History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Kagan, Elena
Born 1960 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Barack Obama on May 10, 2010, to a seat vacated by John Paul Stevens. Confirmed by the Senate on August 5, 2010, and received commission on August 6, 2010.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Sixth Circuit, September 28, 2010-present
Seventh Circuit, September 28, 2010-present

Education:
Princeton University, A.B., 1981
University of Oxford, Worcester College, M.Phil., 1983
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1986

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Abner Mikva, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1986-1987
Law clerk, Hon. Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court of the United States, 1987-1988
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1989-1991
Faculty, University of Chicago Law School, 1991-1997; assistant professor, 1991-1994; professor, 1994-1997
Special counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1993
Associate counsel, President William J. Clinton, 1995-1996
Deputy assistant for domestic policy and deputy director of the domestic policy council, Executive Office of the President, 1997-1999
Faculty, Harvard Law School, 1999-2010; visiting professor, 1999-2001; professor, 2001-2010; dean, 2003-2009
Solicitor general of the United States, 2009-2010

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, June 17, 1999; no Senate vote

 

Submit Questions About Judicial History