Patricia McGowan Wald

Personal

Birthday: 
1928
Birthplace: 
Torrington, CT
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Jerome Frank, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1951-1952
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1952-1953
Research and editorial assistant, Frederick M. Rowe, Esq., 1959-1962,
Member, National Conference on Bail and Criminal Justice, 1963-1964
Consultant, National Conference on Law & Poverty, Office of Economic Opportunity, 1965
Member, President`s Commission on Crime in the District of Columbia, 1965-1966
Consultant, President`s Commission on Law Enforcement & Administration of Criminal Justice, 1966-1967
Attorney, Office of Criminal Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, 1967-1968
Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services Program, Washington, D.C., 1968-1970
Consultant, National Advisory Committee on Civil Disorder, 1968
Consultant, National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence, 1969
Co-director, Ford Foundation Drug Abuse Research Project, 1970
Attorney, Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, D.C., 1971-1972
Director, Office of Policy and Issues, Sargent Shriver Vice-Presidential Campaign, 1972
Attorney, Mental Health Law Project, Washington, D.C., 1972-1977
Assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, U.S. Department of Justice, 1977-1979
Member, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, 1999-

Education

Name of School: 
Connecticut College for Women (now Connecticut College)
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1948
Name of School - Second: 

Yale University Law School

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School, is one of the world's premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. Small by design, our impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through 17 centers and projects.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1951

Judicial Career

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

District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
7/26/1979
Termination Date: 
11/16/1999
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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