Steven M. Umin

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Steven Umin, Yale College, 1959, B.A., Modern Literature & Philosophy, Universty of Oxford, 1961, Bachelor of Medicine, Yale Law School, 1964, J.D. CV

"Steven Umin grew up in the Bronx during the 1940s and 1950s as the eldest son of a lower middle class family. He has only one younger sister. He did his undergraduate studies at Yale, where he was ranked first in his class. He planned on becoming a doctor before deciding to pursue law. After law school, he clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Potter Stewart. Over the years, he has been involved in a wide variety of cases in civil and criminal litigation. He is currently a senior member at Epstein, Becker & Green in Washington, D.C. And since 2000, he has been a mediator for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit. Besides making time for art, music, and friends, he also devotes himself to the fight against multiple sclerosis. He is a member of the board of the Multiple Sclerosis International Foundation in London, England, and the Sylvia Lawry Center in Munich, Germany....

"I love the intellectual challenge. In my case, I love the immense variety that I’ve done. The very first case I had involved a death penalty prisoner who was befriended by William F. Buckley, Jr. And Bill Buckley has become one of my closest friends as a result of that." [1]

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  1. Steven Umin, rhodesscholars, accessed April 30, 2010.
  2. Advisory Council, UPEACE/US, accessed April 30, 2010.