Thomas Anthony Durkin
Mr. Durkin graduated from Chicago’s Leo High School in 1964 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1968. He attended the University of San Francisco School of Law from 1970 to 1973, and received the degree of Juris Doctor in June of 1973. In his last year of law school, Mr. Durkin was the student advisor to the U.S.F. Criminal Law Clinic at the Marin County, California Public Defender’s Office. Since September of 2010, he has also been a Graduate Student at Large and a Returning Scholar at the University of Chicago, concentrating on graduate Political Science and Divinity School courses surrounding the intersection of religion and nationalism.
Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Durkin served as a law clerk to the Honorable James B. Parsons of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois from August, 1973, to July, 1974. From August, 1974, to April, 1978, Mr. Durkin was in private practice in Chicago specializing in federal criminal cases, and tried a large number of jury cases as a panel attorney for the Federal Defender Program of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
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