Annual Blackmun Lecture Features Yale Dean Harold Hongju Koh
The Moritz College of Law is pleased to host Harold Hongju Koh as the speaker for the annual Blackmun Lecture on Friday, Sept. 19, at noon in the Saxbe Auditorium. Dean Koh serves as Dean and Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.
Dean Koh’s lecture is titled, "Transnationalist Jurisprudence in U.S. Courts.” This lecture will ask how American judges should decide cases with international elements. While Dean Koh believes that question has challenged U.S. courts for centuries, he asserts that it has assumed daily pressing significance in an age of globalization. In his Blackmun Lecture, Dean Harold Hongju Koh, author of Transnational Litigation in United States Courts (2008), argues that judges should seek to develop a "transnationalist," rather than a nationalist jurisprudence, following a historical tradition furthered by judges and justices such as Harry A. Blackmun himself.
The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided to the first 100 in attendance. No RSVP is required. For more information, please visit http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/events/blackmun/.
The Blackmun Lecture honors the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun (1908-1999) by addressing the justice's enduring contributions to the Court for more than 25 years. The series was developed by five former Blackmun law clerks on the Moritz College of Law faculty: James J. Brudney (1980 Term), Ellen E. Deason (1986 Term), Alan C. Michaels (1987 Term) Edward B. (Ned) Foley (1988 Term), and Michelle Alexander (1993 Term). The lecture is underwritten by the Gregory H. Williams Fund for Excellence established by through a gift from Michael E. Moritz.