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Senior Judge Jane A. Restani

RESTANI, JANE A., Senior Judge, U.S. Court of International Trade, One Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278-0001, appointed by President Ronald Reagan on November 16, 1983. Born 1948 in San Francisco, CA.

Education: University of California at Berkeley, 1969, B.A. (with distinction); University of California at Davis, 1973, J.D., articles editor, Law Review, Order of Coif, Phi Kappa Phi.

Career Record: 1973-76, trial attorney, Attorney General's Honor Program, 1976-80, Assistant Chief, Commercial Litigation Section, 1980-83, Director, Commercial Litigation Branch, all with Civil Division, Department of Justice. Admitted to California Supreme Court Bar, 1973. Member of the Judicial Conference of the United States, 2003-2010, Member of the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States, 2010, Chief Judge, 2003-2010.

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Staff Information

Current Clerks:
Daniel Olton, New York University School of Law
Kelly Anderson, Notre Dame Law School
Jesse Trujillo, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Hiring Policies:
Clerks are hired each year for one to two-year clerkships commencing in the fall. Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, two letters of reference and one writing sample. Law review or other writing experience and an interest in international trade are considered in ranking applicants. Must be willing to travel occasionally. Vacancies are posted on the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR) and applications should file their application materials electronically there.

Intern Vacancies

Judge Restani accepts applications for interns. Interns will work directly for law clerks, performing legal research and writing for international trade and circuit cases. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter detailing your interest in international trade or other work of the court, copy of law school transcript, and legal writing sample. All internships are unpaid positions. Summer intern applicants must also submit a copy of their undergraduate transcript. Chambers does not accept applications from current LLM students.

Positions are filled on a rolling basis, but decisions are generally made around November 1 for spring applicants, February 1 for summer applicants, and August 1 for fall applicants.

Candidates may submit their materials via email to

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