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Larsen, Joan Louise

Born 1968 in Waterloo/Cedar Falls, IA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on May 8, 2017, to a seat vacated by David William McKeague. Confirmed by the Senate on November 1, 2017, and received commission on November 2, 2017.

University of Northern Iowa, B.A., 1990
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1993

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. David B. Sentelle, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1993-1994
Law clerk, Hon. Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States, 1994-1995
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1995-1997
Visiting assistant professor, Northwestern University School of Law, 1998
University of Michigan Law School, 1998-2001, 2003- ; visiting professor of law, 1998-2001; special counsel and lecturer in law, 2003-2015; adjunct professor of law, 2015-
Deputy assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 2002-2003
Visiting assistant professor, University of Iowa College of Law, 2006
Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 2015-2017