A few weeks ago, Justice Elena Kagan became the seventh member of the current Supreme Court to be hosted by St. John’s Law. Like Justice Scalia, who visited last semester, Justice Kagan spent most of an entire day at the Law School. She had a lunchtime conversation with the faculty, spent an hour teaching Prof. Deepa Varadarajan’s Introduction to Intellectual Property class, had a public “conversation” with me in the Belson Moot Courtroom, and then mingled at a reception in the Mattone Family Atrium.
Throughout the day, Justice Kagan was gracious, engaging, funny, and eager to teach our students about her work at the Court. Personally, I enjoyed speaking with her about her experiences at Harvard, where she was a very successful dean. The highlight, though, was presenting this die-hard Mets fan with her own personalized Mets jersey as a mememto of her visit to Queens. The full story, along with more photos, can be found here.