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Michael P. Allen is an American lawyer and academic who currently serves as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Prior to assuming his current role, he was a professor of law and director of the Veterans Law Institute at Stetson University College of Law.

Michael P. Allen
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Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Assumed office
August 9, 2017
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byBruce E. Kasold
Personal details
EducationUniversity of Rochester (BA)
Columbia University School of Law (JD)

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BiographyEdit

Allen received his Bachelor of Arts in American history and political science, summa cum laude, from the University of Rochester in 1989, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his Juris Doctor from the Columbia University School of Law in 1992, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.[1][2]

Allen spent nine years in private practice as a civil trial attorney at the law firm Ropes & Gray in Boston, Massachusetts. He then joined the Stetson University College of Law faculty, where he taught courses in civil and constitutional law, as well as veterans' benefits law.[3] He is a recognized expert on the law of veterans' benefits and has testified before Congress and published widely in the field.[4]

Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims serviceEdit

On June 7, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Allen to serve as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.[5] A hearing on his nomination before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee was held on July 19, 2017.[6] On July 20, 2017, the committee voted to report his nomination.[7] His nomination was confirmed by the Senate with a voice vote on August 3, 2017.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Candidate Nominations" White House, June 7, 2017
  2. ^ https://www.stetson.edu/law/faculty/allen-michael-p/
  3. ^ "US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims - Judge Michael P. Allen". www.uscourts.cavc.gov. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  4. ^ See, e.g., Michael P. Allen, Significant Developments in Veterans Law (2004-2006) and What They Reveal About the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 40 U. Mich. J. L. Reform 483 (2006); Michael P. Allen, The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims at Twenty: A Proposal for a Legislative Commission to Consider Its Future, 58 Cath. U. L. Rev. 361 (2008); Michael P. Allen, Due Process and the American Veteran: What the Constitution Can Tell Us About the Veterans' Benefits System, 80 U. Cin. L. Rev. 501 (2011); Michael P. Allen, Veterans' Benefits Law 2010-2013: Summary, Synthesis, and Suggestions, 6 Veterans L. Rev. 1 (2014); Michael P. Allen, Justice Delayed; Justice Denied? Causes and Proposed Solutions Concerning Delays in the Award of Veterans' Benefits, 5 U. Miami Nat’l Security & Armed Conflict L. Rev. 1 (2015).
  5. ^ "Twelve Nominations Sent to the Senate Today" White House, June 7, 2017
  6. ^ United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Pending Nominations for July 19, 2017
  7. ^ Business Meeting: Meeting to Consider Pending Nominations – July 20, 2017, Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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