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Supreme Court Justice Alito Delivers Koley Address

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Delivers Koley Address

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., delivered the Koley Address at the Creighton University School of Law Annual Dinner, Friday, Sept. 19, in the ballroom of the Mike and Josie Harper Center.

Alito was confirmed as an associate justice of the Supreme Court in January 2006. Alito received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his law degree from Yale Law School.

The Koley Lecture Series is named in honor of James L. Koley, a 1954 graduate of Creighton University’s School of Law.

The Omaha World-Herald Foundation; John Gottschalk, chairman of the Omaha World-Herald Company; and other members of the World-Herald management team contributed funds to establish an endowed professorship in constitutional law to honor Koley for his work in several first-amendment cases, including the Nebraska Press Association v Stuart in 1976.

Law professor G. Michael Fenner is the current holder of the James L. Koley ‘54 Professorship in Constitutional Law.

The law firm of Koley Jessen P.C. established the James L. Koley ’54 Scholarship in Constitutional Law to honor the business career of Koley. The scholarship is awarded annually to a second-or-third year law student who has demonstrated an aptitude and interest in First Amendment issues.