PUBLISHED:March 22, 2010

Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer to visit Duke Law April 14

Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer will visit Duke Law School on April 14 to take part in a wide-ranging “Lives in the Law” conversation with Dean David F. Levi and Professor Walter Dellinger.

The conversation will begin at 12:15 p.m. in Room 3041 of the Law School. A light lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nominated by President Clinton, Justice Breyer took his seat on the Supreme Court on August 3, 1994. From 1980 to 1990, he served as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and as its chief judge from 1990 to 1994. He served, from 1990 to 1994, as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States and, from 1985 to 1989, on the United States Sentencing Commission. Earlier, he served as a special assistant to the assistant U.S. attorney general for antitrust, as an assistant special prosecutor of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, and as special counsel, then chief counsel, of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. His most recent book is Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005).

Breyer was a faculty member at Harvard Law School from 1967 to 1994 and was a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government from 1977 to 1980. He also has taught at the College of Law in Sydney, Australia, and at the University of Rome.

A Harvard Law graduate, Breyer received his AB from Stanford University and a BA from Magdalen College, Oxford.

Dellinger, Duke's Douglas B. Maggs Professor Emeritus of Law, is chair of appellate practice at O'Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C., and a frequent Supreme Court advocate. He served as acting U.S. solicitor general for the 1996-1997 Supreme Court term.

This event will be webcast live.