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Robert S. Marx Lecture

The Robert S. Marx Lecture was established by Judge Marx to enrich the curriculum of the College of Law by bringing to the law school the scholarship and learning of eminent persons in various fields of law.

Judge Marx was a graduate of the College of Law and an outstanding member of the Cincinnati Bar for 51 years. The Lecture was endowed in 1989 through the generosity of the Robert S. Marx Testamentary Trustees.

Marx Lecturers

2013
Deborah L. Rhode
Director, Center on the Legal Profession and E. W. McFarland Professor of Law
Stanford Law School
From Platitudes to Priorities: Diversity and Gender Equity in the Legal Profession


Cheryl I. Harris2012
Cheryl I. Harris
Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Professor of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
Racial Math Anxiety: The Curious Treatment of Disparate Impact

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Victor E. Schawrtz

2011
Victor E. Schawrtz
Partner— Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP
Forces That Shape Tort Law: Immunity, Overkill, and a Rational Path to the Future

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Samuel R. Bagenstos2010
Samuel R. Bagenstos
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Civil Rights Division
Disability and Integration
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Mary L. Dudziak2009
Mary L. Dudziak
Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Professor of Law, History and Political Science
University of Southern California School of Law
Thurgood Marshall's Global Impact
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Martha C. Nussbaum2008
Martha C. Nussbaum
Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics
Department of Philosophy, Law School and Divinity School
University of Chicago
Equal Respect for Conscience: Roger Williams on the Moral Basis of Civil Peace
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2007
Michael J. Gerhardt
Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor in Constitutional Law
University of North Carolina School of Law
Constitutional Humility

2006
Judith Resnik
Arthur Liman Professor
Yale Law School
The Places of the Power of the State: From Renaissance Town Halls to Guantanamo

2005
Tom Gerety
Executive Director and Brennan Professor
Brennan Center for Justice
New York University
(UC Law Dean 1986-1989)
Law and Morality in Counter-Terrorism

2004
Martin Redish
Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy
Northwestern University
Unlawful Advocacy and Free Speech Theory: Rethinking the Lessons of the Cold War

2003
Hon. E. Norman Veasey
Chief Justice
Supreme Court of Delaware
Corporate Governance and Ethics in a Post-Enron/Worldcom Environment

2002
Randall L. Kennedy
Professor of Law
Harvard Law School
Racial Profiling in the Aftermath of September 11

2000
Hon. Nathaniel R. Jones
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
The Sisyphean Impact on Houstonian Jurisprudence

2000
Frederic Schauer
Academic Dean & Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment
J.F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
Ambition, Reputation, and Other Inglorious Determinants of Judicial Behavior

1999
Anthony T. Kronman
Dean and Edward J. Phelps Professor
Yale Law School
The Art of Rhetoric

1997
Marc Galanter
Professor of Law
University of Wisconsin Law School
Public Mistrust of the Law

1996
Regina Austin
Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania
Race, Gender, and Economic Justice

1996
Anthony D'Amato
Leighton Professor of Law
Northwestern University
Justice, Not Policy, Should Guide Judicial Decision-Making

1995
R. Lea Brilmayer
Benjamin F. Butler Professor of Law
New York University
Transforming World Politics: An American Role for the Post Cold War Era

1994
James Boyd White
L. Hart Wright Professor of Law
University of Michigan
The Authority of Law and Philosophy in Plato's Crito

1993
Stephen Lisle Carter
William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law
Yale Law School
The Confirmation Mess, Continued

1992
Barbara Allen Babcock
Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law
Stanford Law School
Clara Shortridge Foltz: Jury Lawyer

1991
Cass R. Sunstein
Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence
University of Michigan
Neutrality in Constitutional Law (With Special Reference to Pornography, Abortion, and Surrogacy)

1989
A.W.B. Simpson
Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law
University of Chicago
Legal Iconoclasts and Legal Ideals

1987
C. Thomas Dienes
Professor of Law
The George Washington University National Law Center
When The First Amendment Is Not Preferred

1986
Herma Hill Kay
Professor of Law
The University of California at Berkeley School of Law
A Perspective on No-Fault Divorce and Its Aftermath

1985
Professor Robert B. McKay
Law, Lawyers and the Public Interest

1983
Professor Wade McCree, Jr.
To Preserve an Endangered Species

1981
Dean Soia Mentschikoff
Law, The Last of the Universal Disciplines

1979
Hon. Roggero J. Aldisert
The Nature of the Judicial Process Revisited

1979
Hon. Jack B. Weinstein
Equality, Liberty and Public Education

1978
Professor Boris I. Bittker
Federal Income Taxation

1977
Professor Robert S. Keeton
Entitlement and Obligation

1976
Dr. Thomas S. Szasz
Psychiatric Slavery

1974
Professor Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Gender and the Constitution

1973
Professor Alan Dershowitz
The Origins and Practices of Preventive Confinement in Anglo-American Law

1972
Hon. David L. Bazelon
The Defective Assistance of Counsel

1971
Hon. Marvin E. Frankel
Lawlessness in Sentencing

1970
Professor Archibald Cox
The Role of Congress in Constitutional Determinations

1969
Professor Milton Katz
The Function of Tort Liability in Technology Assessment

1968
Hon. Henry J. Friendly
The Fifth Amendment Towmorrow: The Case for Constitutional Change

1967
Professor Andrew S. Watson
The Quest for Professional Competence: Psychological Aspects of Legal Education