Jennifer Elrod

Judge from United States of America

Jennifer Walker Elrod (born September 6, 1966 in Port Arthur, Texas) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Elrod was born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1966 and grew up in Baytown, Texas. She attended Baylor University from 1984–1988 and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. degree in economics. She went to Harvard Law School in 1989 and received her J.D. in 1992, graduating cum laude. At Harvard Law School, she was a member of the Board of Student Advisers. She became a member of the State Bar of Texas in 1992. Elrod began her professional career by serving a two-year clerkship for federal district judge Sim Lake of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. After completing her clerkship, she became an associate at the national law firm Baker Botts in 1994, where she practiced a wide variety of litigation matters for the next eight years. In 2002, Governor Rick Perry appointed Elrod to be a judge on the 190th District Court in Harris County. She was elected to the judgeship in the 2002 general election, and again in 2006 when she ran unopposed. As a state district court judge, she presided over jury and bench trials  ( Wikipedia article )


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Date of birth
Place of birth
Port Arthur
United States of America


Institution From To
Harvard Law School
Baylor University

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