Published on: Friday, March 12, 2010
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visited the University of St. Thomas School of Law on Wednesday, March 10, responding to the request of some students who had met him on the University of Minnesota campus last year. For nearly two hours the Justice engaged the standing-room-only crowd with insights on his career and what it is like to be a member of the Court, and many personal observations on being a lawyer.
“He is remarkably warm, gracious, and witty,” Tom Berg, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, commented, echoing the statements of the students, faculty, and staff in attendance. Though the event was scheduled to be a question and answer session with students in the Atrium from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Justice Thomas spent nearly two hours at the law school, taking time at the end of his remarks for pictures with students individually and in small groups.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for our students to hear from a sitting Supreme Court justice, and we were honored to have him,” Berg commented.