John A. Sibley Lecture Series

      In 1964, the trustees of the Loridans Foundation established the John A. Sibley Lecture Series. These talks honor the leadership and public spirit of this 1911 School of Law graduate. It is hard to place the contributions of John Adams Sibley in any given decade, for his service to the law school and to the state of Georgia extended over a period of almost 80 years.
Speaker Title
Date Audio/
Prof. David A. Strauss, Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic, University of Chicago Law School Are Supreme Court Decisions the Law of the Land?
Part of the UGA 2018-2019 Signature Lecture series
Dean Heather Gerken, Yale Law School The Lessons of Lawyering: Why Ours is an Honorable Profession 4/13/18 Video available
Prof. Edward D. Kleinbard, University of Southern California Gould School of Law What’s a Government Good For?: Fiscal Policy in an Age of Inequality 2/5/18 Video available
Judge Richard C. Tallman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Bringing Terrorists to Justice 4/6/16 Video available
Prof. David B. Wilkins, Harvard Law School and Director of the Center on the Legal Profession The Accountants Are Coming ― Again!: The Rise and Transformation of the Big 4 Accountancy Firms and What it Means for the Global Market for Legal Services 1/28/16 Video available
Janet Napolitano, President, University of California system Anatomy of a Legal Decision 10/27/14 Video available
Prof. John C.P. Goldberg, Harvard Law School Inexcusable Wrongs 4/11/14 Video available
Prof. Robin L. West, Georgetown University Law Center Toward a Jurisprudence of the Civil Rights Acts 10/23/13 Video available
Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative Social Justice Lawyering: Confronting Power, Racial and Economic Injustice and Hopelessness Within the Law 3/27/13 DVD available for check-out
Judge Joan E. Donoghue, International Court of Justice The Role of the World Court Today 4/3/12 Video available
Prof. John C. Coffee Jr., Columbia University Law School Death, Taxes and Systemic Risk: Dealing with the Inevitable 3/28/11 Video available
Prof. William Eskridge Jr., Yale Law School Noah's Curse and Paul's Admonition: Civil Rights, Religious Liberty, Gay Equality 3/18/10 Video available
Prof. Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia School of Law When and How (If at All) Does Law Constrain Official Actions? 10/28/09 Video available
Prof. Mark G. Kelman, Stanford Law School Saving Lives, Saving from Death, Saving from Dying 3/25/09 Video available
Jeremy Waldron, New York University School of Law
The Concept and the Rule of Law 3/5/08
Video available
Lee Hamilton, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
A Balanced View of American Power 3/27/07 Video available
Prof. Stanley Fish, Florida International University There Is No Textualist Position: Why a Text Can Only Mean What Its Author Intends 3/8/06 Video available
Prof. Akhil Reed Amar, Yale Law School Labor Pains in America's New Birth of Freedom: How the Reconstruction Amendments Were Enacted 10/25/05 Video available
Prof. Sanford V. Levinson, University of Texas School of Law Constitutional Norms in a State of Permanent Emergency 3/28/05 Video available
Prof. Pamela S. Karlan, Stanford Law School A Tale of Two Cites: The Supreme Court and Georgia's Recent Redistricting 10/21/04 Audio available
Chester Davenport 50th Anniversary "Brown v. Board of Education" 4/7/04 Video available
Michael J. Graetz, Justus S. Hotchkiss Prof. of Law, Yale Law School 100 Million Unnecessary Returns- A Fresh Start for the US Tax System 3/25/03 Audio available
Arthur R. Miller, Bruce Bromley Professor of Law, Harvard Law School The Emerging Law of the Internet
38 Ga. L. Rev. 991
11/4/02 Audio available
Prof. Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Georgetown University Law Center A Need for a New Kind of Lawyering 4/1/02 Audio
Thomas L. Shaffer, Robert & Marion Short Professor Emeritus of Law, Notre Dame Law School Lawyers as Prophets, Counsels, Neighbors 4/4/01 Audio available
The Honorable Horace Ward, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Georgia Desegregation of Public Higher Education in Georiga Revisited: Background, Court Cases and The Aftermath as Witnessed by a Major Participant 10/31/00 Audio available
Prof. Samuel Issacharoff, Columbia University School of Law Political Parties, the Constitution and Democratic Competition 3/16/00 Audio available
Danny Greenberg, Attorney in Chief/CEO The Legal Aid Society of New York City Pursuing Economic Justice: Agendas for the New Millennium 10/20/99 No
Justice Dalia Dorner, Supreme Court of Isreal Does Isreal Have a Constitution? 4/7/99 No
Prof. Lawrence Lessig, Jack N. & Lillian R. Berkman Professor for Entrepreneurial Studies, Harvard Law School Internet Governance and the Open Source Software Movement
74 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 1405
2/16/99 Audio available
Anthony Lewis, The New York Times The Sins of the Press 3/11/98 Audio available
Prof. Carol Rose, Gordon Bradford Tweedy Prof. Of Law & Organization, Yale Law School Strategies for Conservation: From Ancient Hunting to Global Warming 4/4/97 Audio available
The Honorable John T. Noonan, U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Crusades: The American Experience of Religious Freedom 11/12/96 Audio available
Prof. Cass Sunstein, University of Chicago School of Law The Expressive Function of Law 1/26/96 Audio available
Prof. Martha Nussbaum, Dept. of Philosophy, Brown University Rational Emotions and the Judicious Spectator (Led into a 2 day Conference on Literature & Legal Problem Solving) 4/12/95 Audio available
Prof. Louis Henkin, Emeritus, Columbia University School of Law International Human Rights at the End of the Twentieth Century 3/4/94 Audio available
Prof. Stephen Gillers, New York University Law School Telling Stories in Law School (The Pedagogy of Legal Ethics) 11/10/93 Audio available
Prof. Marc Galanter, University of Wisconsin Law School Predators and Parasites: Emerging Anti-Lawyer Themes
28 Ga. L. Rev. 633
3/17/93 Audio available
Prof. Richard H. Fallon, Jr, Harvard Law School Individual Rights and Governmental Powers
27 Ga. L. Rev. 343

