Laurence H. Tribe

Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Harvard University, and Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School

Laurence H. Tribe

Son of Russian Jewish refugees, Laurence Tribe, born in Shanghai, is a legal scholar, teacher, and activist who has taught at Harvard since 1969, teaching and mentoring many of today’s leading public officials including President Barack Obama, Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justice Elena Kagan, and writing many influential books and articles about law and the U.S. Constitution. He has argued dozens of Supreme Court cases, defending LGBT rights, the rights of racial minorities, and reproductive rights – all without charge. Recipient of numerous honorary degrees, he was appointed in 2009 by President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to launch the Justice Department’s first access to justice initiative, establishing the office that now spearheads those efforts.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” — Martin Luther King Jr.