Hendrik Hartog of Princeton University will present the 2019 Vacketta-DLA Piper Lecture on the Role of Government and the Law on Friday, October 18 at 12 p.m. in the Max L. Rowe Auditorium at the College of Law.
Lecture is free and open to the public, and part of the HOMECOMING 2019 celebration. A reception will follow in the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Pavilion.
Hendrik “Dirk” Hartog is the Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty, Emeritus, at Princeton University. For a decade, he was the director of Princeton University’s Program in American Studies. Hartog has spent his scholarly life obsessed with the difficulties and insights that come with studying how broad political and cultural themes have been expressed in everyday legal conflicts. Before coming to Princeton, he taught property law and legal history at Indiana University School of Law (Bloomington) and at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is the author of Public Property and Private Power: The Corporation of the City of New York in American Law, 1730-1870 (1983), Man and Wife in America: A History (2000), Someday All This Will Be Yours: A History of Inheritance and Old Age (2012), and The Trouble with Minna: A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North (2018).
The Vacketta-DLA Piper Lecture on the Role of Government and the Law is made possible through the generosity of Carl Vacketta, ’65, and DLA Piper, which has more than 4,200 lawyers in offices in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States; and represents more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than any other law firm in the world.
The Series is a component of The Marbury Institute, named for William L. Marbury, Jr. (1901-1988), who was instrumental in the development of the firm and devoted his career to public and community service. The Institute serves as DLA Piper’s initiative to promote the highest ideals of the legal profession.
Previous speakers include:
The Honorable John Paul Stevens, October 2002
Former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey, October 2003
General Joseph W. Ralston, USAF (Ret), October 2004
Senator George J. Mitchell, October 2005
Governor James Blanchard, October 2006
U.S. Ambassador Marc Grossman, October 2007
Admiral James Loy, October 2008
Senator William Cohen, October 2009
U.S. Ambassador Craig Kelley, October 2010
U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Burns, September 2011
U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow, October 2012
Senator Thomas Daschle, October 2013
Commissioner (EEOC) Chai R. Feldblum, October 2014
Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation & Illinois Congressman Ray LaHood, October 2015
Former Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State Harold Hongju Koh, October 2016
Governor Jim Edgar, October 2017
Former Solicitor General of the United States Paul D. Clement, October 2018
For more information:
Carolyn Turner, Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives