Senior Lecturer, Harvard Law School
Judge Nancy Gertner is a former editor on The Yale Law Journal, and has been an instructor at Yale Law School, teaching sentencing and comparative sentencing institutions, since 1998. Appointed to the bench in 1994 by President Clinton, she later received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the American Bar Association, Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, only the second woman to receive it (Justice Ginsburg was the first).
She has received numerous additional accolades including, the Massachusetts Bar Association's Hennessey award for judicial excellence, an honorary degree from Brandeis University, the Arabella Babb Mansfield award, the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement from the American Bar Association Commission on the Status of Women in the Profession, among others.
Ms. Gertner received her undergraduate degree at Barnard College, and both her masters in Political Science and law degree at Yale University.