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 gave 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 took place on February 3, 2021. It was free and open to the public and a recording is available below. More information about Dean Ownuachi-Willig and her lecture is available at this link.

Centennial Visitors have included

  • Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Boston University School of Law
  • Dean Heather Gerken, Yale School of Law
  • Professor Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University
  • 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

“The Trauma of Injustice”

Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean of Boston University School of Law, 2021 Centennial Visitor