David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Max L. Rowe Auditorium, College of Law Building
12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Join us for the David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, featuring Professor Daniel J. Solove, the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. Lecture is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided to lecture attendees.

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.