Judge Patricia Millett to Give Anderson Lecture on April 18

Judge Patricia Millett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia will give the Robert P. Anderson Lecture on April 18, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. Her lecture is titled “Repairing the House Divided: Lawyers as Healers.”

“In a time of increasing polarization in American society and when public trust in lawyers and the judiciary is sinking,” Millett says, “lawyers have a moral and professional obligation to work to bridge divides and bolster confidence in the legal system and judicial process.”

Judge Millett was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals on December 10, 2013. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (summa cum laude) in 1985 and from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude) in 1988. After working in the private law firm of Miller & Chevalier for two years, she clerked for Judge Thomas Tang of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Following her clerkship, she worked for four years on the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division in the United States Department of Justice and for eleven years as an Assistant in the Office of the Solicitor General. In September 2007, she became a partner leading the Supreme Court and appellate practices at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She has argued 32 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

The Robert P. Anderson Memorial Lecture was established by former law clerks and friends in memory of Robert P. Anderson ’29, Senior Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.