David S. Tatel
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit|
October 7, 1994
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Ruth Bader Ginsburg|
March 16, 1942 |
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Education||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (BA)
University of Chicago (JD)
David S. Tatel (born March 16, 1942) is an American jurist who has been a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 1994.
Tatel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Chicago. Following law school, he served as an instructor at the University of Michigan Law School and then joined Sidley Austin in Chicago. Since then, he served as founding director of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Director of the National Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Director of the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare during the Carter Administration. Returning to private practice in 1979, Tatel joined Hogan & Hartson, where he founded and headed the firm's education practice until his appointment to the D.C. Circuit. While on sabbatical from Hogan & Hartson, Tatel spent a year as a lecturer at Stanford Law School. He also previously served as Acting Counsel for the Legal Services Corporation.
Tatel serves as co-chair of the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Science, Technology, and Law and a member of the Board of the Federal Judicial Center. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Education. He chaired the Board of The Spencer Foundation from 1990 to 1997 and the Board of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching from 2005 to 2009. Tatel and his wife, Edith, have four children and eight grandchildren.
Selected publications and speeches
- Tatel, David S. (September 13, 1997). "Alexander F. Morrison Lecture. Annual Meeting of the California State Bar, San Diego, CA
- Tatel, David S. (June 25, 2002). “Remarks of David S. Tatel on the Occasion of the Spencer Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Dinner”. Chicago, IL
- Tatel, David S. (October 16, 2003). “Remarks on the Occasion of the Portrait Hanging Ceremony for the Honorable Patricia Wald”. Washington, D.C.
- Tatel, David S. (January 19, 2004). Macalester College Graduation Ceremony Speech. St. Paul, MN
- Tatel, David S., “Madison Lecture: Judicial Methodology, Southern School Desegregation, and the Rule of Law”, 79 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1071 (2004).
- Tatel, David S. (October 27, 2006). “Remarks on the Occasion of the Portrait Hanging Ceremony for the Honorable Stephen F. Williams”. Washington, D.C.
- Tatel, David S. (November 15, 2008). “Remarks of David S. Tatel”. The American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA
- Tatel, David S. (January 17, 2009). “Litigation and Integration Then and Now”. Delivered at “Passing the Torch: the Past, Present, and Future of Interdistrict School Desegregation”, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
- Tatel, David S. (December 8, 2009). “Remarks on the Occasion of the Portrait Hanging Ceremony for the Honorable James Robertson”. Washington, D.C.
- Tatel, David S. (April 23, 2012). “Habeas Corpus: Remarks of Judge David S. Tatel”. Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.
- Tatel, David S. (April 5, 2013). “Remarks on the Occasion of the Portrait Hanging Ceremony for the Honorable David B. Sentelle. Washington, D.C.
- Tatel, David S. (November 15, 2013). “Remarks of David S. Tatel”. The American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA
- Slavin, Barbara (July 28, 1994). "A Judge of Character". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-11-27.
-  Tillman, Zoe. "John Payton, 'Champion of Equality,' Remembered." The Blog of the Legal Times, April 16, 2012 (National Law Journal photo by Diego M. Radzinschi).
- David S. Tatel at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- White House press release announcing Tatel's nomination
- Official D.C. Circuit Biography
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit