Stefan R. Underhill
|Stefan R. Underhill|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut|
July 7, 1999
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Peter Collins Dorsey|
|Born||Stefan R. Underhill
1956 (age 60–61)
Battle Creek, Michigan
|Education||University of Virginia B.A.
Oxford University B.A.
Yale Law School J.D.
Stefan R. Underhill (born 1956) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Education and career
Born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1956, after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978 from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oxford University, he received a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School, after which he clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He was in private practice in Stamford, Connecticut in 1984 and from 1985 to 1999.
Federal judicial service
Underhill was nominated by President Bill Clinton to fill a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut vacated by Peter Collins Dorsey on January 26, 1999 and was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 30, 1999. He received his commission on July 7, 1999.
In a decision that received great notoriety, Underhill ruled in 2010 that cheerleading could not be used by Quinnipiac University to replace women's volleyball as a female sport to satisfy Title IX requirements (Biediger, et al., v. Quinnipiac University).
- Khadaroo, Stacy Teicher (22 July 2010). "Cheerleading doesn't count as a real sport, judge rules" – via Christian Science Monitor.
Peter Collins Dorsey
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
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