Morgan Christen

Personal

Birthday: 
1961
Birthplace: 
Chehalis, WA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Brian Shortell, Alaska Superior Court, 1986-1987
Private practice, Anchorage, Alaska, 1987-2002
Judge, Alaska Superior Court, 2002-2009; presiding judge, 2005-2009
Justice, Alaska Supreme Court, 2009-2011

Education

Name of School: 
University of Washington
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1983
Name of School - Second: 

Golden Gate University School of Law

Golden Gate's mission stresses both the abstract and the practical side of the law. Our students simultaneously learn legal theory and how to be intelligent, effective, and committed lawyers. Some become judges; some work in private law firms. Still others serve in corporations or in government agencies. In addition, some do not practice law at all, but use the skills they acquired at Golden Gate in the business world. From a career standpoint, our students develop strong and personal legal networks throughout the outside world.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1986

Judicial Career

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

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
1/11/2012
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