ONE FOR SCALIA
Not everything is in turmoil in the academic world. Harvard Law School announced this week that it has established the Antonin Scalia Professorship of Law, in recognition of the “historic tenure” of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who graduated from the school in 1960.
“Justice Scalia had a singular impact on statutory analysis and legal thought. He also had a great love of learning, so it is especially meaningful that he will be honored with a professorship that will provide enduring support for teaching and scholarship at the law school and beyond,” observes Martha Minow, dean of the school and a professor at the campus.
The new professorship was endowed by the Denverbased Considine Family Foundation.
“It is wholly appropriate that Justice Scalia’s accomplishments, intellectual legacy, and dedication to the founding principles of the United States Constitution be recognized at Harvard Law School, his beloved alma mater,” says Terry Considine, a 1971 graduate of the school who co-founded the foundation with his wife, Betsy Considine.