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Six Years in the Least Dangerous Branch

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March 17, 2014 12:45pm - 1:55pm

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Join the Stanford Federalist Society for a Conversation with Fifth Circuit Judge Jennifer Elrod.

Judge Elrod is a graduate of Harvard Law School.  She began her professional career by serving a two-year clerkship for federal district judge Sim Lake of the United of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.  After completing her clerkship, she became an associate at the national law firm Baker Botts, where she practiced a wide variety of litigation matters for the next eight years.

In 2002, Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed Judge Elrod to be a judge on the 190th District Court in Harris County.  She was elected to the judgeship in the 2002 general election, and again in 2006 when she ran unopposed.  As a state district court judge, she presided over jury and bench trials involving civil litigation.  Judge Elrod remained on the Harris County bench until her confirmation to the Fifth Circuit.