Tresolini Bio and Past Lectures

Professor Rocco J. Tresolini (1920-1967)

Professor Tresolini was a constitutional law scholar who was appointed the first chair of the Department of Government at Lehigh University in 1962 (the name was changed to the Department of Political Science in 1996). Throughout his career at Lehigh, Professor Tresolini attempted to enhance the understanding of American law to scholars and citizens alike. As a testimony to his service at Lehigh, a faculty-led initiative including colleagues from all across campus, a generous gift from the Class of 1961, as well as contributions from alumni and friends of the University, the Tresolini Lecture in Law series began in 1978 with the inaugural lecture by Judge Edward N. Cahn (Class of 1955) of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

 

Tresolini Lecture in Law Series (1978-present)

 

N

Year

Speaker and date of lecture

1

1978

Edward Cahn (4/20/1978)

2

1979

  1. Leon Higginbotham (3/19/1979)

3

1980

Glendon Schubert (4/22/1980)

4

1981

Laura Nader (3/23/1981)

5

1982

John Hart Ely (3/8/1982)

6

1982-83

Antonin Scalia (9/13/1982)

7

1983-84

Elizabeth Holtzman (10/10/1983)

8

1984-85

Robert Nix, Jr. (3/26/1985)

9

1985-86

Arthur Goldberg (4/9/1986)

10

1986-87

William Leuchtenberg (4/23/1987)

11

1987-88

Ronald Dworkin (11/10/1987)

12

1988-89

Arlin Adams (11/10/1988)

13

1989-90

Walter Murphy (3/5/1990)

14

1990-91

William Allen (10/29/1990)

15

1991-92

Linda Fairstein (3/2/1992)

16

1992-93

Nina Totenberg (2/15/1993)

17

1993-94

Morris Dees (1/24/1994)

18

1994-95

Lani Guinier (4/11/1995)

19

1995-96

Anthony Lewis (3/5/1996)

20

1996-97

Arlen Specter (11/11/1996)

21

1997-98

Howard Whitcomb (3/9/1998)

22

1998-99

Geoffrey Hazard, Jr. (4/7/1999)

23

1999-00

Donald Barry (4/11/2000)

24

2000

Richard Epstein (11/16/2000)

25

2001

David Boies (11/19/2001)

26

2002-03

Rogers Smith (10/17/2002)

27

2003-04

Barry Scheck (4/20/2004)

28

2005

Jesse Jackson, Jr. (4/11/2005)

29

2006

Daniel Ellsberg (4/11/2006)

30

2007

Janet Reno (4/5/2007)

31

2008

John Dean (4/3/2008)

32

2009

Jeffrey Rosen (3/31/2009)

33

2010-11

Betty Anne Waters (11/2/2010)

34

2011-12

Scott Turow (3/15/2012)**

35

2013-14

Seymour Hersh (10/3/2013)

36

2015

Bill Moyers (3/3/2015)

37

2016

Cornell West (4/7/2016)

38

2017

Julian Sanchez (4/6/2017)

39

2018

Jay Cost (4/5/2018)

**Originally scheduled for November 1, 2011 but was postponed due to inclement weather.