February 14, 2016

Partner Michael T. Brody recalled the legacy of the late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in a segment that aired on ABC-7 on February 14, 2016.  In the early 1980s, the justice was a law professor, and Mike was a student, at the University of Chicago Law School.  When students heard that their professor was about to be nominated to the DC Circuit, Mike– wearing blue jeans and a red T-shirt –  interviewed with him for a clerkship.  Mike ended up clerking for the justice, then at the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, from 1983 to 1984.  “Justice Scalia was a very careful judge,” Mr. Brody said.  “I learned a lot from him.  He made sure his opinions were correct before they went out of chambers.   As a new lawyer, he was very influential to me and helped me learn how to be a better lawyer.”  Mr. Brody also recalled a Christmas when the law clerks decided to go caroling to their judges’ homes.  Justice Scalia invited the clerks in, played the piano and sang a duet with one of the clerks, Mr. Brody said. 

Mr. Brody is co-chair of Jenner & Block’s Class Action Practice, counseling clients with class action matters related to a variety of issues.  He also serves as president of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association.

Please click here to view the segment, titled “Justice Scalia Remembered in Chicago.”