Judge Mary M. Schroeder

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  • 210 Science Drive
    Durham, NC 27708

Judge Mary M. Schroeder is a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, having been appointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1979. She served as chief judge of the court from 2000 to 2007. She served as a judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, in Phoenix, from 1975 to 1979, after being in the private practice of law. Judge Schroeder has also worked as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and taught law as a visiting lecturer at Arizona State University Law School and at Duke Law. She received her BA from Swarthmore College in 1962 and her JD from the University of Chicago Law School in 1965.