In the spring of 2022, the Institute of Bill of Rights Law launched the Scalia-Ginsburg Collegiality Speaker Series. The series brings together pairs of advocates, judges, and legal scholars who share a warm friendship even if they do not always see the law in the same way. Inspired by the well-known friendship between the late Justices Antonin Scalia Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, the hope of the series is to explore tools for collegiality in a legal world that is becoming deeply divided on partisan lines and encourage friendship rather than division.
Director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law, Allison Orr Larsen, observed that she has "always believed the most influential lawyers are the ones that treat others—including those on the other side of an argument—with respect and civility.” The series, Larsen hopes, "will inspire our students and equip them with ways to strike that balance."
2022 Scalia-Gisnburg Collegiality Speakers
Spring 2022: Inaugural Conversation
Judge Adalberto Jordan, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Judge Kevin Newsom, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Fall 2022: "Divided Argument" Podcast
Will Baude, University of Chicago Law School
Dan Epps, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law