Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. will visit the University of Notre Dame Nov. 18 and 19, where he will meet with law students and participate in a discussion on Italian constitutional justice.
Alito will be a panelist on a book launch and discussion on “Italian Constitutional Justice in Global Context,” in which Kellogg Institute for International Studies Director and professor of law Paolo Carozza was one of the authors. Alito wrote his senior thesis at Princeton University on the Italian Constitutional Court.
The discussion is at 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Hesburgh Center Auditorium at Notre Dame. The next day, he will meet with select students at 4 p.m. in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom at the law school. A reception will follow in Eck Commons.
Alito was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2005 to the U.S. Supreme Court after serving as a judge on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals for 16 years. Alito was confirmed by the Senate in January 2006 and became the 110th justice on the court. He is a 1975 Yale Law School graduate.
Alito is the second U.S. Supreme Court justice to visit Notre Dame Law School this year. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited Sept. 2 and answered questions from Notre Dame alumna and NBC reporter Anne Thompson.