Panel discussion in response to Prof. Fallon

10/29/92 Audio available


Edmund S. Muskie, Chadbourne & Park, Washington, D.C., former U.S. Secretary of State Remarks on Law Day and Ground Breaking for Rusk Center 4/11/92 Video
Elizabeth Rindskopf, General Counsel, CIA Law and Intelligence: Thoughts on Its Past, Present and Future 3/4/92 Audio  available
Prof. Gary T. Schwartz, UCLA Law School The Beginning and End of the Rise of American Tort Law
26 Ga. L. Rev. 601
11/11/91 Audio  available
Burt Neuborne, New York University Law School The Renaissance of Common Law in Washington Square South Constitutional Theory 3/13/91 Audio available
John A. Robertson, Thomas Watt Gregory Professor of Law, U of Texas School of Law

Cruzan and the Constitutional Status of Proxy Decisions for Incompetent Patients
25 Ga. L. Rev. 1139

Keynote address for Cruzan and the Right to Die Symposium. All six parts available in Digitial Commons.

10/18/90 Audio available
Judith Resnik, Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, University of Southern California Law Center Housekeeping: Federal Court Jurisdiction and the Creation of Value
24 Ga. L. Rev. 909
4/23/90 No
John Hart Ely, Robert E. Paradise Professor of Law, Stanford Law School The Death of the Legal Process Ideal: Constitutional Theory and Practice in a World Where Courts Are No Different From Legislatures 10/31/89 Audio available
Justice Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court Reflections on the Constitution 4/6/89 Audio available
Sir Crispin Tickell, Great Britain's Permanent Representative to the United Nations The Role of the Security Council in World Affairs 2/2/89 Audio available
Prof. Paul D. Carrington, Duke University School of Law Sexuality and Law
23 Ga. L. Rev. 859
11/16/88 Audio available
John Kaplan, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, Stanford Law School The Problem of Surrogate Motherhood 3/1/88 Audio available
Guido M. Calabresi, Dean & Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School Between Brennan and Bork: The Role of the Court in Protecting Fundamental Rights 10/8/87 Audio available
James R. Browning, Chief Judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Judicial Review and Judicial Restraint 4/15/87 Audio available
Judge Abner J. Mikva, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit The Congress, The Purse, The Purpose and The Power
21 Ga. L. Rev. 1
9/25/86 Audio available
Daniel M. Gribbon, Covington and Burling, Washington, D.C. Some Observations on Professional Responsibility 4/2/86 Audio available
Prof. James Boyd White, University of Michigan Judicial Criticism
20 Ga. L. Rev. 835
4/2/86 No
Judge Alvin B. Rubin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Judicial District Mass Torts and Litigious Disaster
20 Ga. L. Rev. 429
10/16/85 Audio available
Sir Zelman Cowen, Chairman of the Press Council of Great Britain, Provost of Oriel College The Media, the Law and Beyond 3/27/85 Audio available
Honorable Rex E. Lee, Solicitor General of the United States The Supreme Court's 1983 Term: Individual Rights, Freedom and the Statue of Liberty
19 Ga. L. Rev. 1
10/12/84 Audio available
Prof. Kent Greenawalt, Cardozo Professor of Jurisprudence, Columbia University School of Law Promise Benefit and Need: Ties that Bind Us to the Law
18 Ga. L. Rev. 727
3/28/84 Audio available
Justice Hans Linde, Supreme Court of Oregon Constitutional Law Theory and the State Courts
18 Ga. L. Rev. 165
10/17/83 Audio available
John P. Heinz, Executive Director, American Bar Foundation The Power of Lawyers
17 Ga. L. Rev. 891
4/7/83 Audio available
