May/June 2006 issue
New Judge for District of Minnesota: Patrick J. Schiltz
On April 26, 2006, Patrick J.
Schiltz was confirmed as a U.S.
District Judge for the District of
Minnesota. He fills the vacancy
left by Judge Richard Kyle who
took senior status in 2005. He
took his oath of office in a private ceremony on
May 30. His investiture ceremony will take place
on September 22.
Judge Schiltz was born and grew up in Duluth,
Minnesota. He received his bachelorís degree
from College of St. Scholastica in 1981. In 1985
he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard
Law School, where he also served as editor of the
Harvard Law Review. After that he served as a
law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice
In 1987 he went to work for the firm of Faegre &
Benson, where he dealt with antitrust actions and
clergy misconduct cases. In 1995 he left private
practice to teach law at Notre Dame Law School,
where he was named professor of the year in
1999. During his time on the faculty he became
well known for his work in ethics and appellate
He also helped found the University of St.
Thomas School of Law, where he served as
Associate Dean from 2000 to 2003 and as a law
professor from 2003 to 2006.
His chambers will be temporarily located at 180
East Fifth Street in St. Paul until the renovation
of the Warren E. Burger building is complete.
Welcome, Judge Schiltz!