Stefan R. Underhill

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Stefan R. Underhill
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
Assumed office
July 7, 1999
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Peter Collins Dorsey
Personal details
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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Notable case[edit]

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).[1][2]

Adjunct professor[edit]

Underhill teaches a course on Federal Courts as an adjunct professor at University of Connecticut School of Law, and a course on Federal Sentencing at the University of Virginia School of Law.

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Peter Collins Dorsey
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
1999–present
Incumbent