Appellate Nominees

Allison H. Eid, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


Amy C. Barrett, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

  • Nomination
    • May 8, 2017
    • Age: 45
  • Career
  • Notre Dame Law School (2002 – Present)
    • Diane & M.O. Miller Research Chair in Law
    • Professor of Law
    • Associate Professor of Law
  • George Washington University Law School (2001 – 2002)
  • Associate, Baker Botts LLP (2000 – 2001)
  • Associate, Miller Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin (1999-2000)
  • Education
  • Notre Dame Law School, J.D. (1997)
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Executive Editor, Notre Dame Law Review
    • Dean’s Award – Highest Acheivement in:
      • Administrative Law
      • Civil Procedure I and II
      • Constitutional Law
      • Contracts
      • Criminal Procedure
      • Evidence
      • First Amendment
      • Torts II
    • Hoynes Prize – Student with Best Record in Scholarship
    • Kiley Fellow – Full Tuition Scholarship
  • Rhodes College, B.A. (1994)
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Clerkships
  • Judge Laurence Silberman, United States Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit
  • Justice Antonin Scalia, United States Supreme Court
  • Links
  • http://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/448366/who-allison-eid
  • http://law.nd.edu/directory/amy-barrett/
  • https://judicialnetwork.com/about-jcn/carrie-severino/

Joan L. Larsen, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • Nomination
    • May 8, 2017
    • Age: 48
  • Career
  • Justice, Michigan Supreme Court (2015 – Present)
    • Diane & M.O. Miller Research Chair in Law
    • Professor of Law
    • Associate Professor of Law
  • University of Michigan School of Law
    • Lecturer in Law (2003 – 2015)
    • Special Counsel to the Dean (1998 – 2002)
  • Northwestern University Law School, Visiting Professor (1997 – 1998)
  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice (2002 – 2003)
  • Associate, Sidley & Austin LLP (1999-2000)
  • Education
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D. (1993)
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Articles Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
    • John Paul Stevens Award for Academic Excellence
    • Lowden-Wigmore Prize – Best Student Note
    • Raoul Berger Prize – Best Senior Research Paper
  • University of Northern Iowa, B.S. (1990)
  • Article
    • Importing Constitutional Norms from a “Wider Civilization”: Lawrence and the Rehnquist Court’s Use of Foreign and International Law in Domestic Constitutional Interpretation, 65 Ohio St. L.J. 1283 (2004)

David R. Stras, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

  • Nomination
    • May 8, 2017
    • Age: 44
    • Personal: Justice Stras is the grandson of a Holocaust survivor
  • Career
  • Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court (2010 – Present)
    • Advisory Committee:
  • Rules of General Practice
  • Juvenile Protection Procedure
  • Adoption Procedure
  • Civil Appellate Procedure
  • University of Minnesota Law School (2004 – 2010)
    • Co-Director, Institute for Law and Politics
    • Associate Professor of Law
    • Associate Professor of Political Science
    • Stanley V. Kinyon Tenure Track Teacher of the Year
  • Counsel, Faegre & Bensen, LLP (2004 – 2010)
  • Associate, Sidley & Austin LLP (2001-2002)
  • Education
  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D. (1995)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Editor-in-Chief, Kansas Law Review: Criminal Procedure Edition
  • University of Kansas, M.B.A. (1999)
  • University of Kansas, B.A. (1995)
  • Clerkships
  • Judge Michael Luttig, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Judge Brunetti, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Justice Clarence Thomas, United States Supreme Court
  • Links
  • http://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/447403/who-justice-david-stras
  • https://judicialnetwork.com/about-jcn/carrie-severino/

Stephanos Bibas, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

  • Nomination
    • June 19, 2017
    • Age: 50
  • Career
  • Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania (2006 – Present)
  • Associate/Visiting Professor:
    • University of Chicago Law School (2005 – 2006)
    • University of Iowa College of Law (2001 – 2006)
    • Yale Law School, Research Fellow (2000 – 2001)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District New York (1998 – 2000)
  • Associate, Covington & Burling LLP (1995 – 1997)
  • Education
  • Yale Law School, J.D. (1994)
    • Symposium Editor, Yale Law Journal
    • Thurman Arnold Prize – Best Oralist
    • Stewart Prize – Best Moot Court Team
  • Oxford University, University College, M.A., B.A. (1991)
    • Gibbs Prize – Contracts, Torts, Land Law
    • Alan Urbach Memorial Prize – Jurisprudence
    • World Debate Championships
  • Columbia University, B.A. (1989)
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Phi Betta Kappa
  • Writings
  • Plea Bargaining Outside the Shadow of Trial, 117 Harv. L. Rev. 2463
  • Padilla v. Kentucky (2010) – Supreme Court Brief
  • Clerkships
  • Judge Higginbotham, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Justice Anthony Kennedy, United States Supreme Court
  • Links
  • http://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/448354/who-stephanos-bibas
  • https://judicialnetwork.com/about-jcn/carrie-severino/

Michael B. Brennan, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

  • Nomination
    • August 3, 2017
    • Age: 53
  • Career
  • Partner, Gass Weber Mullins LLC (2008 – Present)
    • Best Lawyers of America
    • Milwaukee Business Journal, 40 Under 40
  • Judge, Milwaukee County Circuit Court (2000 – 2008)
  • Assistant District Attorney, Milwaukee County DA’s Office (1997 – 2000)
  • Associate, Foley & Lardner LLP (1991 – 1995)
  • Member, U.S. Department of Justice’s National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women
  • Founder, Milwaukee Lawyer’s Chapter of the Federalist Society
  • Education
  • Northwestern University, J.D. (1989)
    • Coordinating Editor, Northwestern Law Review
    • Julius H. Miner Moot Court Champion
    • Dean’s List
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. (1986)
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Government & Philosophy
  • Clerkships
  • Judge Manion, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Chief Judge Warren, United States District Court, E.D. Wisconsin
  • Articles
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • National Review
  • New Republic
  • Links
  • http://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/450159/who-mike-brennan
  • https://judicialnetwork.com/about-jcn/carrie-severino/

Leonard Steven Grasz, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

  • Nomination
    • August 3, 2017
    • Age: 53
  • Career
  • Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell (2002 – Present)
    • Executive Committee, Appellate Practice Section, Nebraska
    • Best Lawyers of America
    • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Jones v. Gale, 470 F.3d 1261 (8th Cir. 2006)
  • Chief Deputy Attorney General, Nebraska Attorney General (1991 – 2002)
    • Stenberg v. Carhart, 530 U.S. 914 (2000)
    • Supreme Court Practice Group
  • Legislative Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives (1984 – 1985)
  • Education
  • University of Nebraska, J.D. (1989)
    • Executive Editor, Nebraska Law Review
    • Top Oralist – Moot Court
    • Best Brief – Moot Court
    • Roscoe Pound Award
  • University of Nebraska, B.A. (1989)
    • Cum Laude
    • Innocents Society
  • Affiliations
  • The Federalist Society
  • K-Life Omaha, Board of Directors
  • Gambling with the Good Life, Advisory Board
  • Grace University Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Links
  • http://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/450160/who-steve-grasz
  • https://judicialnetwork.com/about-jcn/carrie-severino/

 

 

 

 

 

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