William and Mary Law School

Upcoming Dunn Lecturers

David Garrow DAVID J. GARROW is Research Professor of History and Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Garrow was Senior Research Fellow at Homerton College, University of Cambridge. Garrow is the author of Liberty and Sexuality: The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe v. Wade (Macmillan, 1994; updated paperback edition, University of California Press, 1998), a comprehensive history of the American reproductive rights struggle. His previous book, Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Morrow, 1986; HarperCollins paperback, 2004), won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Biography and the seventh annual Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Prof Garrow's most recent article is "The Long March," New York Times Book Review, 18 August 2013, p. 17. (William P. Jones, The March on Washington).


Michael McConnell MICHAEL W. McCONNELL is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School. From 2002 to the summer of 2009, he served as Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  Prior to his appointment to the bench, McConnell was the Presidential Professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, and before that the William B. Graham Professor of Law at the University of Chicago.  He has also been a frequent visiting professor at Harvard Law School. 

In his academic work, McConnell has written widely on such subjects as freedom of religion, segregation, unenumerated rights, and constitutional history and theory. He is co-editor of The Constitution of the United States (Foundation Press 2010), Religion and the Law (Aspen Pub. Co. 2002), and Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought (Yale Univ. Press 2002). In 1996, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

McConnell graduated from Michigan State University (B.A. 1976) and the University of Chicago Law School (J.D. 1979). Before entering teaching, he served as law clerk to Chief Judge J. Skelly Wright on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Associate Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., on the United States Supreme Court, as Assistant General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget, and as Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States.  McConnell has argued thirteen cases in the Supreme Court. In March he will argue Horne v. U.S. Dep’t of Agriculture.  He is of counsel to Kirkland & Ellis in D.C. 


Daryl Levinson DARYL LEVINSON is the David Boies Professor of Law at NYU.  He has also held faculty appointments at Virginia and, more recently, Harvard, where he was the Fessenden Professor of Law and a faculty fellow of the Harvard Project on Justice, Welfare, and Economics.  His primary field of teaching and research is constitutional law, but Levinson’s scholarship has ranged more broadly, addressing topics such as group punishment and empire-building government.  Levinson has received the Sacks-Freund teaching award at Harvard and the Podell Distinguished Teaching Award at NYU.  He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.


Mark Tushnet MARK TUSHNET is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.  He is the co-author of four casebooks, including the most widely used casebook on constitutional law, has written numerous books, including a two-volume work on the life of Justice Thurgood Marshall and, most recently, Why the Constitution Matters, Out of Range:  Why the Constitution Won’t Solve the Battle Over Guns, and Weak Courts, Strong Rights:  Judicial Review and Social Welfare Rights in Comparative Perspective, and has edited several others. He was President of the Association of American Law Schools in 2003.  In 2002 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


John Yoo JOHN YOO is a professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley and a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. His new book, TamingGlobalization (Oxford University Press 2012), addresses the ways that American sovereignty channels and resists efforts at global governance. His other books address presidential power, national security, and the Constitution:Confronting Terror: 9/11 and the Future of American National Security (2011); Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush (2010); War by Other Means (2006); and The Powers of War and Peace (2005).

Professor Yoo has published numerous scholarly articles in the nation’s leading law journals.  He also regularly contributes to the editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal, New York TimesWashington PostLos Angeles TimesNational Review, and The Weekly Standard, among others.  He has also been a columnist for his hometown newspaper, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Professor Yoo has served in all three branches of government.  He was an official in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on national security and terrorism issues after theSeptember 11 attacks.  He served as general counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee under Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah.  He has been a law clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge LaurenceSilberman of the U.S. court of appeals in Washington, DC.

Professor Yoo graduated from Yale Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Yale Law Journal, and summa cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in American history.