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Davis Becomes Chief Judge of U.S. District Court - MN

July 1, 2008—U.S. District Judge Michael J. Davis ('72), a Law School adjunct professor, has been named Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Davis succeeds Chief Judge James M. Rosenbaum ('69), and will serve a 7-year term.

Davis was appointed to the federal court in 1994. In 1999, he also began a 7-year term on the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Davis was president of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association from 2004-2005, and has taught at the Law School as an adjunct professor for 25 years.

In addition to his teaching, Davis has served the Law School as a member of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors and, most recently, as part of the alumni committee that advised the dean's search committee.

 
Portrait of Michael J. Davis

Chief Judge Michael J. Davis