Mary Murphy Schroeder

Hon. Mary Murphy Schroeder
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Address: The James R. Browning Courthouse
95 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 355-8000
Web site:

Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Circuit Judge, since December 31, 2011

Appointed 1979 by Jimmy Carter
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1966
Arizona, 1970
University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1965

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 1962

Published Works:
Book Review, 87 Harv. L. Rev. 315, 1973

Reviewing C.A. Wright and A.R. Miller, Federal Practice and Procedure, Vol. 4-11, 1972-1973

Book Review (with M.R. Schroeder), 60 A.B.A.J. 711, 1974

Reviewing The New Encyclopaedia Brittanica: All Human Knowledge

Arizona's Experiment with Appellate Reform (with E.M. Jacobson), 63 A.B.A.J. 1226, 1977

Book Review, 13 Trial Mag. 45, May, 1977

Reviewing P.D. Carrington, D.J. Meador, M. Rosenberg, Justice on Appeal, 1976

Book Review, 20 Ariz. L. Rev. 351, 1978

Reviewing Arizona Appellage Handbook, 1978

Judicial Administration and Invisible Justice, 11 Mich. J.L. Ref. 332, 1978

Book Review, 14 Trial Mag. 18, August, 1978

Reviewing M. Fleming, Of Crimes and Rights: The Penal Code Viewed as a Bill of Rights, 1978

Book Review, 61 Tex. L. Rev. 203, 1982

Reviewing C.A. Wright, A.R. Miller and E.H. Cooper, Practice and Procedure, Vol 13-20, Jurisdiction and Related Matters, 1975-1982

Jim Browning as a Leader of Judges: A View From a Follower, 21 Ariz. St. L.J. 3, 1989

Compassion on Appeal, 22 Ariz. St. L.J. 45, 1990

Appellate Justice Today: Fairness or Formulas, The Fairchild Lecture, Wis. L. Rev., September, 1994

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Visiting Instructor, Advanced Civil Procedure, Arizona State University Law School, 1975

Visiting Instructor, Appellate Advocacy, Arizona State University Law School, 1976

Visiting Instructor, Discovery, Arizona State University Law School, 1978

Federal Appellate Practice, Duke University, 1989 - 1993

Honors and Awards:
Arizona State University Distinguished Achievement Award, 1977

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Arizona

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

American Law Institute
Council Member

American Judicature Society

Arizona Association of Women Lawyers

National Association of Women Lawyers

American Bar Association Appellate Judges Conference

National Association of Women Judges

American Bar Association
Member, Appellate Judges Conference

Soroptimist Club

Past Employment Positions:
Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, Phoenix, Arizona, Judge, 1975 - 1979

Lewis & Roca, Phoenix, Partner, 1973 - 1975

Lewis & Roca, Phoenix, 1971 - 1975

Hon. Jesse A. Udall, Arizona Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1969 - 1970

U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, Trial Attorney, 1965 - 1969

Phoenix, Arizona, Private Practice, 1971 - 1975

Arizona State University Law School, Visiting Instructor, 1975 - 1976

Arizona State University Law School, Visiting Instructor

Duke University, Lecturer

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Chief Judge, 2000 - 2007

Birth Information:
1940, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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