There was no doubt among the second year evening students in Professor Marshall Breger’s Tuesday Constitutional Law section: this new guy was good. He knew his stuff.
The students enjoyed the rare privilege on Feb. 19 of a guest lecture in Constitutional Law from United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who spent more than an hour with the class giving an overview of Constitutional history, scope, and meaning.
Invited to speak to the students by Professor Breger, whom he has known for years, the Justice left plenty of time for questions at the end.
Appointed by President Reagan to the nation’s highest court in 1986, Justice Scalia has served for 26 years, the longest tenure of any current justice. He has visited and lectured at the Columbus School of Law a number of times over the years.
After the lecture, a fortunate smaller group of students chosen by lottery was invited to join Justice Scalia, Professor Breger, and law school Dean Daniel Attridge for a private dinner in the dean’s suite.