Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

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.”