Boston University School of Law is delighted to host the inaugural Esdaile Lecture featuring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
**We are currently at capacity for the Breyer Lecture and are no longer accepting RSVPs. We encourage you to tune into our live webcast of the lecture at http://www.bu.edu/law/events/breyer2012.html **
Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer was born in San Francisco, August 15, 1938. He married Joanna Hare in 1967, and has three children: Chloe, Nell and Michael. He received an A.B. from Stanford University, a B.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford, and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, as a special assistant to the assistant U.S. attorney general for antitrust, as an assistant special prosecutor of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, as special counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and as chief counsel of the committee. He was an assistant professor, professor of law and lecturer at Harvard Law School; a professor at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government; and a visiting professor at the College of Law, Sydney, Australia and at the University of Rome. From 1980 to 1990, he served as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and as its chief judge, 1990 to 1994. He also served as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States and of the United States Sentencing Commission. President Clinton nominated him as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat August 3, 1994.
The distinguished James N. Esdaile Lecture has been made possible by the generosity of Esdaile, Barrett, Jacobs & Mone, which created it to honor James N. Esdaile, Jr. ('70) a lifelong partner in the Boston-based law firm, former managing editor of the Boston University Law Review, and BU Law lecturer, university trustee and alumni association president.
Justice Breyer will be signing copies of his most recent book entitled “Making Democracy Work: A Judge’s View” immediately following the lecture.
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