S.J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude 1943 Field of Evidence
LL.B., Harvard Law School, Cum Laude in 1934
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Suma Cum Laude 1931 Major: Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa
Manual Arts High School, 1927 class valedictorian

Presiding Justice, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 1, February 29, 1980 - June 27, 1980
Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 1, October 8, 1975 - February 29, 1980
Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court, May 16, 1960 – October 7, 1975
Judge, Los Angeles Municipal Court, January 13, 1959 - May 15, 1960, Appointed by Edmund G. Brown, Sr.

State Bar Admission, December, 1934

President, University of West Los Angeles Schools of Law and Paralegal Studies, beginning 1982 - 1992
Private Practice, Los Angeles, California 1946 - 1959
Assistant General Counsel, Office of Price Administration, Washington, D.C. during World War II, 1942 - 1946
Professor, Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.
1934 - 1942

President Board of Directors Los Angeles Urban League
Board of Directors Welfare Planning Council
Trustee First African Methodist Episcopal Church
Founders Member, California Judges College, UC Berkeley
Board of Managers of the Wilshire Branch of the YMCA
District Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America
Regional Board of Directors of the National Council of Christians and Jews

American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Langston Bar Association
Pacific Southwest Area Council of YMCA
National Council of YMCA
Budget Sub-Committee of the Los Angeles Community Chest
Minority Employment Advisory Committee of the Department of Employment

Examiner for the California State Bar.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Angel City Lodge #18 Prince Hall Mason

His older brother, Edwin L. Jefferson, was the first African-American Justice appointed to the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District in Division Four

For more info contact Royce Bernard Jefferson via email