Originalism and the Jury, with Keynote Address by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
November 17, 2009 | Saxbe Auditorium
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Antonin Scalia was born on March 11, 1936, in Trenton, New Jersey, and raised in Queens, Long Island. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1957 and Harvard Law School in 1960.
Scalia moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and practiced at the law firm Jones Day until 1967, when he joined the faculty of the University of Virginia Law School.
In 1971, Scalia became General Counsel of the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy. He was chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States from 1972 to 1974.
Scalia was appointed Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice in 1974.
Scalia returned in 1977 to teaching at the University of Chicago Law School. He was also visiting professor at the Law Schools of Georgetown and Stanford Universities.
President Ronald Reagan appointed Scalia to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1982. Four years later, on June 24, 1986, President Reagan nominated Scalia to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Senate confirmed the appointment on September 17, 1986.
Participants and Contributors
- Douglas A. Berman, William B. Saxbe Designated Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
- Stephanos Bibas, Professor of Law and Criminology, University of Pennsylvania Law School
- Michael Dreeben, Deputy Solicitor General of the United States
- Jeffrey L. Fisher, Associate Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
- Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Assistant Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School
- Judge Nancy Gertner, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- Orin S. Kerr, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
- Joan L. Larsen, University of Michigan Law School
- Deborah Jones Merritt, John Deaver Drinko-Baker Hostetler Chair in Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
- Alan C. Michaels, Dean and Edwin M. Cooperman Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
- William E. Nelson, Judge Edward Weinfeld Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
- James C. Oldham, St. Thomas More Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
- Carter Phillips, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
- Gene C. Schaerr, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP; Co-Founder Con Source
- Bruce P. Smith, Dean and Guy Raymond Jones Faculty Scholar, University of Illinois College of Law
- Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Suja A. Thomas, Professor of Law and Mildred Van Voorhis Faculty Scholar, University of Illinois College of Law