Judge of the Court of Appeals
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Occupation: Judge, Oregon Court of Appeals

Occupational Background: Judge; Deputy Attorney General of Oregon, 1997-2001; Professor and Associate Dean, University of Oregon Law School, 1987-1996; English Professor, 1968 - 1981

Educational Background: J.D., University of Oregon Law School; Ph.D., University of Chicago; B.A., Stanford University; Public schools, K - 12;

Prior Governmental Experience: Deputy Attorney General; Assistant Attorney General; Member, Council on Court Procedures; Member, Judicial Conduct Committee of the Oregon Judicial Conference

Community Service: Youth sports coach; Board of Directors, FOOD for Lane County; Board of Directors, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics; Former member and Chair, Executive Committee, Oregon State Bar Constitutional Law Section; Former member and Vice-President, Jewish Federation of Lane County; Board of Directors, University of Oregon Law School Alumni Association

Personal: Judge Schuman and his wife of 39 years have two grown children.

As an Assistant Attorney General, David Schuman successfully prosecuted scores of criminal and civil appeals for the people of Oregon.

As a UO Law School Professor, David Schuman earned a reputation as one of the country's leading experts on state constitutional law.

Selected by Attorney General Hardy Myers to serve as his Deputy, David Schuman was second-in-command at the Oregon Department of Justice, where he supervised over 200 lawyers and successfully represented the people of Oregon in defending numerous laws.

As a Judge on the Court of Appeals, David Schuman has authored over 280 written opinions and participated in over 1000 decisions for the court.

"An impressive judge. . . . He brings to the court an extraordinary background, in breadth and depth, in both the practice and theory of law." The Oregonian (Portland), April 12, 2002

"[Schuman's] extraordinary background and experience could serve as a template for future judicial aspirants." The Register-Guard (Eugene), May 3, 2002

(This information furnished by The Committee to Re-Elect Judge David Schuman.)