Judge J. Michelle Childs, a 2016 graduate of Duke Law School’s Master of Judicial Studies program and a recent nominee to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, is reported to be under consideration for Justice Stephen Breyer’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Breyer has announced that he will retire at the end of the current Court term.
“I think that she would be a tremendous addition to the Supreme Court,” said Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina in an article about Judge Childs in The State. See the full story at thestate.com.
Judge Childs has served as a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina since 2010. She received an LLM in Judicial Studies from Duke Law School in 2016, a JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law, an MA in Personnel and Employment Relations from the University of South Carolina in 1991, and a BA, cum laude, from the University of South Florida in 1988. She currently serves on the Bolch Judicial Institute’s Leadership Council and has served as faculty for the Bolch Judicial Institute’s annual Mass Tort MDL Certificate Course and as a member of the Judicature editorial board.