Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Samuel A. Alito Jr. taught 16 Regent University School of Law students during a special three-day jurisprudence seminar titled “Select Issues in Constitutional Interpretation.” The seminar, held at the National Center for State Courts in Washington, D.C., took place on January 13-15, 2020.
Alito, who serves as a Senior Lecturing Fellow with the School of Law, co-taught the seminar with Regent Law Dean Mark D. Martin, formerly Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Chief Justice Martin stated: “What a tremendous opportunity for our second- and third-year law students. We are grateful to Justice Alito for his commitment to the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.”
Alito was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005 by President George W. Bush and was confirmed to the post by the U.S. Senate in January 2006. He had previously served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, nominated by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. He has served as U.S. attorney for the district of New Jersey; deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice; assistant to the solicitor general in the U.S. Department of Justice under the Reagan administration; and assistant U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey.
Alito holds a law degree from Yale University, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Review. He was a law clerk for Judge Leonard Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Regent Law’s more than 3,300 graduates practice law in 49 states and over 20 countries and include 38 currently sitting judges. Regent Law ranks 20th in the US in ultimate bar passage rates as determined by the American Bar Association. 26% of the graduates in the Regent Law Class of 2019 serve as federal and state law clerks. The Regent Law full-time faculty includes graduates from Harvard, Yale, University of Chicago, and other prestigious colleges and universities. Extended faculty include Justice Alito; other federal and state appellate and trial judges; and distinguished attorneys such as former Solicitor General Ken Starr and former Attorney General John Ashcroft.