Tanya Sue Chutkan

Personal

Birthday: 
1962
Birthplace: 
Kingston, Jamaica
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1987-1991, 2002-2014
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, 1991-2002; staff attorney, 1990-1996, 2000-2002; lead attorney, sex offenses and domestic violence, 1996-1997; lead attorney, homicide, 1997-1999

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, December 19, 2013; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
George Washington University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1983
Name of School - Second: 

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Unlike most law schools that remain isolated from their universities, Penn Law has followed the opposite path, nurturing relationships with as fine an array of law-related professional schools as you will find in the country. Students can easily enhance their first-rate legal education through study in many associated disciplines, either through matriculation in a joint degree program or by taking up to four courses in other departments.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1987

Judicial Career

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

District of Columbia District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
6/5/2014
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