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William W. Schwarzer: Litigator, Federal District Judge, Director of the Federal Judicial Center, and Professor 1952-1997

Interviewee(s):
Schwarzer, William W.
Interviewer(s):
Hicke, Carole
Title:
William W. Schwarzer: Litigator, Federal District Judge, Director of the Federal Judicial Center, and Professor 1952-1997
Abstract:
Childhood in Berlin, early 1930s, and family move to Los Angeles, 1938; World War II intelligence work; University of Southern California, and Harvard Law School; trial lawyer with McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, 1952-1976: antitrust litigation, colleagues, Morris Doyle, cases involving Stewart Hopps, McCloud River Railroad Co., Shell Oil, Harvey Motors, Greyhound Corp., Lucky Lager Brewing Co., others; Federal District Judge, 1976 to present: appointment, court administration and case management, jury management, complex litigation and insurance antitrust, drug cases; Director, Federal Judicial Center, 1990-1995: Washington, D.C., facilities and personnel, previous history and Center relations with Administrative Office; comments on judicial training, expert witnesses, and on splitting the Ninth Circuit Court.
Subject area(s):
Politics, Law, and Policy
Interview date(s):
1997
Project:
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Oskicat record:
b11282067
Rights:
Schwarzer, William W. "William W. Schwarzer: Litigator, Federal District Judge, Director of the Federal Judicial Center, and Professor 1952-1997." Interview by Carole Hicke in 1997. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1998.