Answered By: Miranda Rectenwald
Last Updated: Apr 04, 2018     Views: 198

Members of the US Supreme Court who have spoken at Washington University in St. Louis:

  • Wiley Blount Rutledge
    Faculty (1926-35) and Dean of School of Law (1931-35)
    Became Supreme Court Justice February 15, 1943 [no documentation that he spoke at WU while a justice]
  • Felix Frankfurter
    March 19 & 20, 1952 - Tyrrell Williams Lecture
  • Earl Warren
    February 1955 - Second Century Convocation Ceremony
    April 22, 1972 - Dedication of Seeley G. Mudd Hall
  • William O. Douglas
    March 11, 1959 - Tyrrell William Lecture
  • Arthur Goldberg*
    scheduled April 25, 1975 at annual WU alumni dinner, but canceled due to court scheduling
    [*not on campus]
  • Harry A. Blackmun
    April 5, 1978 - Assembly Series Lecture
  • William J. Brennan, Jr.
    March 8, 1989 - Tyrrell William Lecture
  • Sandra Day O’Connor
    November 14, 1990 - Lecture at School of Law
    September 26, 1997 - Dedication of Anheuser-Busch Hall
  • Clarence Thomas*
    Featured speaker at The Missouri Bar meeting,October 1993 in St. Louis, organized by WU graduates
    [*not on campus]
  • Antonin Scalia
    January 28, 1998 - Assembly Series Lecture
    [1978-79 "Quest for Equality" Symposium speaker, prior to appointment]
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    April 2001 - Public Interest Law Speaker
    [1978-79 "Quest for Equality" Symposium, prior to appointment]


Indian Supreme Court Justice who have spoken at Washington University

  • B.P. Jeevan Reddy
    November 10, 1997 - for a panel

Numerous members of the Missouri Supreme Court and the US Circuit Courts have also spoken at Washington University

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