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17th Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States

July 22, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, July 22 at 1:30pm ET for the 2021 Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States at Chautauqua Institution, a virtual conversation through the Chautauqua Assembly platform.

This year’s lecturer is Professor Melissa Murray, the Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. Professor Murray will be in conversation with Professor John Q. Barrett, Professor of Law at St. John’s University, the Jackson Center’s Elizabeth S. Lenna Fellow, and a board member. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Melissa Murray

Melissa Murray is the Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, where she teaches constitutional law, family law, criminal law, and reproductive rights and justice. Her writing has appeared in a range of legal and lay publications, including the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Nation. Prior to joining the NYU Law faculty, Murray was the Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where she received the law school’s Rutter Award for Teaching Distinction, the Association of American Law School’s Derrick A. Bell Award, and, from March 2016 to June 2017, served as interim dean of the law school. Murray serves as a legal analyst for MSNBC and is a co-host of Strict Scrutiny, a podcast about the Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it. A graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale Law School, Murray clerked for Sonia Sotomayor, then a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Stefan Underhill of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. She is a member of the American Law Institute and the New York bar.

The Jackson Lecture brings a prominent U.S. Supreme Court expert to Chautauqua Institution, during the U.S. Supreme Court’s summer recess to offer her or his take on the Court, the Justices, signal decisions, and/or other related legal developments. The previous Jackson Lecturers have been Geoffrey Stone (2005), Linda Greenhouse (2006), Seth Waxman (2007), Jeffrey 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 Jon O. Newman (2017), Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella of Canada’s Supreme Court (2018), Donald Verrilli (2019), and Ruth Marcus (2020).

This lecture was made possible, in part, due to the generosity of the Arnold and Jill Bellowe Family Foundation.

Registration is required for this free event using the form below.


July 22, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Chautauqua Institution
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