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United States District Court
Northern District of Illinois

Judge Ruben Castillo

Chambers: (312) 435-5640

DATE OF APPOINTMENT

MAY 9, 1994

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Vice Chair, United States Sentencing Commission, Washington D.C., 1999 - present

  • Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, Clinical Trial Advocacy, 1989 - present
  • Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, 1991 - May 1994

  • Director and Regional Counsel of Chicago Office, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (“MALDEF”), 1988 - 1991

  • Assistant United States Attorney 1984 - 1988

  • Associate Attorney, Jenner & Block, Chicago, Illinois, 1979 - 1984


BAR MEMBERSHIP

Illinois Supreme Court, 1979

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1979

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1984

 

EDUCATION

Northwestern University School of Law
Chicago, Illinois
Juris Doctor, 1979

Loyola University
Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1976