15th Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States

Join us at Chautauqua Institution’s Hall of Philosophy on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 4:00pm for the 15th Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States.  This year’s lecture will feature Donald B. Verrilli Jr., former Solicitor General of the United States.

Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., a former law clerk to J. Skelly Wright, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit  and U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.  Verrilli is an acclaimed American lawyer and courtroom advocate. 

As Solicitor General, Verrilli successfully defended the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and the constitutional protection of marriage equality. Since 2016, Verrilli has been a partner in Munger, Tolles & Olson, handling matters before the Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals and representing and counseling clients on litigation, regulatory, and public policy problems. He is a graduate of Yale College and Columbia Law School.

Chautauqua Institution’s Robert H. Jackson Lecture is named in honor of the former Chautauquan, Jamestown lawyer, Chief Legal Exponent of New Deal Legislation, Solicitor General, Attorney General, Supreme Court justice, and Nuremberg chief prosecutor. Every summer the Jackson Lecturer is a leading expert discussing the Supreme Court, the Justices, signal decisions, and related legal developments.

Chautauqua’s previous Jackson Lecturers have been Geoffrey Stone (2005), Linda Greenhouse (2006), Seth Waxman (2007), Jeffery Toobin (2008), Paul Clement (2009), Jeff Shesol (2010), Dahlia Lithwick (2011), Pamela Karlan (2012), Charles Fried (2013), Akhil Amar (2014), Laurence Tribe (2015), Tracey Meares (2016), Judge John O. Newman (2017), and Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella of Canada’s Supreme Court (2018.)

Verrilli will be, following Seth Waxman, Paul Clement, and Charles Fried, the fourth former U.S. Solicitor General to give Chautauqua’s Jackson Lecture.

Gate passes for Chautauqua Institution are required for this event. You may purchase passes at Chautauqua Institution’s Main Gate Welcome Center or by calling (716) 357-6250.  More information on the event can be found at Chautauqua Institution’s website.