Students Enjoy Breakfast with U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Published on September 25, 2015

Often, breakfast for Eastern Kentucky University students is a bagel and coffee on the way to class, but that wasn’t the case for three students on Thursday, Sept. 24.

Junior Allie Maples, Mount Sterling, and seniors Matthew Boggs, Whitesburg, and Mackenzie DeSpain, Campbellsville, had the opportunity to enjoy breakfast with United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. The invitation-only event, which also included students from several other area schools, was sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Law Office of Admissions.

The EKU students’ attendance was facilitated by Tom Parker, EKU Mock Trial coordinator and pre-law adviser in the Center for Pre-Professional Advising, housed in University Programs.

The breakfast kicked off two days of lectures and appearances by Judge Alito at the UK College of Law. Alito gave the students advice on law schools and legal careers and answered 30 questions for 30 minutes about his career and the inner workings of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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