Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
J.D., Harvard Law School
Elena Kagan is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She has been a law professor, first at the University of Chicago Law School and later at Harvard Law School. She also served for four years in the Clinton Administration, as Associate Counsel to the President and then as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. Between 2003 and 2009, she served as the Dean of Harvard Law School. In 2009, President Obama nominated her as the Solicitor General of the United States. After serving in that role for a year, the President nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and she took her seat on August 7, 2010. Kagan will teach in the Pacific McGeorge Salzburg Summer Program in 2013.