Linda Vivienne Parker

Personal

Birthday: 
1958
Birthplace: 
Detroit, MI
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. William S. Thompson, Carlisle Pratt, and Theodore Block, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1983-1985
Staff attorney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1985-1989
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1989-1994
Executive assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 1994-2000
Director of development, Detroit Institute of Arts, 2000-2003
Director, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, 2003-2008
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 2009-2014

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, July 25, 2013; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
University of Michigan
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1980
Name of School - Second: 

George Washington University Law School

Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school is located on the GW campus in the downtown neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. The law school has a total enrollment of about 2,000 students. Approximately 1,400 students are in the full-time division for the JD degree and 300 are enrolled in the part-time division. 300 students, many from abroad, are enrolled in graduate law degree programs.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1983

Judicial Career

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

Michigan Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/17/2014
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