Ojetta Rogeriee Thompson

Personal

Birthday: 
1951
Birthplace: 
Anderson, SC
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Staff attorney, Rhode Island Legal Services, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976-1979
Private practice, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 1979-1980
Assistant city solicitor, Providence, Rhode Island, 1980-1982
Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1980-1988
Associate judge, Rhode Island District Court, Sixth Division, 1988-1997
Associate justice, Rhode Island Superior Court, 1997-2010

Education

Name of School: 
Brown University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1973
Name of School - Second: 

Boston University School of Law

Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is a nationally recognized law school located in the heart of Boston University's campus on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts.

Consistently ranked in the top 30 law schools, "U.S. News and World Report" currently ranks it 26th in the country. Three specialties are in the top 10, including Health Law (#5), Tax Law (#7), and Intellectual Property Law (#9). Princeton Review ranks it 2nd place nationally in "Best Professors" and 7th place for "Best Classroom Experience." For the class of 2017, the median student LSAT score was 163 and median GPA was 3.66.

Boston University School of Law offers a broad selection of legal classes and seminars (approximately 200) with a student to faculty ratio of 12:1.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1976

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Court Name: 

First Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/30/2010
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