Amy St. Eve

Hon. Amy St. Eve

United States District Court Judge, Northern District of Illinois, Adjunct Professor, Northwestern Law School

Amy J. St. Eve was appointed as a United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois in 2002. At 36, St. Eve was one of the youngest judges ever appointed in the Northern District of Illinois. Since her appointment, St. Eve has presided over a significant number of civil and criminal trials, including high profile trials in United States v. Tony Rezko, United States v. Conrad Black, et al., and United States v. Mohammed Salah, et al. Judge St. Eve has also sat with the Seventh Circuit, Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals as a visiting judge. In 2002, St. Eve received Crain’s Chicago Business’ Top Forty Under Forty Award. Judge St. Eve received the Mary Heftel Hooton award from the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois in 2015.

Judge St. Eve serves as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern Law School where she teaches trial advocacy. St. Eve is the co-author of “More From the #Jury Box: The Latest on Juries and Social Media,” 12 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 64 (2014); “The Forgotten Pleading,” 7 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 152 (2012); “Ensuring A Fair Trial in the Age of Social Media,” 11 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 1 (2012); and “The Fault Allocation Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 – A Roadmap for Litigants and Courts,” 3 NYU. J. L. & Bus. 187 (Fall 2006). She is also a co-author of Federal Employment Litigation (The Rutter Group Practice Guide).

Judge St. Eve graduated from Cornell University in May 1987 with a B.A. in history. During the summer of 1986, Judge St. Eve attended Oriel College at Oxford University in England. In 1990, Judge St. Eve graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Cornell Law School. She was a member of the Cornell Law Review and served as an Articles’ Editor.