Sandra Lea Lynch

Personal

Birthday: 
1946
Birthplace: 
Oak Park, IL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Raymond Pettine, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island, 1971-1973
Assistant attorney general, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1973-1974
Instructor, Boston University Law School, 1973-1974
General counsel, Massachusetts Department of Education, 1974-1978
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1978-1995
Special counsel, Judicial Conduct Commission of Massachusetts, 1990-1992

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, September 19, 1994; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Wellesley College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1968
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: 
1971

Judicial Career

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

First Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/17/1995
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