Nelson Stephen Roman


New York, NY
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Assistant district attorney, Kings County, New York, 1989-1991, 1994-1995
Special narcotics assistant district attorney, New York City, 1992-1994
Law clerk, Hon. Jose A. Padilla, Jr., Civil Court of the City of New York, 1995-1998
Housing court judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, Bronx County, 1998-2000
Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, Bronx County, 2001-2002
Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Civil Term, Bronx County, 2003-2009
Associate justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, 2009-2013

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, September 20, 2012; no Senate vote


Name of School: 
Fordham University
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Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) is a law school founded in 1901. It is located in Brooklyn Heights, New York City, in the United States, and has approximately 1,100 students.

The Dean of the law school is Nicholas W. Allard, who assumed the role in 2012, as well as the role of president in 2014. Brooklyn Law School’s faculty includes 64 full-time professors, 6 emeriti faculty, and a number of adjunct faculty, many of whom are preeminent legal scholars.

In 2013, 94% of the law school's first-time test takers passed the bar exam, placing the law school third-best among New York's 15 law schools. Of 382 graduates in 2014, nine months after graduation 38 were unemployed, and 7 were of unknown employment status. Alumni have relocated to 49 states and over 25 countries after graduation.

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Judicial Career

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

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
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