of OIRA, 1987 - 1989

Fraternities/Sororities:
Phi Beta Kappa
Birth Information:
1931, Long Branch, New Jersey, United States of America
Profile Last Updated:
11/21/2013

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