Each year, the Alabama Law Review is proud to assist the University of Alabama School of Law in hosting symposia and the prestigious Meador Lecture Series.  Please visit this page to view a listing of these events as they are available and also to see previous speakers and topics.


Spring 2013


January 23, 2013 (A-255): Meador Lecture


Professor Frederick Schauer, David and Marry Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia


February 22, 2013 (Bedsole Moot Courtroom, 140): Symposium, “The Structure of Standing at 25″


Keynote Address: Judge William A. Fletcher, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit




Tara Grove, Associate Professor, William & Mary Law School


Andy Hessick, Professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law


Liz Magill, Dean, Stanford University Law School


Bob Pushaw, James Wilson Endowed Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law


Tom Rowe, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law Emeritus, Duke Law School


Jonathan Siegel, Professor of Law and Davis Research Professor, The George Washington University School of Law


Max Stearns, Marbury Research Professor of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law


Ernie Young, Alston & Bird Professor of Law, Duke Law School


March 8, 2013 (Bedsole Moot Courtroom, 140: Symposium, “Civil Rights in the American Story”



March 19, 2013:  Meador Lecture


Professor Lawrence Alexander



Fall 2012


September 28, 2012 (Bedsole Moot Courtroom, 140): Symposium, “The Punitive Imagination”


Session I: Professor Caleb Smith, Yale University

“Imprisonment without Justice”


Session II: Professor Stephen P. Garvey, Cornell Law School

“Injustice, Authority and the Criminal Law”


Session III: Professor Leo Katz, University of Pennsylvania School of Law

“Punishment by Various Other Names”


Session IV: Professor Carol S. Steiker, Harvard Law School

“To See a World in a Grain of Sand: Dignity and Indignity in American Criminal Justice”


Session V:  Professor Michelle Brown, The University of Tennessee

“Which Question? Which Lie? Reflections on Payne v. Tennessee and the ‘Quick Glimpse’ of Life”


Session VI: Professor Patricia Ewick, Clark University

“Overview and Commentary”


* Sessions of this symposium will be moderated by members of the Alabama Law Review.



September 10, 2012 (A-250):  Meador Lecture


Professor Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethic Leadership, Stern School of Business, New York University

“Moral Psychology and the Law: How Intuitions Drive Reasoning, Judgment, and the Search for Evidence”