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Name: Dieter, Robert
Current Position: Ambassador
Professor Robert J. Dieter, served as Ambassador to Belize from June 16, 2005, until the end of the administration of George W. Bush. Dieter received his B.A. from Yale University in 1968 and his law degree from the University of Denver in 1972. While at Yale, Dieter was George W. Bush’s roommate for four years. After spending several years as a deputy district attorney and in private practice, he joined the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Law in 1979. He has been Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs there. At the law school, he focused his work in the school's Legal Aid and Defender Program and has taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Trial Advocacy, and Evidence. In 1996, Dieter published Colorado Criminal Practice and Procedure, a two-volume overview and analysis of state and federal criminal law in Colorado. A second edition was published in 2004. In 2003, President Bush appointed Dieter to the board of the Legal Services Corporation, which funds 163 legal aid programs around the nation to help low-income Americans gain equal access to the judicial system. Dieter was Chairman of its Finance Committee. Dieter has been active in Republican politics. According to the opensecrets website, between 1998 and 2004, Mr. Dietrich donated $23,250 to various Republican candidates for office. In 2000, he served as a Republican Presidential Elector for the State of Colorado. 

Robert Dieter's Official Biography
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