Loretta A. Preska


Albany, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, New York City, 1973-1992

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, September 9, 2008; no Senate vote


Name of School: 
College of St. Rose
Degree Year: 
Name of School - Second: 

Fordham University School of Law

The mission of the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service draws upon the Jesuit tradition of fostering social justice through education, research, and service. By building on its location in the economically, racially and culturally diverse environment of the greater New York City metropolitan region, the School seeks to provide outstanding social work education, guided by humanistic values and a global perspective, focusing on service to and research with individuals, families and groups, organizations, and communities. The School advocates for improving the quality of life for society's most vulnerable populations through teaching, practice, influencing policy, and the development and dissemination of knowledge.

Degree - Second: 
Degree Year - Second: 
Name of School - Third: 

New York University School of Law

Our educational mission focuses on our three core constituencies: students, faculty and alumni. There is an obvious interdependence among these three groups: By attracting the top students, faculty interest is magnified; likewise, enabling professors to do their best work and supplying them with the most desirable resources allows us to attract young scholars who are motivated and talented. Similarly, the more tangible the impact the Law School has on our community, the more engaged our alumni become. Our graduates are energized by the intellectual excitement of the school, enriching their own professional lives and adding still more luster to their alma mater's reputation. Loyal alumni give back, so that a cycle of generosity, learning, appreciation and active participation in our school and society continues.

Degree - Third: 
Degree Year - Third: 

Judicial Career

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

New York Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Commission Date: