Supreme Court Trivia

Supreme Courtfirsts and Beginnings

Who was the first law school student to go on to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice?

Levi Woodbury, who studied law at Tapping Reeve Law School in 1810 after earning his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, went on to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice. He left the law school to serve an apprenticeship. Woodbury served on the Court from 1846 to 1851.


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