History of the Federal Judiciary

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Mollway, Susan Oki
Born 1950 in Honolulu, HI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 7, 1997, to a seat vacated by Harold M. Fong. Confirmed by the Senate on June 22, 1998, and received commission on June 23, 1998. Served as chief judge, 2009-2015. Assumed senior status on November 6, 2015.

University of Hawaii, B.A., 1971
University of Hawaii, M.A., 1973
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1981

Professional Career:
Private practice, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1981-1998
Adjunct professor of law, University of Hawaii School of Law, 1988-1989

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, December 21, 1995; no Senate vote


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