Suffolk University Law Review

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A representative volume of the Suffolk University Law Review

The Suffolk University Law Review is a law review published at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts by an independent student group.

Overview[edit]

The law review's membership consists entirely of second and third year law students at Suffolk University Law School. These students are selected from an annual writing competition, and eligibility to compete is based on exceptional first-year grades. Suffolk University Law Review was established in 1967[1] and publishes all of its articles in both print form and online.[2]

Donahue Lecture Series[edit]

The Suffolk University Law Review sponsors the Donahue Lecture Series, which annually attracts lecturers from among the nation's top legal scholars and jurists. Each Donahue Lecturer is an exceptionally prominent legal scholar who delivers a lecture at Suffolk University Law School that forms the basis for a Lead Article to be published in the Law Review shortly thereafter.

The Law Review instituted this lecture series in 1980 to commemorate the Honorable Frank J. Donahue, former faculty member, trustee, and treasurer of Suffolk University. Judge Donahue graduated from Suffolk University Law School in 1921, and served as an Associate Justice of the Superior Court of Massachusetts for forty-two years—the longest term in that court's history. As Chairman of the Law School Committee of the Board of Trustees, Judge Donahue played an active role in the expansion of the faculty, library, and other facilities at the law school. For many years, he served as president of the Law School Alumni Association, and in that capacity personally raised thousands of dollars of scholarship funds to promote, encourage, and reward the pursuit of scholastic excellence.

Over the years, the Donahue Lecture Series has featured a number of outstanding legal scholars and jurists, including: Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Associate Justices Antonin Scalia, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor, Judge Richard Posner, former United States Attorney General Edwin Meese, and consumer protection activist Ralph Nader.[3]

The Following is a Representative, but Currently Incomplete List of Prior Donahue Lecturers

Speaker Title
Bernard Schwartz Webb Professor of Law, New York University Law School
Peter L. Strauss Professor of Law, Columbia University School of Law
The Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Philip B. Kurland William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago School of Law
Theodore J. St. Antoine James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
G. Edward White Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Grant Gilmore Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
Lawrence M. Friedman Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
The Honorable Antonin Scalia United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, now Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
John E. Nowak Professor of Law, University of Illinois School of Law
The Honorable Edward D. Re Chief Judge of the United States Court of International Trade
Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Dean, University of Oregon School of Law
Paul R. Verkuil Dean of the Law School, Tulane University School of Law
Raoel Berger Charles Warren Senior Fellow, Harvard University Law School
Jerold S. Auerbach Professor and Chairman of the History Department, Wellesley College
The Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Jerome A. Barron Dean of the George Washington University National Law Center
The Honorable Richard A. Posner United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
The Honorable William H. Rehnquist Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Ronald D. Rotunda Professor of Law, University of Illinois
Ralph Nader Lawyer and Consumer Protection Activist
Irving Younger Marvin J. Sonosky Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School
The Honorable Constance Baker Motley United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
L. Kinvin Wroth Dean of the University of Maine School of Law
Lino A. Graglia Rex G. Baker and Edna Heflin Baker Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Texas School of Law
Charles E. Rice Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School
Jules B. Gerard Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law
Bernard H. Siegan Distinguished Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
Edwin Meese III Former United States Attorney General
Sarah Weddington Lawyer and Lecturer, University of Texas and Texas Women's University
The Honorable Stephen Breyer United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, now Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
The Honorable Stanley Sporkin United States District Judge for the District of Columbia
Louis Fisher Senior Specialist in Separation of Powers Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress
Jack Greenberg Dean of Columbia University
The Honorable Patricia McGowan Wald United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Cass R. Sunstein Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Chicago Law School
Owen M. Fiss Alexander M. Bickel Professor of Public Law, Yale University Law School
Rodney A. Smolla Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law and Director, Institute of Bill of Rights Law, College of William and Mary, Marshall-Whythe School of Law
Douglas J. Whaley James W. Shocknessy Professor of Law, Ohio State University College of Law
The Honorable Shirley S. Abrahamson Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
A.E. Dick Howard White Burkett Miller Professor of Law and Public Affairs, University of Virginia
E. Allan Farnsworth Alfred McCormack Professor of Law, Columbia University
Michael J. Perry Howard J. Trienens Professor of Law, Northwestern University Law School
Rt. Hon. A. Kim Cambell Former Canadian Prime Minister
George P. Fletcher Cardozo Professor of Jurisprudence, Columbia University School of Law
Emma Coleman Jordan Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Paul B. Stephan, III Percy Brown, Jr. Professor of Law and the Hunton & Williams, Research Professor, University of Virginia
The Honorable Bruce M. Selya United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, now Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Daniel R. Coquillette Former Dean and Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
Akhil Reed Amar Southmayd Professor of Law, Yale Law School
The Honorable Charles Fried Associate Justice for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
The Honorable Patti B. Saris United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
The Honorable Richard J. Leon Partner, Baker & Hostetler, now District Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia
The Honorable Alex Kozinski United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
The Honorable Edward D. Re Chief Judge Emeritus for the United States Court of International Trade and Distinguished Professor of Law, St. John’s University School of Law
The Honorable Nancy Gertner United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
The Honorable Loren A. Smith Chief Judge of the United States Court of Claims
Erwin Chemerinsky Sydney M. Irmas Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Southern California Law Center
The Honorable Joyce London Alexander United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Dean Alice Gresham Bullock Dean and Professor, Howard University School of Law
The Honorable Sandra L. Lynch United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Charles H. Whitebread George T. Pfleger Professor of Law, The Law School, University of Southern California
The Honorable Gerald E. Rosen United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Laurie L. Levinson Professor of Law, William M. Rains Fellow, Loyola Law School
Professor David D. Cole Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Last Update: February 22, 2013

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