Justice Richard Neely, West Virginia Supreme Court Why the Courts Don't Work 2/17/83 Audio available
Prof. Kenneth L. Karst, UCLA School of Law Why Equality Matters
17 Ga. L. Rev. 245
10/28/82 Audio available
Jimmy Carter, Former President of the United States Unique Activities of a President
Additional documents available in Digital Commons
5/1/82 Audio available/
Prof. Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago Law School The Rise and Possible Fall of Workers' Compensation
16 Ga. L. Rev. 775
4/6/82 No
Prof. Geoffrey G. Hazard, Jr., Yale School of Organization & Management Arguing the Law: The Advocate's Duty and Responsibility
16 Ga. L. Rev. 821
2/11/82 Audio available
Mr. Maurice Rosenberg, Asst. Attorney General U.S. Dept. of Justice The Role of the Courts The Role of the Courts No
Honorable Harry A. Blackmun, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court Law Day lecture and dedication of Law Library Annex; additional documents in Digital Commons 4/11/81 Audio available
Prof. Thomas I. Emerson, Yale Law School The Affimative Side of the First Amendment 4/11/81 Audio available
Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C.Circuit Inviting Judicial Activism: A 'Liberal' or 'Conservative' Technique
15 Ga. L. Rev. 539
1/26/81 Audio available
Judge Carl McGowan, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit Congressmen in Court: The New Plaintiffs
15 Ga. L. Rev. 241
10/15/80 Audio available
Prof. Ralph K. Winter, Jr, William K. Townsend Chair, Yale Law School The New Age of Political Reform: Looking Back
15 Ga. L. Rev. 1
4/10/80 Audio available
Prof. Morton J. Horwitz, Harvard Law School The Crisis of Law in the Regulatory State 2/12/80 No
Prof. Grant Gilmore, Vermont Law School The Good Faith Purchase Idea and the Uniform Commercial Code: Confessions of a Repentant Draftsman
15 Ga. L. Rev. 605
10/10/79 No
Prof. Gerald Gunther, William Cromwell Professor of Law, Stanford Law School Warning! Hazardous Road! -- The Convention Method of Amending the United States Constitution
14 Ga. L. Rev. 1
5/24/79 No
Prof. Stanley S. Surrey, Jeremiah Smith Professor of Law, Harvard School of Law Current Federal Tax Developments
13 Ga. L. Rev. 687
4/5/79 No
Solicitor General Wade H. McCree Jr, Office of the Solicitor General, Washington, D.C. The Academy and the Court 3/8/79 Audio available
Prof. Francis A. Allen, Sunderland Professor of Law, University of Michigan The Decline of the Rehabilitative Ideal in American Criminal Justice 10/19/78 Audio available
Newton N. Minow, Sidley& Austin, Chicago, IL A Vast Wasteland 4/5/78 No
Prof. Richard A. Posner, University of Chicago Law School The Right of Privacy
12 Ga. L. Rev. 393
3/2/78 No
Prof. Louis B. Sohn, Bemis Professor of International Law, Harvard Law School The Shaping of International Law and the Building of a Decent World Order 10/27/77 No
Prof. H.L.A. Hart, Brasenose College, Oxford University American Jurisprudence as Seen Through English Eyes
11 Ga. L. Rev. 969
4/17/77 No
Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr., U.S. Distrist Court, Middle District of Alabama Judicial Activism
11 Ga. L. Rev. 455
2/17/77 No
Prof. Lawrence M. Friedman, Stanford Law School The Devil is not Dead: Exploring the History of Criminal Law
11 Ga. L. Rev. 257
10/13/76 No
Prof. Harry W. Jones Bicentennial Reflections on the American Common Law 5/13/76 No
Prof. Vern Countryman, Harvard Law School The Contributions of the Douglas Dissents
10 Ga. L. Rev. 331
2/18/76 No
S. David Freeman, Consultant on Energy & Research, US Senate Energy Policy 3/4/75 No
