Supreme Court Justice Kagan to speak at UT Friday

Supreme Court Justice Kagan to speak at UT Friday

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Associate Justice Elena Kagan will speak Friday to UT's College of Law. Associate Justice Elena Kagan will speak Friday to UT's College of Law.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is scheduled to visit the University of Tennessee Friday to speak to students at the College of Law.

Associate Justice Kagan will present the annual Rose Lecture at 1:00 p.m. at the Cox Memorial Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building.

The program format will be a conversation between Associate Justice Kagan and the College of Law dean, Doug Blaze.

The event is open to law students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as members of the federal, state and local judiciary, university administrators and other members of the campus community. 

Associate Justice Kagan was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010 by President Obama. She is the court's 112th justice and its fourth female justice.

She is the third sitting Supreme Court justice to visit UT in 22 years.

The College of Law also hosted Justice Clarence Thomas in 2010 and Justice Antonin Scalia in 1990.

In addition, retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor visited UT in 2008 to help open the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
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