Sandra L. Townes

Personal

Birthday: 
1944
Birthplace: 
Spartanburg, SC
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Assistant district attorney, Onondaga County, New York, 1977-1987; senior assistant district attorney, 1983-1986; chief assistant district attorney, 1986-1987
Adjunct professor, Syracuse University College of Law, 1987-1995
Judge, Syracuse [New York] City Court, 1988-1999
Adjunct professor, Onondaga Community College, 1992-2001
Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Fifth Judicial District, 2000-2004
Associate justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, 2001-2004

Education

Name of School: 
Johnson C. Smith University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1966
Name of School - Second: 

Syracuse University College of Law

Syracuse University College of Law provides every opportunity you need to create your future. This website will give you a preview of what you can anticipate as a law student here. Read about our outstanding faculty, our wonderful facility and law library, the wide range of courses and the excellent programs, clinics and joint degree opportunities designed to provide you with the skills you need to make full use of your education. We start with a firm grounding in courses you need to build on, and then you choose your direction, with the advice and assistance of faculty and staff who really care. All of this on the campus of a great University with all it has to offer, at a law school with a long history and an eye on the future.

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

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Court Name: 

New York Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
8/2/2004
Retirement from Active Service: 
5/1/2015
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