Donald E. Santarelli, Amram, Hahn, Sandground and Santarelli, Washington DC Promise and Perfomance in Criminal Law Enforcement 11/14/75 No
Dr. Robben W. Fleming, President, University of Michigan Problems of Public Employee Unionism
9 Ga. L. Rev. 1
4/4/74 No
Prof. Walter Gellhorn, Columbia University School of Law Dirty Books, Disgusting Pictures and Dreadful Law 2/8/74 No
Chief Justice Earl Warren (Retired) U.S. Supreme Court Constitutional Crisis
8 Ga. L. Rev. 1
11/1/73 No
Judge Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr., Senior U.S. District Judge, Boston The Activist Judge
7 Ga. L. Rev. 202
2/15/73 No
Prof. Philip G. Schrag, Columbia University School of Law Caveat Emptor- Empty Coffer-The Bankruptcy Law Has Nothing to Offer 10/13/72 No
Justice Tom C. Clark Law Day 1972 "Law Reform" 5/6/72 No
Morris B. Abram, Paul, Weiss, Goldberg, Rifkind, Wharton & Garison, New York Access to the Judicial Process 1/26/72 No
C. Wilford Jenks, Director, International Labor Organization Some Structural Dilemnas of World Organization 10/25/71 No
Roger J. Traynor, Retired Chief Justice, Supreme Court of California The Hit and Run Trashers of Law
6 Ga. L. Rev. 22
4/29/71 No
Alfred F. Conard, President, Association of American Law Schools Macrojustice: A Systematic Approach to Conflict Resolution
5 Ga. L. Rev. 415
2/25/71 No
Judge Philip C. Jessup, (Retired)  International Court of Justice   9/29/70 No
Prof. Sylvester Petro, New York Univ. School of Law Myth, Policy and Law in Antitrust and Labor Relations 3/26/70 No
Dr. Leon Radzinowicz, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law The Impact of the Welfare State and the Permissive Society on Criminal Justice: The English Experience 10/16/69 No
Prof. Paul G. Kauper, University of Michigan Law School Human Rights: A Tide in the Affairs of Men
3 Ga. L. Rev. 651
2/28/69 No
Prof. Telford Taylor Guilt, Responsibility and the Third Reich 11/19/68 No
Prof. Lon L. Fuller, Harvard Law School The Law's Precarious Hold on Life
3 Ga. L. Rev. 530
4/2/68 No
Dr. Ferdinand F. Stone, Tulane University School of Law Common Problems and Uncommon Solutions in the Law of Torts
2 Ga. L. Rev. 145
2/29/68 No
Dean Robert B. McKay, New York University School of Law Civil Disobedience: A New Credo
2 Ga. L. Rev. 16
11/17/67 No
Prof. Charles Alan Wright, University of Texas School of Law Procedural Reform: Its Limitations and its Future
1 Ga. L. Rev. 563
4/4/67 No
Prof. Monrad G. Paulsen, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Oxford Sickness and Crime 2/1/67 No
Prof. Harry Kalven, Jr., University of Chicago School of Law The American Jury as I Know it 11/15/67 No
Dean Eugene V. Rostow, Yale Law School Obscenity and the Judicial Process 4/5/66 No
Dean Hardy C. Dillard, University of Virginia Law School The Role of Law in Managing International Conflict 1/10/66 No
Prof. William L. Cary, Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia University School of Law The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Federal Regulatory Agency 11/3/65 No
Mortimer M. Caplin Caplin & Drysdale, Washington, D.C., former Commissioner of Internal Revenue Emerging Tax Policies 7/19/65 No
Prof. Charles O. Gregory, University of Virginia School of Law The Role of Aribitration in the Settlement of Labor Grievances
1 Ga. L. Rev. 20
4/13/65 No
Sir Arthur L. Goodhart, Retired Master of University College & Prof. of Jurisprudence, Oxford Some Amendments in the Law of Evidence 3/2/65 No
Prof. Herbert Wechsler, Columbia University School of Law The Courts and the Constitution
65 Colum. L. Rev. 1001
1/19/65 No
Prof. Myres S. McDougal, Yale Law School Jurisprudence for a Free Society
1 Ga. L. Rev. 1
11/30/64 No