Event Date: September 25, 2013 - 9:30 am Location: Social Sciences Building, 120 University Pvt., room 6004 (6th floor)
STEPHEN BREYER, Justice, Supreme Court of the United States.
Presented by CIPS and the Faculty of Law.
Justice Stephen Breyer, born in San Francisco in 1938, is a justice on the US Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard Law School. He taught law for many years as a professor at Harvard Law School and at the Kennedy School of Government. He has also worked as a Supreme Court law clerk (for Justice Arthur Goldberg), a Justice Department lawyer (antitrust division), an Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor, and Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee (working closely with Senator Edward M. Kennedy to pass the Airline Deregulation Act). In 1980 he was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit by President Carter, becoming Chief Judge in 1990. In 1994 he was appointed a Supreme Court Justice by President Clinton. He has written books and articles about administrative law, economic regulation, and constitutional law, including Regulation and Its Reform, Breaking the Vicious Circle: Toward Effective Risk Regulation, Active Liberty, and most recently, Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View, a book about the US constitution.