History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Swain, Laura Taylor
Born 1958 in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by William J. Clinton on April 25, 2000, to a seat vacated by Thomas P. Griesa. Confirmed by the Senate on June 16, 2000, and received commission on July 11, 2000.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of New York, 1996-2000

Education:
Radcliffe College, A.B., 1979
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1982

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Constance Baker Motley, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1982-1983
Private practice, 1982-1996
Member, New York State Board of Law Examiners, 1986-1996

 

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