Paying it forward . . .
Laurence H. Tribe, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor of Constitutional Law Emeritus at Harvard, has taught there since 1968 and was voted the best professor by the Class of 2000. Born in China to Russian Jewish parents, Tribe entered Harvard at 16; graduated with a summa cum laude in Mathematics (1962) and magna cum laude in Law (1966); clerked for the California and U.S. Supreme Courts(1966-68); was tenured at 30 and elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1980 and to the American Philosophical Society in 2010; helped write the constitutions of South Africa, the Czech Republic, and the Marshall Islands; has received eleven honorary degrees; was appointed in by President Obama to serve as the first Senior Counselor for Access to Justice; is a distinguished appellate advocate, having argued 35 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court; and has written many books and articles, including his treatise, American Constitutional Law, cited more than any other legal text since 1950. Former Solicitor General Erwin Griswold wrote: “[N]o book, and no lawyer not on the [Supreme] Court, has ever had a greater influence on the development of American constitutional law." See https://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/laurence-h-tribe/