Morris Lecture in International and Comparative Law

The Henry C. Morris Lecture in International and Comparative Law brings speakers from around the world to discuss current developments in international law. The Morris Lecture was endowed by Henry Crittenden Morris (1863–1948), an 1889 graduate of the law school.

A diplomat and international lawyer, Mr. Morris served as the United States Consul in Ghent, Belgium, and as secretary to Chief Justice Fuller at the Permanent International Court of The Hague. Mr. Morris' diplomatic service overseas spanned the 25 years before the outbreak of the First World War. He was a member of the board of the Library of International Relations, the collection of international and comparative law materials which is now housed at IIT Chicago-Kent.

Past Morris Lecturers have included:

  • Dr. Maurice Adams, Tilburg Law School, Netherlands
  • Dr. Chaihark Hahm, Yonsei University College of Law, South Korea
  • Professor Dr. Bertil Emrah Oder of Koç University Law School, Turkey
  • Professor Catherine Kessedjian of the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, France
  • Professor Josef Drexel of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich, Germany
  • Professor Emeritus Mitsuo Matsushita of the University of Tokyo
  • Professor Mirjan R. Damaska of Yale Law School
  • Professor John Braithwaite of the Australian National University
  • Dr. Emilio Rabasa of the Technological Institute of Advanced Studies of Monterrey, Mexico City Campus
  • Professor Inga Markovits of the University of Texas School of Law
  • Professor Patrick Glenn of McGill University in Quebec, Canada
  • Professor Bernard Rudden of the University of Oxford, England
  • Professor Hein D. Kötz of the University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Professor J.H.H. Weiler of Harvard Law School