Mark W. Bennett

Personal

Birthday: 
1950
Birthplace: 
Milwaukee, WI
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Des Moines, Iowa, 1975-1991
General counsel, Iowa Civil Liberties Union, 1975-1989
Supervising attorney, Drake University Law School, Legal Ethics Clinic, 1981-1983
Lecturer in law/trial advocacy, University of Iowa College of Law, 1984-1985
Special prosecutor, Committee of Professional Ethics and Conduct of the Iowa State Bar, 1987
Instructor, Drake University Trial Advocacy Institute, 1987-1989

Education

Name of School: 
Gustavus Adolphus College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1972
Name of School - Second: 

Drake University Law School

Drake Law School prepares outstanding lawyers who will promote justice, serve as leaders in their communities and the legal profession, and respond to the call of public service. We are a welcoming and inclusive community distinguished by an accessible faculty and staff and a collegial student body. We provide an exceptional learning environment that integrates legal theory and the development of professional skills; promotes critical thinking and effective problem solving; examines international perspectives; and instills the ideals of ethics and professionalism.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1975

Judicial Career

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

Iowa Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/26/1994
Retirement from Active Service: 
6/4/2015
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 1991-1994

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