Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court teaches Current Issues in Constitutional Interpretation, a one-credit course for students in their third year that is taught during Spring Break, and Constitutional Courts, a course taught to judges in the Master of Laws in Judicial Studies program.
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 between 1975 and 1980 served in both the U.S. Signal Corps and U.S. Army Reserve.