Ann F. Baum Memorial Elder Law Lecture
In remembrance of the life of Mrs. Ann F. Baum, a gift through her estate has endowed the Ann F. Baum Memorial Elder Law Lecture. This lecture series seeks to promote the relevant and timely discussion of broad range of issues relating to the intersection of public policy, the law, and the elderly.
Mrs. Baum was born November 11, 1922, into a poor Irish Catholic family. A life-long resident of the Chicago area, Mrs. Baum grew up with seven siblings. She and her husband, the late Alvin H. Baum, operated an investment firm in Chicago. Mr. Baum passed away in 1982, and Mrs. Baum passed away in 2005.
Mrs. Baum and her late husband were compassionate individuals who supported a broad array of charities as well as providing direct support to needy individuals. Targets of their giving included the disadvantaged, the young, the elderly, religious organizations, educational organizations, and civic organizations. Their legacy of giving and sharing is continued through the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund of which Alvin and Ann were both benefactors.
The Ann F. Baum Memorial Elder Law Lecture constitutes a fitting memorial to a woman who was deeply concerned with the rights and issues pertaining to elderly people in our society.
Professor Henry T. Greely
Neuroprediction: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications for the Elderly
- Professor Robert Sitkoff
Revocable Trusts and Incapacity Planning: More than Just a Will Substitute
- Professor Lawrence O. Gostin
Governing for Health as the World Grows Older: Challenges and Opportunities for Healthy Lifespans in Aging Societies
- Professor Daniel Shaviro
Should Social Security and Medicare Be More Market-Based?
Professor Martha Albertson Fineman
The 'Elderly' as Vulnerable: Rethinking the Nature of Individual and Societal Responsibility
- Professor Jacob Hacker
Healthcare, Retirement, and the New Economic Landscape for Older Americans
- Professor Peter H. Schuck
The Golden Age of Aging – and It’s Discontents
- Professor Olivia S. Mitchell
New Challenges for Retirement Risk Management
- Professor Jon Pynoos
Aging in Place, Housing, and the Law
- Dr. Sally L. Satel
When Altruism Isn't Enough: The Worsening Organ Shortage, What It Means for Seniors, and What To Do About It
- Laura Watts
Parallel Systems, Second-Class Citizens: The Failure of Elder Abuse Legislation
- Professor James M. Poterba (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Individual Decision Making and Risk in Defined Contribution Plans
- Dr. Marilyn Moon, American Institute for Research
The Future of Medicare as an Entitlement Program
- Professor Daniel Halperin (Harvard University)
Employer-Based Retirement Income – the Ideal, the Possible, and the Reality
- Professor Fernando M. Torres-Gil (University of California at Los Angeles)
The New Aging: Individual and Societal Responses
- Dr. Mark Weisbrot (Center for Economic and Policy Research)
Demographic Tidal Waves and Other Myths: Social Security and Medicare
- Dr. Joshua M. Wiener (Urban Institute)
Federal and State Initiatives to Jump Start the Market for Private Long-Term Care Insurance
- Gail Thetford (Illinois Department of Aging)
Regulating Assisted Living Facilities
- Senator Paul Simon
Seniors and Minorities in America
- Professor Robert Eisner (Northwestern University)
Don’t Sock the Elderly, Help Them: Old Age is Hard Enough
David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
The family and friends of David C. Baum endowed the David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights not only in his memory, but at his request.
Deep concern for the dignity and rights of all people was central to Professor Baum’s character and activities. After receiving his undergraduate and legal education at Harvard University, Professor Baum served as law clerk for Justice Walter V. Schaefer of the Illinois Supreme Court, 1959-60. He then practiced law with the Chicago firm of Ross, McGowan, Hardies and O’Keefe until he joined the faculty of the University of Illinois College of Law in 1963.
Professor Baum was an inspiration to his student and colleagues, not only because of the excellence of his teaching, scholarship, and public service, but because of his remarkable human qualities. Conscientious and judicious, blending passion for justice with dispassionate objectivity, he inspired the highest level of discourse and endeavor in all who had the privilege of knowing and working with him.
It is hoped that the David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights will constitute a fitting memorial to a man whose unrelenting intellectual vigor and moral commitment made his presence in the world of law invaluable.
Vacketta-DLA Piper Lecture on the Role of Government and the Law
This series was made possible through the generosity of Carl Vacketta, ’65, and DLA Piper, which has more than 4,200 lawyers in offices in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States; and represents more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than any other law firm in the world.
