Victoria A. Roberts

Personal

Birthday: 
1951
Birthplace: 
Detroit, MI
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Research attorney, Michigan Court of Appeals, 1976-1977
Legal research and writing teaching fellow, Detroit College of Law, Michigan State University, 1977-1978
Private practice, Michigan, 1977-1985
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 1985-1988
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1988-1998
General counsel, Detroit Mayor-Elect Dennis Archer Transition Team, 1993-1994

Education

Name of School: 
University of Michigan
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1973
Name of School - Second: 

Northeastern University School of Law

The original mission of the school was to provide Boston's first evening law school program for students who could not attend full-time day classes seems reasonable today, but it was a revolutionary moment when Professor Robert Gray Dodge delivered the school's first lecture in Property on October 3, 1898. The notion that a law school not only could, but also should, respond to the needs of the local community was considered a maverick educational idea at the time and has continued to be a hallmark of the School of Law to this day.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1977

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Court Name: 

Michigan Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
6/29/1998
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