Law School Adjunct Newest Federal Court Nominee

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Adjunct Professor Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals


Less than a week after the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, President Trump has announced his intent to nominate an 18th wave of judicial nominees, an 18th wave of U.S. attorney nominees and a 13th wave of U.S. marshal nominees.

Among Trump’s nominees is Michael H. Park, an adjunct professor at Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School. Park has been nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York.

In addition to teaching the Supreme Court Clinic at Mason, Park is a partner at the Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC in their New York City office.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School, and has worked with a number of New York law firms since 2002.

Park received the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s 2013 Best Lawyers Under 40 award for his prominence in law and dedication to the Asian-Pacific American community.

Park has also served in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice. He advised executive-branch officials on matters including national security issues, constitutional questions and congressional investigations.

Currently, Park “represents clients in litigation in a wide array of subject areas, including securities, criminal, commercial, administrative, and constitutional law,” according to the White House announcement published Wednesday, Oct. 10.  

Two days later, Consovoy McCarthy Park posted an announcement online commending Park’s nomination.

“It’s bittersweet,” said Will Consovoy. “Mike is a great partner and an even better friend. Although we will miss him, we know that he will be an outstanding addition to the judiciary, so our loss will be the nation’s gain.”

“Scalia Law School congratulates adjunct professor Michael H. Park on his nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit,” said Antonin Scalia Law School Dean Henry N. Butler. “We are fortunate to attract top-flight faculty like Michael Park. He is an example of the outstanding men and women who provide a first-rate legal education to Scalia Law students, and will be an excellent addition to the bench.”