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Stras, David Ryan

Born 1974 in Wichita, KS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on January 8, 2018, to a seat vacated by Diana E. Murphy. Confirmed by the Senate on January 30, 2018, and received commission on January 31, 2018.

Education:
University of Kansas, B.A., 1995
University of Kansas School of Business, M.B.A., 1999
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1999

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Melvin Brunetti, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1999-2000
Law clerk, Hon. J. Michael Luttig, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2000-2001
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 2001-2002
Law clerk, Hon. Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States, 2002-2003
Hugo Black faculty fellow, University of Alabama School of Law, 2003-2004
University of Minnesota Law School, 2004-2011
     Associate professor of law, 2004-2010
     Co-director, Institute for Law and Politics, 2007-2010
     Associate professor of political science (through affiliation), 2008-2010
     Vance K. Opperman research scholar, 2009-2010
     Adjunct professor, 2011
Visiting professor of law, Washington University School of Law, 2008
Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2009-2010
Associate justice, Minnesota Supreme Court, 2010-2018
Visiting professor, Vanderbilt University Law School, 2012
Adjunct professor, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2013
Adjunct faculty member, University of Iowa College of Law, 2014-

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, May 8, 2017; no Senate vote