Judge Pamela A. Harris

Born 1962 in Hartford, CT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on May 8, 2014, to a seat vacated by Andre Maurice Davis. Confirmed by the Senate on July 28, 2014, and received commission on July 29, 2014.

Yale College, B.A., 1985
Yale Law School, J.D., 1990

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Harry T. Edwards, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1990-1991
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1991-1992, 1999-2009
Law clerk, Hon. John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court of the United States, 1992-1993
Attorney-advisor, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, 1993-1996
Associate professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1996-1999
Visiting professor, Georgetown University Law Center, 2007-2010, 2012-2014; executive director, Supreme Court Institute, 2009-2010
Principal deputy assistant attorney general, Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice, 2010-2012