Third Annual Brainerd Currie Lecture


On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Third Annual Brainerd Currie Lecture — named after the legendary conflict of laws scholar who graduated from Mercer Law School and began his teaching career here — will be delivered by Professor Kermit Roosevelt of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. The lecture will take place at noon in the moot courtroom of the Law School. The lecture has been approved for 1 CLE credit hour. Attorneys may register on-site the day of the lecture. The registration fee is $5.

Professor Roosevelt is co-author of the latest edition of a conflict of laws casebook that began years ago as a casebook by Brainerd Currie's son David, a longtime professor at the University of Chicago. Professor Roosevelt is a 1997 graduate of Yale Law School and clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter. He is the author of “Conflict of Laws: Concepts and Insights” (Foundation Press 2010) and various articles in the field.

As in the past, the Currie Lecture will provide the basis for an article by the speaker in the Mercer Law Review.