Edith House Lecture Series

      Inaugurated in 1983, the Edith House Lecture Series brings outstanding female legal scholars and practitioners to Athens. Edith Elizabeth House, a native of Winder, Ga., was one of the first female graduates of the University of Georgia School of Law. She graduated in 1925 and was co-valedictorian of her class. House enjoyed a distinguished career in public service, which spanned more than 30 years. Read more about House.
Speaker Title Date Audio/Video
Audrey Boone Tillman,
Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Aflac Inc.
Rising Through the Ranks: Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable 3/19/2019 Video available
Sally Quillian Yates, former U.S. Attorney General A conversation with Distinguished Lecturer from Government at Georgetown Law 3/23/2018 Video available
Ketanji Brown Jackson, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Reflections on My Journey as a Mother and a Judge 3/2/2017 Video available
Stacey Godfrey Evans, Georgia House of Representatives The Voice of a Woman Lawyer: Why it Matters and How to Use It 4/18/2016 Video available
Kelly Caffarelli,former President of The Home Depot Foundation and President of Caffarelli Consulting Long Pants or Short Skirts: Fitting In, Fighting Back or Finding Your Own Way 4/2/2015 Video available
Teresa Wynn Roseborough, The Home Depot, Executive Vice President and General Counsel It's Time to Try Defying Gravity: One Woman's Thoughts on Having It All 4/9/2014 Video available
Edith H. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Why the Constitution Matters and Why Women Should Care 3/20/13 Video available
Leslie M. Turner, Coca-Cola North America General Counsel Winning or Winning with Integrity? A Lawyer's Role in the Corporate World 3/21/12 Video available
Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein, Supreme Court of Georgia Women and the Law: We've Come a Long Way ... Maybe 3/9/11 Video available
Dahlia Lithwick, Slate magazine Wise Women? What Women Bring to the Bench and How to Talk About It Like Gentlemen 5/25/10 Video available
Prof. Felice J. Batlan, Chicago-Kent College of Law Are We Our Mother's Law Students?: Women's Law School Experiences and an Agenda for Action 4/9/09 Video available
Shirley M. Hufstedler, former U.S. Secretary of Education Freedom and Justice for Some: Federal Judicial Review for Guantanamo Bay Prisoners 3/19/08 Video available
Harriet McBryde Johnson, Author and Disability Rights Attorney Disability Rights: A
Liberation Movement for All People
3/21/07 No
Prof. Sarah R. Weddington, University of Texas, Austin Some Leaders Are Born Women 3/23/06 Video available
Chief Justice Jean H. Toal, South Carolina Supreme Court Women in the Law 3/24/05 Video available
Prof. Linda H. Krieger, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law Naturalizing Anti-Discrimination Law 2/25/04 Audio available
Kathy Hall-Martinez, Director, International Program of the Center for Reproductive Law Using Legal Strategies to Promote Women's Reproductive Rights: Achievements and Challenges 3/3/03 Audio available
Kelly D. Askin, Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University Securing Justice for Women in the United Nations International War Crimes Tribunals and Beyond 3/26/02 Audio available
Prof. Dorothy E. Roberts, Northwestern University Missing Voices: Black Mothers and the Politics of Child Welfare 2/15/01 Audio available
Judge Susan Oki Mollway, U.S. District Court of Hawaii Getting Confirmed as a Federal Judge 10/6/99 Audio available
Prof. Sarah R. Weddington, University of Texas, Austin Roe v. Wade: 25 Years Later 9/23/98 Audio available
Prof. Anne M. Coughlin, University of Virginia School of Law Sex and Guilt 10/15/97 Audio available
Prof. Martha S. West, University of California, Davis, School of Law What's in it for me? Why Don't White Women Support Affirmative Action 10/24/96 Audio available
Prof. Mary E. Becker, University of Chicago Law School The First Amendment and Sexual Harassment at School and at Work 11/2/95 Audio available
Chief Judge Dorothy T. Beasley, Georgia Court of Appeals Why Are We Here 1/25/95 Audio available
Brooksley Born, Partner, Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C. Private Practice/Public Service - Reminiscences About the Women's Rights Movement 3/9/94 Audio available
Prof. Carrie Menkel-Meadow, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law Mainstreaming Feminist Legal Theory and the Production of Legal Knowledge 3/12/93 No
Prof. Patricia J. Williams, University of Wisconsin Law School Banished Bodies 3/13/92 Audio available
Prof. Mari J. Matsuda, University of Hawaii Schoolof Law Towards a Feminist Theory Interconnecting Subordinations 4/8/91 Audio available
Prof. Patricia A. Cain, University of Texas School of Law A Postmodern Feminist Critique of Equal Protection Doctrine 3/15/90 Video
Prof. Martha Minow, Harvard Law School Diversity: Gender, Religion and Race 3/16/89 Audio available/Video
Prof. R. Lea Brilmayer, Yale Law School International Affairs and the Implausibility of Democracy 4/6/88 Audio available
Antonia H. Chayes, Chairman, ENDISPUTE, Inc. Beyond Negotiation: Alternative Dispute Resolution 3/12/87 Audio - Interview with WUGA only
Prof. Eliane Vogel-Polsky, University Libre De Bruxelles Positive Action within the European Economic Community 9/25/85 Audio available
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice and Juror 3/17/85 Audio available
Judge Gladys Kessler, District of Columbia Superior Court The Crisis in Child Support 4/3/84 Audio available
Prof. Nadine Taub, Rutgers School of Law - Newark Redefining the Equality Principle: Formal Equality, Substantive Equality, and Special Treatment for Women 5/3/83 No