Previous Philip H. Corboy Lectures
2016 – 2017, Patrick C. Brayer, Mary Ann Becker, Hon. Lorna E. Propes, and Dena Singer, “The Disconnected Juror: Smart Devices and Juries in the Digital Age of Litigation.”
2015 – 2016, Hon. Thomas Donnelly, Justice Mary Jane Theis, Robert Burns, and Hershella Conyers, “Participatory Justice: Forming Community, Empowering Citizens, and Humanizing Law.”
2014 -2015, Joseph A. Power, Jr. and Todd A. Smith, “The History and Impact of the 7th Amendment on Consumer Safety and Access to Justice.”
2013 – 2014, Suzanne Bish, Jon Loevy, Ricardo Meza, and Barry Sullivan, “Civil Rights Litigation in the New Millennium: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead.”
2012-2013 Daniel Kotin, "The Life and Legacy of Philip H. Corboy."
2011-2012 Thomas M. Donnelly, Thomas Geoghegan, Theodore H. Frank, Steven Ramirez, Douglas Kurtenback, Todd Smith, "Does America Need More Trial Lawyers?"
2009-2010 William Pizzi, Emeritus Faculty at University of Colorado Law School and Bob Burns, Professor of Law, Northwestern Law School, "The Death of the American Trial."
2008-09 Kevin Conway (JD '76), partner, Cooney & Conway, "Advocacy Behind the Courtroom Door: A Trial Lawyer's Duty to Study and Shape Public Opinion."
2006-07 Mary Ann McMorrow, Chief Justice, Illinois Supreme Court, "Truth in Advocacy."
2003-04 Lorna E. Propes, attorney, Chicago, “The Use of Technology in the Courtroom to Persuade.”
2000-01 Dan K. Webb, attorney, Chicago, and former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, “Trial Advocacy in the New Millenium.”
1999-00 Todd Smith, “Litigating the Illinois Constitution in the Tort Reform Arena.”
1998-99 Mark Drummond, attorney, Quincy, IL, “Eight Keys to the Art of Persuasion.”
1997-98 Diane MacArthur, Assistant United States Attorney, with panelists Hon. Joan Gottschall, Patricia C. Bobb, Lorna E. Propes, and Laurie Leader, “Hearing Her Voice: The Interplay of Gender and Advocacy.”
1996-97 Richard J. Prendergast, attorney, Chicago, and former President of the Chicago Bar Association, “From O.J. to Rinella: How Notorious Cases Make for Bad Reforms.”