The Roger S. Aaron '64 Lecture

Established in honor of Roger S. Aaron '64, Esq in October 1996 from gifts from the Dartmouth Lawyers Association, this fund falls under the larger Daniel Webster Fund umbrella and supports the study of the role of law and justice, ethics and public policy in the lives of individuals and society.

Past Roger S. Aaron '64 Lecturers

January 8, 2024
"Democracy vs. Autocracy in 2024"    
Jamie Raskin  
U.S. Representative (D-MD 8th District)

May 25, 2023        
"Judges on Judging"
Justice James Bassett '78, New Hampshire Supreme Court
Justice Anne Patterson '80, New Jersey Supreme Court
Judge Christopher Keating '86, New Hampshire Circuit Court

January 27, 2022 
"Uncivil Democracy: Race, Poverty, and Civil Legal Inequality"   
Jamila Michener   
Associate Professor, Cornell University

February 4, 2021    
"Sexual Politics After #MeToo"    
Amia Srinivasan    
Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, All Souls College, Oxford

October 8, 2019    
"Free Them All: Defending the Lives of Criminalized Survivors of Violence"   
Mariame Kaba   
Community Organizer, Educator, Curator, and Prison Abolitionist; Founder and Director, Project NIA; Co-organizer, The Just Practice Collaborative

October 4, 2018    
"Antislavery Constitutionalism and the Meaning of Freedom"   
Rebecca E. Zietlow   
Charles W. Fornoff Professor of Law and Values, University of Toledo College of Law

February 15, 2018    
"State Attorneys General and President Trump: Report from The Courts"
Moderator: Thomas Barnico '77, Adjunct Professor, Boston College Law School; former Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1981-2010)
Elbert Lin, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond, VA; former Solicitor General of West Virginia (2013-2017)
Jonathan B. Miller '00, Chief, Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
Ernest Young '90, Alston & Bird Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

October 6, 2016    
"A Republic, If You Can Keep It"   
Keith E. Whittington   
William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University

February 29, 2016    
"The Future of Privacy, Free Speech, and the Curse of Bigness: What Louis Brandeis Means Today"  
Jeffrey Rosen  
President and CEO, National Constitution Center

January 15, 2015    
"Constitutional Review and a General 'Right to Liberty'"   
Mark Tushnet   
William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

October 31, 2013    
"The Myth of Strict Scrutiny for Fundamental Rights" 
James E. Fleming 
Professor of Law and The Honorable Frank R. Kenison Distinguished Scholar in Law, Boston University School of Law

October 9, 2012    
"Backlash Revisited: The Lost History of Legislation on Violence and Women" 
Victoria Nourse 
Professor of Law, and Director, Center for Congressional Studies, Georgetown University Law Center

November 16, 2011    
"The Role of Law in International Human Rights Advocacy"   
Stephanie Farrior   
Director of International and Comparative Law Programs and Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

April 28, 2011    
"Rethinking Informed Consent – The Case for Shared Decision Making"  
Benjamin Moulton  
Senior Legal Advisor, Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, Adjunct Professor, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University

March 4, 2010    
"Partisanship and Independence: The Moral Distinctiveness of 'Party-ID'"   
Nancy Rosenblum   
Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government Theory, Harvard University

April 28, 2009    
"Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families under the Law"   
Nancy Polikoff   
Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law

April 10, 2008    
"Thaddeus Stevens as a Good White Man"  
Randall L. Kennedy 
Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

May 7, 2007    
"Tortures Past and Present"  
Kenneth Pennington 
Kelly-Quinn Professor of Ecclesiastical and Legal History, The Catholic University of America

October 10, 2005    
"Can Freedom of Expression Really be a Human Right? Some Doubts from a Free Speech Hawk"    
Larry Alexander    
Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, University of San Diego

May 11, 2005     
"The Late, Great American Public: The Moral Significance of theNational Community and its Decline" 
Stephen Macedo 
Director of the University Center for Human Values and the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics andthe University Center for Human Values

May 19, 2004     
"How Federal Lawmakers Distort Municipal Decision-making: The Case of Housing Assistance" 
Robert C. Ellickson 
Walter E. Meyer Professor of Property and Urban Law, Yale Law School

May 2, 2003     
"The Kyoto Protocol: A Post-Mortem" 
Daniel Bodansky
Professor of Law, University of Washington

November 15, 2001     
"Intersectional Discrimination"     
Kimberlé Crenshaw    
Professor of Law, Columbia University and UCLA Law School

April 30, 2001     
"What Does the Establishment Clause Forbid? Reflections on the Constitutionality of School Vouchers"
Michael Perry
Professor of Law, Wake Forest University Law School

March 2, 2000     
"Legal Principles, Legal Categories, and the Domains of Free Speech"  
Frederick Schauer, Dartmouth '67, Tuck '68
Academic Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

October 23, 1998     
"The Idea of Natural Rights and the European Encounter with America"  
Brian Tierney 
Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor Emeritus, Cornell University

February 5, 1998    
"Beyond Diversity: Affirmative Action and the Claims of Justice"  
Owen Fiss '59 
Professor at Yale Law School
Co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department and The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center

October 23, 1997     
"The Future of the Legal Profession" 
Anthony T. Kronman
Dean of Yale Law School,
Co-sponsored by the Daniel Webster Legal Society, Public Policy and The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center