Janet C. Hall is a United States federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. She was appointed to the seat by President Bill Clinton in 1997.
Hall, a distinguished trial attorney, was a partner at Robinson and Cole in Hartford from 1980 to 1997. Earlier in her career, she served as special assistant U.S. attorney for the Department of Justice. Hall began her legal career at Hale and Dorr in Boston.
Since graduating magna cum laude in 1970, Hall has served Mount Holyoke in numerous capacities: she was the College’s first young alumna trustee; she is a former president of the Alumnae Association; and she has served on major committees for both the College and the Alumnae Association. In 1980, Hall received the Alumnae Medal of Honor. She was a keynote speaker at Convocation in 1998.
Hall is active in both the Federal Bar Council and the Connecticut Bar Association, and served as chair of the Federal Bar Council from 1995 to 1997. She holds a J.D. from New York University, where she was a Root-Tilden Scholar.