|Cornell has hosted several notable figures on campus to lecture and meet with pre-law students. Recent guests have included a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, distinguished law school faculty, and prominent attorneys. |
Students also have the opportunity to travel locally and nationally to interact with legal professionals. Cornellians have traveled to Washington, DC as part of the Ethics and Public Policy course and students have also gone to Des Moines as part of the Opperman Lecture in Constitutional Law to hear a U.S. Supreme Court Justice speak.
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|Professors Craig Allin (Politics), Amy Ihlan (Philosophy) and William Carroll (History) with Justice Scalia.|
|Pre-law students also heard Justice Thomas speak on the Court's discovery of state sovereignty as part of the Dwight D. Opperman Lecture in Constitutional Law at Drake University Law School. Cornellians visited Des Moines on September 24, 1999.|
Cornell students visited Drake Law School on September 18, to hear the Honorable William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, deliver the Dwight D. Opperman Lecture in Constitutional Law.
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Dr. Stephen Carter visited Cornell on April 27, 2001, to speak on "Religion and Public Policy in the United States." He delivered the Earhart-Cornell Lecture on the Liberal Arts and the Public Square. Dr. Carter was recently named by Time magazine as one of the 50 young leaders of this century. He is also a prolific author, his most recent work is a nonfiction book entitled God's Name in Vain. In this book, Dr. Carter discusses the role religion plays in American life.
Dr. Sarah Weddington, the attorney who argued the winning side in the Roe vs. Wade case that legalized abortion 25 years ago, spoke at Cornell College on Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998. Her lecture, "Some Leaders are Born Women," was presented in King Chapel. Dr. Weddington is particularly well-known for her work on issues affecting women through her many roles including attorney, legislator, and Presidential advisor. Currently she is practicing law in Austin, Texas, and is a senior lecturer at the University of Texas-Austin.