The family of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin G. Scalia will donate his legal and academic papers to the Harvard Law School Library, the Law School announced Monday.
The papers derive primarily from Scalia’s time on the Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, but also from his earlier work in the U.S. Department of Justice and in other roles.
“We are extraordinarily grateful to the family of Justice Scalia for donating these papers to the Harvard Law School Library,” Law School Dean Martha L. Minow said in the press release. “His papers will be a tremendous resource for students, scholars, and the general public for generations to come.”
Scalia, who graduated magna cum laude from the Law School in 1960, served as an editor of the Law Review during his time as a student. He was known for his strict interpretation of the Constitution and tendency toward more conservative rulings. Scalia died in February 2016, and his seat on the court has remained vacant since. In February, President Donald Trump nominated another Law School graduate, Neil M. Gorsuch, to the Court. He is currently awaiting his Senate hearings, and, if confirmed, is expected to take a similar constitutional approach as Scalia.—Staff writer Jamie D. Halper can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @JamieDHalper.