Arenda Lauretta Wright Allen

Personal

Birthday: 
1960
Birthplace: 
Philadelphia, PA
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy, JAG Corps, 1985-1990
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Virginia, 1990-1991
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, 1991-2005
U.S. Naval Reserve, JAG Corps, 1992-2005
Assistant federal public defender, Eastern District of Virginia, 2005-2011; supervisory assistant federal public defender, 2006-2011

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, December 1, 2010; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Kutztown State College (now Kutztown University of Pennsylvania)
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1982
Name of School - Second: 

North Carolina Central University School of Law (NCCU)

The mission of the North Carolina Central University School of Law is to provide a challenging and broad-based educational program designed to stimulate intellectual inquiry of the highest order, and to foster in each student a deep sense of professional responsibility and personal integrity so as to produce competent and socially responsible members of the legal profession.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1985

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Court Name: 

Virginia Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/12/2011
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