Kearse, Amalya Lyle

Details
Born: in Vauxhall, New Jersey
Professional Facts

Regions and States of Practice:
NY, Northeast
DC, South
Legal Education:
University of Michigan Law School, 1962
Other Education:
Philosophy, Wellesley College
Positions During Her Career:
Trial lawyer at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed in New York, becoming a partner in 1969 (1962-1979)
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1979-)
Firsts:
Female partner of a major Wall Street firm (1969)
African-American woman to sit on a federal appeals court (1979)


Further Research Materials

References:
Black Women Judges: The Historical Journey of Black Women to the Nationís Highest Courts
Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, Black Women Judges: The Historical Journey of Black Women to the Nationís Highest Courts, 53 Howard Law Journal 645 (Spring 2010)