President, Carnegie Endowment and former justice of the Supreme Court of California since January 2015, Justice Cuéllaris a scholar of public law and institutions, and he was previously the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law at Stanford and Director of the University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. In the federal government Justice Cuéllar served as Special Assistant to the President at the White House, with responsibility for civil and criminal justice, public health, and immigration (in 2009 and 2010); Co-Chair of the Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission (from 2011 to 2013); and earlier, Co-Chair of the Presidential Transition Task Force on Immigration (in 2008 and early 2009). Justice Cuéllar is currently on the governing boards of Harvard University, the Hewlett Foundation, the American Law Institute, and (as chair) the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He also leads the Language Access Implementation Task Force for the California courts. A naturalized U.S. citizen born in northern Mexico, Justice Cuéllar is a graduate of Calexico High School in California’s Imperial Valley, Harvard, Stanford, and Yale Law School. He began his legal career at the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Enforcement and clerked for Chief Judge Mary Schroeder on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.