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Senior Judge Timothy C. Stanceu

TIMOTHY C. STANCEU, Senior Judge, United States Court of International Trade, One Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278-0001, appointed by President George W. Bush in 2003. Born in 1951, Canton, OH.

Education: Colgate University, 1973, A.B.; Georgetown University Law Center, 1979, J.D.

Career Record: Immediately prior to his appointment to the Court, Judge Stanceu was in private practice for thirteen years in Washington, D.C. with the law firm Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P. He represented clients in a variety of matters involving customs and international trade law. During the fifteen years prior to his law practice, Judge Stanceu's career in the federal government included a term as Deputy Director of the Office of Trade and Tariff Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where his responsibilities involved the regulatory and enforcement matters of the U.S. Customs Service and other agencies. Prior to that position, he served as Special Assistant to the Treasury Department's Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and in several positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There he concentrated on the development and review of regulations on various environmental topics.

On April 5, 2021, Judge Stanceu completed his service as Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade, which began in 2014.  He continues to serve on the Court as a senior judge.

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Staff Information

Executive Assistant: Janet Wong

Case Manager: Lewis Hugh (212) 264-2923

Current Law Clerks:
Will G. Chandler, UCLA School of Law, J.D., May 2021
Rafaela Shane Goldstein, University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., May 2019

Hiring Policies: One clerk is hired each year for a one-year clerkship commencing in late summer or early fall. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, at least two letters of reference, and a writing sample. Law review or other writing experience and an interest in international trade law are considered in ranking applicants. Clerks must be willing to travel for court work. Please refer to Judge Stanceu's profile on the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR) for current hiring policies and requirements.

Intern Vacancies: Judge Stanceu accepts applications for interns. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, and a writing sample of the applicant's own work. Letters of recommendation are welcomed but not required. Please note that all internships are unpaid positions. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis on or about November 1 for spring applicants, February 1 for summer applicants, and July 1 for fall applicants. All materials should be submitted by e-mail to

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