The Cutler Lecture series was established in 1927 by James Goold Cutler of Rochester, NY, to provide an annual lecture at William & Mary by “an outstanding authority on the Constitution of the United States.” The original series of 16 lectures were held from 1928 to 1944. After a period of dormancy, the Cutler lectures were revived in 1980-81 under the auspices of the Law School, with each lecture published in the William and Mary Law Review.

Lectures from 2016

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Appellate Deference in the Age of Facts, Kenji Yoshino
(58 William & Mary Law Review 251-283 (2016))

Lectures from 2015

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Pro-Constitutional Representation and Constitutional Democracy: Comparing the Role Obligations of Judges and Elected Representatives (Program), Vicki C. Jackson

Lectures from 2014

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Incapacitating the State, Daryl J. Levinson
(56 William & Mary Law Review 181-226 (2014))

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Constitutional Factfinding: The Case of Same-Sex Marriage (Program), Kenji Yoshino

Lectures from 2013

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Incapacitating the State (Program), Daryl Levinson

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Civil Liberties in the USA Since 9/11 (Program), Anthony Lewis

Lectures from 2012

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Interpretive Contestation and Legal Correctness, Matthew D. Adler
(53 William and Mary Law Review 1115-1136 (2012))

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Spandrel or Frankenstein's Monster? The Vices and Virtues of Retrofitting in American Law, Michael C. Dorf
(54 William & Mary Law Review 339-369 (2012))

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Our Federalism(s), Heather K. Gerken
(53 William and Mary Law Review 1549-1573 (2012))

Lectures from 2011

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Frankenstein's Monster or Spandrel? The Vices and Virtues of Legal Retrofitting (Program), Michael C. Dorf

Lectures from 2010

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Constitutional Disagreement and Right Answers (Program), Matthew Adler

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A New Take on Voice and Exit in Federalism Debates (Program), Heather Gerken

Lectures from 2009

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Originalism in the American Mind: Public Opinion and Judicial Decisionmaking (Program), Nathaniel Persily

Lectures from 2008

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A Tale of Two Executives (Program), Saikrishna B. Prakash

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Imperial and Imperiled: The Curious State of the Executive, Saikrishna B. Prakash
(50 William and Mary Law Review 1021-1062 (2008))

Lectures from 2007

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Do We Have A Written Constitution? (Program), David A. Strauss

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The Common Law Genius of the Warren Court, David A. Strauss
(49 William and Mary Law Review 845-879 (2007))

Lectures from 2006

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Federalism, Positive Law, and the Emergence of the American Administrative State: Prohibition in the Taft Court Era, Robert Post
(48 William and Mary Law Review 1-183 (2006))

Lectures from 2005

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Sex, Politics, and Morality, Edward L. Rubin
(47 William and Mary Law Review 1-48 (2005))

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Sex, Politics and the Constitution (Program), Edward L. Rubin

Lectures from 2004

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Collateral Damage: The Endangered Center in American Politics, Samuel Issacharoff
(46 William and Mary Law Review 415-437 (2004))

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The Endangered Center in American Politics (Program), Samuel Issacharoff

Lectures from 2003

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Establishment and Disestablishment at the Founding, Part I: Establishment of Religion, Michael W. McConnell
(44 William and Mary Law Review 2105-2208 (2003))

Lectures from 2002

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Easing the Spring: Strict Scrutiny and Affirmative Action After the Redistricting Cases, Pamela S. Karlan
(43 William and Mary Law Review 1569-1603 (2002))

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Establishment and Disestablishment at the Founding (Program), Michael W. McConnell

Lectures from 1998

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The Constitution in Congress: Jefferson and the West, 1801-1809, David P. Currie
(39 William and Mary Law Review 1441-1503 (1998))

Lectures from 1997

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The Free Exercise Thereof, Stephen L. Carter
(38 William and Mary Law Review 1627-1661 (1997))

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Guns, Words, And Constitutional Interpretation, L. A. Powe Jr.
(38 William and Mary Law Review 1311-1403 (1997))

Lectures from 1996

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Guns, Words and Interpretation (Program), L. A. Powe Jr.

Lectures from 1995

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The Many Faces of Consent (Program), William N. Eskridge Jr.

