Justice Kagan

Former Dean Kagan Speaks on the Way Lawyers Are Trained

While Dean of Harvard Law School in 2008, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan spoke at the the second installment of the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society's John W. King Lecture Series.

In her speech, Dean Kagan spoke about Harvard's current curriculum changes. She spoke on the need to change the way lawyers are trained. Kagan explained how the training of future lawyers "has an effect far beyond both lawyers and the legal profession, extending to every one of you and in fact, to everyone in this country and the world beyond it."

Along with Kagan's speech on Harvard's curriculum changes the Society also displayed some recently discovered artwork made by Chief Justice Robert Peaslee. The exhibit displayed drawings that depicted court officials and plaintiffs that Peaslee saw while serving as an associate justice for the Supreme Court from 1900-1902.

Society members Hon. Philip S. Hollman, chair of the NH Bar Foundation, Justice John T. Broderick Jr., Chief Justice of the NH Supreme Court, and Dean John D. Hutson, president and dean of Franklin Pierce Law Center all spoke briefly during the event.

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