Fall Lectures Welcome Noted Guest Speakers on Civil Justice, Constitutional Rights, Human Rights

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The fall event calendar for University of Arizona Law includes three of the college’s signature lectures, bringing to campus leading voices on some of today’s most compelling legal matters. 

All lectures are free and open to the public. Space is limited, and registration is recommended.  

The Peter Chase Neumann Lecture on Civil Justice 


Event: “Why We Need to Preserve Jury Trials and How to Do It” 
When: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, 5:30-6:30 p.m.  
Where: The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd., Room 160.  

Attorney Steve Susman will deliver the 2018 Neumann Lecture 

Widely recognized as one of the country's top litigators, Susman first established his reputation after a landmark victory in 1980 with an award of more than $550 million to victims of a nationwide price-fixing conspiracy, the largest jury verdict of its time 

The Peter Chase Neumann Lecture on Civil Justice seeks to elevate the American civil justice system and train the next generation of great trial lawyers. This lecture series is generously supported by and named for alumnus Peter Chase Neumann ('64). 
 
Click here for additional information on the Neumann Lecture.

McCormick Society Lecture 


Event: “How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable” 
When: Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, 5:30-6:30 p.m.  
Where: The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd., Room 164.  

Lawyer, author and scholar Erwin Chemerinsky will speak at the 39th annual McCormick Lecture, sponsored by University of Arizona Law and the J. Byron McCormick Society for Law and Public Affairs.  

Chemerinskydean at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, researches U.S. constitutional law and federal civil procedure. He is the author of 10 books, most recentlyClosing the Courthouse Doors: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable and Free Speech on Campus (with Howard Gillman).  

 The McCormick Society was formed to honor the memory of J. Byron McCormick, who served Arizona with distinction as president of the University of Arizona, as dean of the College of Law, and as an advisor to the Arizona Board of Regents. Members of the McCormick Society foster dialogue about the critical issues of our time through an annual public lecture. 

Darrow K. Soll Memorial Criminal Law and Justice Lecture 


When: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, noon-1:15 p.m.  
Where: The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd., Room 164.  

Human rights and capital punishment expert Stephen Bright will be the guest speaker at the 11th annual Darrow K. Soll Memorial Criminal Law and Justice Lecture. 

Bright is known nationally for his litigation, teaching and writing on capital punishment, legal representation for poor people accused of crimes, conditions and practices in prisons and jails, racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, judicial independence, and sentencing. 

The Darrow K. Soll Memorial Criminal Law and Justice Lecture is made possible through the generosity of alumna Jennifer Woods ('99). 


Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit may be available.  

Event Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson, senior program coordinator, UA James E. Rogers College of Law, 520-626-1629, bwilkins@email.arizona.edu.