Patti B. Saris

Personal

Birthday: 
1951
Birthplace: 
Boston, MA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Robert Braucher, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1976-1977
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1977-1979, 1981-1982
Staff counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1979-1981
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Massachusetts, 1982-1986; chief, Civil Division, 1984-1986
Associate justice, Massachusetts Superior Court, 1989-1993
Chair, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2010-

Education

Name of School: 
Radcliffe College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1973
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: 
1976

Judicial Career

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

Massachusetts District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
11/24/1993
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1986-1989

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