Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Judge Rendell, a cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, received her Juris Doctor degree from the Villanova University School of Law in 1973…

Inducted as a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in March of 1994, Judge Rendell was elevated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in November of 1997. She is the Chair of the United States Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System and also serves on several Third Circuit committees.

Judge Rendell is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, an inaugural member and Master of the Villanova University School of Law J. Willard O’Brien Inn of Court, an elected member of The American Law Institute, a member of the Federal Judges Association, the American Judicature Society and the National Association of Women Judges.
In October 2004, Judge Rendell was awarded the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Sandra Day O’Connor Award, an award given annually to a woman attorney whose career in the legal profession has demonstrated: her superior legal talent and significant achievements within the legal community; her advocacy for the advancement and equal treatment of women in the profession and in the community at large; and her mentoring of other women in the legal profession.



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