Visiting Professor of Law
210 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0360
Assistant: Dawn Cronce
Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito of the U.S. Supreme Court will teach Current Issues in Constitutional Interpretation during the Fall 2011 semester. He also will teach a course in the new Master of Laws in Judicial Studies program in Summer 2012.
Justice Alito was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005 by President George W. Bush and was confirmed to the post by the U.S. Senate in January 2006. He had previously served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, nominated by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. He has served as U.S. attorney for the district of New Jersey; deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice; assistant to the solicitor general in the U.S. Department of Justice under the Reagan administration; and assistant U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey.
Justice Alito holds a law degree from Yale University, where he was editor of the Yale Law Review. He was a law clerk for Judge Leonard Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and from 1975 to 1980 was on active duty with the U.S. Signal Corps, where he achieved the rank of second lieutenant and serve as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve.