Alum Takes Appellate Judge Seat for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Corinne Beckwith ’85 was sworn in as an appellate judge for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals during ceremonies in Washington, D.C. She was nominated last spring by President Obama, earned Senate confirmation in November, and has been serving in the post since December.

Cori earned a B.A. degree in English from Kalamazoo and while here served a student internship at the Holland (Mich.) Sentinel newspaper. She earned a master’s degree in journalism from University of Illinois and later worked as a reporter at the Midland Daily News.

She earned her law degree in 1992 from the University of Michigan Law School. Since 1999, she’s worked as an attorney representing the rights of indigent criminal defendants on appeal in the Appellate Division of the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., and was appointed a supervisor in that office in 2009.