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Law Day Lectures

Law Day began in 1952 and continued for nearly 50 years as a way to celebrate and honor our heritage of liberty under law and how the rule of law makes our democracy possible. The last Law Day Lecture took place on March 31, 2000.

Speaker Notes Date Audio/Video
Roy E. Barnes, Georgia Governor; Otis A. Brumby, Jr., Chairman, State School Board; Stephen R. Portch, Chancellor, Board of Regents Panel discussion: The Future of Education in Georgia: A+ Education Reform Act of 2000
Re-enactment of Aviano/Richard Ashby trial
Additional documents in Digital Commons
3/31/00 Audio of panel discussion
Prof. Thomas A. Eaton, Jan R. Schlichtmann, attorney for plaintiffs; Ben L. Weinberg, Jr., Long, Weinberg, Ansley Wheeler Re-enactment of trial scenes from the Woburn litigation described in A Civil Action.
Additional documents in Digital Commons
1999 Video
Prof. Edward J. Larson, Commentator; Prof. Ronald L. Carlson; Mock Trial & Moot Court Students Re-enactment of the Scopes trial described in "Summer for the Gods"
Additional documents in Digital Commons
1998 Video
Sonny Seiler, Commentator; Prof. Ronald L. Carlson; Mock Trial & Moot Court Students Re-enactment of the Jim Williams murder trial described in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"
Additional documents in Digitial Commons
1997 Video
Michael J. Bowers, Georgia Attorney General   3/15/96 Audio available
Roberta Cooper Ramo, President-elect, American Bar Association   3/17/95 Audio available
The Intersection of Legal Education and Delivery of Legal Services to the Needy: The Role of Clinical Education Afternoon Panel 4/9/94 Audio available
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Alexander D. Forger, President, The Legal Services Corporation; Chair, American Bar Association Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly   4/9/94 Audio available
Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte, Immediate Past President, American Bar Association   4/17/93 Audio available
Edmund S. Muskie, former U.S. Secretary of State Also ground breaking for Rusk Center Addition 1992 Video
Pierre Howard, Georgia Lieuenant Governor   1991 Audio
William Sessions, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation   1990 Audio
Robert MacCrate, 1988 President, American Bar Association   1989 Audio
Howell T. Heflin, Alabama U.S. Senator Additional documents in Digital Commons 1988 Audio
Elizabeth Dole, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Additional documents in Digital Commons 1987 Video
Ed Jenkins, Georgia U.S. Representative   4/19/86 Audio available
Mack Mattingly, Georgia U.S. Senator Additional documents in Digital Commons 4/20/85 No
Sam A. Nunn, Georgia U.S. Senator Additional documents in Digital Commons 4/14/84 Audio
Ted Stevens, Alaska U.S. Senator Dedication of the J. Alton Hosch Law Library Annex; additional documents in Digital Commons 4/30/83 No
Jimmy Carter, former U.S. President Sibley Lecture; additional documents in  Digital Commons 5/1/82 Audio available to download/Video
Justice Harry A. Blackmun, U.S. Supreme Court Sibley Lecture and dedication of Law Library Annex; additional documents in Digital Commons 5/2/81 Audio available to download
Roger Young, Information Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation Additional documents in Digitial Commons 4/26/80 No
James L. Oaks, U.S. Court of Appeals Banquet speaker 4/27/79 Audio available

Griffin B. Bell, U.S. Attorney General

  4/28/79 Audio available
Andrew J. Young, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations   4/29/78 Video
William B. Spann, American Bar Association Luncheon speaker 4/29/78 Audio available

Sam Nunn, Georgia U.S. Senator

Banquet speaker 4/28/78 Audio available
Cyrus R. Vance, U.S. Secretary of State Additional documents in Digitial Commons 4/29/77 Video
Soia Mentschikoff, President, Association of American Law Schools and Dean, University of Miami Law School Additional documents in Digital Commons 5/1/76 No
Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., Connecticut U.S. Senator Text of speech available in Digital Commons 5/3/75 No
Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts U.S. Senator Additional documents in Digital Commons 5/4/74 Video
Joseph T. Sneed, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Additional documents in Digital Commons 4/28/73 No
Justice Tom C. Clark, U.S. Supreme Court Sibley Lecture 1972 -Law Reform 1972 No
Nicholas Katzenbach, former U.S. Attorney General   5/8/71 No
Judge Walter P. Gewin, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit   5/2/70 No
Carl E. Sanders, former Georgia Governor   4/26/69 No
Dean Rusk, U.S. Secretary of State   1968 No
Judge Griffin B. Bell, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit   1967 No
Samuel G. Ervin, North Carolina U.S. Senator   1966 No
Dean Lindsey Cowen, UGA School of Law   1965 No
James A. Farley, Chairman of the Board, Coca-Cola Export Corp.   5/2/64 No
John J. Flynt, Jr., Georgia U.S. Representative   5/4/63 No
J. Strom Thurmond, South Carolina U.S. Senator   5/5/62 No
Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General More information and text of the speech 5/6/61 Audio available
Whitney Gilliland, Chairman of the US Civil Aeronautics Board Additional documents in Digital Commons 5/7/60 No
Justice Thomas S. Candler, Georgia Supreme Court Additional documents in Digital Commons 5/2/59 No
Pope F. Brock, General Counsel, The Coca Cola Co. Photo  of Brock and Dean Hosch available in Hosch Papers; Additional documents in Digital Commons 5/3/57 No
Charles L. Gowen, Atlanta attorney   5/4/57 No
Robert B. Troutman, Atlanta attorney Additional documents in Digital Commons 5/5/56 No
S. Ernest Vandiver, Georgia Lieutenant Governor Additional documents in Digital Commons 5/7/55 No
Richard B. Russell, Georgia U.S. Senator Dedication of Institute of Law & Government Building
Additional documents in Digital Commons
5/1/54 No
Ellis G. Arnall, former Georgia Governor Additional documents in Digital Commons 5/25/53 No
Herman E. Talmadge, Georgia Governor First annual Law Day Celebration 5/8/52 No