The DeWitt Higgs Memorial Lecture is an endowed lecture sponsored jointly by the Law and Society Program, Earl Warren College, and the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UC San Diego, California Western School of Law, and the Higgs family.
DeWitt Higgs was a pillar of the San Diego legal community. He was a founding member of the firm Higgs, Fletcher, and Mack. He served as a UC Regent for 16 years. To honor his contributions, the topic of each Higgs Lecture is related to field of law and society.
The list of recent speakers includes San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom, UC Berkeley professor and journalist Mark Danner, Geoff Hoon (former leader of the British House of Commons), and NYU professor Jerome Cohen.
The 2016 DeWitt Higgs Memeorial Lecture is tenatively scheduled to take place in Spring Quarter, 2016. Please check back for further anouncements.
DeWitt "Dutch" Higgs graduated from California Western School of Law in 1934. He founded the firm of Higgs, Fletcher and Mack, one of San Diego’s leading local firms, and served as the region’s first representative on the University of California Board of Regents. In recognition of his contributions to the law, education, and academic freedom, UC San Diego and California Western School of Law, in conjunction with the Higgs family, present the DeWitt Higgs Memorial Lecture each year.
View past Higgs Lectures online through the UCSD-TV website.
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