Mary M. Schroeder

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Mary Schroeder
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Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
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
In office
September 26, 1979 – January 1, 2012
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Andrew Hurwitz
Personal details
Born (1940-12-04) December 4, 1940 (age 73)
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.

Education[edit]

She received her B.A. from Swarthmore in 1962 and her J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1965,[1] one of six women in her class.[2] She received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Swarthmore College in May 2006.

Career[edit]

Schroeder with her Ninth Circuit predecessor, Procter Hug

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.

Schroeder took senior status on January 1, 2012.[3]

Notable Activities[edit]

Schroeder was elected to the American Law Institute in 1974 and was elected to the ALI Council in 1993.[4] She served as an Adviser on the Restatement Third of Agency and currently serves as an Adviser on the Restatement Third, The Law of Consumer Contracts[5] and Principles of Government Ethics.[6]

Significant Cases[edit]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Milton Schroeder, a professor at the Arizona State University College of Law, and has two children.

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Legal offices
New seat Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1979–2012
Succeeded by
Andrew Hurwitz
Preceded by
Procter Hug
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
2000–2007
Succeeded by
Alex Kozinski