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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., Magna 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 the past co-chair of the International Economic Law Group of the American Society of International Law.

Standard Chambers Procedures

Note to Counsel: Order on Artificial Intelligence

Staff Information

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

Current Law Clerks:
William A. White, III, Brooklyn Law School
Graeme M. Waples, Brooklyn Law School

Hiring Policies
Judge Kelly has hired her law clerks from fall 2020 through the fall of 2024.

Intern Vacancies
Judge Kelly accepts applications for interns. Interns will work directly for law clerks. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, law school transcript and writing sample of the applicant’s own work. Preference will be given to applicants who have taken administrative law. Please note that all internships are unpaid positions and U.S citizenship is required. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis on or about November 1 for spring applicants, February 15 for summer applicants, and August 1 for fall applicants. Please submit your materials via email to

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