“It was a very cool thing to be a smart girl, as opposed to some other, different kind. And I think that made a great deal of difference to me growing up and in my life afterward.” -Elena Kagan

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and New York native Elena Kagan has made the law her life. Named the first female dean of Harvard Law School, Kagan attended Princeton, Oxford, and Harvard Law School. She began her career as a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, leaving to serve as Associate White House Counsel, and later as policy adviser, under President Clinton.

This strong-willed woman has never had a problem expressing her opinion, once clashing with her rabbi over the details of her bat mitzvah. Growing up, the honor student was a lover of art and literature.

Elena Kagan chose not to marry or have children, focusing instead on her career. Her accomplishments in the justice system have afforded her many awards and honors. We salute Justice Elena Kagan, Single and living a fabulous life of service!