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U. Law Professor Resigns From Federal Appeals Court

Publication Date: 
May 05, 2009
The Salt Lake Tribune
Pamela Manson

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Judge Michael W. McConnell is leaving the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to teach at Stanford Law School:

Judge Michael W. McConnell's resignation from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday was a surprise to many, but his love of teaching is not.

The Salt Lake City resident and University of Utah professor is leaving the bench effective Aug. 31 to teach at Stanford Law School in California and direct its Constitutional Law Center.

“This is a great court,” McConnell told The Tribune in a phone interview from his chambers in Denver, where the appeals court is based. “It's been a wonderful opportunity and a great chance for public service but my first love is teaching.”