Salmon P. Chase Lecture & Colloquium
On Thursday evening December 5th, 2019, Professor Sanford Levinson will be delivering the sixth annual Salmon P. Chase Distinguished Lecture at the Supreme Court commemorating the 200th Anniversary of McCulloch v. Maryland. Cosponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society, the lecture will be hosted by a justice of the Supreme Court. The next day, on Friday, December 6th, we will be holding our sixth annual faculty colloquium at Georgetown Law. The all-day colloquium will focus different aspects of McCulloch.
Topics and lecturers to date have been:
• 2014: The 150th anniversary of Salmon P.
Chase becoming Chief Justice of the United
States (by historian James Oakes)
• 2015: The 150th anniversary of the adoption
of the 13th Amendment (by historian Eric
• 2016: The 225th anniversary of the adoption
of the Bill of Rights (by political scientist Colleen
• 2017: The Career of Justice James Wilson (by
law professor William Ewald)
• 2018: The 150th anniversary of the publication of Thomas Cooley’s Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative Power of the States of the American Union (1868) (by historian Charles McCurdy)
Salmon Portland Chase was an antislavery lawyer, co-founder of the Liberty, Free Soil, and Republican parties, Governor of Ohio, U.S. Senator, Treasury Secretary, and Chief Justice of the United States. The 2016 Salmon P. Chase Lecture can be viewed here.