The 2023 Edward Ross Lecture in Litigation Jury Trials: Are They Worth the Effort?

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Duane Morris LLP Moot Court Room

Reception to follow




Temple University Beasley School of Law invites you to the 2023-2024 Edward Ross Lecture in Litigation, featuring remarks by Chief Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer of the Northern District of Illinois.  The first woman to serve as Chief Judge in the history of her court, she will speak about the importance of juries and problems occasioned by the juries’ disappearance. 



Rebecca Pallmeyer

Chief Judge , United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer served as a Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago from October 1, 1991, to 1998. She served as Presiding Magistrate Judge from 1996 until 1998. On July 31, 1997, Judge Pallmeyer was nominated to the federal bench by President Bill Clinton. She was confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1998, and received her commission on October 22, 1998. On July 1, 2019, Judge Pallmeyer became Chief Judge of the Northern District of Illinois, making her the first woman to head the federal court in Chicago in its 200-year history.