Mary M. Schroeder

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Mary M. Schroeder
Mary M. Schroeder by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Assumed office
December 31, 2011
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
November 30, 2000 – December 1, 2007
Preceded byProcter Ralph Hug Jr.
Succeeded byAlex Kozinski
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
September 26, 1979 – December 31, 2011
Appointed byJimmy Carter
Preceded bySeat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Succeeded byAndrew D. Hurwitz
Personal details
Born (1940-12-04) December 4, 1940 (age 77)
Boulder, Colorado
EducationSwarthmore College (B.A.)
University of Chicago Law School (J.D.)

Mary Murphy Schroeder (born December 4, 1940) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Education and career[edit]

Schroeder with her Ninth Circuit predecessor, Procter Hug

Born on December 4, 1940, in Boulder, Colorado, Schroeder received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College in 1962 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1965, one of six women in her class.[1] She received an honorary Doctor of Laws (Legum Doctor (LL.D.)) 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.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Schroeder was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on May 3, 1979, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 25, 1979, and received her commission on September 26, 1979. She served as the first female Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit from 2000 to 2007. She assumed senior status on December 31, 2011.[2]

Notable activities[edit]

Schroeder was elected to the American Law Institute in 1974 and was elected to the ALI Council in 1993.[3] 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[4] and Principles of Government Ethics.[5]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-29. Retrieved 2008-11-21.
  2. ^ a b Mary Murphy Schroeder at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  3. ^ American Law Institute - Officers and Council Archived 2012-09-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Restatement Third, the Law of Consumer Contracts - Project Participants Archived 2014-01-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Principles of Government Ethics - Project Participants Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1979–2012
Succeeded by
Andrew D. Hurwitz
Preceded by
Procter Ralph Hug Jr.
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
2000–2007
Succeeded by
Alex Kozinski