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Dennis J. Hutchinson : Presentations

“Edward H. Levi: Legal Scholar and Educator,” Symposium Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Office of Provost at the University of Chicago, September 21, 2012

Co-Moderator,  Justice and Society Seminar, Aspen Institute, July 12-19, 2012 (with Judge Marjorie Osetrland Rendell)

“We Learned That in Wellington,” Colorado in the Late 20th Century Series with Colorado Historical Society, 20 September 2011

“The Impatient Carpenter:  Mr. Justice Jackson and the Judicial Craft,” 2009 California Appellate Judges Institute, 16 October 2009

“Abraham Lincoln: The Paris Years,” October 1, 2009, Paris, France (Fifth Anniversary of the University of Chicago Paris Center)

“Lincoln and the Constitution,” Abraham Lincoln – His Legal Career and His Vision for America, 6 February 2009

“Promises of Liberty” Slavery, Abolition and Human Rights: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Thirteenth Amendment, 17 April 2009

“Meet the Press: The New Supreme Court and Public Relations,” American Constitution Society Houston Chapter, 2 March 2007

“Judicial Independence,” Sixth Annual Meeting at College of Commercial Arbitrators, 28 October 2006

Moderator, “Civic and Moral Education in the University Today,” Aspen Festival of Ideas, July 5, 2006 (with Richard Brodhead, Tony Marx, Michael Sandel)

“Aspen and the Making of Harry Blackmun,” Aspen Festival of Ideas, July 4, 2006

“The President, the Constitution, and the War Powers: Lincoln and Bush,” Chicago Convenes, 5 May 2006 (moderator and panelist) 

“Norval Morris, Aspen, and the Transformation of Harry Blackmun,” Chicago’s Best Ideas, 27 April 2006

“The Supreme Court and What it Means for America,” University of Chicago Law School Alumni Association, 7 March 2006 (panelist)

“The Supreme Court 2005,” Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association, 28 October 2005 (discussion with Steve Shapiro) 

“Threat or Menace:  Judicial Independence Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow?,” National Association of Women Judges, 20 October 2005

“Judicial Independence,” American Constitutional Society, 7 Octpber 2005

“History of Attacks on Judicial Independence,” Workshop for Judges of the Fifth Circuit at Federal Judicial Center 6 October 2005

“The Transformation of Harry Blackmun,” Justice Blackmun and Judicial Biography at Brooklyn Law School, 16 September 2005

“Perspectives on Brown,” Annual Judicial Conference of the Ninth Circuit, 20 July 2004

“Legal History at Chicago,” Chicago’s Best Ideas, 21 May 2003

"The Supreme Court after Bush v. Gore: Still the Least Dangerous Branch?," Washington, D.C., 17 May 2003; Baltimore, MD, 18 May 2003

"The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox: Editing History," Institute for Governmental Studies at University of California at Berkeley, 14 February 2003

"Two Cheers for Judicial Restraint: Byron White and the Role of the Court," University of Colorado Law School of Law, 27 January 2003

"Pepys in Hyde Park: The Diary and Memoir of John Knox," Friends of the Library at the University of Chicago 9 October 2002

"Military Tribunals: History, Policy, Legality," University of Chicago Law School, 17 January 2002

"Teaching and Learning: Martial Arts?" Sarah and James Bowdoin Day Address, 6 October 2000

"October Term 2000: The Supreme Court, Presidential Elections, and Political Agendas," Univiversity of Chicago Loop Luncheon, 2 October 2000

"Historical and Cultural Approaches to Constitutions," American Political Sciences Association Annual Meeting, 31 August 2000 (chair)

"A Century of Social Reform: The Judicial Role," Annual Judicial Conference of the Ninth Circuit, 21 August 2000

"The Character of the Judge: Byron White in Context," Conference on Character and Adjudication at University of Colorado School of Law, 8 April 2000

"John Marshall and Judicial Review," Bicentennial Symposium of Chief Justice John Marshall at John Marshall Law School, 5 April 2000 (panelist)

"Core Curricula," Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Hofstra University, 1 March 2000

"Reforming General Education: A Survivor's Tale," Ad Hoc Committee for the Assessment of General Education at Brigham Young University, 10 December 1999

“The Aims of Education,” Annual Address to Entering Students in The College, September 19, 1999

"Cardozo: A Persistent Enigma-His Legacy, Reputation and Influence," Law & Society Annual Meeting 28 May 1999 (discussant) 

"Judicial Biography," Judicial Fellows Program at Supreme Court of the United States, 22 January 1999 (panelist) 

"Kennedy Justice Revisited," Cityfront Lecture Series at University of Chicago Alumni Association, 21 November 1996

"'Am I My Mother's Keeper?' Judicial Confirmation in the 104th Congress," Federalist Society, 5 March 1996

"The Decor of Justice," Annual Seventh Circuit Judicial Conference, 17 October 1995

