Elena Kagan Graduates from Harvard Law School

She received a juris doctor, magna cum laude, at Harvard Law School in 1986, where she was supervisory editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Friend Jeffrey Toobin recalled Kagan at Harvard Law "stood out from the start as one with a formidable mind." "She’s good with people," added Toobin. "At the time, the law school was a politically charged and divided place. She navigated the factions with ease, and won the respect of everyone."

Disappointing her father (who had hoped she'd choose his alma mater Yale), Kagan decided to attend Harvard Law School, where she made the Harvard Law Review and graduated magna cum laude.