The Marks Lecture
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The 29th Isaac Marks Memorial LectureStephen BreyerSpeaker: Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

Monday, September 8, 2008

“Dred Scott case: the Supreme Court decision ”

James E. Rogers College of Law, Ares Auditorium, Room 164, Tucson, Arizona

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Justice Breyer was born in San Francisco, California, on August 15, 1938. He married Joanna Hare in 1967 and has three children - Chloe, Nell, and Michael. He received an A.B. in 1959 from Stanford University, a B.A. in 1961 from Magdalen College, Oxford, and an LL.B. in 1964 from Harvard Law School.

He served as a law clerk for Justice Arthur Goldberg of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1964 term, as Special Assistant to the Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Antitrust from 1965-1967, as Assistant Special Prosecutor of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force in 1973, as Special Counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee from 1974-1975, and as Chief Counsel of the Committee from 1979-1980.

He served as Assistant Professor, Professor of Law, and Lecturer at Harvard Law School from 1967-1994, as Professor at the Harvard College Kennedy School of Government from 1977-1980, and as Visiting Professor at the College of Law in Sydney, Australia, and the University of Rome. He also served as a Judge and Chief Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit from 1990-1994, and as a member of both the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1990-1994 and the U.S. Sentencing Commission from 1985-1989. Nominated as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States by President Clinton, he assumed that office on August 3, 1994

Practical Information
This event is free and open to the public. Please contact Donna Ream at 520-626-1629 or via email at for reservations.

Security protocol: Please arrive early. No food or drink will be allowed. No backpacks or electronic equipment allowed (except cell phones, which must be turned OFF). University ID or driver’s license required. You must go through security each time you enter.

A reception will follow the lecture.

For further information please contact:
Nancy Stanley
Associate Director for External Relations
James E. Rogers College of Law
520-621-8430, 520-979-0142 (cell)

For directions to the College of Law Click Here.

Visitor parking is available for a fee at several parking garages on campus. A campus visitor parking map can be viewed at The Park Avenue garage is the closest to the College of Law. Please allow time to find an alternate garage, as this one may be full on the day of this event.


About the Annual Marks LectureThe Marks Memorial Lectures were established in 1979 to enrich the curriculum of the College of Law by bringing to it the scholarship and learning of eminent persons in various fields of law. The Lectures are held annually and published under the auspices of The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

The College of Law is grateful to the late Judge Jack Marks and his wife, Selma Skora Paul, a 1956 graduate of The University of Arizona College of Law, for their generous support in endowing the lecture series in memory of his father, Isaac Marks.

Judge Jack Marks graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1935 and practiced law in New York and Arizona. He was appointed Pima County’s first Superior Court Commissioner serving until 1965 when he became a judge. He retired from that position in 1980 having served, with distinction, the State of Arizona. Judge Marks died in 1983.

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