1988 Beberman Award Winner: Mary Murphy Schroder

The Honorable Mary Murphy Schroeder is now Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit, by far the largest circuit in the country, with a full complement of 28 judges. It handles about 20 percent of all of the appeals in the federal court system. She moved from the Arizona State Court of Appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals in October 1979. Judge Schroeder received her J.D. from the University of Chicago and has been a visiting instructor at the Arizona State University Law school, where she received that law school's distinguished achievement award. She is an adjunct lecturer at Duke University. Judge Schroeder is active in several associations, including the National Association of Women Judges (president, 1998-9), the American Judicature Society and the National Association of Women Lawyers. Judge Schroeder also has been a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements.

Congratulations Ms. Schroeder, the 1988 Max Beberman Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

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