The Vacketta-DLA Piper Lecture Series is a component of The Marbury Institute, named for William L. Marbury, Jr. (1901-1988), who was instrumental in the development of the firm and devoted his career to public and community service. The Institute serves as DLA Piper’s initiative to promote the highest ideals of the legal profession.
- Ray LaHood, Former US Department of Transportation Secretary
Bipartisanship in Government
- EEOC Commissioner Chai R. Feldblum
Gender Equity: 50 Years After Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Senator Tom Daschle
The Affordable Care Act – A New Paradigm For U.S. Health Law
- Former U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow
The Complicated but Vital Relationship: The US and Mexico
- Ambassador Nicholas Burns
America’s Future Global Challenges
- Ambassador Craig Kelly
America’s Future Global Challenges
- Secretary William Cohen
The Perils and Promise of the New World
- Admiral James Loy
"Homeland Security: Then and Now
- Ambassador Marc Grossman
American Diplomacy for the 21st Century
- Governor James Blanchard
2006 Vacketta-DLA Piper Lecture
- Senator George J. Mitchell
America's Role in the World in the 21st Century
- General Joseph W. Ralston, USAF (Ret)
U.S. National Security in Today's International Environment
- Dick Armey
The Instrumental Value of Sloppy Work in Making Legislation
- The Honorable John Paul Stevens
Two Questions of Justice
Paul M. Van Arsdell, Jr. Memorial Lecture on Litigation and the Legal Profession
In commemoration of the life and accomplishments of Paul M. Van Arsdell, Jr., the law firm of Latham and Watkins, the Van Arsdell family, and his many friends, colleagues, and clients endowed the Paul M. Van Arsdell, Jr. Memorial Lecture on Litigation and the Legal Profession. This lecture series promotes thoughtful discussion on litigation and dispute resolution systems and the highest ethical ideals of the legal profession.
Mr. Van Arsdell received his bachelor’s degree in 1969 and master’s degree in 1971 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After serving as an officer in the United States Army from 1971 until 1973, he returned to the University of Illinois where he received his law degree in 1977, earning a Rickert Award for Legal Writing and serving as managing editor of the University of Illinois Law Forum.
Following his graduation from law school, Mr. Van Arsdell clerked for Judge John Godbold of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Montgomery, Alabama. He began his practice in 1978 as an associate for the Chicago-based law firm of Hedlund, Hunter and Lynch, moving to their Los Angeles office in 1980. In 1982 the firm merged with Latham and Watkins; Mr. Van Arsdell became a partner in 1985.
Mr. Van Arsdell was an outstanding young litigator involved in consumer law and was a role model for younger attorneys. He was regarded by his colleagues as a very hard-working attorney and regularly shared his experiences and expertise with others. He became the youngest head of the firm’s finance committee, a demonstration of the firm’s deep respect for him and his work.
- Adam Liptak
The Roberts Court at Ten: A Reporter's Reflections
- Professor Gillian Hadfield
- Richard Susskind, OBE
The Future of Lawyers
- Professor William Henderson
Human Capital Accounting for Lawyers
- Fred H. Bartlit, Jr. (’60)
An Epiphany* on the Road to Kansas City or Changing Law Firm Paradigms in America. *Epiphany = A comprehension of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realization
- Professor Stephen Wizner
Is Learning to Think Like a Lawyer Enough?
- Stephen F. Molo (’82)
Why Lawyering Matters
- The Honorable Patrick J. Schiltz
Can a Bad Person be a Good Judge?: The Inevitable Impact of Faith and Values on Judicial Decisions
- Professor Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow
Process for People, Power or Peace?: The Purposes and Empirical Realities of Procedure
- Professor Judith Resnik
Places of Power: From Renaissance Town Halls to Guantanamo Bay
- Stephen Gillers
Do Lawyers Share Moral Responsibility for Torture at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib?
- David B. Wilkins
Black Chicago Lawyers
- The Honorable Jack B. Weinstein
The Overlapping Roles of Criminal, Administrative, and Tort Law in Providing Compensation for Mass Private Delicts
- Lawrence C. Marshall
The Quest for Accuracy in our Criminal Justice System
- Anthony Kronman
Is the Law a Profession?
- Thomas D. Morgan
The Evolving Concept of Professional Responsibility: 20 Years Later
- Jeffrey O’Connell
The Beam in Thine Eye: Judicial Attitudes Toward “Early Offers” Tort Reform
- Paul D. Carrington
A Practice of Law as a Public Profession