Biographical information on Jane Kelly, federal judge

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Posted: Mar 03, 2016 3:40 PM
Biographical information on Jane Kelly, federal judge

NAME — Jane Louise Kelly

AGE — 51

CURRENT POSITION — Judge on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

PROFESSIONAL — Judge on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 2013 to present; assistant federal public defender, Northern District of Iowa, 1994-2013; visiting instructor, University of Illinois College of Law, 1993-1994; judicial clerk for Judge David R. Hansen, 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1992-1993; judicial clerk for Judge Donald J. Porter, U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, 1991-1992.

EDUCATION — Harvard Law School, J.D., 1991; Duke University, bachelor's degree, 1987.

OF NOTE — Kelly was only the second woman and among the first public defenders to be named to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.