Leslie Emi Kobayashi

Personal

Birthday: 
1957
Birthplace: 
Mount Holly, NJ
Race or Ethnicity: 
Asian American
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Deputy prosecutor, City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, 1983-1984
Private practice, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1984-1999
Adjunct professor, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2000, 2001

Education

Name of School: 
Wellesley College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1979
Name of School - Second: 

Boston College Law School

Since its founding in 1929, Boston College Law School--one of the nation's premier Jesuit, Catholic legal institutions--has earned a national reputation for educational excellence and the highest standards of professionalism.

Boston College Law School (BC Law) is one of the six professional graduate schools at Boston College. Located approximately 1.5 miles from the main Boston College campus in Chestnut Hill, Boston College Law School is situated on a 40-acre (160,000 m2) wooded campus in Newton, Massachusetts.

With approximately 800 students and 125 faculty members, the Law School is one of the largest of BC's seven graduate and professional schools. Admission to BC Law is highly selective.

In addition to J.D., M.A. and Ph.D. programs, Boston College Law School offers joint degrees with BC's Carroll School of Management (J.D./M.B.A.), Graduate School of Social Work (J.D./M.S.W.) and Lynch School of Education (J.D./M.Ed.). Joint degrees in the humanities, fine arts, natural sciences and social sciences are offered with BC's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1983

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Hawaii
Court Name: 

Hawaii District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
12/22/2010
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, 1999-2010

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