Retiring liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will join the Harvard Law School teaching staff.
Harvard made the announcement last Friday, noting that Breyer, 83, abruptly retired from serving on the highest court in the land on June 30.
Breyer graduated from Harvard Law and taught law there for more than a decade, continuing to teach even after becoming a federal appeals court judge.
Breyer stepped away from teaching when former president Bill Clinton nominated him to the Supreme Court in 1994.
Fox News reports that Harvard said the former justice would serve as Byrne Professor of Administrative Law and Process. Effective immediately, Breyer will “teach seminars and reading groups, continue to write books and produce scholarship, and participate in the intellectual life of the school and in the broader Harvard community.”
Harvard’s announcement included a statement from Breyer. “I am very pleased to return to Harvard to teach there and to write.”
Breyer continued: “Among other things, I will likely try to explain why I believe it important that the next generations of those associated with the law engage in work, and take approaches to law, that help the great American constitutional experiment work effectively for the American people.”
“It has been my great honor to participate as a judge in the effort to maintain our Constitution and the Rule of Law,” Breyer concluded.
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