University of Michigan Law School
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Name Waxman, Seth
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Attorney
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
Seth Paul Waxman was the 41st Solicitor General of the United States. He was nominated by President Clinton on September 19, 1997, and confirmed by the United States Senate on November 9, 1997. He received his commission and took the oath of office on November 13, 1997, serving as Solicitor General ... read more
Seth Paul Waxman was the 41st Solicitor General of the United States. He was nominated by President Clinton on September 19, 1997, and confirmed by the United States Senate on November 9, 1997. He received his commission and took the oath of office on November 13, 1997, serving as Solicitor General until January 20, 2001.

Waxman received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1973 and was a Rockefeller Fellow in Kenya during the following year. In 1977, Waxman received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as Managing Editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Following graduation, Waxman served as a law clerk to the late Gerhard A. Gesell, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. Thereafter, he entered private practice with the firm of Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin, where he specialized in complex criminal, civil, and appellate litigation.

Waxman joined the United States Department of Justice in May 1994. Prior to being appointed Solicitor General, he served in a number of other positions in the Department of Justice, including Acting Solicitor General, Acting Deputy Attorney General, Principal Deputy Solicitor General, and Associate Deputy Attorney General.

After Waxman left the Department of Justice, he became a partner with the law firm WilmerHale.
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Case(s) ED-MA-0002 : Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard
PB-CA-0029 : Hollingsworth v. Perry
PB-CT-0006 : DeSario v. Thomas


Additional Resources
 
Web Resources The Oyez Project, Alexander v. Sandoval, 532 U.S. 275 (2001).
www.oyez.org
Written: Apr. 24, 2001
By: Oyez Project (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law)
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