The praise coming from Harvard Law School colleagues of Dean Elena Kagan, who was named this week to be the next solicitor general, is effusive -- and, it turns out, long-standing. Files at the Library of Congress include Kagan's 1986 application to be Justice Thurgood Marshall's law clerk, along with recommendations from five Harvard Law professors. Included also is her law school transcript, which indicates, interestingly, that Kagan got something of a low start in her first semester 1L courses.
A Peek at SG Nominee Kagan's Law School Transcript, Recommendations
January 8, 2009