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Jennifer Elrod

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Jennifer Elrod
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   10/19/2007 -Present
Preceded by:   Patrick E. Higginbotham
Personal History
Born:   1966
Home state:   Texas
Undergraduate:   Baylor University, 1988
Law School:   Harvard Law School, 1992

Jennifer Walker Elrod (b.1966) is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She joined the court in 2007 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

Born in Port Arthur, Texas, Elrod graduated from Baylor with her bachelor's degree in 1988 and obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law in 1992.[1]

Professional career

Elrod was a law clerk for Sim Lake in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas from 1992 to 1994. From 1994 to 2002, Elrod was a private practice attorney in Texas. Elrod also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Houston Law in 1995. Elrod became a district court judge of the 190th District Court of Texas based in Harris County from 2002 to 2007.[1]

Federal judicial career

On the recommendation of Texas U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Elrod was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by President George W. Bush on March 29, 2007 to a seat vacated by Patrick Higginbotham. Elrod was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 4, 2007 on a majority Senate vote and received commission on October 19, 2007.[2]

Awards and associations

Notable cases

Judicial philosophy

See also


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Patrick Higginbotham
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:

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