Judge Kimba Wood ’66 to visit campus

The Hon. Kimba Wood ’66, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, heads back to campus, April 23, for an interview with Dean of the Faculty and Dayton Professor of Art History Abigail Van Slyck at 4:30 p.m. in Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center. The hour-long interview is free and open to the public.

Wood, who sentenced Michael Milken, “The Junk Bond King,” for securities and reporting violations, will discuss legal issues and answer questions from those in attendance.

Awarded the Connecticut College Medal in 1990, Wood spoke at the College's 76th Commencement Exercises in 1994, where she also received an honorary degree. Wood earned a master of science from the London School of Economics and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was one of fewer than 20 female students.

Prior to being nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the District Court for the Southern District of New York, Wood was in private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1969 to 1970, and then served as an attorney with the Office of Economic Opportunity from 1970 to 1971. She relocated to New York City and returned to private practice from 1971 to 1988, working as an anti-trust law expert at the firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae.

For more information about the event, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 860-439-2300 or by email at alumni.relations@conncoll.edu.

April 20, 2015