Richard Allen Posner

Hon. Richard Allen Posner
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Address: Room 2788F
Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse
219 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 435-5850
Fax: (312) 435-5797
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Position Bar Admissions Education
Current Employment Position(s):

Bar Admissions:
New York, 1963
Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1962
Law Review: Harvard Law Review, President, 1961 - 1962

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1959

Honors and Awards:
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Corresponding Fellow, British Academy

Fellow, American Law Institute

Honorary LL.D., Syracuse

Honorary LL.D., Duquesne

Honorary LL.D., Georgetown University

Dr. Honoris Causa, Ghent

Past Employment Positions:
Lexecon Inc., President, 1977 - 1981

National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Research Associate, 1971 - 1981

University of Chicago Law School, Professor of Law, 1969 - 1981

Stanford Law School, Associate Professor, 1968 - 1969

President's Task Force on Communications Policy, General Counsel, 1967 - 1968

Department of Justice, Solicitor General's Office, Assistant to Solicitor General, 1965 - 1967

Federal Trade Commission, Assistant to Commissioner, 1963 - 1965

Supreme Court Justice William T. Brennan, Jr., Law Clerk, 1962 - 1963

U.S. Circuit Judge, 1981 - Present

United States Circuit Court, Chief Circuit Judge, 1993 - Present

University of Chicago Law School, Senior Lecturer, 1981 - Present

Birth Information:
1939, New York, New York, United States of America

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