Debra Livingston

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Debra Livingston
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Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #7
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   5/17/2007-Present
Preceded by:   John Walker
Personal History
Born:   1959
Hometown:   Waycross, GA
Undergraduate:   Princeton University, 1980
Law School:   Harvard Law School, 1984

Debra Ann Livingston (b. 1959) is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She joined the court in 2007 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Prior to joining the court, Livingston was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.[1]


Livingston received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1980 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1984, graduating magna cum laude from both institutions.[1]

Professional career

Faculty Member

  • 2006-2007: Vice-president, Columbia Law School
  • 2000-2006: Professor, Columbia Law School
  • 1994-2000: Associate Professor Columbia Law School
  • 1992-1994: Associate Professor at University of Michigan Law School[1]


Livingston co-authored Comprehensive Criminal Procedure, a casebook which has received praise for its attention to the real-world impact of criminal procedure.[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

Livingston was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by President George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Judge John Walker as Walker assumed senior status. Livingston was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 9, 2007, and received commission on May 17, 2007.[2][1]

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Political offices
Preceded by:
John Walker
Second Circuit
Seat #7
Succeeded by: