Blanche M. Manning

Personal

Birthday: 
1934
Birthplace: 
Chicago, IL
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Assistant state`s attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1968-1973
Lecturer, Malcolm X Community College, 1970-1971
Supervisory trial attorney, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Chicago, Illinois, 1973-1977
General attorney, United Airlines, 1977-1978
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1978-1979
Adjunct professor, NCBL Community College of Law, 1978-1979
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County, 1979-1987; associate judge, 1979-1986; circuit judge, 1986-1987
Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 1987-1994
Adjunct professor, DePaul University College of Law, 1992-1994

Education

Name of School: 
Chicago Teachers College (now Chicago State University)
Degree: 
B.Ed.
Degree Year: 
1961
Name of School - Second: 

John Marshall Law School

Today, The John Marshall Law School is forging a future of unparalleled achievement: an internationally recognized information technology law program, nationally recognized intellectual property law and real estate law programs, an internationally recognized law journal, international conferences in intellectual property law and information technology law, J.D., LL.M., joint and M.S. degrees, nationally recognized moot court and mock trial teams, and one of the most comprehensive legal writing programs in the nation. With more distinguished scholars joining the faculty and student body each year, John Marshall is on the threshold of a second century of achievement.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1967
Name of School - Third: 
Roosevelt University
Degree - Third: 
M.A.
Degree Year - Third: 
1972
Name of School - Fourth: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree - Fourth: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Fourth: 
1992

Judicial Career

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

Illinois Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/10/1994
Retirement from Active Service: 
2/1/2010
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