The appointment of Judge Ketanji Onyika Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court is a momentous occasion for the legal community and for all those who believe in the power of justice and equality. As one of the most respected and accomplished legal minds of our time, Judge Brown Jackson’s journey to the highest court in the land is a testament to her unwavering commitment to excellence and her tireless efforts to create a more just and equitable society.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Judge Brown Jackson graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and earned her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After serving as a law clerk for Judge Bruce M. Selya of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court, she began her legal career as a litigator at Morrison & Foerster. She later joined the faculty of Georgetown University Law Center, where she taught courses on criminal law, constitutional law, and civil procedure. She was promoted to full professor in 2011 and remained at Georgetown until she was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in 2013.
As a judge, Judge Brown Jackson has presided over several high-profile cases, including those involving former White House counsel Don McGahn and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Her intelligence, fairness, and meticulous attention to detail have earned her the respect and admiration of her peers and colleagues in the legal community.
Judge Brown Jackson has also been a tireless advocate for education and philanthropy.
In addition to her impressive legal career, Judge Brown Jackson has also made significant contributions to the field of education. She has served on the board of directors of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, as well as on the boards of several non-profit organizations focused on education and mentorship. She was also recognized for her philanthropic work, receiving the 2020 Women of Power Legacy Award from Black Enterprise.
Judge Ketanji Onyika Brown Jackson is a true inspiration to all who know her. Her commitment to justice, education, and philanthropy is a testament to her character and unwavering dedication to improving the world. As we look to the future, we can only hope that more individuals like Judge Brown Jackson will rise to lead the way and inspire future generations.