First Filipina-American on the Federal Bench


“Fil-Am lawyer recommended to Pres. Obama by Sen. Schumer

NEW YORK—Lawyer Lorna G. Schofield has just become the first Filipino-American in the history of the United States to serve as a federal judge. The United States Senate confirmed Schofield with a unanimous 91-0 vote.”

“US Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) announced Thursday, Dec. 13 that Schofield has been confirmed to serve as a judge on the prestigious United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.”

“Schofield, 56, graduated from Indiana University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and from NYU Law School, where she graduated as one of the top 15 students in her class and served as staff editor and note-and-comment editor of the NYU Law Review.”

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