The Catholic University of America
Special Lecture Series


To honor the pontificate of Pope John XXIII, 1958–63, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law has established a lecture series that draws upon the varied backgrounds of outstanding professionals by inviting them to share their perspectives on a wide variety of current topics in a formal lecture presented to the law school and university community. The lecturers have been:

1965 — Professor Elliott Cheatham, Vanderbilt University School of Law
1966 — Professor Victor G. Rosenblum, Northwestern University School of Law
1967 — Professor David Daube, University of California School of Law, Berkeley
1968 — The Honorable Roger J. Traynor, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of
1969 — Dean Monrad Paulsen, University of Virginia School of Law 
1970 — Professor Daniel Madelker, Washington University School of Law
1971 — Professor Arthur Larson, Duke University School of Law
1972 — Professor David W. Louisell, University of California School of Law
1973 — Professor John T. Noonan Jr., University of California School of Law,
1974 — Professor Harold J. Berman, Harvard University School of Law
1975 — Professor George C. Christie, Duke University School of Law
1976 — Professor Charles L. Black Jr., Yale University School of Law
1977 — Professor Monroe Freedman, Hofstra University School of Law
1978 — Professor Guido Calabresi, Yale University School of Law
1979 — Professor Theodore St. Antoine, University of Michigan School of Law
1981 — Professor Thomas Ehrlich, Stanford School of Law
1982 — The Honorable Robert H. Bork, United States Court of Appeals, District of
1983 — Professor Vern Countryman, Harvard University
1984 — Professor Philip B. Kurland, University of Chicago Law School
1985 — Professor Mauro Cappelletti, University of Florence, Italy, and Stanford
             University Law School
1986 — Professor Kent Greenawalt, Columbia Law School
1987 — Professor David P. Currie, University of Chicago Law School
1988 — Professor Carin A. Clauss, University of Wisconsin Law School
1989 — Professor Jan M. Broekman, The Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven
1991 — President Paul Verkuil, College of William and Mary
1993 — Reverend William J. Byron, S.J., President, The Catholic University of
              America (1982–92)
1994 — The Honorable Robert P. Casey, Governor of the Commonwealth of
1996 — Professor Simon Lee, Liverpool University, Hope College
1997 — His Eminence Cardinal Bernard Law, Archbishop of Boston
1998 — His Eminence Cardinal Adam Maida, Archbishop of Detroit
1999 — His Eminence Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia
2001 — Most Reverend Macram Max Gassis, Diocese of El Obeid, Sudan
2002 — George Weigel, Senior Fellow and John M. Olin Chair in Religion and
              American Democracy, Ethics and Public Policy Center
2002 — Reverend Richard John Neuhaus, President, Institute on Religion and
              Public Life and Editor-In-Chief, First Things
2004 — Professor Edward McGlynn Gaffney Jr. ,Valparaiso Law School
2004 — Professor Ruth Wedgewood, Johns Hopkins University
2005 — The Honorable Michael S. Steele, Lieutenant Governor, Maryland
2006 — The Honorable Bob Casey Jr., Pennsylvania State Treasurer
2007 — Naomi Churchill Earp, Chair of the United States Equal Employment
              Opportunity Commission
2008 — Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, former United States trade
              representative, senior international partner, WilmerHale
2009 — The Honorable Eric T. Washington, Chief Judge, D.C. Court of Appeals
2010 — The Honorable Paul D. Clement, Solicitor General of the United States,
              2005–08, King and Spaulding; The Honorable Seth Waxman, Solicitor
              General of the United States, 1997–2001, Wilmer Hale; President John
              Garvey, The Catholic University of America
2011 — The Honorable Patrick J. Schiltz, U.S. District Judge, District of
2014 — His Excellency William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore
2015 — The Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
2016 — Monsignor Peter Vaghi, Pastor, Church of the Holy Flower and Chaplain, John Carroll Society



Named to honor the sixth dean of The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Brendan Francis Brown (1949–54), this program seeks to provide the law school community with an opportunity to participate in an exchange of views on a variety of topics within both a formal and informal context. The lecturers have been:

