Series 4 - Legal Career
As a member of the National Bar Association’s Hall of Fame, Colley taught part-time at the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law for seventeen years. While there, Colley worked alongside Anthony Kennedy who once remarked that Colley was more than a great attorney, but also “one of the most gifted of teachers.” In 1987, Colley testified before the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate in support of Kennedy’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Letter from journalist and attorney Carey McWilliams to Nathaniel Colley, March 1948.
Nathaniel Colley's California State Bar Certificate, January 1949.
Headline and newspaper article covering beginning of landmark case, Ming vs. Horgan, May 1954.
Brief for Case No. 43,389, heard in the California State Supreme Court, c. 1978.
Testimony of Nathaniel S. Colley, Sr. on behalf of Anthony Kennedy, given before the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate, December 1987.