Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Greene, Meg, author.

Title Elena Kagan : a biography / Meg Greene.

Publication Info. Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  347.7326 K11G    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 172 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Greenwood biographies
Greenwood biographies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-166) and index.
Contents Series foreword -- Introduction -- Timeline: Events in the Life of Elena Kagan -- Streets of New York -- Growing up -- College years -- Learning the law -- Makings of a legal scholar -- Practicing and teaching -- At the White House -- Harvard and Washington -- Solicitor General -- Justice Kagan -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary Overview: Elena Kagan can be considered a "wild card" in terms of how she will vote and affect Supreme Court decisions. While largely considered a liberal, her lack of a judicial "track record" and previous work as Solicitor General lend an air of uncertainty as to how she will react to upcoming cases that have proven highly divisive and controversial. This full-length biography sheds light on Elena Kagan's life, covering her college years at Princeton and her experience in law school as well as her legal career, which eventually led her to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Appropriate for high school, college, and adult readers, the book not only documents Justice Kagan's life, achievements, and the possibilities for the future, but also how Kagan is an inspiring role model who demonstrated independence, determination, and high achievement throughout her career.
Subject Kagan, Elena, 1960-
United States. Supreme Court -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Judges -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Solicitor General -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Government attorneys -- United States -- Biography.
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography.
Law teachers -- United States -- Biography.
Kagan, Elena, 1960- (DE-588)143381180
Kagan, Elena, 1960- (OCoLC)fst01914579
United States. Solicitor General. (OCoLC)fst00619146
United States. Supreme Court. (OCoLC)fst00529481
Employees. (OCoLC)fst00909111
Government attorneys. (OCoLC)fst00945189
Judges. (OCoLC)fst00984490
Law teachers. (OCoLC)fst00994155
Lawyers. (OCoLC)fst00994346
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9781440828973 (hardback)
1440828970 (hardback)
9781440828980 (ebook)
1440828989 (ebook)
Add a Review