The Presidential Distinguished Event Series Presents Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

*Due to overwhelming demand, we have moved this event from Webex to a Facebook Live Stream, which you can access on the GW Facebook Page. In light of this change, make sure to join us Thursday, 9/17 at 10 a.m. on Facebook; we will not be broadcasting on Webex*


In honor of Constitution Day, the Presidential Distinguished Event Series presents a conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer that will consider how the Court has used the Constitution to make decisions that impact our nation today. 


Introductory Remarks
Thomas J. LeBlanc, President, George Washington University

Dayna Bowen Matthew, Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

Alan B. Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law, George Washington University Law School


About Justice Breyer

Stephen Breyer, born in San Francisco in 1938, is a graduate of Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard Law School. He taught law for many years as a professor at Harvard Law School and at the Kennedy School of Government. He has also worked as a Supreme Court law clerk (for Justice Arthur Goldberg), a Justice Department lawyer (antitrust division), an Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor, and Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In 1980 he was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit by President Carter, becoming Chief Judge in 1990. In 1994 he was appointed a Supreme Court Justice by President Clinton. He has written books and articles about administrative law, economic regulation, and, Making Democracy Work; A Judge’s View, a book about the Constitution. His most recent book is entitled The Court and the World