Vanessa Lynne Bryant

Personal

Birthday: 
1954
Birthplace: 
Queens, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Hartford, Connecticut, 1978-1981, 1992-1998
Counsel, Aetna Life & Casualty Company, 1981-1989
Counsel, Shawmut Bank, 1989-1990
Vice president and general counsel, Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, 1990-1992
Judge, Connecticut Superior Court, 1998-2007

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, January 25, 2006; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Howard University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1975
Name of School - Second: 

University of Connecticut School of Law

The University of Connecticut School of Law is one of the leading public law schools in the country. Its campus, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, is probably the most beautiful of any law school in the United States. The newly-completed law library is perhaps the finest facility of its kind in the world. Two miles from the center of Hartford, the Law School is located in a neighborhood of large Victorian homes, where many students, staff, and faculty live.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1978

Judicial Career

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

Connecticut District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
4/2/2007
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