The Saint Louis University School of Law welcomes Judge Michael M. Mihm, United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois and a 1967 SLU LAW alumnus, as the 2011 Rosecan-Adler Jurist-in-Residence. Judge Mihm will present "The Challenges for the Rule of Law in the United States and Internationally in the 21st Century" at noon Friday, March 25, in the William H. Kniep Courtroom.
Mihm has served on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois since 1982, and served as chief judge form 1991-1998. After receiving his J.D. in 1967 from Saint Louis University School of Law, he served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in St. Louis County, an assistant state's attorney in Peoria County, Ill., was twice elected state's attorney in Peoria County, and also worked as a solo practitioner. Since assuming his position in the judiciary, he has been an active participant in judicial leadership and has served in several capacities on committees of the U.S. Judicial Conference. Judge Mihm is also a frequent lecturer and writer in international law issues surrounding the judiciary and the Rule of Law.
The Jurist-in-Residence program has been a highlight of each academic year since it was introduced in 1981 by the School of Law and the Honorable Myron H. Bright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The Adler-Rosecan Jurist-in-Residence program is dedicated to the memory of Mortimer A. Rosecan, who made notable contributions to judicial education by making outstanding jurists accessible to students. The program was named the Adler-Rosecan Jurist-in-Residence Program to honor his dedicated efforts to advancing the art of advocacy and his generosity to the School of Law.
This event is part of Court Week at the School of Law. For more information about Court Week events, click here.