The John E. Sullivan Lecture

  • The 35th John E. Sullivan Lecture

    Our 51 Constitutions: The Story of the Compelled-Sterilization Cases 

    Presented by

    The Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit  

    Thursday, November 14, 2013
    2:30 PM
    Athletic Club of Columbus

    The 35th annual John E. Sullivan Lecture presented by the Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton will focus on the role of state and federal courts in protecting constitutional liberties, as seen through the lens of judicial responses to the eugenics movement, including Buck v. Bell (1927).

    This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.50 total CLE hours instruction. 


    Doors open at 2:00 PM with the lecture to begin at 2:30 PM. Attendees are invited to a reception immediately following the event.   

    If you have any questions or trouble registering, please contact Shawn M. Beem ( or 614-236-6889). 

    The John E. Sullivan Lecture was established in honor of Professor Emeritus John Edward Sullivan, a dedicated teacher and scholar who was appointed to the Law School faculty in 1953 and who also served as acting dean and academic dean during his tenure. The Sullivan Lecture is presented each academic year by a distinguished legal scholar who addresses a matter of significance to the Law School and to the greater legal community