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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.

Education:
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