Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Justice Elena Kagan - Short List Bio

Current Office: U.S. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

JD, Harvard Law School, 1986
MPhil, Worcester College, Oxford University, 1983
AB, Princeton University, 1981

Professional Experience:
Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, 2010-present

Nominated, United States Supreme Court, May 10, 2010

Solicitor General, United States Department of Justice, 2009-2010

Nominated, United States Solicitor General, January 26, 2009

Dean, Harvard Law School, 2003-present (On Leave 2009-2010)

Professor, Harvard Law School, 2001-present

Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School, 1999-2001

Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, Executive Office of the President, 1997-1999

Associate Counsel to the President, Executive Office of the President, 1995-1996

Professor, University of Chicago Law School, 1991-1997

Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Law School, 1991-1994

Special Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee, 1993

Associate, Williams and Colmolly, 1989-1991

Judicial Clerk, Honorable Thurgood Marshall, United States Supreme Court, 1987-1988

Judicial Clerk, Honorable Abner Mikva, United States Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit, 1986-1987

Research Assistant, Professor Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law School, 1986

Summer Associate, Paul Weiss Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, 1985

Summer Associate, Fried Frank Harris Shriver and Jacobson, 1984

Paralegal, Milbank Tweed Hadley and McCloy, 1983

Political Experience:
Staff Member, Dukakis for President Campaign, 1988

Member, Board of Directors, Equal Justice Works, 2008-present
Member, Board of Trustees, Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2008-present
Member, Board of Directors, The Advantage Testing Foundation, 2007-present
Member, Board of Advisors, National Constitution Center's Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution, 2006-present
Member, Board of Directors, American Law Deans Association, 2004-present
Member, Board of Trustees, Skadden Fellowship Foundation, 2003-present
Member, Advisory Board, American Indian Empowerment Fund, 2008
Member, Research Advisory Council, Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute, 2005-2008
Member, Board of Directors, Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, 2003-2005
Member, Litigation Committee, American Association of University Professors, 2002-2003
Member, Board of Governors, Chicago Council of Lawyers, 1993-1995
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Harvard Law School Alumni Association
Member, Princeton University Alumni Association

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:
Member, New York State Commission on Higher Education, 2007-2008
Public Member, Administrative Conference of the United States, 1994-1995
Former Member, Boston Bar Association Diversity Task Force