The Center Welcomes New Board Member

The Center is pleased to announce that Margaret H. Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts will serve as a member of the Center's Advisory Board. A native of South Africa, Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall graduated from Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, in 1966. Active in anti-apartheid activities, she was elected President of the National Union of South African Students in 1966 and Served in that capacity until 1968, when she came to the United States to pursue her graduate studies. She received a master’s degree from Harvard University, and her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1976. She continued her anti-apartheid activities in the United States, serving as a Trustee of The African Fund for the American Committee on Africa, the senior anti-apartheid organization in the United States, and as a member of the boards of Africa News, the Southern Africa Legal Services, and Legal education, Inc. Chief Justice Marshall was a law partner at two Boston law firms, before she was appointed in 1992 as Vice President and General Counsel of Harvard University. Appointed as an associated justice of the Supreme Judicial Court in November 1996, she was named Chief Justice in September 1999, the first woman to hold that position.