A 1930s through 1950s Stanford tradition, this annual lecture returns, honoring the late Stanford Law Professor Harry Rathbun. In its inaugural year, Justice O'Connor, BA '50, LLB '52 and former Associate Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, has accepted the honor to serve as the first Rathbun Visiting Fellow.
While an undergraduate student at Stanford, Justice O'Connor took Professor Rathbun's class and oftentimes attended gatherings hosted by the professor and his wife, where students came to discuss ethics, psychology and religion. In countless interviews and also in her book, "Lazy B," she credits Professor Rathbun for showing her that the law can be an instrument of positive social change, such that she ultimately applied to Stanford Law School, was accepted, and thus shaped the course of her life.
In her lecture, Justice O'Connor will discuss how purpose and values lead to a happy and fulfilling life.
Admission InfoFree and open to Stanford students, faculty, and staff in person with SUID at the Stanford Ticket Office. One ticket per SUID will be issued. Limited tickets may be available at the door.