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The Many Faces of Sexual Consent, William N. Eskridge Jr.
(37 William and Mary Law Review 47-67 (1995))

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Molecular Motions: The Holmesian Judge in Theory and Practice, Thomas C. Grey
(37 William and Mary Law Review 19-45 (1995))

Lectures from 1994

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Molecular Motions: The Holmesian Judge in Theory and Practice (Program), Thomas C. Grey

Lectures from 1993

Federalism and Jurisprudence, Frank I. Michelman

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Federalism and Jurisprudence (Program), Frank I. Michelman

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Property, Federalism, and Jurisprudence: A Comment on Lucas and Judicial Conservativism, Frank I. Michelman
(35 William and Mary Law Review 301-328 (1993))

Lectures from 1992

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Stripped Down Like a Runner or Enriched by Experience: Bias and Impartiality of Judges and Jurors, Martha Minow
(33 William and Mary Law Review 1201-1218 (1992))

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The Left, the Right, and Certainty in Constitutional Law, Gene R. Nichol
(33 William and Mary Law Review 1181-1200 (1992))

Lectures from 1991

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The Left, The Right, and Certainty in Constitutional Law (Program), Gene R. Nichol

Lectures from 1989

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The Second-Best First Amendment, Frederick Schauer
(31 William and Mary Law Review 1-23 (1989))

Lectures from 1988

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The First Amendment and the Ideal of Civic Courage: The Brandeis Opinion in Whitney v. California, Vincent Blasi
(29 William and Mary Law Review 653-697 (1988))

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Citizenship, Race, and Marginality, Kenneth L. Karst
(30 William and Mary Law Review 1-49 (1988))

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Citizenship, Race and Marginality (Program), Kenneth L. Karst

Lectures from 1987

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A Critique of the "Liberal" Political-Philosophical Project, Michael J. Perry
(28 William and Mary Law Review 205-233 (1987))

Lectures from 1985

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The Constitutional Organization of the Government, Gerhard Casper
(26 William and Mary Law Review 177-198 (1985))

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The Constitution as Compact and as Conscience: Individual Rights Abroad and at our Gates, Louis Henkin
(27 William and Mary Law Review 11-34 (1985))

Lectures from 1983

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Content Regulation and the First Amendment, Geoffrey R. Stone
(25 William and Mary Law Review 189-252 (1983))

Lectures from 1981

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Choice of Law and the State's Interest in Protecting its Own, John Hart Ely
(23 William and Mary Law Review 173-217 (1981))

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Silence as a Moral and Constitutional Right, R. Kent Greenawalt
(23 William and Mary Law Review 15-71 (1981))

Lectures from 1944

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Constitutional Aspects of Foreign Affairs, Lindsay Rogers

Lectures from 1943

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Planned Society, John Dickinson
(37 Bulletin of The College of William and Mary in Virginia (June, 1943))

Lectures from 1942

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The Constitution and the Guarantee of Freedom, James T. Shotwell
(36 Bulletin of The College of William and Mary in Virginia (June, 1942))

Lectures from 1941

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The Constitution and the Crisis State, Max Lerner
(35 Bulletin of The College of William and Mary in Virginia (November, 1941))

Lectures from 1940

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The Supreme Court and Disputes Between States, Charles Warren
(34 Bulletin of The College of William and Mary in Virginia (June, 1940))

Lectures from 1939

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The Prospects of Democratic Government, Harold J. Laski
(33 Bulletin of The College of William and Mary in Virginia (April, 1939))

Lectures from 1938

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The Crisis of the American Constitution, William Yandell Elliott
(32 Bulletin of The College of William and Mary in Virginia (June, 1938))

Lectures from 1937

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A Comparison of Executive and Judicial Powers Under the Constitutions of Argentina and the United States, Alexander W. Weddell
(31 Bulletin of The College of William and Mary in Virginia (June, 1937))

Lectures from 1936

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The Constitution as a Continuing Principle in Government, Ethelbert Warfield
(30 Bulletin of William and Mary College (January, 1936))

Lectures from 1935

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The Making and Keeping of the Constitution, Newton Diehl Baker
(XXVIII Bulletin, The College of William and Mary in Virginia (February, 1935))

Lectures from 1933

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The Federal Constitution and Its Application, 1789 to 1933, William E. Dodd
(XXVII Bulletin, The College of William and Mary in Virginia (August, 1933))

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The Constitution and Current Economic Problems, Patrick J. Hurley
(XXVII Bulletin, The College of William and Mary in Virginia (June, 1933))

Lectures from 1931

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The Appointing and Removal Powers of the President Under the Constitution of the United States, Guy Despard Goff
(XXV Bulletin, The College of William and Mary in Virginia (November, 1931))

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The Constitution and Foreign Relations, John Holladay Latané
(XXIV Bulletin, The College of William and Mary in Virginia (February, 1931))

Lectures from 1929

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The Constitution and Prohibition Enforecement, George W. Wickersham
(XXIII Bulletin, The College of William and Mary in Virginia (July, 1929))

Lectures from 1927

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Our Changing Constitution, James M. Beck
(XXI Bulletin, The College of William and Mary in Virginia (November, 1927))