U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visited the LSU Law School on Thursday and Friday, according to the communications and external relations office of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
“We’re honored to have Justice Thomas on campus. He has engaged our students in a variety of educational settings. The students are excited and stimulated to have Justice Thomas in their midst,” said Jack Weiss, chancellor of LSU Law School, in a prepared statement.
A native of Georgia who attended Yale Law School, Thomas was appointed to the high court in October 1991.
Thomas is guest lecturing at a criminal law class for first-year law students and a course on federal courts for second- and third-year students, said Karen M. Soniat, spokeswoman for the LSU Law school.
He also visited with students at a coffee and answered questions for a student forum, Soniat said.
“It is a student-focused trip,” spokeswoman Jennifer Roche said. “As usual for these educational trips, we don’t plan to host any public activities. … It’s not uncommon.”
U.S. Supreme Court justices frequently visit LSU and other law schools to discuss legal theories and visit with students. Associate Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg have recently visited LSU Law, she said.