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Blogs | September 30, 2015
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Gov. Snyder appoints Professor Joan Larsen from U of M to replace Justice Kelly on the MSC

Minutes ago, Governor Snyder announced his appointment of Professor Joan Larsen to fill the Michigan Supreme Court vacancy when Justice Mary Beth Kelly leaves the bench for private practice. 

As we reported yesterday, Joan Larsen earned her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Northwestern University School of Law, where she served as articles editor of the Northwestern University Law Review.  Following graduation, Larsen clerked for the Honorable David B. Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. After her clerkships, she worked as a member of the Constitutional, Criminal, and Civil Litigation Section at Sidley & Austin in Washington, D.C. Prior to coming to Michigan, Larsen was also a visiting assistant professor at Northwestern and served as deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel. She currently serves as the Special Counsel to the Dean for Student and Graduate Activities at the University of Michigan Law School and focuses her teaching and research on the areas of criminal procedure, legislation, constitutional law, and presidential power.

Disclosure:  The author of this blog post also went to Northwestern University School of Law and also served as Senior Articles editor of the Northwestern University Law Review.  Go Cats!