Harris Distinguished Visitor Series: Judge Denise Cote
Judge Denise Cote will be the 2011 Harris Distinguished Visitor at the law school. She will present the law school-wide address: "The Life of a Federal Judge in New York City." In addition, Judge Cote will visit with numerous law school classes.
Lunch will be provided.
Profile of Judge Denise Cote
Judge Denise Cote was appointed United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York on August 10, 1994. Judge Cote has held positions in both the private and public sectors. For approximately eight years, beginning in 1977, she was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. She left that office as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division in 1985 to join the law firm of Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler. In 1991, she returned to the United States Attorney’s Office as the first woman Chief of the Criminal Division, a post she held when Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan recommended her to President William J. Clinton for appointment as a federal judge.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College, her master’s degree from Columbia University, and her juris doctor from Columbia Law School.