Events Archive

April 7, 2010
James P. White Lecture on Legal Education
A Conversation with Chief Justice Roberts

Speaker: Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Wynne Courtroom (by invitation only)
Contact: Media who wish to attend contact Elizabeth Allington, Office of External Affairs, eallingt@iupui.edu

The James P. White Lecture on Legal Education will feature Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States who will speak at 5:00 p.m. on April 7th in the Wynne Courtroom (by invitation only, tickets required).

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Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. The Chief Justice was born in Buffalo, New York, on January 27, 1955. He attended grade school and high school in Indiana. He married Jane Sullivan in 1996 and they have two children — Josephine and John. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1976 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1979. He served as a law clerk for Judge Henry J. Friendly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1979-1980, and as a law clerk for then-Associate Justice William H. Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1980 Term. He served as a Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States from 1981-1982, as Associate Counsel to President Reagan from 1982-1986, and as Principal Deputy Solicitor General from 1989-1993. From 1986-1989 and 1993-2003, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. He served as a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 2003-2005. Nominated as Chief Justice of the United States by President George W. Bush, he assumed that office on September 29, 2005.

Upon the occasion of James P. White’s retirement as Consultant on Legal Education to the American Bar Association (ABA), members of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and other friends contributed to the establishment of an annual lecture in his honor at the IU School of Law – Indianapolis where he has served on the faculty since 1966. James P. White served as the ABA Consultant on Legal Education from 1974-2000, during which time significant advances took place in legal education.

Media who wish to attend should contact Elizabeth Allington, Office of External Affairs, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis at eallingt@iupui.edu or 317-278-3038.