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Judge Claire R. Kelly

Claire R. Kelly, Judge of the United States Court of International Trade, One Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278-0001, appointed by President Barack Obama on May 28, 2013.  

Education: Barnard College, 1987, B.A., Cum Laude; Brooklyn Law School, 1993, J.D., Summa Cum Laude.

Career Record:
Prior to being appointed to the United States Court of International Trade, Judge Kelly was an associate at Coudert Brothers in New York City from 1993-1997.  In 1997 she joined the faculty at Brooklyn Law School, becoming a tenured faculty member in 2008.  While at Brooklyn Law School, Judge Kelly focused her scholarship on Administrative Law and International Trade Law.  Judge Kelly also served as Co-Director for the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law and as the faculty advisor for the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. She served on the board of directors of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) and chaired its Subcommittee on Trade Adjustment Assistance. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and past co-chair of the International Economic Law Group of the American Society of International Law.

Standard Chambers Procedures:

Executive Assistant: Golda Lawrence
Case Manager: Steve Taronji – 212-264-1611

Current Law Clerks:
Emily Kehoe, Brooklyn Law School
Joshua Morey, Brooklyn Law School

Hiring Policies
Judge Kelly will be receiving applications via OSCAR for Law Clerks beginning in the fall of 2014 to begin in the fall of 2015.  Applicants must submit a cover letter, a detailed resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, three letters of recommendations, and a writing sample of the applicant’s own work.  Law Review or other writing experience and a demonstrated interest in international trade law are considered in ranking applicants. Please visit the OSCAR website at https://oscar.uscourts.gov for further information.   

Intern Vacancies 
Judge Kelly accepts applications for interns. Interns will work directly for law clerks. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, two letters of recommendations, law school transcript and writing sample of the applicant’s own work. Please note that all internships are unpaid positions. Applicants should have taken administrative law prior to their internship.
Decisions will be made on a rolling basis on or about November 1 for spring applicants, February 1 for summer applicants, and August 1 for fall applicants.
Please submit your materials by mail to: Chambers of Judge Claire R. Kelly, U.S. Court of International Trade, One Federal Plaza, New York, NY  10278-0001.  On the outside of the envelope please note that this is an Internship Application.

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Last modified August 29, 2014