Randall Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, he graduated from Princeton University, attended Balliol College, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and graduated from the Yale Law School where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. He clerked for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the United States Court of Appeals and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia and the United States Supreme Court, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and a Trustee Emeritus of Princeton University. Kennedy has written several books including Interracial Intimacies. Sex, Marriage, Identity and Adoption, For Discrimination. Race, Affirmative Action and the Law, and Race, Crime and the Law which was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize.