Laurence Tribe Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Political Involvement, and Career

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Laurence Tribe Biography

A native of Shanghai, China, Laurence Tribe is an American legal scholar who is a University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.

He formerly acted as the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard Law School. A constitutional law scholar, Tribe is also a co-founder of the American Constitution Society.

Laurence Tribe Age

Tribe is 80 years old as of 2021. He was born on 10 October 1941 in Shanghai, China. He celebrates his birthday on 10 October every year.

Laurence Tribe Height

Tribe stands at a height of 7 feet 1 inch (175 cm) tall and weighs 115 lbs (60 kg).

Laurence Tribe Education

After graduating from high school in 1958 at age 16, Tribe went to Harvard University, where he majored in mathematics and was a member of the Harvard Debate Team that won the intercollegiate National Debate Tournament in 1961. He graduated from Harvard in 1962 with an A.B. summa cum laude.

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Laurence Tribe Family

Tribe was born and raised in Shanghai, China by his loving and devoted parents. He is the son of Paulina (née Diatlovitsky) and George Israel Tribe. His father was from Poland and his mother was born in Harbin to immigrants from Eastern Europe. Any information regarding his siblings is publicly not available. We will update this section as soon as the information is available.

Laurence Tribe Wife

Tribe married Carolyn Ricarda Kreye in 1964. The couple divorced in 2008. Their two kids, Kerry and Mark, are visual artists.

Laurence Tribe Net Worth

Tribe has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million

Laurence Tribe Political Involvement

Tribe is one of the co-founders of the liberal American Constitution Society, the law and policy organization constructed to counter the conventional Federalist Society, and is one of a number of scholars at Harvard Law School who have communicated their support for animal rights.

He acted as a judicial adviser to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. In February 2010, he was named “Senior Counselor for Access to Justice” in the Department of Justice.

In December 2016, he and notable lawyers Lawrence Lessig and Andrew Dhuey established The Electors Trust under the sponsorship of Equal Citizens to provide pro bono legal counsel as well as a secure communications forum for those of the 538 members of the United States Electoral College who were contemplating a vote of conscience against Donald Trump in the presidential election.

After the dismissal of James Comey in May 2017, Tribe wrote: “The time has come for Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of President Trump for obstruction of justice.” Tribe argued that Trump’s conduct rose to the level of “high crimes and misdemeanors” that are impeachable offenses under the Constitution. He added: “It will require a serious commitment to constitutional principle, and courageous willingness to put devotion to the national interest above self-interest and party loyalty, for a Congress of the president’s own party to initiate an impeachment inquiry.”

Laurence Tribe Career

After graduating from law school, Tribe clerked for justice Mathew Tobriner of the Supreme Court of California from 1966 to 1967, then for justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1967 to 1968. He then joined the Harvard Law School faculty as an assistant professor, acquiring a term in 1972.

Among his law students and research helpers while on the faculty at Harvard have been President Barack Obama (a research assistant for over two years), US Senator Ted Cruz, Chief Justice John Roberts,  Former D.C. Circuit Chief Judge, and Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan.

Other notable students of Tribe were U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee and lead manager for the first Impeachment of Donald Trump, and Jamie Raskin, lead manager for the second Donald Trump impeachment.

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