Anthony Kennedy still teaching at McGeorge's summer program

Anthony M. Kennedy may have retired from the U.S. Supreme Court, but the 82-year-old jurist is still teaching a McGeorge School of Law's annual Salzburg, Austria summer program. 

Kennedy began teaching constitutional law at McGeorge in 1965 and has been a regular at the Salzburg program since 1990. 

Law students on the program this summer had the opportunity to take Freedom of Expression in Europe and the U.S., a course that is co-taught by Justice Kennedy and Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, co-director of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context at Queen Mary University of London. 

Justice Kennedy announced that he is retiring on July 31, after more than 30 years at the U.S. Supreme Court. He was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Reagan in 1988, and he served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit starting in 1975. Prior to his elevation to the bench, Justice Kennedy practiced law in Sacramento. 

The Salzburg Summer Program offered other international and comparative law courses in public and commercial law fields to law students who want to expand their understanding of international issues that increasingly impact legal practice.

Classes are held in the Law Faculty building of the University of Salzburg, located in a renovated 16th century palace in the heart of Salzburg's historic old town. Salzburg has been the site of the McGeorge's annual summer program on International Legal Studies since 1974. 

In addition to taking courses this summer, ten McGeorge students participated in a pilot internship program before the summer courses in Salzburg. They were placed in law firms and legal departments of companies throughout Europe for a five week hands-on experience with law in a European legal system 

McGeorge Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz posted four stories about his interactions with Justice Kennedy on his blog. 


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