United States Circuit Judge Jane Kelly is visiting the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) April 20.
The UNO community is invited to a presentation at 4 p.m. in Mammel Hall. A reception with light refreshments will immediately follow. Guests are requested to register in advance.
Confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in April 2013, Kelly was among the potential replacements for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last year.
The Iowa judge will talk about her career path, including her Supreme Court nomination experience, and take questions from the audience.
Kelly graduated summa cum laude from Duke University and holds a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. After law school, Kelly was a clerk to Judge Donald Porter of the U.S. District Court for South Dakota and to Judge David Hansen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.
After working as a visiting instructor at the University of Illinois College of Law, Kelly became an assistant federal public defender in the Northern District of Iowa in 1994, serving as supervising attorney in the Cedar Rapids office from 1999 to 2013. President Obama signed her commission to the 8th Circuit on April 25, 2013.
For event questions, contact Destynie Sewell, assistant professor of business law and ethics, at email@example.com or call 402.554.2303.