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  Greenaway Jr., Joseph A.
NameJoseph A. Greenaway Jr.
Westfield, New Jersey 07090, United States
Born November 16, 1957 (64 years)
Last ModifedScott³
Aug 09, 2009 12:12am
InfoJoseph Anthony Greenaway, Jr. (born London, England on November 16, 1957) is a federal judge who sits on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He was appointed to the court by President Bill Clinton. On June 19, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Greenaway to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Greenaway was born of West Indian parents in London, England and emigrated to the United States at the age of two. His father is a carpenter and his mother is a nurse.

Greenaway earned a bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 1978 and a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1981. From 1982 until 1983, he worked as a law clerk for Judge Vincent Lyons Broderick of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Greenaway worked in private practice in New York City from 1981 until 1982 and again from 1983 until 1985. He became an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey from 1985 until 1989, when he became the chief of narcotics for the District of New Jersey. From 1990 until 1996, Greenaway worked as in-house counsel for Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

On November 27, 1995, President Bill Clinton nominated Greenaway to be a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, to replace John Francis Gerry. The U.S. Senate confirmed Greenaway in a voice vote on July 16, 1996.

From 2002 to 2006, Greenaway was an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, NJ. He is an adjunct professor at Cardozo School of Law where he teaches a course on trial practice and a seminar on the Supreme Court as well as an adjunct at Columbia College, where he also teaches a seminar on the Supreme Court.

Greenaway was the 1997 recipient of the Columbia University Medal of Excellence, the 1999 recipient of the Garden State Bar Association’s Distinguished Jurist Award, a 2003 recipient of Columbia’s John Jay Award, a 2007 recipient of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Award of Excellence, and the 2007 recipient of the Roger M. Yancey Award from the Garden State Bar Association. In 2006, Greenaway delivered the commencement address at the Cardozo School of Law. In 1998, Greenaway delivered the Class Day address at Columbia College’s commencement. He also presented Rutgers Law School’s Weintraub Lecture in 1998 (published as Judicial Decision Making and the External Environment, 51 Rutgers L. Rev. 181 (1998)). In November 1996, he received the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association’s Distinguished Service Award.


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