The family of the late Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, has pledged to donate his judicial papers to the Harvard Law Library.
Known for his conservative stance on human rights issues, Justice Scalia passed away in 2016 after serving on the Supreme Court for 30 years.
Harvard Law School is Scalia's alma mater. He graduated in 1960 after serving on the Harvard Law Review.
LL.M. students at Harvard will benefit from the vast cache of his files which will be housed in the law school's library.
The Antonin Scalia Collection will include judicial papers from his tenure on the Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals, as well as from earlier in his career. The collection will also include drafts of speeches and articles, letters and records relating to his career.
Materials pertaining to his time on the Supreme Court and the D.C. Circuit Court will be opened from 2020, however specific case material will not be made available during the lifetime of other justices or judges who worked on a case.
Future classes of LL.M. students can look forward to perusing this historic set of documents as more piece become available over time.
Image: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia visits the U.S. Coast Guard Academy March 18, 2014, as the 17th Hedrick Fellow. By US Coast Guard Academy CC BY 2.0 (cropped)