Ann Claire Williams

Personal

Birthday: 
1949
Birthplace: 
Detroit, MI
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Robert A. Sprecher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1975-1976
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1976-1985; deputy chief, Criminal Receiving and Appellate Division, 1980-1983; chief, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, Northern Central Region, 1983-1985
Adjunct professor and lecturer, Northwestern University Law School, 1979-
Adjunct professor and lecturer, John Marshall Law School, 1979-

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, October 5, 1984; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Wayne State University
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1970
Name of School - Second: 
University of Michigan
Degree - Second: 
M.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1972
Name of School - Third: 

University of Notre Dame Law School

We aspire to be a premier law school, as well as an integral part of a great university which claims the Catholic tradition as part of its intellectual heritage. As a scholarly community, we seek to become key participants in the most important academic conversations in our fields. As a professional school, we aim to bridge the worlds of theory and practice, facilitating the interchange of information between the academy and the corridors of political and legal power. Our Catholic tradition, which spans the globe and embraces believers from all races, cultures, and levels of economic development, leads us to strive to broaden and deepen our academic and practical understanding by drawing upon the unique resources of our religious tradition and the traditions of other faiths. Committed to the most demanding standards of scholarly inquiry, we seek to illustrate the possibilities of dialogue between and integration of reason and faith.

Degree - Third: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1975

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Court Name: 

Illinois Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
4/4/1985
Termination Date: 
11/17/1999
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
11/15/1999
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