Bachelor magna cum laude, University Nebraska, Omaha, 1971. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, Georgetown University, Washington, 1989.
She was sworn in on July 15, 2009, and presented her credentials to the Queen of Denmark on August 3, 2009. She resigned effective February 15th, 2013. Early career
Prior to entering the field of law, Fulton worked in various positions on Capitol Hill.
In 1982–1985, she was Executive Director of Peace Links, an organization dedicated to involving mainstream women to end the threat of nuclear war, engage in peace-building and promote alternative means of resolving international conflicts.
Fulton served on the Peace Links Board of Directors from 1989 to 2000. Fulton earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law School, both magna cum laude.
In 2004, she was named as one of "Washington"s Top Lawyers" by Washingtonian magazine. Her knowledge of and experience in the legal profession is extensive as she has handled many complicated matters involving civil, criminal and parallel proceedings in the state, federal courts and agencies, as well as in foreign venues.
She served as co-chair of the Criminal Litigation Committee of the Litigation Section.
Fulton has long-standing ties to Denmark. Her maternal grandfather immigrated to the United States from Denmark and served in the United States armed forces in Europe during World War I. Her great-grandfather served in the Danish parliament from 1918 to 1940. Fulton also has been active in community and non-profit organizations.
In January 2004, she was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve on the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace and was co-chair of the USIP International Advisory Council.
She has also been active in Bright Beginnings, Incorporated., the Women"s Advisory Board of the Girl Scouts of the National Capital area, the Georgetown University Law School Admissions Interview Program, and the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation.
She is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and Virginia, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Fourth and Eleventh Circuits and various United States District Courts. Fulton was an active member of the American Bar Association, and the Litigation, Criminal Justice and International Law Sections.
Married Tom Daschle (divorced 1983). Children: Kelly, Nathan, Lindsay.