Schlesinger Lecture Series

          Every Year, HICLR hosts the Schlesinger Lecture, a symposium named after esteemed Hastings professor and preeminent comparative law scholar Rudolph B. Schlesinger. Professor Schlesinger did much to establish comparative law as a recognized field of academic pursuit, and his text on the subject remains popular in American law schools.

          In honor of Professor Schlesinger's legacy, the Lecture provides a forum for discourse and analysis of international legal issues. The Lecture serves this end by inviting distinguished scholars to Hastings to speak on timely international legal issues.

          Past speakers have ranged from globally recognized experts on international law such as Professor Philippe Sands of the University College of London to world-renowned scholars from other disciplines such as Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Chair of Arab Studies and director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University. The Schlesinger Lecture is one of the best attended events at Hastings and continues to grow in prestige.

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