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On October 7, 2014, some 800 students, teachers, judges, and other interested guests from 10 counties in Kansas and Missouri started the Supreme Court Term with America’s foremost constitutional scholar, Harvard Law School Professor Laurence H. Tribe, as he engaged in a lively discussion about the current Supreme Court and its interpretation of the Constitution with Teresa Wynn Roseborough, General Counsel for The Home Depot.

The starting point of their discussion was Prof. Tribe’s new book, Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution, which, in the words of one reviewer, is “filled with original insights and compelling human stories” that illuminate “the most colorful story of all – how the Supreme Court and the Constitution frame the way we live.”

For those who attended the presentation, the live program was only the beginning of the learning experience: Everyone who attended the program received a complimentary copy of Uncertain Justice, to continue the dialogue long after leaving Yardley Hall.

Even if you were unable to attend, you can still participate by clicking on the link at the top of this page. There you will be directed to an archive recording of Kansas Public Radio's broadcast of this forum. You can also find our study guide for this program elsewhere on this website.




Laurence H. Tribeis the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard, where his students included Chief Justice John Roberts and President Barack Obama, Associate Justice Elena Kegan, among many others. After clerking for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, Prof. Tribe went on to author the leading treatise on American constitutional law and to argue (and usually win) some 35 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Former Solicitor General Erwin Griswold once said of him that “no lawyer not on the [Supreme] Court, has ever had a greater influence on the development of American constitutional law.”

 Teresa Wynn Roseborough is General Counsel of The Home Depot, where she commands a legal department of more than 125 people. Recognized as one of 25 Influential Black Women in Business, one of America’s top black attorneys, and one of the American Lawyer’s 45 highest-performing private attorneys under the age of 45, Ms. Roseborough has led a storied 25-year legal career that has included service as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, deputy assistant attorney general responsible for advising the White House and the Executive Branch, a partner at the national law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, and deputy general counsel and senior chief counsel for litigation and compliance at MetLife.