Elected Member

The Hon. Stephen A. Higginson

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
New Orleans, LA
Education
Harvard University
Yale Law School

Stephen Higginson is a Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, receiving his commission in 2011. Prior to joining the Fifth Circuit, Judge Higginson was an associate professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (2004-2011), and an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana (1993-2011). He previously worked as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts (1989-1993).

Judge Higginson clerked for Judge Patricia Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, as well as Justice Byron White of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

 
Areas of Expertise
Civil Rights (Constitutional Law)
Criminal Law
Constitutional Law