Ketanji Brown Jackson

Personal

Birthday: 
1970
Birthplace: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Patti B. Saris, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1996-1997
Law clerk, Hon. Bruce M. Selya, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1997-1998
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1998-1999, 2002-2003, 2007-2010
Law clerk, Hon. Stephen G. Breyer, Supreme Court of the United States, 1999-2000
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 2000-2002
Assistant special counsel, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2003-2005
Assistant federal public defender, District of Columbia, 2005-2007
Vice chair, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2010-

Given name at birth: Ketanji Onyika Brown

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, September 20, 2012; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Harvard University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1992
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

The world's premier center for legal education and research, Harvard Law School provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines in an energetic and creative learning environment. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to the world's most complex legal and social challenges.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1996

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Court Name: 

District of Columbia District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/26/2013
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