Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer will visit Duke Law School on April 14.
Breyer, a member of the nation's high court since 1994, will take part in the law school's "Lives in the Law" forum with Dean David F. Levi and Professor Walter Dellinger.
The conversation will begin at 12:15 p.m. in Room 3041 of the Law School. A light lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis, according to a Duke news release.
The event is intended for law students and undergrads and is not open to the public because the venue isn't large enough, a Duke law school spokeswoman said.
A Harvard Law graduate, Breyer received his AB from Stanford University and a BA from Magdalen College, Oxford.
It's always a big deal when a sitting justice visits a law school. Duke has had plenty over the years, including at least two chief justices, William Rehnquist in 2002 and Earl Warren in 1962,
In the last decade, the law school at UNC-Chapel Hill has hosted associate justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Sandra Day O'Connor.
Nominated by President Clinton, Justice Breyer took his seat on the Supreme Court on August 3, 1994. From 1980 to 1990, he served as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and as its chief judge from 1990 to 1994.
Dellinger, Duke's Douglas B. Maggs Professor Emeritus of Law, is chair of appellate practice at O'Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C., and a frequent Supreme Court advocate. He served as acting U.S. solicitor general for the 1996-1997 Supreme Court term.