Distinguished Jurist in Residence

For nearly two decades, this program has been attracting prominent jurists to the Law Center, including United State Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the late Antonin Scalia, as well as the late Chief Judge Judith Kaye of the New York State Court of Appeals. The program features a public lecture, luncheons, informal meetings, classroom lectures, and a private reception for students, faculty and invited guests. 

  • 2015 Chief Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr. U.S. District Court for the Northern District Of Ohio 
  • 2011 Judge Leonard D. Wexler, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York 
  • 2010 Robert Shenton, French Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia   
  • 2008 Justice Gabriel Bach, Israeli Supreme Court (ret.)
  • 2004 The Right Honourable The Lord Woolf of Barnes, Lord Chief Justice of England & Wales   
  • 2002 Justice Gabriel Bach, Israeli Supreme Court   
  • 2002 Justice Richard Goldstone , Constitutional Court of South Africa
  • 2000 Chief Judge Gregory W. Carman, United States Court of International Trade   
  • 1999 Chief Judge Stephen M. Schwebel, International Court of Justice 
  • 1998 Chief Judge Ralph K. Winter, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit   
  • 1997 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, United States Supreme Court   
  • 1996 Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye *, New York State Court of Appeals   
  • 1995 Judge José Cabranes, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit   
  • 1994 Justice Antonin Scalia*, United States Supreme Court 
  • 1993 Judge Alex Kozinski, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • 1992 Judge Leonard Wexler, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • 1990 Judge Reena Raggi, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York   
  • 1989 Justice Milton Mollen, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department 
  • 1988 Judge Jack Weinstein, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • 1988 Judge Jacob D. Fuchsberg*, New York State Court of Appeals   
  • 1987 Judge Frank X. Altimari*, United States Court of Appeals for theSecond Circuit

*Deceased