Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government
The Denton Darrington Lecture 2018
"Liberty and Justice for Some"
Thursday, March 22, 2018
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. MT Lecture
Idaho State Capitol Building, Lincoln Auditorium, Boise
4 p.m. PT - Viewing of Livestream
College of Law, Courtroom, Moscow
The fifth Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government is 5 p.m. Mountain time Thursday, March 22, in the Idaho State Capitol Building’s Lincoln Auditorium in Boise. The lecture will be given by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht. He will be speaking on the subject of access to justice.
Chief Justice Hecht is the 27th chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court. He has been elected to the court six times, first in 1988 as a justice, and most recently in 2014 as chief justice. He is the longest-serving member of the court in Texas history and the senior Texas appellate judge in active service. Throughout his service on the court, Chief Justice Hecht has overseen revisions to the rules of administration, practice and procedure in Texas courts, and was appointed by the chief justice of the United States to the federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. Chief Justice Hecht is also active in the court's efforts to ensure that Texans living below the poverty level, as well as others with limited means, have access to basic civil legal services. Read his full biography.
Past Darrington Lectures
The 2017 Denton Darrington Lecture was held Thursday February 9th. The lecture topic was "Pretrial Justice Reform: Promoting Public Safety and Constitutional Rights Through Evidence-Based Release and Detention." The lecture was given by the Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, Chief Justice Charles Daniels.
The 2016 Denton Darrington Lecture was held on Monday, February 8th, at the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center. The lecture featured Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis former Justice for the Colorado Supreme Court and current Executive Director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System. Her lecture was entitled, “Building the Just, Speedy and Inexpensive Civil Courts of Tomorrow: Why We Cannot Afford to Fail.”
The 2015 Denton Darrington Lecture was held on Thursday, February 5th, at the Idaho Supreme Court. The lecture featured Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center and a professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he explores issues involving the future of technology and the Constitution.
Download the webcast of previous Darrington Lecture from Idaho Public Television
About the Denton Darrington Lectures
The Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government is sponsored by University of Idaho College of Law, the Idaho Supreme Court, and the Idaho State Bar and Law Foundation. The lecture series is designed to address a wide range of topics related to the improved administration of justice and features national, state, and regional speakers to address Idaho citizens, students, and officials from all three branches of government.