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David Sanders

Adjunct Professor and U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi

David Sanders has served as a Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of Mississippi since June 2008.  Judge Sanders received his undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in English from the University of Mississippi.  He then graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Mississippi Law Journal.  Immediately following graduation Judge Sanders clerked for United States District Judge David Bramlette in the Southern District of Mississippi.

He subsequently served as a career clerk for Magistrate Judge Allan Alexander in the Northern District of Mississippi before joining the United States Attorney’s Office in Oxford, Mississippi where he worked as a prosecutor until his appointment to the bench.  Judge Sanders is a member of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association Rules Committee and President of the Northern District of Mississippi’s Chapter of the American Inns of Court. He also works as an Editor-at-Large for the Federal Courts Law Review and as an adjunct professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law.


B.A., University of Mississippi
M.A., University of Mississippi
J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law