2014 Powell Lecture
2014 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Distinguished Lecturer - Paul V. Niemeyer
March 27, 2014 - Millhiser Moot Court Room
The Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer is a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, where he has served for 23 years since his appointment in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush.
Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, Judge Niemeyer attended Kenyon College and the University of Munich before pursuing his law degree at Notre Dame Law School. Upon graduating in 1966, he practiced commercial law in Baltimore, Maryland at the firm of Piper & Marbury (now DLA Piper), where he worked until his appointment to the federal bench by President Reagan in 1988.
Judge Niemeyer is a co-author of the Maryland Rules Commentary and for fifteen years served on the Maryland Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure. In 1993, Judge Niemeyer joined the Advisory Committee on Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, where he served as committee chair from 1996-2000. He has taught Appellate Practice at Duke Law School and is a member of the American Law Institute..