PUBLISHED:September 13, 2010

Lives in the Law with Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito

Sept. 13, 2010 — Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito will discuss his distinguished career in law, public service, and on the federal bench during a conversation with Dean David F. Levi at Duke Law School on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

The event is part of the Law School’s “Lives in the Law” series. It will get underway in Room 3041 at 12:15 p.m., with overflow seating available in Rooms 3037 and 3043. Lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to high demand, this event is limited to members of the Duke Law School community. The conversation will be webcast live and streamed on Duke University's channel.

Prior to taking his seat on the Supreme Court on Jan. 31, 2006, Alito served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit for 15 years. A native of Trenton, New Jersey, he was an assistant U.S. attorney for the district of New Jersey, 1977–1981, and served as the U.S attorney in that district from 1987-1990. He was deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice from 1985-1987, and assistant to the U.S. solicitor general in the U.S. Department of Justice from 1981-1985.

For the second consecutive year, Alito is teaching a weeklong seminar to upper-year students at Duke Law School, titled Current Issues in Constitutional Interpretation.

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