William H. Timbers '37 Lecture

In 1995, a Dartmouth endowment fund was established in memory of the honorable William H. Timbers, '37, by the legal firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, for whom Timbers once practiced

Past William H. Timbers '37 Lecturers

August 1, 2022    
"Privacy Law and Racial Justice"   
Anita L. Allen
Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

April 28, 2022    
"How Woke Can a Juror Be? The Jury in the Chauvin Trial, Critiques of Law Enforcement, and a New Model of Impartiality"    
Sonali Chakravarti
Professor of Government, Wesleyan University

Postponed due to pandemic

Postponed due to pandemic

April 11, 2019    
"The Evolving U.S. Supreme Court"    
Lee Epstein
Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor,
Washington University in St. Louis, Center for Empirical Research in the Law

October 30, 2017    
"Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination"   
Tanya Hernández
Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

February 6, 2017    
"Rights and Rites: The Supreme Court, Voting, and Marriage Equality" 
Pamela Karlan
Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director, Supreme
Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford Law School

April 21, 2016    
"Meritocracy and Its Discontents"   
Daniel Markovits
Guido Calabresi Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Private Law, Yale Law School

October 8, 2014    
"Mechanical Brains and Responsible Choices: Challenges of Neuroscience to Responsibility" 
Michael S. Moore
Walgreen University Chair, Center for Advanced Study Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois College of Law

February 17, 2014    
"Toward a Jurisprudence of the Civil Rights Act"   
Robin West
Frederick J. Haas Professor of Law and Philosophy, Georgetown University Law Center;
Faculty Director, Georgetown Center for the Study of Law and Humanities

February 5, 2013    
"Animals and the Frontiers of Citizenship"  
William Kymlicka
Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, Queen's University

January 12, 2012    
"Our Foreign Affairs Constitution: The President, Congress, and the Making of International Law" 
Oona Hathaway
Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School

October 28, 2010    
"Campaign Ethics: The Vices of Misinformation and Manipulation"   
Dennis Thompson
Alfred North Whitehead Professor of Political Philosophy, Director Emeritus, Edmond J.
Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

October 8, 2009    
"Women's Status, Men's States"
Catharine MacKinnon
Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan

March 2, 2009    
"The Neuroscientific Challenge to Criminal Responsibility"  
Stephen J. Morse
Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law, Professor of Psychology and Law in
Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Law School

May 1, 2008    
"Science and the Law: Uncomfortable Bedfellows" 
Jed S. Rakoff
U.S. District Judge, Southern District of NY

February 23, 2007    
"Are We Trapped in the War on Terror?" 
Ian Lustick
Bess W. Heyman Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

November 10, 2005    
"Separation of Church and State: Facts, Fictions and Future Challenges"    
John Witte, Jr.
Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Ethics, Director of the Law and Religion Program, Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion, Emory University

April 21, 2005    
"World Law and the Crisis of the Western Legal Tradition"    
Harold J. Berman
Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law

November 20, 2003    
"What Got Into the Court and What Happens Next? Reflections on a Fascinating Supreme Court Year"    
Linda Greenhouse
New York Times Supreme Court Correspondent

May 7, 2003    
"Shame, Stigma and Punishment"    
Martha Nussbaum
Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago

May 21, 2002    
"History, Justice, and Reparations: The Case of Canada and Japanese-Canadians"   
Maryka Omatsu
Madam Justice of the Court of Ontario, Canada

October 2, 2000    
"From Michael Deaver to Microsoft: Reflections of a Federal trial Judge in Washington, D.C."   
Thomas Penfield Jackson '58
United States District Judge

May 1, 2000    
"Do We Own Our Bodies?: How Four Approaches to Law Would Analyze This Question"    
Guido Calabresi
Judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, former Dean of Yale Law School

May 4, 1999    
"Law and Diversity"   
Susan Westerberg Prager   
Provost, Dartmouth College

April 3, 1998    
"Fear of Judging: The Decline and Fall of Discretion in Federal Sentencing"    
Jose Cabranes
Judge in U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

April 7, 1997    
"Crusades: The American Experience of Religious Freedom" 
The Honorable John Noonan, Jr.
Former Professor of law, Berkeley; Historian and Author, U.S. Circuit Judge. U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit