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Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, Washington, DC

Lloyd Cutler Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2009

Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Antonin Scalia was born in Trenton, New Jersey, in 1936. He received an AB in 1957 from Georgetown University and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, an LLB in 1960 from Harvard Law School, and was a Sheldon Fellow of Harvard University from 1960-1961. He was in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1961-1967, and then served as a professor of law at the University of Virginia from 1967-1971, as professor of law at the University of Chicago from 1977-1982, and as visiting professor of law at both Georgetown University and Stanford University. Scalia was chairman of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law from 1981-1982 and its Conference of Section Chairmen from 1982-1983.


Scalia was general counsel of the Office of Telecommunications Policy from 1971-1972, as Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States from 1972-1974, and as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel from 1974-1977. He served as a Judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1982. Nominated as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States by President Reagan, he assumed that office on September 26, 1986.

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