1982 — The Honorable Edward D. Re, Chief Judge, United States Court of
              International Trade
1982 — Professor John Norton Moore, University of Virginia School of Law;
              Former Ambassador, U.N. Law of the Sea Conference
1983 — Dean Emeritus Erwin N. Griswold, Harvard University School of Law;
              former Solicitor General of the United States
1983 — Professor Marian G. Gallagher, University of Washington School of Law
1983 — Professor Iredell Jenkins, University of Alabama
1983 — The Honorable Stephen M. Schwebel, Member, International
              Government of Justice, The Netherlands
1984 — The Honorable William H. Webster, Director of the Federal Bureau of
1984 — Professor A.E. Dick Howard, University of Virginia School of Law
1984 — The Honorable Rex L. Lee, Solicitor General of the United States
1984 — Barbara A. Caulfield, Partner, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, San
1985 — Professor Richard A. McCormick, S.J., Kennedy Institute of Ethics
1985 — Professor Richard A. Falk, Princeton University
1985 — C. Joseph Nuesse, Ph.D., Provost Emeritus, The Catholic University of
1985 — Professor Robert F. Drinan, S.J., Georgetown University Law Center
1985 — The Honorable Roger Gale, Member of Parliament, London, England
1985 — The Honorable Derek W. Bowett, Whewell Professor of Law, Cambridge
1985 — Professor John A. Robertson, Edward Clark Centennial Professor of Law,
             University of Texas
1986 — The Honorable John Hume, M.P., M.E.P., Leader of the Social
              Democratic and Labour Party of Northern Ireland
1986 — The Honorable Wade H. McCree Jr., University of Michigan Law School
1986 — Professor James Franklin Childress, Department of Religious Studies,
              University of Virginia
1986 — Professor Charles E. Rice, University of Notre Dame Law School
1986 — Professor Thomas L. Schaffer, Director of the Frances Lewis Law Center,
              Washington and Lee University
1986 — The Honorable Tommy T.B. Koh, Ambassador of Singapore
1987 — Roger Dillemans, Rector, The Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven
1987 — Professor A. Leo Levin, Director, Federal Judicial Center
1987 — Professor David H. Smith, Director, Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics
              and American Institutions
1987 — Professor Douglas W. Kmiec, University of Notre Dame Law School
1987 — Professor William H. Rodgers Jr., University of Washington School of Law
1988 — Professor Richard Duncan, University of Nebraska College of Law
1988 — Professor Walter J. Wadlington, University of Virginia School of Law and
              School of Medicine
1988 — John C. Fletcher, Ph.D., University of Virginia
1988 — The Honorable Richard A. Posner, United States Court of Appeals for the
              Seventh Circuit
1989 — Dr. Edmund D. Pellegrino, Kennedy Institute of Ethics
1989 — Professor Edward J. Murphy, University of Notre Dame Law School
1989 — Dean Steven P. Frankino, Villanova Law School
1989 — William E. Colby, Director, Central Intelligence Agency
1990 — Professor Steve H. Nickles, University of Minnesota Law  School
1990 — Professor Sanford N. Katz, Boston College Law School
1990 — Professor George J. Annas, Boston University School of Public Health 
1990 — Professor Richard B. Bilder, University of Wisconsin Law School
1990 — Margaret Somerville, Ph.D., McGill University 
1991 — Daniel Callahan, Ph.D., The Hastings Center, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. 
1991 — Professor Paul Goldstein, Stanford Law School 
1992 — Professor Jude P. Dougherty, The Catholic University of America
1992 — Professor Harry D. Krause, University of Illinois 
1993 — The Honorable Walter E. Fauntroy, Washington, D.C. 
1993 — Professor Donald P. Kommers, Notre Dame Law School
1994 — The Honorable Koenraad Lenaerts, Judge of the Court of First Instance
              of the European Communities
1997 — Anne P. Jones, Former Federal Communications Commissioner
1998 — The Honorable Stephen Goldsmith, Mayor of Indianapolis
1998 — The Honorable John T. Noonan, United States Court of Appeals for the
              Ninth Circuit
1999 — Ibrahim Shihata, Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank
1999 — Winfried Brugger, Ph.D., University of Heidelberg
1999 — Kenneth Pennington, Ph.D., Syracuse University
1999 — The Honorable Anthony A. Williams, Mayor of the District of Columbia
2000 — R.H. Helmholz, Ph.D., University of Chicago
2000 — Professor Harold J. Berman, Emory University
2001 — Sister Helen Prejean
2001 — Professor Helen Alvaré, The Catholic University of America Columbus
              School of Law
2002 — Jean Bethke Elshtain, Ph.D., University of Chicago
2002 — John Haldane, Ph.D., University of St. Andrews
2002 — The Honorable Sean O’Huiginn, Irish Ambassador to the United States
2002 — The Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice, Supreme Court
              of the United States
2002 — J.G.A. Pocock, Ph.D., John Hopkins University
2002 — The Honorable Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the
              United States
2003 — Mark Chopko, General Counsel, United States Conference of Catholic
2003 — The Honorable Sam Brownback, United States Senate (R- Kansas) 
2003 — Professor Charles Donohue, Harvard Law School
2003 — Professor John Gardner, University College, Oxford
2003 — Professor W. Michael Reisman, Yale Law School
2004 — The Honorable Peggy A. Quince, Supreme Court of Florida
2004 — Francis J. Lorson, Former Chief Deputy Clerk, Supreme Court of the
              United States
2004 — Maureen E. Mahoney, Latham and Watkins
2004 — Seth P. Waxman, Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering
2004 — Joe D. Whitley, General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security
2005 — Professor Patrick M. Brennan, Villanova University Law School
2005 — Professor Charles H.B. Garroway, CBE, U.S. Naval War College
2006 — The Honorable Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
2007 — Ambassador John Bruton, Head of Delation of the European 
             Commission to the United States
2009 — Professor James Pietsch, University of Hawaii, and Brigadier General
             (Ret.) Coral Pietsch
2011 — The Honorable Phyllis C. Borzi, Assistant Secretary for Employee
              Benefits Security, United States Department of Labor
2013 — Ms. Emily Hardman, Professor Mark Rienzi and Dr. Stephen Schneck
2014 — Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
2014 — Kenneth Feinberg, Special Settlement Master, mediator and arbitrator
2015 — Hon. Jerome H. Powell, Member of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System
2015 — Senior Judge Thomas F. Hogan, United States District Court for the District of Columbia
2016 — Hon. Janice Rogers Brown, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
2016 — Director James B. Comey Jr., Federal Bureau of Investigation



