June 27, 2013
President Barack Obama has nominated another Tulane Law School alum for the federal bench. On Wednesday (June 26), he nominated Alison Renee Lee for a U.S. District Court seat in South Carolina.
Lee, a 1982 Tulane Law graduate, has been a judge on South Carolina’s Fifth Judicial Circuit since 1999, with an office in Columbia. She oversees criminal and civil trials and deals with appeals involving municipal, magistrate and zoning cases.
A Washington, D.C., native, she attended Vassar College and after law school clerked for Judge Israel M. Augustine Jr. on Louisiana’s Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal before moving to South Carolina. She has practiced commercial litigation and employment discrimination law, worked for the South Carolina Legislative Council and served as an administrative law judge.
Lee was one of three judicial nominees sent to the Senate for approval.
“These individuals have demonstrated the talent, expertise, and fair-mindedness Americans expect and deserve from their judicial system,” Obama said in a statement issued by the White House. “I am grateful for their willingness to serve and confident that they will apply the law with the utmost impartiality and integrity.”