McGeorge School of Law

Justice Kennedy Addresses McGeorge Community

March 8, 2013

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy talks at the McGeorge School of Law Lecture Hall.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy engaged a lecture hall packed with McGeorge students and community members in an active discussion about his love of the law on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Kennedy came to Sacramento to celebrate the dedication of the new Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Library and Learning Center in the downtown federal courthouse.

Of the many memorable statements Justice Kennedy made while addressing the McGeorge community, it was that the most important purpose of a law school education is "teaching you to think about the ordinary in a formal way."

Some McGeorge students will see Justice Kennedy again this summer, when he returns to teach in the McGeorge Salzburg, Austria Summer Program in July for his 24th year.

Kennedy taught Constitutional Law as a member of the McGeorge faculty from 1965 until his appointment to the Supreme Court by President Reagan in 1988.

Supreme Court Associate Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Elena Kagan will teach the Fundamental Rights in Europe and the United States course with Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Oxford University. This is Justice Kagan's first time teaching with the McGeorge Salzburg Summer Program. She was previously Dean of Harvard Law School and Solicitor General of the United States.