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Courtney Bates Jaren

Courtney Bates Jaren, American historian, lawyer, consultant, academic administrator. Staff consultant, grass roots coordinator various political campaigns for Democratic candidates, Washington, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, 1976-1999; precinct chair Shorewood district King County Democratic Party, Washington, 1978-1980.

Background

  • Jaren, Courtney Bates was born on July 16, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of James Earl Bates and Laura Louise Courtney.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science cum laude, University Minnesota, 1982. Juris Doctor, University Minnesota, 1988. Postgraduate, University Minnesota, since 1996.

      Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy, Temple University, 1999. Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, 2000.

    Career

    • Staff adviser to Sen. Warren G. Magnuson, 1979-1980. Law clerk United States Department Justice, Minneapolis, 1985-1986.

      Adviser Minnesota Regional Health Affiliates Foundation, 1988-1990. Research associate, project manager University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1990-1993, instructor American history, 1990-1998, assistant to dean liberal arts, 1993-1997. Legal consultant Applied Engineering Associates, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, 1997-1999, Gallagher, Schoenfeld, Surkin, & Schupein, Media, 1998-2000, Willig, Williams and Davidson, Philadelphia, 1999-2000.

      Program director, adjunct professor and fellow Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, since 2000. Judicial clerk Honorary William J. Keys United States District Court (4th district), 2000. Reader Bodleian Library., Oxford University, 1997-1998, Squires Law Library., Cambridge University, 1997-1998, Harvard Law School, 1998-1999.

    Works

    • Author/editor: (book) America: The 60's and Beyond, 1996, (surveys) Survey Research, 1992, 93.

    Politics

    Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    The faith should be based on the Bible, but also on reason, tradition, and personal experience.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

    Membership

    Staff consultant, grass roots coordinator various political campaigns for Democratic candidates, Washington, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, 1976-1999. Precinct chair Shorewood district King County Democratic Party, Washington, 1978-1980.

    Personality

    Interests

    Pianist.

    Connections

    • Married Mathias Alfred Jaren, August 25, 1972. Children: Olav Reinhard, Allison Valkyrie.
    • father: James Earl Bates
    • mother: Laura Louise Courtney
    • spouse: Mathias Alfred Jaren
    • children: Olav Reinhard Jaren
    • Allison Valkyrie Jaren
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    Born July 16, 1951
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1982
      University Minnesota
    • 1988
      University Minnesota
    • 1999
      Temple University
    • 1979 - 1980
      Staff adviser to Sen. Warren G. Magnuson
    • 1985 - 1986
      law clerk, United States Department Justice
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1988 - 1990
      adviser Minnesota Regional Health Affiliates Foundation
    • 1990 - 1993
      research associate, University Minnesota
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1990 - 1993
      project manager, University Minnesota
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1997 - 1999
      legal consultant, Applied Engineering Associates
      Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1998
      legal consultant, Applied Engineering Associates
      Gallagher, West Virginia, United States
    • 1999
      legal consultant, Applied Engineering Associates
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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