Justice Stewart G. Pollock '57

Associate Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court
Interviewed by John Sivolella '92

Watch the interview or read the transcript (PDF: 283 KB).

About the Interview

The interview was held remotely via Zoom on September 24 and 25, 2020. It was conducted by John J. Sivolella '92, PhD, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University.


Stewart G. Pollock

Stewart G. Pollock, (Retired) Associate Justice, NJ Supreme Court, was born in East Orange, NJ, on December 21, 1932. He married Penelope Morrow on June 9, 1956, and has four children: Wendy, Stewart, Jeffrey, and Jennifer. He received his BA from Hamilton College, LLB from New York University, and LLM from the University of Virginia. He served as an Assistant US Attorney from 1958-60, as a Commissioner in the Public Utilities Commission from 1974-76, a Commissioner on the State Commission of Investigation from 1976-78, and Counsel to the Governor from 1978-79. He practiced law in Newark and then in Morristown, NJ. He was appointed to the NJ Supreme Court in 1979 and retired from the Court in September 1999.

Justice Pollock was a Root Tilden Scholar. In 1985, NYU School of Law awarded him the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Medal alumni honor. He has been a trustee of NYU Law since 2008. He also served several years on the IJA Advisory Board and as a faculty of IJA's New Appellate Judges Seminar. Justice Pollock delivered the second annual IJA William J. Brennan, Jr. Lecture in State Courts & Social Justice on "The Art of Judging" in 1996. The NYU Law Review dedicated their 1999 Volume 74, Issue No. 5, to Justice Pollock. He also contributed two articles for the Annual Survey of American Law. One was in the 1984 Volume, Issue 1, on "Land Use: State Constitutions, Land Use, and Public Resources: The Gift Outright." The other was in the 1998 Volume, Issue 2, on "School Finance in the Courts."

Video Excerpts

On opinion writing



On advice for a new judge


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