The Mirror of Justice Lecture Series was inaugurated in 1989 to honor Mary under her title, “Mirror of Justice.” Sponsored by the Pope John Paul II Guild of Catholic Lawyers, the lecture series is intended to recognize and encourage lawyers and scholars who, through their scholarly and research contributions and dedication to teaching, clarify and advance the pursuit of peace with justice through the law. All lecturers were active professors at the law school when they presented the Mirror of Justice Lecture.

1989 — Professor David J. K. Granfield
1990 — Professor William Wagner
1991 — Professor Urban A. Lester
1992 — Professor George E. Garvey
1993 — Professor Robert A. Destro
1994 — Professor Veryl V. Miles, 1980
1995 — Professor Raymond B. Marcin
1996 — Professor Lucia A. Silecchia
1998 — Rev. Charles V. Antonicelli, 1986
1999 — Mr. Michael McGonnigal, 1985
2001 — Professor Clifford S. Fishman
2002 — Professor Antonio F. Perez
2003 — Professor Michael F. Noone
2004 — Professor Helen M. Alvaré
2005 — Professor Marshall J. Breger
2007 — Professor Peter "Bo" Rutledge
2008 — Dean Veryl Victoria Miles, 1980
2009 — Professor Mary Leary
2010 — Professor Ellen M. Scully, 1968
2012 — Professor Mark L. Rienzi
2013 — John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America
2014 — Professor Cara Drinan
2016 — Rev. Raymond C. O'Brien
2017 — Clinical Associate Professor A.G. Harmon