Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture

This annual lecture series is made possible by an anonymous donor in honor of Mark P. Robinson Jr., senior partner at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis Inc., and his generous support of the UC Irvine School of Law.

  • April 20, 2017: Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and one of the country’s leading experts in public and private international law, national security law, and human rights.
  • March 23, 2016: Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, recognized as one of the foremost litigators in the United States.
  • April 10, 2015: Jeffrey Toobin, writer, legal analyst, on “The Supreme Court in the Age of Obama”
  • April 18, 2014: Scott Turow, writer and attorney, on “It's Only Words: Writing Novels About the Law.”
  • February 14, 2013: David B. Wilkins, Harvard Law School Vice Dean, Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession; Director, Program on the Legal Profession; and Lester Kissel Professor of Law, on “The Future of Large Law Firms In The Global Age of More For Less.”
  • March 12, 2012: Nancy Gertner, Judge, U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, and current visiting professor at Harvard Law, on “An Improbable Life: From Unrepentant Advocate to the Bench.”
  • April 18, 2011: Robert Henry, president of Oklahoma City University and former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, on “Doing Justice: Postcards from the Lobby to the Limestone Palace”
  • April 2, 2010: Prof. Burt Neuborne, New York University School of Law, on “Felix Frankfurter's Revenge? A Democracy Built by Judges”