NAME: Elena Kagan.
BIRTHDATE-LOCATION: April 28, 1960-New York City.
EXPERIENCE: US solicitor general, 2009-present; dean, Harvard Law School, 2003-09; professor of law, Harvard Law School, 2001; visiting professor, Harvard Law School, 1999-2001; deputy assistant to President Clinton for domestic policy and deputy director of the Domestic Policy Council, 1997-99; associate counsel to Clinton, 1995-96; professor, University of Chicago Law School, 1991-95; worked in private practice, Washington, 1989-91; law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, 1987-88; clerked for Judge Abner Mikva of the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1986-87.
EDUCATION: Princeton University, bachelor’s, 1981; Worcester College at Oxford, master’s, 1983; Harvard Law School, law degree, 1986.
QUOTE: “I like to think that one of the good things about me is that I know what I don’t know and that I figure out how to learn it when I need to learn it.’’