U.S. attorney nominee Joyce Vance known as rock under pressure

The Birmingham News profiles Joyce White Vance ’82, a President Obama nominee as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. “She’s a little woman,” says lawyer and friend Barry Ragsdale, “but her personality and approach to practicing law are all outsized. She is a very effective advocate in the courtroom….I think she will be a voice throughout the nation.” The paper describes Vance’s Bates experience as a debater and that she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude with high honors in political science. (View Text)

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