Centennial Lecture

The Centennial Visitor lecture series was inaugurated in fall 1987 as part of a yearlong celebration to mark the founding of Chicago College of Law, forerunner of IIT Chicago-Kent, in 1888.

Angela Onwuachi-Willig will give the 2021 Centennial Visitor Lecture. Onwuachi-Willig is dean of Boston University School of Law and is a renowned legal scholar and expert in critical race theory, employment discrimination, and family law. The virtual event will take place at 3 p.m. CST on February 3, 2021. It is free and open to the public. More information is available at this link.

Centennial Visitors have included

  • Harold Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School
  • Linda Greenhouse, Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School
  • Vicki C. Jackson, Thurgood Marshall Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School
  • Dr. William A. Galston, The Brookings Institution
  • Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California Irvine College of Law
  • Professor Austin D. Sarat, Amherst College
  • Dean Martha Minow of Harvard Law School
  • Professor Jagdish N. Bhagwati of the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Professor William Eskridge of Yale Law School
  • Professor Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Professor Hendrik Hartog of Princeton University
  • Professor Jeremy Waldron of Columbia University
  • Professor John Searle of the University of California, Berkeley
  • Professor Daniel Farber of the University of California, Berkeley
  • Professor Daniel Kahneman of Princeton University
  • Professor Stanley Katz of Princeton University
  • Professor Douglass North of Washington University
  • Professor Carol Greenhouse of Indiana University Bloomington
  • Professor Thomas C. Grey of Stanford Law School
  • Professor Robert C. Post of the University of California, Berkeley
  • Professor Saul Levmore of the University of Virginia School of Law
  • Professor Margaret Jane Radin of Stanford Law School
  • Professor John Hart Ely of Stanford Law School
  • The Honorable Stephen M. Schwebel of the International Court of Justice at The Hague, Netherlands
  • The Honorable Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit
  • Professor Gerald Gunther of Stanford Law School

"Has the Supreme Court Lost Faith in the Courts?"

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California Irvine School of Law, 2013 Centennial Visitor