The George Wythe Lecture Series, begun in 1976, is named in honor of the occupant of the first Chair of Law at the College of William & Mary and in the United States.

Lectures from 2016

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Some Thoughts on the Study of Judicial Behavior, Lee Epstein
(57 William & Mary Law Review 2017-2073 (2016))

Lectures from 2015

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Policymaking through Enforcement--in Immigration Law and Beyond (Program), Cristina Rodríguez

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The Third Pillar of Jurisprudence: Social Legal Theory, Brian Z. Tamanaha
(56 William & Mary Law Review 2235-2277 (2015))

Lectures from 2014

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When Should Bankruptcy Be an Option (for People, Places, or Things)?, David A. Skeel Jr.
(55 William & Mary Law Review 2217-2253 (2014))

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The Third Pillar of Jurisprudence: Social Legal Theory (Program), Brian Z. Tamanaha

Lectures from 2013

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Privacy and Consent Over Time: The Role of Agreement in Fourth Amendment Analysis, Christine Jolls
(54 William & Mary Law Review 1693-1714 (2013))

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The Good Cop: Knowing the Difference Between Lawful or Effective Policing and Rightful Policing — And Why it Matters, Tracey L. Meares
(54 William & Mary Law Review 1865-1886 (2013))

Lectures from 2012

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Privacy and Consent Over Time: GPS Monitoring, Hard Drive Imaging, and Other Government Surveillance (Program), Christine Jolls

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The Good Cop: Knowing the Difference between Lawful or Effective Policing and Rightful Policing (and why it matters) (Program), Tracey Meares

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When Should Bankruptcy Be an Option (for People, Places or Things)? (Program), David A. Skeel

Lectures from 2011

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On the Evasion of Executive Term Limits, Tom Ginsburg, James Melton, and Zachary Elkins
(52 William and Mary Law Review 1807-1872 (2011))

Lectures from 2010

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On the Evasion of Executive Term Limits (Program), Tom Ginsburg

Lectures from 2008

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Can Public Debt Enhance Democracy?, Clayton P. Gillette
(50 William and Mary Law Review 937-988 (2008))

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Can Public Debt Enhance Democracy? (Program), Clayton P. Gillette

Lectures from 2007

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Child Welfare's Paradox, Dorothy E. Roberts
(49 William and Mary Law Review 881-901 (2007))

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Child Welfare’s Paradox (Program), Dorothy E. Roberts

Lectures from 2006

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How Market-Driven News Promoted the Punitiveness Revolution: The News Media’s Influence on Criminal Justice Policy (Program), Sara Sun Beale

Lectures from 2005

Patenting Nanotechnology, Mark Lemley

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Patenting Nanotechnology (Program), Mark A. Lemley

Lectures from 2004

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Technological Evolution and the Devolution of Corporate Financial Reporting, Donald C. Langevoort
(46 William and Mary Law Review 1-32 (2004))

Lectures from 2003

Technological Evolution and the Devolution of Financial Reporting, Donald C. Langevoort

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Technological Evolution and the Devolution of Financial Reporting (Program), Donald C. Langevoort

Lectures from 2002

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The Constitution and Guantanamo (Program), Harold Hongju Koh

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Judges as Altruistic Hierarchs, Lynn A. Stout

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Living Brown: Equal Opportunity, Social Justice, and the Development of the Black Corporate Bar (Program), David B. Wilkins

Lectures from 2001

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On Judges, Corporate Directors, and Other Hierarchs (Program), Lynn A. Stout

Lectures from 2000

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Legal Reasoning: The Simultaneous Equation (Program), Melvin A. Eisenberg

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Promises and Paternalism, E. Allan Farnsworth
(41 William and Mary Law Review 385-409 (2000))

Lectures from 1998

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The Sixties Shift to Formal Equality and the Courts: An Argument for Pragmatism and Politics, Mary Becker
(40 William and Mary Law Review 209-277 (1998))

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Conceptual Gulfs in City of Boerne v. Flores, Douglas Laycock
(39 William and Mary Law Review 743-792 (1998))

Lectures from 1997

Three Models of Tax Reform, Alvin C. Warren

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Three Versions of Tax Reform, Alvin C. Warren Jr.
(39 William and Mary Law Review 157-175 (1997))

Lectures from 1995

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The Congress and Dennis Cochran vs. The Supreme Court and the Commonwealth of Virginia: The Constitutionality of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (Program), Douglas Laycock

Lectures from 1994

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Missing The "Play of Intelligence", Daniel A. Farber
(36 William and Mary Law Review 147-171 (1994))

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The Missing 'Play of Intelligence': Thoughts About the Impoverishment of Legal Discourse (Program), Daniel A. Farber

Lectures from 1993

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Chaos Theory and the Justice Paradox, Robert E. Scott
(35 William and Mary Law Review 329-351 (1993))

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Chaos Theory and the Justice Paradox (Program), Robert E. Scott

Lectures from 1991

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Textualism, Constitutionalism, and Federal Statutes, Jerry L. Mashaw
(32 William and Mary Law Review 827-845 (1991))

Lectures from 1990

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The Revolutionary Idea of University Legal Education, Paul D. Carrington
(31 William and Mary Law Review 527-574 (1990))

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So That's What We Meant?: A Legislator's Guide to the Supreme Court's New Constitutionalism and to the Interpretation of Federal Statutes (Program), Jerry L. Mashaw

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Spies, Subversives, Terrorists and the British Government: Free Speech and Other Casualties, Graham Zellick
(31 William and Mary Law Review 773-821 (1990))

Lectures from 1988

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Chief Justice Marshall, Justice Holmes, and the Discourse of Constitutional Adjudication, G. Edward White
(30 William and Mary Law Review 131-148 (1988))

Lectures from 1986

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Judicial, Legislative and Administrative Lawmaking: A Proposed Research Service for the Supreme Court (Program), Kenneth Culp Davis

Lectures from 1984

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Tolerance and the First Amendment (Program), Lee C. Bollinger

Lectures from 1983

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Congressional Attempts to Amend the Constitution by the Back Door, Thomas F. Eagleton

Lectures from 1979

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The First Two Vinerian Professors: Blackstone and Chambers, Rupert Cross
(20 William and Mary Law Review 602-624 (1979))

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The Third Annual George Wythe Lecture (Program), William W. Van Alstyne

Lectures from 1976

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The Prospects of University Law Training, Francis A, Allen