Gabrielle Anne Kirk McDonald

Personal

Birthday: 
1942
Birthplace: 
St. Paul, MN
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Staff attorney, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, New York City, 1966-1968
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1969-1979
Faculty, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, 1970, 1975-1977, 1993-
Visiting professor, St. Mary`s Law School, 1991-1993
Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, The Hague, 1993-1999; president, 1997-1999
Judge, Iran-United States Claim Tribunal, The Hague, 2001-

Education

Name of School: 

Howard University School of Law

Consistent with providing the professional leadership necessary to advocate and defend the rights of all, but particularly of African-Americans and other minorities, it is the Law School's mission to: Educate and enable students to develop their highest capabilities and skills as lawyers; Engage as an institution in the active pursuit of solutions to domestic and international legal, social, economic and political problems that are of particular concern to minority groups; and Imbue its students with dedication to excellence and commitment to the solutions to those problems.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1966

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Court Name: 

Texas Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/11/1979
Termination Date: 
8/14/1988
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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