About the Lecture Series

The Phyllis W. Beck Lecture is delivered by a Visiting Professor who has been appointed to the Phyllis W. Beck Professorship in Law Chair.

The Beck Chair was established through the support of the Independence Foundation for the purpose of bringing to the faculty notable leaders or outstanding scholars in law or a field related to law. Beck Chair appointees typically teach, engage with the law school community, and deliver the Beck Lecture during their tenure.

Past Phyllis W. Beck Lecturers

Year / SemesterAppointee
2018-2019Robert Schwartz
2015-2016Nan Feyler
2012-2013Ann S. Torregrossa
2009-2010Emeritus Professor Frank McClellan
Fall 2007Mark Heywood
Fall 2005Sylvia Law
Fall 2002Theodore M. Shaw
Spring 1999Carrie Menkel-Meadow