Michael A. Scodro is the Illinois Solicitor General, in which capacity he oversees the civil and criminal appeals divisions of the Attorney General’s Office and has argued on behalf of the State in the U.S. Supreme Court, Illinois Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Illinois Appellate Court. Mr. Scodro graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and from Yale Law School, after which he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jose A. Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court. Following several years in the appellate group at Mayer Brown LLP, he became an Associate Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. In 2007, the Illinois Attorney General named him Solicitor General. Mr. Scodro was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 2009, and he serves on the Special Supreme Court Committee on Illinois Evidence, which drafted the newly adopted Illinois Rules of Evidence.