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; College Professor (Literature, Composition, Public Speaking), 1968-1981
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: J.D., University of Oregon Law School; Ph.D., University of Chicago; B.A., Stanford University
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Deputy Attorney General; Assistant Attorney General; Member, Judicial Conduct Committee of the Oregon Judicial Conference; Clerk, Oregon Supreme Court
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Youth sports coach; Oregon Humanities Center Advisory Board; Oregon Law-Related Education Project
PERSONAL: Judge Schuman and his wife of 33 years have two grown children.
"I renew the pledge I made when I joined the Court of Appeals: to make fair, clear, timely, well-reasoned decisions and never to forget that those decisions have real impact on people's lives." Judge David Schuman
As an Assistant Attorney General, David Schuman successfully prosecuted scores of criminal and civil appeals for the state.
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 Department of Justice, where he supervised over 200 lawyers and successfully represented the state in defending numerous laws.
INTEGRITY. INTELLIGENCE. ENERGY.
"David Schuman is a great judge. He is fair, hard-working, practical and clear-thinking. Please join me in voting for him." John Kitzhaber, Governor
"Judge Schuman adds to the Court of Appeals a truly brilliant mind, a work ethic second to none, and a deep devotion to the judicial calling." Dave Frohnmayer, Former Attorney General
"Judge Schuman has the qualities Oregonians want and deserve in a judge: integrity, intelligence, energy, and even-handed respect for those who appear before him." Honorable Betty Roberts, Former Justice, Oregon Supreme Court
"His intelligence and collegiality make Judge Schuman a highly valued and important member of our Court." Honorable Mary Deits, Chief Judge, Oregon Court of Appeals
(This information furnished by The Committee To Retain Judge David
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