"The Supreme Court and Nuremburg," The Friends of the Law Library of the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court Historical Society, 10 May 1995

"'Contracted' Biography and Other Obstacles to 'Truth,'" New York University Conference on Judicial Biography, 6 May 1995 (commentator) 

"The Future of Undergraduate Education: What Will Students Learn?," Bowdoin College Bicentennial Symposium, 3 June 1994

"Historical Perspectives on the Rhetoric of Law and Race," Midwest Faculty Seminar, 7 April 1994

"Tempest in a File Cabinet: The Thurgood Marshall Papers," Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association, 18 March 1994

"History, Theory and the Thurgood Marshall Papers," NYU School of Law, 17 February 1994

"Staff Development: The Political Factors," National Staff Development Council NSDC Convention, 12 December 1993 (panelist)

"The Thurgood Marshall Papers," Subcommittee on Regulation and Government Information; Committee on Governmental Affairs; United States Senate, 11 June 1993 (testimony) 

"Abortion: It's a Controversial Question, But is it a Constitutional One?," Loop Luncheon Debate, 11 December 1992 (with Michael W. McConnell)

"Should We Constitutionalize School Funding Decisions in Illinois?," Hinsdale, 28 October 1992

"Is the Supreme Court Political?" Hinsdale Rotary Club, 31 July 1992

"Law and the Liberal Arts: Rules and Roles, or the Crisis of Captain Vere," St. John's College, 16 July 1992

"The Crisis in School Funding: A Legal, Legislative, Academic and School District Analysis," Rosemont, IL, 9 March 1991

"The Role of Ethics in the Study of the Law," The Society for Ethics and Law at University of Chicago Law School, 23 January 1991 (panelist)

“Two Cheers for Robert Maynard Hutchins,” Convocation Speaker, The University of Chicago, June 8-9, 1990 

"Intersections of Legal Rhetoric, Legal Theory and Legal Education," Workshop of the Committee on the Analysis of Ideas and the Study of Methods at the University of Chicago, 16 May 1990

"A Debate: Webster v. Reproductive Health Services," Progressive Law Students Association, 19 May 1989 (moderator) 

"The Intended and Actual Function of the Equal Protection Clause," Law School Issue Awareness Day, 6 April 1989

"The Senate's Role in Supreme Court Nominations: The View from History," Northwestern University School of Law, 17 March 1989

"Faculty Panel Discussion: Setback for Civil Rights? The Supreme Court and §1981," The University of Chicago Law School, 4 May 1988 (panelist) 

"The Constitution, the President, and Foreign Policy? Where Do 'We the People' Fit In?" Downer's Grove, 19 November 1987 (panelist) 

"Justices Black and Jackson: Feud Over Faith?" Annual Meetings of the Organization of American Historians, 26 March 1988

"Does the Constitution Matter?" Bates College, 7 October 1987; Bowdoin College, 8 October 1987

"What Did the Framers Think? What Does It Matter? Reflections on the Bicentennial of the Constitution," University of Chicago Club of Northeast Ohio, 12 July 1987

"The Constitution at 200," Annual Meetings of the Organization of American Historians, 4 April 1987

"The Supreme Court at October Term, 1985: Civil," Workshop for Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 22 January 1987

"Case Selection by the Supreme Court: Is There a Problem?," NYU School of Law, 1 November 1986 (panelist) 

"The Supreme Court: End of an Era?," Extension 720 on WGN Radio, 19 August 1986 (panelist) 

"Whither Judicial Biography?" Annual Meetings of American Political Science Association, 31 August 1985 (panelist) 

"Constitutional Requirements Relating to Taxation Procedures," Symposium on Income Taxation in the Constitutional System of the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany, June 1985

"A Scholar's View of the Tom C. Clark Papers," Symposium on the Tom C. Clark Papers, 19 March 1985

"Robert H. Jackson and The Substance of Style," Annual Meetings of American Society for Legal History, 19 October 1984

"The Emergence of the O'Connor Court?" The University of Chicago Law School Alumni Association, 10 October 1984

"Civil Rights in the Eighties: A Thirty-Year Perspective," The University of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League, 15 June 1984

"Owen Fiss on the Burger Court," Federalist Society of The University of Chicago, 20 May 1983 (commentator)

"Is There Anything Amusing About the History of the Legal Profession in the United States?" After-dinner speech to the Visiting Committee of the Law School at University of Chicago, 16 November 1982

"The Legal Realism of William O. Douglas," Legal History Workshop at Cornell Law School, 19 March 1982

"The Supreme Court," Annual Meetings of American Political Science Association, 20 August 1980 (panelist)

"Voluntary Affirmative Action: The Weber Case," Symposium on Litigation of Equal Employment Discrimination Actions, 23 September 1979 (panelist) 

"Thomas More: Lawyer," Thomas More Symposium, June 1978 (panelist) 

"The Supreme Court and the Press," NYU School of Law, 2 May 1978