Jefferson Lectures Collaboration

The Institute for Legal Research collaborates with the Jefferson Memorial Lectures Endowment to sponsor events during the campus visit of the Jefferson Lecturer. The Jefferson Lecture Series is an annual talk on topics concerned with Jefferson or his times, with the development of the American governmental system, or with civil liberties and the Jeffersonian tradition. 

Co-sponsored events have included a forum on “The Experience of Veterans in American Society” with James Wright; a Constitutional Day event on “Technology, Democracy, and the Law” featuring Steven Usselman; and a panel on "Courts, Politics, and the Media," with Linda Greenhouse. 


Jefferson Lectures

Rogers M. Smith
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science
University of Pennsylvania
The American Experiment: A 21st Century Assessment
September 22, 2011

John Witte, Jr.
Director, Center for the Study of Law and Religion
Emory University
Sharia in the West? What Place for Religious Legal Systems in America and Other Democracies
April 21, 2011

Roger Daniels
Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History
University of Cincinnati
Japanese American Incarceration Reconsidered: 1970-2010
September 14, 2010

James Wright
President Emeritus and Eleazar Wheelock Professor of History
Dartmouth College
War Veterans and American Democracy
February 2, 2010

Steven Usselman
Associate Professor, School of History, Technology, and Society
Georgia Institute of Technology
Technology, Democracy, and the Law
September 17, 2009 

Linda Greenhouse
former Supreme Court Correspondent, New York Times
The Mystery of Guantanamo Bay
September 17, 2008

Honorable A. Wallace Tashima
U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
The War on Terror and the Rule of Law
September 17, 2007