Storyteller: Wald, Patricia
Interviewer: Perle, Linda
Date of interview: 2015-04-22
Topics: OEO Legal Services
Geo, US: DC
NEJL I.D.: NEJL-009.073
Georgetown status: Transcript yes and Video online
Link to NEJL page: http://hdl.handle.net/10822/711254
NEJL AV link: https://repository.library.georgetown.edu/handle/10822/711254
Transcript link: Transcript
Transcript status: DeleteMeSoon
Consortium status: Gtn info copied
Abstract: The interview was conducted at the offices of the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington, D.C.
Biographical / Historical
The Honorable Patricia M. Wald, a graduate of Yale Law School, served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1999, serving as Chief Judge from 1986-1991.
Judge Wald was a consultant for the Office of Economic Opportunity at the National Conference on Law and Poverty in 1965. She went on to work with legal services organizations such as Neighborhood Legal Services Program from 1968-1970 and the Center for Law and Social Policy from 1971-1972 before becoming Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice and, soon after, a Justice with the U.S. Court of Appeals.