Obama promotes Duke grad judge

Posted October 21, 2013

Patricia E. Campbell-Smith, a graduate of Duke and Tulane universities, was named chief judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Monday by President Barack Obama. 

Campbell-Smith got her bachelor's degree at Duke, graduating in 1987, and finished law school at Tulane in 1992.

Since that time, she has worked as a law clerk, as an attorney focused on environment and patent law in New Orleans and as a Special Master to the federal claims court.

“I am proud to designate Judge Campbell-Smith to serve as Chief Judge on the United States Court of Federal Claims,” Obama said in making the appointment. “She has a long and distinguished record of service, and I am confident she will serve with distinction.”


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