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Louis Falk Oberdorfer, American federal judge. Bar: Alabama bar 1946, District of Columbia Bar 1949. Served to captain Army of the United States, 1941-1946. Member American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association (board governors 1972-1977, president 1977), Alabama Bar Associations, American Law Institute, Yale Law School Association (president 1971-1973).

Background

Oberdorfer, Louis Falk was born on February 21, 1919 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of A. Leo and Stella Maud (Falk) Oberdorfer.

Education

Dartmouth College (Bachelor of Arts). Yale University (Bachelor of Laws).

Career

Law clerk to Justice Hugo L. Black United States Supreme Court, 1946-1947. Private practice attorney Washington, 1947—1951. Member Wilmer, Cutler, & Pickering (and predecessors), 1951-1961, 65-77.

Assistant attorney general tax division United States Department Justice, 1961-1965. Judge United States District Court District of Columbia, 1977—1992, senior judge, since 1992. Visiting lecturer Yale Law School, 1966-1971.

Advisory committee Federal Rules Civil Procedure, 1962-1984. Co-chairman lawyers committee Civil Rights Under Law, 1967-1969. Adjunct professor law Georgetown University, Washington, 1993-1997.

Achievements

  • Bar: Alabama bar 1946, District of Columbia Bar 1949.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor-in-chief Yale Law Journal, 1941.

Membership

Served to captain Army of the United States, 1941-1946. Member American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association (board governors 1972-1977, president 1977), Alabama Bar Associations, American Law Institute, Yale Law School Association (president 1971-1973).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Weil, July 31, 1941. Children: John Louis, Kathryn Lee, Thomas Lee, William L.

father:
A. Leo Oberdorfer

mother:
Stella Maud (Falk) Oberdorfer

spouse:
Elizabeth Weil

child:
John Louis Oberdorfer

child:
Kathryn Lee Oberdorfer

child:
Thomas Lee Oberdorfer

child:
William L. Oberdorfer