Michael W. McConnell

Personal

Birthday: 
1955
Birthplace: 
Louisville, KY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. J. Skelly Wright, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1979-1980
Law clerk, Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1980-1981
Assistant general counsel, Office of Management and Budget, 1981-1983
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1983-1985
Professor, University of Chicago Law School, 1985-1996
Professor, S.J. Quinney College of Law of the University of Utah, 1997-2002
Director, Stanford Constitutional Law Center, 2009-

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, May 9, 2001; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Michigan State University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1976
Name of School - Second: 

University of Chicago Law School

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America 's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. Learning is participatory. Chicago does not seek to impose a single viewpoint or style of thought on its students. Instead, our faculty exposes students to contrasting views, confident in students' abilities to choose their own paths.

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

Judicial Career

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

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
11/26/2002
Termination Date: 
8/31/2009
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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