Congratulations to Brooklyn Law School Adjunct Instructor of Legal Writing Margo Brodie on her swearing in today as a District Court Judge in the Eastern District of New York! Since 2009, Brodie has been teaching first year students course in Fundamentals of Law Practice: Writing, Analysis, Research and Skills. Born in Antigua, she came to the US and obtained a BA from St. Francis College in Brooklyn and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She practiced law for 20 years including working as a Federal prosecutor in Brooklyn for 12 years. She rose from the ranks of Assistant US Attorney to Deputy Chief of General Crimes to Chief of the Criminal Division and successfully prosecuted numerous cases on matters ranging from violent crimes and drug offenses to white collar crimes. She has also led public corruption cases, successfully prosecuting criminals who embezzled funds and tried to bribe government agencies in New York. The President nominated her to the bench in June 2011. In February 2012 the Senate voted 86–2 to confirm the nomination.