Justice Breyer Speaks on Shakespeare and Law

Justice Breyer Speaks on Shakespeare and Law
Michael Lipkin
Chicago Maroon
May 19, 2009

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke to students, faculty, and staff in the Law School's auditorium as part of a two-day conference on Shakespeare and the Law, with law professor Martha Nussbaum, appellate judge Richard Posner, and English professor Richard Strier.

Admitted Shakespearean amateur and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, sitting before hundreds in the Law School auditorium Friday, definitively deduced Hamlet's core essence: a law professor.

"He's looking for the truth," Breyer said. "And by the time he's pretty sure what the truth is, it doesn't matter that much anymore."

Martha Nussbaum