‘Think like a lawyer’ US Supreme Court Justice Alito says at USC law school dedication

In a message that might have been aimed at some of today’s issue-distorting politicians, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito said in Columbia on Thursday that society would benefit if more citizens learned to “think like a lawyer.”

Speaking at the dedication of the new $80 million University of South Carolina School of Law, Alito told some 400 lawyers, alumni, politicians, university and other officials that even though some people might liken a school that turns out lawyers to “a new marsh for the breeding of mosquitoes,” lawyers’ values are vital to democracy.