Kate Shaw to Give Chautauqua Institution’s Jackson Lecture

I am very pleased to report that Kate Shaw will give Chautauqua Institution’s 20th annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States, on Monday, July 29, 2024, at 3:30 p.m.

Kate Shaw is a Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. A constitutional law scholar, her academic work and writing focus on executive power, the law of democracy, the Supreme Court, and reproductive rights and justice. Her scholarly writing has appeared in, among other places, the Harvard Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, and the Northwestern Law Review, and her popular writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostSlateTIME, and The Atlantic. Shaw is a contributor with ABC News, a contributing opinion writer with The New York Times, and co-host of the “Strict Scrutiny” podcast on the Supreme Court.

Professor Shaw joined Penn’s law faculty this year. She previously was a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Earlier in her career, she was an associate counsel in the Obama White House Counsel’s Office, a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens at the Supreme Court, and a law clerk to Judge Richard Posner at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Shaw received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and her Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University.

The Jackson Lecture at Chautauqua Institution is a leading annual consideration of the Supreme Court of the United States, occurring in the weeks following the completion of the Court’s annual Term. Justice Robert H. Jackson, who served on the Court from 1941-1954, was a lifelong Chautauqua Institution attendee and one of its prominent lecturers. He lived and practiced law for twenty years in Jamestown, New York, which is located on Chautauqua Lake near Chautauqua Institution and is the site of the Robert H. Jackson Center.

**For information on attending Kate Shaw’s Jackson Lecture on July 29, click here**: https://www.chq.org/event/the-20th-annual-robert-h-jackson-lecture-on-the-supreme-court-of-the-united-states-kate-shaw/.

Attending the lecture requires a Chautauqua Institution gate pass. Please allow sufficient time for parking and entering the grounds.

In past years, Chautauqua’s Jackson Lecturers have been:

  • 2005: Geoffrey R. Stone, University of Chicago professor;
  • 2006: Linda Greenhouse, New York Times writer and Yale Law School lecturer;
  • 2007: Seth P. Waxman, WilmerHale partner and former Solicitor General of the United States;
  • 2008: Jeffrey Toobin, legal writer and book author;
  • 2009: Paul D. Clement, Clement & Murphy PLLC partner and former Solicitor General of the United States;
  • 2010: Jeff Shesol, historian, communications strategist, and former White House speechwriter;
  • 2011: Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate and Amicus podcast host;
  • 2012: Pamela Karlan, Stanford University professor;
  • 2013: Charles Fried, Harvard University professor and former Solicitor General of the United States;
  • 2014: Akhil Reed Amar, Yale University professor;
  • 2015: Laurence H. Tribe, Harvard University professor;
  • 2016: Tracey L. Meares, Yale University professor;
  • 2017: Judge Jon O. Newman, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit;
  • 2018: Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, of the Supreme Court of Canada;
  • 2019: Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP partner and former Solicitor General of the United States;
  • 2020 (online): Ruth Marcus, Washington Post associate editor and columnist;
  • 2021 (online): Melissa Murray, New York University professor and Strict Scrutiny podcast co-host;
  • 2022: Reva Siegel, Yale University professor; and
  • 2023: Justin Driver, Yale University professor.

For video of 2005-2017 Jackson Lectures and interviews with the lecturers during their visits to Chautauqua Institution, click here: https://accesschautauquacountytv.org/shows/robertHJacksonCenterChautauquaLectures

For video of more recent Jackson lecturers, click the links below: