March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018 - Dean Melanie Leslie is proud to announce that Judge Patricia Millett of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will be the keynote speaker at the Cardozo School of Law 2018 commencement, which will be held Tuesday, May 29 at 4 p.m., at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall in New York City.

Judge Millett was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on December 10, 2013. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, summa cum laude, in 1985 and from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 1988.

After working in a private law firm (Miller & Chevalier) for two years, Judge Millett clerked for Judge Thomas Tang of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Following her clerkship, she worked for four years on the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division in the United States Department of Justice and for eleven years as an Assistant in the Office of the Solicitor General. In September 2007, she became a leading partner in the Supreme Court and appellate practices at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Judge Millett has argued 32 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.