Susan Bieke Neilson

Personal

Birthday: 
8/27/1956
Birthplace: 
Ann Arbor, MI
Date of Death: 
1/25/2006
Place of Death: 
Detroit, MI
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Michigan, 1980-1991
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 1991-2005

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, November 8, 2001; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, January 7, 2003; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
University of Michigan
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1977
Name of School - Second: 

Wayne State University Law School

Wayne State University Law School is the only public law school in the nation's eighth largest metropolitan area and one of just two public law schools in the state of Michigan. Located on a beautiful 203-acre campus in the heart of Michigan's legal, economic, and cultural capital, the Law School blends cutting-edge legal theory with real-world practice skills. Its graduates serve at the highest levels of law and government. Its faculty are dedicated teachers and distinguished scholars known nationally and internationally for their contributions to legal study. Its students display a diversity of backgrounds and interests. And its location - minutes away from courts, major law firms, government agencies, corporate headquarters, and the nation's busiest international border - offers unrivaled opportunities in employment, hands-on experience, and public service.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1980

Judicial Career

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

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
11/9/2005
Termination Date: 
1/25/2006
Termination Reason: 
Death
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