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U.S. Supreme Court Justice to Present Fall 2013 Albritton Lecture at UA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Elena Kagan, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will visit The University of Alabama School of Law to deliver the Fall 2013 Albritton Lecture Oct. 4.

Justice Kagan was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama in 2010.  Before joining the Court, she served as associate counsel and deputy assistant for domestic policy to President Bill Clinton, as the dean of Harvard Law School and as solicitor general of the United States.

Named for Judge William Harold Albritton III, the Albritton Lecture Series counts 10 United States Supreme Court Justices among its past participants. Albritton is a 1960 UA School of Law graduate and U.S. District Court Judge for the Middle District of Alabama nominated by President George H.W. Bush.

The event is open to the public and begins at 10 a.m. in the McMillian Lecture Hall, room 287/288. No registration is required, but seating is limited, so early arrival is suggested.

Note that purses, bags, laptops, umbrellas and large jackets are not allowed in the lecture hall.

Media wishing to cover Justice Kagan’s lecture are asked to notify, in advance, Helen Cauthen, Law School communications specialist, at 205/348-5195, Cathy Andreen, 205/348-8322, or, for broadcast media only, Shane Dorrill, 205/348-8319,, and to observe the following restrictions:

  • Photography will be allowed ONLY during the first two minutes of the lecture.
  • Arrive early – no one will be admitted after the lecture begins. Limited reserved seating for media will be available on a first come, first-served basis for those who arrive before 9:45 a.m.
  • No equipment bags will be allowed in the lecture hall.

For more information, contact Helen Cauthen at 205/348-5195.

Among the top-tier law schools in the nation, and a “Best Value Law School” by National Jurist, The University of Alabama School of Law offers a competitive curriculum with more than 150 electives, several dual enrollment programs and two Master of Laws concentrations. With a student to faculty ratio of about 10:1, the Law School offers students a rigorous, hands-on learning, including strong student engagement in both clinical programs and law review involvement.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.

  • CONTACT: Helen Cauthen, The University of Alabama School of Law, 205/348-5195, 205/348-6397,; Cathy Andreen, UA director of media relations, 205/348-8322,