DATE OF APPOINTMENT
March 30, 1998
ENTERED ON DUTY
October 30, 1998
JENNER & BLOCK: Partner, January 1986 through October 29,
1998; Associate, July 14, 1981 through December 31, 1985; Summer Law Clerk, June through
August 1979. During his 17 years in private practice, Judge Schenkier specialized in a
wide variety of complex civil litigation at both the trial and appellate level.
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL: Bigelow Teaching Fellow, September
1980 through June 1981. As a teaching fellow, Judge Schenkier instructed first year law
students in written and oral advocacy.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT: Law Clerk for the Honorable Marvin E.
Aspen, Northern District of Illinois, September 1979 through August 1980.
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW: Adjunct Professor
in Clinical Trial Advocacy Program, September 1986 through present.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR TRIAL ADVOCACY: Served as Instructor in
Regional Program (1990), Program for Teaching NITA Instructors (1991), Expert Witness
Program (1992), and National Program (1993).
Admitted to Practice:
UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT: 1990
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS (7TH CIR.): 1981
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS (5th CIR.): 1982
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS (9th CIR.): 1990
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT (N.D. ILL.):
GENERAL BAR: 1979
TRIAL BAR: 1986
ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT: 1979
Committee Appointments / Professional Organizations
CHICAGO COUNCIL OF LAWYERS: Member since 1980; Board Member between
1991 and 1995.
CIVIL JUSTICE REFORM ACT ADVISORY GROUP FOR THE UNITED STATES
DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS: Member between June 1995 and October
ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON RULES AND PRACTICE TO THE UNITED STATES
DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS: Member between February 1996 and
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW: Juris Doctor, 1979, Awarded
Magna Cum Laude, Elected to Order of the Coif.