Kathleen Sullivan


Leading lawyer, academic and Marshall scholar

Wadham College, 1976


QUADCAST - Alumni Stories: Episode 12, April 2016


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Kathleen Sullivan praises the tutorial system and her Oxford education, explaining how it has contributed to her successful career in academia and the courtroom. She shares her experiences as the former Dean of Stanford Law School, and refers to her work representing major companies in the US Supreme Court.

A Marshall scholar, Sullivan read Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Wadham College in Oxford, where she developed her love of constitutional law, as well as interests in rowing and acting. She talks about the ‘enduring bond’ between alumni and their alma mater, describes becoming a named partner at the major law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, and speaks of her faith in US political institutions ahead of the presidential race for the White House. This interview was recorded in Washington DC before the Alumni Weekend in North America in April 2016.


Interviewer: Guy Collender
Music: Setuniman from www.freesound.org