Sara Lynn Darrow


Pontiac, MI
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Private practice, Rock Island, Illinois, 1998
Assistant state`s attorney, Henry County, Illinois, 1999-2003; first assistant state`s attorney, 2000-2003
Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of Illinois, 2003-2011
Special assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Iowa, 2003-2011

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, November 17, 2010; no Senate vote


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Marquette University Law School

Marquette provides you with an unusual opportunity. First, we are an outstanding law school. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that you will have the substantive knowledge, skills, and values essential to practice law in the twenty-first century. We are extremely proud that we train lawyers who practice in all areas of the profession, in private firms and public agencies, in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. It is no accident that many of our alumni are state and federal judges, and that many Marquette University Law School graduates are business and political leaders. We teach our students to have the skills to succeed in whatever branch of our profession they select. Part of the Jesuit tradition of education is encouraging students to become agents for positive change in society. This is especially important in a law school.

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Saint Louis University School of Law

Saint Louis University is a Jesuit, Catholic university ranked among the top research institutions in the nation. The University fosters the intellectual and character development of more than 12,000 students on campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Founded in 1818, it is the oldest university west of the Mississippi and the second oldest Jesuit university in the United States. Through teaching, research, health care and community service, Saint Louis University is the place where knowledge touches lives.

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Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
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Illinois Central District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
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