Mary M. Schroeder
|Schroeder with Procter Hug|
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit|
November 30, 2000 – December 1, 2007
|Preceded by||Procter Hug|
|Succeeded by||Alex Kozinski|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit|
September 26, 1979 – January 1, 2012
|Appointed by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||Seat established|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Hurwitz|
December 4, 1940 |
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.
|Alma mater||Swarthmore College
University of Chicago
Mary M. Schroeder (born December 4, 1940) is a Senior Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
She received her B.A. from Swarthmore in 1962 and her J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1965, one of six women in her class. She received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Swarthmore College in May 2006.
Schroeder practiced as a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice from 1965 until 1969. She served as a law clerk to Justice Jesse Addison Udall of the Arizona Supreme Court in 1970. She joined the law firm of Lewis & Roca in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1971 and became a partner in 1973. She was appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals in 1975 and served until 1979, when she was nominated by President Jimmy Carter and appointed to the Ninth Circuit. She served as Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit from 2000 to 2007, the first woman to hold that position.
- The Northern Spotted Owl, a case related to the Endangered Species Act
- The Napster file trading software copyright infringement appeal.
She is married to Milton Schroeder, a professor at the Arizona State University College of Law, and has two children.
|New seat||Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit