William J. Bauer

Hon. William J. Bauer
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Address: Room 2754
Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse
219 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 435-5850
Fax: (312) 435-5797
E-mail: Contact Us
Web site: http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov

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

Appointed by President Ford
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1951
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1951
DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1952
Law Review: DePaul Law Review, Assistant Editor, 1951 - 1952

Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois, 1949
Honors: cum laude
Major: History

Published Works:
Robert A. Spreecher, 78 Northwestern University Law Review 290, 1983

A Dedication to Francis X. Riley, 4 Northern Illinois University of Law Review iii, 1983

Is Our Judicial System in Trouble? (Transcript of Interview with Judge Bauer), 9 Trial Diplomacy Journal 4, 1986

Criminal Procedure- Cases and Comments - Third, Fourth, and Fifth Editions (Co-Authors: Haddad, Zagel and Starkman), Foundation Press

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Instructor, Business Law, Elmhurst College, 1952 - 1959

Adjunct Professor, Criminal Trial Procedure, DePaul University, 1978 - 1991

Instructor, Trial Advocacy, Willamette University College of Law, 1984 - Present

Honors and Awards:
LL.D. Degree, Elmhurst College, 1969

Alumnus of the Year, DePaul College of Law, 1970

Distinguished Alumnus Award, DePaul University, 1975

LL.D., John Marshall Law School, 1987

Honorary Order of the Coif, DePaul College of Law, 1992

LL.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1993

Catholic Lawyer of the Year Award, from Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, 1990

Award for Distinguished Service to Law and Society, from Illinois Bar Foundation, 1993

LL.D. Roosevelt University, 1994

Lawyer of the Year Award, from DuPage County Bar Association, 1994

Recipient of Award of Merit, from Decalogue Society, 1998

DePaul Law Alumni Outstanding Service to the Judiciary Award, 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

American Judicature Society

Federal Bar Association
Member and former Director

Du Page County Bar Association
Member, Past President

National District Attorneys Association

Illinois States Attorneys Association
Member and Director

Illinois Association of Circuit and Appellate Court Judges

Chicago Bar Association
Former Member of Board of Managers

Elmhurst College, 1976 - Present
Member, Board of Trustees

Loyola University
Member, Law Advisory Board

University of Chicago, 1972 - 1974
Member, Visitors Committee

DuPage Memorial Hospital
Member, Board of Trustees

Mercy Hospital
Member, Board of Advisors

Elmhurst YMCA
Former Member, Board of Directors

DePaul University, 1983 - Present
Member, Board of Trustees

Illinois Federal Savings and Loan Association, 1961 - 1964
Vice President

Union League Club

Tavern Club

Past Employment Positions:
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, United States Circuit Judge, 1974 - 1986

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Chief Judge, 1986 - 1994

Northern District of Illinois, United States District Judge, 1971 - 1974

Northern District of Illinois, United States Attorney, 1970 - 1971

18th Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court Judge, 1964 - 1970

DuPage County, States Attorney, 1959 - 1964

Erlenborn & Bauer, Elmhurst, Illinois, 1953 - 1964

DuPage County, Wheaton, Illinois, Assistant States Attorney, 1952 - 1958

United States Army, 1945 - 1947

Delta Theta Phi
Phi Kappa Phi
Omicron Delta Kappa
Birth Information:
1926, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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