Michael James Davis

Personal

Birthday: 
1947
Birthplace: 
Cincinnati, OH
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Legal Rights Center, 1971-1973
Attorney, U.S. Social Security Administration, Baltimore, Maryland, 1973
Criminal defense lawyer, Neighborhood Justice Center, Inc., 1974
Attorney, Legal Rights Center, 1975-1978
Instructor, William Mitchell School of Law, 1977-1981
Attorney/commissioner, Minneapolis [Minnesota] Civil Rights Commission, 1977-1981
Attorney, Hennepin County [Minnesota] Public Defender`s Office, 1978-1983
Adjunct professor, University of Minnesota Law School, 1982-
Judge, Hennepin County [Minnesota] Municipal Court, 1983-1984
Judge, Minnesota District Court, Fourth Judicial District, 1984-1994
Instructor, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 1990-

Education

Name of School: 
Macalester College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1969
Name of School - Second: 

University of Minnesota Law School

Our faculty ranks in the top nationally as some of the most productive and influential scholars in legal education. At the same time, in true Minnesota tradition, they pride themselves on accessibility and the quality of their teaching. With a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and doors that are always open, you will get to know your professors, and you will enjoy your classroom experience.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1972

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Court Name: 

Minnesota District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/28/1994
Retirement from Active Service: 
8/1/2015
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