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Robert Stephen Peck

Robert Stephen Peck, American lawyer, educator. Bar: New York 1979, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1979, District of Columbia 1989, United States Court Appeals (9th and 11th circuits) 2004, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 2006, Supreme Court of the United States Court 2002, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 2009. National Endowment of the Humanities grantee 1983, 85.

Background

  • Peck, Robert Stephen was born on December 11, 1953 in Brooklyn. Son of Irwin and Edith Rose (Welt) Peck.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Political Science, George Washington University, 1975. Juris Doctor, Cleveland-Marshall Law School, 1978. Postgraduate, New York University, 1978.

      Master of Laws, Yale University, 1990.

    Career

    • Congressional aide United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1972-1974. Division director Automated Correspondence, 1974-1975. Law clerk to presiding justice Cleveland Municipal Court, 1976.

      Editor Matthew Bender & Company, New York City, 1977-1978. Legal director Public Education Association, 1978-1982. Staff director American Bar Association, Chicago, 1982-1987, Washington, 1987-1989.

      Judicial fellow Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1990-1991. Legislation counsel American Civil Liberties Union, 1991-1995. Adjunct professor American University, Washington, since 1991, George Washington University, Washington, since 2000.

      Director legal affairs Association Trial Lawyers American, 1995-1998, senior director legal affairs, 1998—2003. President Center for Constitutional Litigation, since 2001. Legal advisor Freedom to Read Foundation, Chicago, 1986-2002, executive committee board trustees, 1987-1990, 93-97, president, 1988-1990, vice president, trustee, 1993-1997.

      Board directors National Constitutional Center, 1990-1993. Board overseers Research and Development Institute Civil Justice, since 2001. Member lawyers committee National Center for State Courts, since 2002, board directors, since 2005.

      Lecturer on constitutional law, legal ethics.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1979, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1979, District of Columbia 1989, United States Court Appeals (9th and 11th circuits) 2004, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 2006, Supreme Court of the United States Court 2002, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 2009.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Member New York State Education Advisory Board, Albany, New York, 1979-1981. Board directors National Committee on Public Education and Religious Liberty, 1995-1997, Americans for Religious Liberty, 1995-2000, Citizens for Constitution, since 1997. National chair Lawyers for Libraries, 1996-2002.

    Chair legal advisory committee National Center for Science Education, 1996-2000. Member first amendment advisory council Media Institute, 1996—2009. Member of American Bar Association (chairman public election law committee 1983-1985, 1987-1990, vice chairman access to justice committee 1997-1998, program chairman consumer and personal rights litigation committee 1997—2000, chairman 1998-1999, chairman first amendment committee 1999—2005, chairman appellate advisory committee 2001-2002, chairman committee American Law Institute and Uniform Laws 2002-2003, special advisor Commission on 21st Century Judiciary 2002-2003, governing council tort, trial and insurance law section 2003-2006, chairman 20/20 vision task force 2004-2006, member Commission American Jury 2005-2006, chairman task force disaster relief 2005-2007, chairman emerging issues committee 2008-2009, chairman task forces plaintiffs involvement 2008-2009), Center Professionalism University South Carolina Law School (member advisory committee since 2009), American Law Institute, United States Supreme Court Fellows Alumni Association (president 2004-2006).

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis, music, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Terre Garcia. 1 child, Zachary Madison.
    • father: Irwin Peck
    • mother: Edith Rose (Welt) Peck
    • spouse: Terre Garcia
    • child: Zachary Madison Peck
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    Born December 11, 1953
    (age 63)
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