James Leo Ryan

Personal

Birthday: 
1932
Birthplace: 
Detroit, MI
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Naval Reserve captain, 1957-1992 (active duty, 1957-1960); lieutenant and law specialist, 1957-1960; military judge, JAG Corps, 1980-1992
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1960-1963
Private practice, Redford, Michigan, 1963-1966
Justice of the peace, Redford, Michigan, 1963-1966
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 1966-1975
Adjunct professor of law, University of Detroit, 1974-
Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 1975-1985
Adjunct professor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1979-1985

Education

Name of School: 

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

The Mission of the University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, is to provide an education that integrates the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of its students. In that spirit, the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review publishes an annual Law & Religion symposium issue, to provide a forum for discussing the intersection of legal and religious ideas.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1956
Name of School - Second: 
University of Detroit Mercy
Degree - Second: 
B.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1992

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Court Name: 

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
10/17/1985
Retirement from Active Service: 
1/1/2000
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