Andrew Jay Kleinfeld

Hon. Andrew Jay Kleinfeld
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Address: The James R. Browning Courthouse
95 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 355-8000
Web site:

Position Bar Admissions Education
Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Circuit Judge, since June 12, 2010

Appointed 1991 by George H.W. Bush
Bar Admissions:
Alaska, 1970
Massachusetts, 1973
Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969

Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1966

Published Works:
The Sentencing Guidelines Promote Truth and Justice, Federal Probation pg. 16, September, 1991

Alaska: Where the Loser pays the Winner's Fees, 24 Judges Journal No. 2, pg. 5, Spring, 1985

On Shifting Attorney's Fees in Alaska: A Rebuttal, 24 Judges Journal No. 3, pg. 39, Summer, 1985

Lathrop v. Lampert Decision Spotlighted, Alaska Bar RAg., pg. 7, Nov./Dec., 1978

Lawyers for People of Moderate Means, 3 UCLA-Alaska Law Review 102, 1973

The Balance of Power Among Infants, Their Parents and the State, 4 Family Law Quarterly 320, 409, 1970

The Balance of Power Among Infants, Their Parents and the State, 5 Family Law Quarterly 63, 1971

Teacher Dismissal Legislation, 6 Harvard Journal of Legislation 112, 1968

A Divorce Reform Act, 5 Harvard Journal of Legislation 563, 1968

Politicization of the Law Schools, Academic Questions, A Publication of the National Association of Scholars, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Winter 1993-1994)

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Off the Record, presentation on federal trial practice, CLE Presentation, Alaska Bar Association, April 9, 1991

Guest Speaker, 'The United States Constitution and Political Parties', University of Alaska Fairbanks, Taft Seminar for Teachers, July 15, 1991

Speech, 'Appellate Practice', Northern District of California US Attorney's Office and Federal Defenders, June 16, 1993

Speech, 'The Legal Foundations of Capitalism', Technical University of St. Petersburg, Russia, July 5, 1993

Speech, 'What Judges Do', University of Alaska Fairbanks Political Science Department, September 30, 1993

Speech, 'The Moral Element in the Social Studies', University of Fairbanks Political Science Department, April 22, 1994

CLE Presentation, 'Nuts and Bolts of the Appellate Process', Hawaii Institute for Continuing Legal Education, November 2, 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Alaska Bar Association, 1982 - 1983

Alaska Bar Association, 1981 - 1984
Member, Board of Governors

Tanana Valley Bar Association, 1975

Tanana Valley Bar Association, 1970 - Present

Past Employment Positions:
District of Alaska, United States District Judge, 1986 - 1991

Fairbanks, Alaska, Private Practice, 1971 - 1986

United States District Court, District of Alaska at Fairbanks, United States Magistrate, 1971 - 1974

Hon. J.A. Rabinowitz, Alaska Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1969 - 1971

Birth Information:
1945, New York, New York, United States of America

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