Edward Milton Chen

Personal

Birthday: 
1953
Birthplace: 
Oakland, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
Asian American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Charles B. Renfrew, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1979-1980
Attorney, Asian Law Caucus, San Francisco, California, 1980-1981
Law clerk, Hon. James R. Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1981-1982
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1982-1985
Staff attorney, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California, 1985-2001

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, August 6, 2009; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, January 20, 2010; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, September 13, 2010; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
University of California, Berkeley
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1975
Name of School - Second: 

University of California Berkeley School of Law

Berkeley Law is a community of thinkers and doers exuberantly engaged in life. We are one of the nation's premier law schools, located at one of the world's great universities, in one of the most vibrant places on the planet. At Berkeley Law, we are committed to absolute top-tier education and scholarship. And we are equally committed to using our substantial intellectual capital to help solve real-world problems and to create a more just society. One of our distinguishing features is the extraordinary degree to which our students and faculty partner with people beyond the school: identifying challenges, creating alliances, solving problems, and sparking change.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1979

Judicial Career

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

California Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/12/2011
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2001-2011

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