Elena Kagan

Personal

Birthday: 
1960
Birthplace: 
New York, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Abner Mikva, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1986-1987
Law clerk, Hon. Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court of the United States, 1987-1988
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1989-1991
Faculty, University of Chicago Law School, 1991-1997; assistant professor, 1991-1994; professor, 1994-1997
Special counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1993
Associate counsel, President William J. Clinton, 1995-1996
Deputy assistant for domestic policy and deputy director of the domestic policy council, Executive Office of the President, 1997-1999
Faculty, Harvard Law School, 1999-2010; visiting professor, 1999-2001; professor, 2001-2010; dean, 2003-2009
Solicitor general of the United States, 2009-2010

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, June 17, 1999; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Princeton University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1981
Name of School - Second: 
University of Oxford, Worcester College
Degree - Second: 
M.Phil.
Degree Year - Second: 
1983
Name of School - Third: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Third: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1986

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/6/2010
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Sixth Circuit, September 28, 2010-present
Seventh Circuit, September 28, 2010-present

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