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Kormendy Lecture Series
In 1980 a lectureship in the College of Law was established through an endowment gift from Helen E. Kormendy, widow of the late Dr. Steven W. Kormendy. The Dr. Steven W. Kormendy and Helen E. Kormendy Law Lecture Fund is used each year to bring prominent individuals to campus to address matters of law in a public forum in the College of Law.
Dr. Kormendy, who died on January 6, 1985, graduated from the ONU College of Law in 1928 and was posthumously awarded the honorary LL.D. degree in 1985. The Ohio State Bar Association honored him for fifty years of law practice, and he was long active in events in the Hungarian community in Cleveland.
At ONU he was a member of the Henry Solomon Lehr Society, the Leadership Gifts Committee, and the N Men. He was a President's Fellow for ten years. Mrs. Kormendy passed away in 1998.
Embers of War: The Meaning of the Vietnam War
Crisis in American Legal Education
Chief Justice Randall Shepard
"Judicial Review and the Law of Nature"
Professor R. H. Helmholz
“Who, if Anyone, Really Trusts ‘We the People’?”
Professor Sanford Levinson
"Who Judges? Who Cares? History Now and Then"
Professor Barbara Aronstein Black
"Bullets, Ballots, and Battles on the Roberts Court"
Professor Pamela S. Karlan
"The Mystery of Global Governance"
Professor David W. Kennedy
"Ohio and Electoral College: Past, Present, and Future"
Professor Akhil Reed Amar
James J. White, Robert A. Sullivan Professor of Law, University of Michigan
“A Court Divided: The Rehnquist Court and the Future of Constitutional Law”
Mark V. Tushnet, Carmack Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
“OOPS! The Waxing of Alleviating Mistakes”
E. Allan Farnsworth, Alfred McCormack Professor of Law, Columbia University School of Law
“Law and the Problems of Authority in Early Virginia”
William E. Nelson, Edward Weinfeld Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
“Racism: Law and Legal Education”
Derrick Bell, Visiting Professor of Law, New York University Law School
“Human Rights: The World’s Moral Bond in the Next Century”
Father Robert F. Drinan, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
“Speaking of Sex”
Deborah L. Rhode, Professor of Law, Bernard D. Bergreen Faculty Scholar, Stanford Law School
"Regulation in the Single Global Market: From Anarchy to World Federalism"
Diane P. Wood, Circuit Judge United States Court of Appeals for Seventh Circuit
"America: The Largest Indian Reservation"
Russell Means, Indian Activist
"Freedom: A Responsibility Not A Right"
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States
"A Message You May Not Hear in Law School"
Associate Justice Alan C. Page, Minnesota Supreme Court
"A Season for Justice"
Morris S. Dees, Jr., Co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center
"Behind the Marble, Beneath the Robes"
Nina Totenberg, Law Correspondent for National Public Radio
"The Changing Environment of the Legal Profession"
Former Justice Dennis Archer, Michigan Supreme Court
"Professionals: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"
L. Stanley Chauvin, Jr., Former ABA President
"History of the Civil Rights Movement"
Ramsey Clark, Former Attorney General
“The Framers' Intent and the Constitution"
Orrin Hatch, U.S. Senator