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The Honorable
Stephen Breyer

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States


Dec. 13, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

Texas Hall


Books will be sold in the foyer on the night of the event while supplies last. Book signing will be available for a very limited time after the lecture for those purchasing his latest book: The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities.


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The Honorable Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States, is a graduate of Stanford University, Oxford University, and Harvard Law School. Associate Justice Breyer taught law for many years as a professor at Harvard Law School and at the Kennedy School of Government. Breyer also served as a Supreme Court law clerk for Justice Arthur Goldberg, a Justice Department lawyer in the antitrust division, an assistant Watergate special prosecutor, and chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he worked closely with Senator Edward M. Kennedy to pass the Airline Deregulation Act. In 1980 he was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit by President James Carter, and became chief judge in 1990. Four years later, Breyer was appointed to the Supreme Court by President William J. Clinton.

Justice Breyer has written books and articles about administrative law, economic regulation, and constitutional law, including Regulation and Its Reform, Breaking the Vicious Circle: Toward Effective Risk Regulation, Active Liberty, Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View, and The Court and the World which was published in 2015. His wife, Joanna, was born in Great Britain and is a retired clinical psychologist. They have three children and five grandchildren.