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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.

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