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Chief Justice Margaret Marshall ’76 to Give Anderson Lecture Sept. 22

The Honorable Margaret Marshall ’76, Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, will give the Robert P. Anderson Memorial Lecture on Monday, Sept. 22, at Yale Law School. Chief Justice Marshall will speak on “Leading Indicators:  State Courts in the Global Marketplace of Ideas.” The lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. in Room 127 and is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a reception in the Alumni Reading Room.

First appointed as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in 1996, Chief Justice Marshall was named Chief Justice in 1999. She is the second woman to serve on the Supreme Judicial Court in its more than 300-year history, and the first woman to serve as Chief Justice. Prior to her appointment to the Supreme Judicial Court, she was Vice President and General Counsel of Harvard University. 

She holds a B.A. from Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, a master's degree from Harvard University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. In 2006, she received the Yale Law School Alumni Award of Merit.

The Robert P. Anderson Memorial Lecture was established by former law clerks and friends in memory of Robert P. Anderson ’29, Senior Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.