Elena Kagan
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Elena Kagan

Democrat

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

United States

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Court
1 First Street, Northeast Supreme Court of the United States
Washington, DC. 20543
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Elena Kagan

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Summary
Experience
61
Years of Age
12
Months of Experience
ALResidence (state)

Elena Kagan (born April 28, 1960) is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 10, 2010 and has served since August 7, 2010. Kagan is the fourth woman to become a member of the Court. Kagan was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from Princeton University, the University of Oxford, and Harvard Law School, she clerked for a federal Court of Appeals judge and for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. She began her career as a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, leaving to serve as Associate White House Counsel, and later as a policy adviser under President Bill Clinton. After a nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which expired without action, she became a professor at Harvard Law School and was later named its first female dean. In 2009, Kagan became the first female solicitor general of the United States. President Obama nominated her to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy arising from the impending retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. The United States Senate confirmed her nomination by a vote of 63–37.

Experience

Education

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Princeton University
Harvard Law School
Hunter College High School
Worcester College

Past Positions

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Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
United States of America
2010
Solicitor General of the United States
United States of America
2009 - 2010

Other Experience

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Member
Princeton University Alumni Association
Current
Member
Harvard Law School Alumni Association
Current
Member
American Bar Association
Current
Member
Board of Directors, Equal Justice Works
2008 - Current
Member
Board of Trustees, Oxford University Press, Incorporated
2008 - Current
Member
Advisory Board, American Indian Empowerment Fund
2008
Member
New York State Commission on Higher Education
2007 - 2008
Member
Research Advisory Council, Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute
2005 - 2008
Member
Board of Directors, The Advantage Testing Foundation
2007 - Current
Member
Board of Advisors, National Constitution Center's Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution
2006 - Current
Member
Board of Directors, Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
2003 - 2005
Member
Board of Directors, American Law Deans Association
2004 - Current
Member
Board of Trustees, Skadden Fellowship Foundation
2003 - Current
Member
Litigation Committee, American Association of University Professors
2002 - 2003
Member
Board of Governors, Chicago Council of Lawyers
1993 - 1995
Public Member
Administrative Conference of the United States
1994 - 1995
Staff Member
Dukakis for President Campaign
1988
Former Member
Boston Bar Association Diversity Task Force