David M. Lawson

Personal

Birthday: 
1951
Birthplace: 
Detroit, MI
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. James Ryan, Michigan Supreme Court, 1976-1977
Private practice, 1977-1994
Special assistant attorney general and special prosecutor, one-man grand jury, Oakland County, Michigan, 1978-1980
Special prosecutor, Livingston County, Michigan, 1991-1993
Private practice, Birmingham, Michigan, 1994-2000

Education

Name of School: 
University of Notre Dame
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1973
Name of School - Second: 

Wayne State University Law School

Wayne State University Law School is the only public law school in the nation's eighth largest metropolitan area and one of just two public law schools in the state of Michigan. Located on a beautiful 203-acre campus in the heart of Michigan's legal, economic, and cultural capital, the Law School blends cutting-edge legal theory with real-world practice skills. Its graduates serve at the highest levels of law and government. Its faculty are dedicated teachers and distinguished scholars known nationally and internationally for their contributions to legal study. Its students display a diversity of backgrounds and interests. And its location - minutes away from courts, major law firms, government agencies, corporate headquarters, and the nation's busiest international border - offers unrivaled opportunities in employment, hands-on experience, and public service.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1976

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Court Name: 

Michigan Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
6/2/2000
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