David Schuman

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David Schuman
Judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals
In office
Preceded by Paul De Muniz
Succeeded by Chris Garrett
Personal details
Born 1944 (age 73–74)
Glencoe, Illinois

David Schuman (born 1944) served as a judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals from 2001 to 2014.[1][2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in the Chicago suburb of Glencoe, Illinois,[1] Schuman came in second in the North American speed skating finals in the 220 yard competition at the age of 17.[2] He received a high school diploma from New Trier High School in 1962, a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Stanford University in 1966.[1][2] He entered the University of California, Hastings College of the Law but dropped out after six weeks,[2] instead enrolling in San Francisco State University, where he received a Master of Arts degree in 1968.[1]

Academic and judicial career[edit]

After leaving San Francisco State, he taught English at Santa Clara University.[2] He left Santa Clara after two years to return to his native Illinois and was given a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Chicago in 1974.[1] He returned to California to teach literature at Deep Springs College but left teaching in 1981 to go to law school, receiving a J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1984.[1][2]

After leaving the University of Oregon School of Law, Schuman clerked for Oregon Supreme Court Justice Hans A. Linde from 1984 to 1985.[1][2] He then became an Assistant Attorney General in the Appellate Division of the Oregon Department of Justice from 1985 to 1987. He left the Justice Department in 1987 to teach law at the University of Oregon School of Law and was the school's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1994 to 1996. He left the University of Oregon School of Law in 1997 to become Deputy Attorney General.

In 2001, he again left the Justice Department to return to teaching at the University of Oregon School of Law. He left the school again later that year having been appointed to the Oregon Court of Appeals.[1]

Schuman announced he will retire from the Court of Appeals in February 2014.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "The Honorable David Schuman". Court of Appeals – Oregon Judicial Department. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Jeff Chicoine (October 2005). "Judge David Schuman". Multnomah Lawyer. Multnomah Bar Association. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. 
  3. ^ a b Gaston, Christian (December 24, 2013). "Oregon Rep. Chris Garrett gets judicial nod, triggering another appointment for the Oregon House". The Oregonian. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Paul De Muniz
Judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals
March 19, 2001–January 31, 2014
Succeeded by
Chris Garrett